Blog Or Coffee Table Book?

“Time and tide,” as the ancient saying goes, “wait for no man.” Actually, they don’t wait for a woman too but as this saying dates back to 13 th century England, I guess they were far less “politically correct”  than we are today. That all of 45 years have flown past since we graduated from XLRI, the well-known business school, was brought home when friends began talking about a reunion of The Class of ’74.  Where should this be held? All other options discussed were shot down when someone suggested that we meet at the good old campus at Jamshedpur itself. Sure, the campus would not be the one that we experienced in our times but this idea had a strong appeal for the majority of our class. Nostalgia, Walk Along Memory Lane et al came readily to mind.  In any case, our Alma Mater has a wonderful concept of “Homecoming” an annual event to welcome alumni batches from the past. It is common for batches to head there for their 25 th anniversary. We plan to be there (body and mind permitting) for our 45th. Continue reading “Blog Or Coffee Table Book?”

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Learn More About Writing

There really is no end to learning. Reading what others say about the craft of writing helps you improve your own writing. With this as the context, allow me to share a few articles that caught my attention over the last few weeks:  Continue reading “Learn More About Writing”

What Makes Me Write?

I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because 763,909 people from all over the world like their Facebook Page , and hey, all of them must have found some value in it, just as I did!

What makes me write? What makes me write every day? These are the reasons why I started writing as a second career after 35 years as a business executive, the last 10 of them being an independent consultant and executive coach. Continue reading “What Makes Me Write?”

Too Old To Write?

More often than not, my blog posts are not planned but come about through some trigger,  usually from something I saw or read. Today’s is no exception. The inspiration comes from this interesting article in the New York Times by Edward Kelsey Moore, ” At 52, Not Too Old for  a Debut Novel.” Continue reading “Too Old To Write?”

Writer’s Block or just a dry patch in writing?

Let’s face it, it is tough to write when your mind is preoccupied with other things. For the first time in my writing career, I hit a patch where I just didn’t write: for nearly a month! Was this the much dreaded writer’s block? Thinking about this astonishes me. What happened? What are the lessons to be learnt? Was it just the age old writer’s block or a deeper malaise? What could I do to prevent this from happening again? Continue reading “Writer’s Block or just a dry patch in writing?”