Sunday, May 13, 2012

Being Soilite

I sometimes wonder how fast are we learning, things which I came to know in my grads I see small kids knowing it already... Our human brain is constantly evolving into superbrain but one sad part that haunts me.We are progressing at the cost of what...
Cost, what we paying for this progress is dire and would possibly leave us with no more options but to destroy. We are continuously ravaging natures wealth like a breast.
The fact is what we have lost is much more valuable than what we have gained. And who one day will judge which side is more heavier...
India 200 years ago contributed to 60% of world's GDP. When we got independent we were at 2%, now after more than 60 years of our independence we are still at 2% of our GDP.
Now terms like  India Shining and phrases we use to makes it literally sound like vague, just a cheap advertisement and projection to the outer world.
Comparing what we are now and what we were ago makes me realise what we have lost. India land of innovation where people from all over the world wanted to come and settle now just the opposite is happening Indians are looking to travel all over which we term it as brain drain. This goes deeper than what we think...
Fancy is what it looks when we speak about sustainablity doesnt it cannotate to what we have learned already in vedas. Now we attribute this as be western phenomenon.
Amazing but yet curious to know we didn't have any beggars in ancient India now we are known as land of beggars makes me laughs.
I did my post grad from SOIL ( School Of Inspired Leadership ) didnt know much about this institute when I initially joined. Did my majors in marketing is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Learning and awareness which I  had in this 1 years has completely transformed the way I look at things. I know initially term ethics, diversity , mindfulness looked very naive to me. I wont say I have completely practiced 5 pillars of SOIL but I have tried and I'm still trying. As my director Mr Anil Sachdev always said " Being in the process is more important than the end result" I think I'm in the process of transformation and with the blessing of everyone I hope I would be a better person.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Backpacking through lower ranges of Himalayas

Back packing though low ranges of Himalayas experienced an amazing sense of tranquility and divinity. We group of around 12 people went Rishikesh, Haridwar and Mussoorie. For me it was an amazing experience few hours ago I was partying with couple of my best friends and suddenly got a mail from my peers and way my journey started a little high and completely dozed off. Went to Dehradun , handoff to my friends great planing before which I wasn't aware about. Off course management student so took care of every single details of the trip but best thing was even though we planned it to perfection unexpected things happened which made journey more intriguing. Whole experience was so amazing and tantalizing that I almost stood aghast to nature's beauty. Cracking jokes on every single little things and common a thread that joined us together was a sense of compassion and tenderness. As always someone has to be evil in our case it was Cab driver was bugged and nagged most of the times.
Not to forget river rafting in Rishikesh that made us push to limits.
One of the most amazing things were rocks in Ghuchu pani .For thousands of years these monolithic  rock sculptures have been witnessing the variations of weather, but still glowing as smooth as a sculpture curved yesterday. I touched all the beautiful walls of the curving to feel the history of thousand years. An immortal history that will remain be speaking till earth exists as a planet! I was thrilled and speechless imagining the masons who would be shaping the giant rocks at the very dusky hours a thousand years ago. 
The drive from Gurgaon immediately turned out to be worthy in my heart.