Just a bit about today

Hi. I thought I would give the continuing story on my life & career a small break and write a small piece on TODAY. The COVID Times… I do not know about others but I did my best, over the last fifty days, to limit my concern on the effects of the Lock Down to

Sales – Part 4 – Bombay and then …

In my experience no Indian professional has achieved anything unless he/she has done some kind of work in Bombay ( Mumbai). In the days I talk about , Bombay was  frightening for anyone coming from even a large cosmopolitan city in the South. The sheer professionalism of the city and the amazing wealth it had

Sales…Selling in a darker world…Part 2

From the early 1990’s the character of Bangalore began to change. It is difficult for most post 1995 residents of Bangalore to understand what the old Bangalore was.  In 1986, when my wife and I  moved in, the old Bangalore was still alive. However, setting aside the garden city feature of Bangalore, what changed faster

Sales..selling a dream – Part 1

Southern Investments (SI) added Sales to my portfolio  about two years into my career. I was placed as the  Sales Manager along with my old friend J, as my assistant, at our Head Office in Madras. I had been handling, what is today known as CRM, for almost six months prior to this. I was

Frustration…

This Lock down is leading to a lot of Frustration . It is possibly  one of the most common emotions  that people in India feel today .  We just do not know what to do. There seems to be nothing that we can do. This is the most common feeling we carry in our lives.

Politics at work

If there is even one successful person who says he/she did not either play politics or defend himself /herself against politics at work, I will show them a liar. Forget work, politics starts at home. Every relationship is  transactional. Siblings play politics with each other, parents, extended family, friends, foes – everyone plays politics of

A Job..wow…

I can’t  express the joy I felt inside me when I got my appointment letter from Southern Investments ( SI) in Madras. Leaving home was heartbreaking for me though. As I look back in life I doubt whether there is a stronger bond than that  between a young widow and her young child, staring at

Dreams…plans…

As we move on…Day Dreaming.. ‘The Place between your comfort zone and your dreams is where Life takes place” – Hellen Keller I never believed in the power of day dreaming till I realized I stopped day dreaming. I realized  with that I wasn’t  looking forward to anything. My life became a routine passage through

Preface

To my readers: This is my first attempt at posting my BLOG. Let me tell you a bit about myself, in a very precise piece. I’m almost there in terms of being at the standard retirement age – I hope you know what that age is. I came into Real Estate on the 2nd of