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Nikhil Baliga
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On Mindfulness
Swami Gulagulaananda quoted Kanakadasa: " naanu hodare hodenu [I can go if I could go] " There was a tale that I had heard in my childhood. Kanakadasa, the great poet and saint, was asked who could attain salvation by his master, Vyasatirtha. Kanakadasa rep...
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On Mindfulness
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The Eye Opener
Swami Gulagulaananda said: “ We all owe a debt to society… You are significantly more privileged than you think ” The soft rays of the morning sun slipped through the blinds and woke up Simi. As she opened her well rested eyes, a smile formed on her face as...
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The Eye Opener
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The Europe Trip: Part 1 - Preparation
Swami Gulagulaananda quoted Abraham Lincoln: " Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe " Europe is a dream destination for many travel enthusiasts. Having read about the intricate work of Michaelangelo, the g...
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The problems of scale
Swami Gulagulaananda said: " There are always problems associated with scale... especially when my weight doesn't seem to reduce " Scalability has been a popular buzz word for some time and with the increasing use of the internet, social media and machine l...
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The Cynical Citizen
Swami Gulagulaananda said: " A person with jaundiced eyes sees everything yellow... figuratively speaking " A lawyer who deals with contracts and divorces observes that every litigant who approaches him complains about breaches of contracts and unhappy marr...
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Phone numbers for signing up is quite dangerous
Swami Gulagulaananda said: " Reduce, reuse... I am not so sure about recycling phone numbers " In the good ol' days, people used to create accounts on various platforms using email addresses. But as smart phones started taking over the world and as we start...
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Check out a story I wrote - 'The Mole' - http://blog.nikhilbaliga.com/2018/03/the-mole.html
The Mole
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The Mole
Swami Gulagulaananda said: " The higher the moving parts, the higher the chance of failure. Unless you have a process set up " Startled by the shrill sound of my digital alarm, I groped around to hit the snooze button. I thought I had explicitly turned it o...
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The Mole
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Make My Trip Customer Service Sucks
Swami Gulagulaananda said: " Make My Trip Customer Service Sucks! Period " About ten days ago, I wanted to book a couple of rooms for my parents for a visit to Mangalore. As a regular user of online services like Make My Trip, Cleartrip and Go Ibibo, I deci...
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Of Selective Mutism and Double Standards
Swami Gulagulaananda quoted Animal Farm : " All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others " In the month of January, 2015, there was an attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people died. This...
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