Monthly Archives: September 2017

Are you a ‘Leader’ or just a BOSS mismanaging a group of people?

In our work life, we meet lot of bosses but a very few leaders. Now most of the people will be confused that why am I differentiating between boss and leader?

If you are also managing people, then you must read this article and decide yourself if you are Leader or just a Boss.

1. Leader leads from the front: A leader will never just direct, he/she will be a part of the journey alongside the peers and will lead the way to the goal. On the other way, a Boss will only give order istead of helping the people under him.

2. Leader doesn’t dump work: A leader will never dump work on team members.  Good leader will never take the advantage of his/her position. A Boss, most of the times, will enjoy weekends and vacation and will order the team members to come to office and do the work. That’s the worst a boss can do to his team. A leader on the other hand will come to office at the holidays or weekends to set example for others and that motivates the team members to work better.

3. Leader will support the team: One of the most important sign of a good leader is he/she will support his team members in crucial situation and will encourage to do better. A boss on the other hand will scream on the members because of little mistakes and will try to show that the team members are not good enough like him/her. A good leader will always support the team members in front of third person.

4. Leader gives credit to team members: A leader will give all the credits to team members, a Boss will take all the credits.

5. Leader gives feedback personally: A leader must give feedback to point out the negatives and positives to team members, but he/she will do that personally to each and everyone so that one can understands his/her mistakes. A Boss on the other hand will keep talking in the back and that takes the moral of the team down.

Last but not the least, a person should never forget that he/she will be remembered and respected for his good attitude and behaviour, but not for his/her position. People don’t respect Boss, just fear the boss. Leader do things that earn him/her respect.

Now decide yourself, are you a ‘Leader’ or ‘A Bad   Boss’?

10 Rules You Should Follow in Corporate Life!

Working in corporate sometimes needs lot of maturity and patience. Here are some corporate rules for happy life: 
1. Don’t trust anyone blindly.

2. What happens in office, remain in office. Never take office gossips to home and vice versa.3. Enter office on time, leave on time. Your desktop is not helping improvement in your health.
4. Never make GF/BF and/or brother/sister in office. It will always backfire.
5. Expect nothing. If somebody helps, feel thankful. If not, you will learn to know things on your own.
6. Never rush for position. If you get promoted, congrats. If not, it doesn’t matter. You will always be remembered for your knowledge and politeness, not for your designation.
7. Never run behind office stuff. You have better things to do in life.
8. Avoid taking everything on your ego. Your salary matters. You are being paid. Use your assets to get happiness.
9. It doesn’t matter how people treat you. Be humble. You are not everyone’s cup of tea.
10. In the end nothing matters except family, friends, home, and Inner peace.
Share your views and missed Lessons in comment. 

Why India could never make it to Football World Cup? Read the 3 main reasons behind this.

Indian Football team was ranked 173 on March 2015 by FIFA. After lot of hard work and straight wins we climbed to 100 rank on June 2017. 

No. 11 is our captain Sunil Chhetri in this above photo.
The thing is, we have few Indian football followers. But the ones we have are very passionate about it.

We also have our club leagues like I League and ISL, they are like IPL of football. We also have government organised inter state tournament which is called the Santosh Trophy.

Now the question automatically comes to our mind that why are we still ranked 100, we should have been better. Here are some points that do not favor Indian football:

1. Finance – Career as a footballer in India is quite bleak. Only the best footballers in India can make a decent earning. The people who have taken up football as a profession are for their love for football, not for fame and money.

2. Opportunity and Infrastructure – Scouting for young talent for football in India is no where near to the level as it is for Indian cricket. The coaching level and infrastructure are not good enough to produce the best out of the players.
3. Administration and Public Interest – Some Indian people have an interest only for European Leagues or FIFA World Cup. Hardly anyone is excited about Indian football and the administration also does not seem to care about it. There was a match between India vs Kyrgyzstan in Bangalore in June 2017 and no one knew about it. We had 6000+ attendance that day though there were no posters or advertisements about the match!

Hope one day India will make it to the World Cup and we will be cheering for team India instead of Argentina, Brazil or other European countries. 

Will the caste based reservation system will ever come to an end in India?

Ever since ancient times, people in power have tried to retain the power using ‘Divide and Rule’ tactics. 

The term ‘Divide and rule’ was popularized only during the British rule in India. As is very clear from George Orwell’s masterpiece ‘1984’, a state of perpetual war can be very beneficial for the ruling party.

While reservation can’t be considered as war, there is a sense of enmity which is being fueled by most Governments. By making people of lower castes feel oppressed, and acting like saviours, ultimately political parties gain mileage.

When India gained independence, the idea of reservation by Dr. BR Ambedkar was a necessary step towards the development of the oppressed people. But there should have been a gradual shift away from that policy, maybe towards ‘economic-status based reservations’. This hasn’t been done mainly because of vote bank politics.

Any party which takes a stand against the system will stand to lose the next election as the opposition will tell the rural masses that they (the government) does not care for them.

There are two ways the ‘caste-based reservation system’ can come to an end:

(1) Whenever a government takes it’s 5 years term seriously and doesn’t think about the next election, half the job is done. There is a need of  strong governing party which decides that it is in the interest of the people if the system can be phased out, and they do not mind a significant loss of votes during the subsequent elections. 

(2) Common people have the main power. People are educated enough to understand how they’re being used as pawns in the greater game – if they realise that the move away from this system is not casteist, but only in national interest.

I would think there’s a greater chance of point number 2 happening, but unfortunately not in the near future.

15 Etiquette Rules You Should Never Forget!

Etiquettes are the customary codes of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.

1. Be punctual for all meetings, dates and get-togethers everything. Just plan everything thoughtfully and meaningfully. 

2. Don’t be mooch. Return what you borrow before it’s missed, ask before taking anything which definitely could be missing.

3. Be considerate when using your smartphone in between a meeting. Text if possible, and be low-key and quiet when you need to make or take a call.

4. Always help clean-up when you are at dinner party at someone’s place.

5. Never use text message when you communicate an extremely serious news or information. Try to call instead.

6. Always make sure that you are the only person who can hear music coming out of your earphones or headphones.

7. Never post confidential messages, information or images to social media.

8. Never force anyone to read, eat and do the same things you do. Talking about it is fine, but don’t be pushy or assertive.

9. Don’t be the person who always laughs or talks too loud.

10. Always split the bill equally while dinning out or at least genuinely offer to do so.

11. Don’t crash a party with an uninvited guest(s).

12. Always hold the door open when someone is right behind you. 

13. Be courteous of other human beings, and even more courteous of those who are less fortunate.

14. Don’t interrupt people when they are talking. 

15. Always thank the driver when you travel by auto, taxi, OLA or Uber. 

Why there is an Indian trend that “doctors marry doctors”?

Let’s try to understand this trend in India.

There is a saying, “Marriage is a beautiful thing. It is a most special friendship, friendship of two people who are equal”.

If you visit Indian matrimonial pages, you will find almost all the doctors are searching for a spouse who is also a doctor.

This may be because of proximity. As we like someone whose thinking matches to ours and who see the world with the same sight we see. Same applies in the case of two doctors.

We must have seen that some of the doctors say, “Only a doctor can understand what another doctor is facing. So mutual understanding is another factor. Plus they would be ridiculously rich together.”

It’s just sad such a trend actually exists. Understanding a person because he/she does the same job as you do may be a feeble beginning to a relationship.

Additionally, we would like to say that Love doesn’t see professions, love doesn’t see your bank balance, love doesn’t see your educational qualification. For a relationship to be stronger, understanding each other’s need is the main key.


7 unfortunate truths about Indian Software industry. 

Theoretically, a software engineer is a person who applies the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing and evaluation of a software product.

But, some of the general facts about Indian Software Engineers are:

1. This country is producing software engineers in mass without required skill set. That’s because of the huge business in education system. Recently Indian government has asked some odd 800 engineering colleges because of poor infrastructure.

2. Unfortunately, most of the engineers are doing tasks which anyone with basic computer knowledge can do. This is also a outcome of education business. Engineering is now considered as normal graduation and work standard has degraded.

3. Bench is considered as the paid vacation by the most of the engineers.

4. Manual testers are believed to be minority group and untouchables in the industry. 

5. Maintaining task tracker and other project documentations consumes more time than the actual coding.

6. Most of the software engineers are worried about leaves rather than work, thanks to the work culture of Indian software companies. 

7. The last but not the least, most of them are software engineers until they crack Bank PO/CAT/GMAT and other streams which make their engineering degree of no use in the first place.

6 Must Have Qualities In A Good Leader!

A good leader has a futuristic vision and he knows how to turn a vision into a relity. In this article we will talk about some leadership qualities that separate a good leader from a bad one.

1. Honesty: Wise leaders are not afraid of telling the truth to the subordinates. Honesty is all about building trust that defines the integrity which in turn results into a good team result. 

2. Feedback: A good leader never hesitates to give feedback to his team members. You have to give positive/negative feedback whenever required with exact facts. A leader has to own his feedback.

3. Owning Responsibility: Whene team succeeds, a good leader gives all the credit to team members. When team fails, leader has to own the responsibility. This is a quality which is rare and it earns respect for the leader.

4. Communicate Clearly: Present your thoughts clearly without any ‘if’ and ‘but’. It generates enthusiasm among the team members.

5. Fix The Breakdown: Never blame the team in case of any breakdown, work with the team to fix the breakdown.

6. Never Talk in Parental Mode: Respect your subordinates and always maintain the calmness in any situation. Communication in parental mode demotivated the team.

Napoleon Bonaparte said, ‘If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight like a lion.’

10 Tips for Success in Corporate Jobs!


Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu said in 6th century BC, “A journey of thousad miles must begin with single steps”. The fact that you are reading this about taking steps that will help you to have an advantage over your competetiors.

  1. Formal Dress Code: Though many of you may disagree, but formal dress is considered to be a sign of commitment and seriousness in corporate culture. So, making yourself presentable with formal dress is an important criteria.
  2. Be Punctual: Punctuality is the most important characteristic in succesful people. If you are not punctual, you can never expect your subordinate to be punctual.
  3. Effective Communication: If you are able to communicate your words in an effective manner, you will get attention. So, you must work on both verbal and written communication. Mail wrtting etiquettes can never be ignored.
  4. Stop Discussing About Bosses On Their Back: Stay away from such activities. Love your work and concentrate on work. You may never know when back bitching will backfire.
  5. Always Be Prepared: Presentation or meeting, you should always be prepared. You can never miss a chance of getting attention. Always be ready with facts.
  6. Be Responsible: A good employee never runs away from responsibility. Take ownership with full responsibility.
  7. Avoid Oversmartness: You surely don’t want to be like those who acts with oversmartness and think they can get away with silly mistakes. Smartness is important, oversmartness is not!
  8. Know Your Bosses: This is the most important thing. One should know how to communicate with bosses. Would your boss prefer a mail, a voice mail, a phone call or a text message for a particular task? You shoould know exactly what your bosses want make life easier for them and as well as for you.
  9. Know Your Numbers: You should be always ready with numbers and facts to defend yourself in any situation. If you need help, you can ask for it from your peers. It’s not complicated, but crucial for your growth.
  10. Learn To Say ‘NO’: Ofcourse, you don’t want offend your boss and collegues. But you should learn to put your opinion in case of any disagreement. Talk wisely and make your manager undersatnd why you are saying ‘NO’.

Game of thrones- Indian Politics!

Winter is coming! It’s coming for all of us!

What if you imagine Indian politicians as ‘Game of Thrones’ character.

This funny video is going viral in YouTube for obvious reason. People who are interested in politics wil definitely love this.

Watch the video here: