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Legacy

As the Hundredth Batch is being celebrated now; my mind is full of thankfulness to God Almighty. For without Him nothing would have been possible (Luke 1:37). And I also am asking myself this question:…

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Winning Together

One of the big lessons that BPPS has taught me is that not one of us wins alone. There were many in my life who stepped in at significant moments to lend a helping hand….

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Skyprints

The poet H. W. Longfellow wrote about leaving behind us “Footprints on the sands of time.” He had the hope that some disheartened traveller would see these footprints and take heart. My thoughts were similarly…

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Perseverance

As many already know the first day of the first batch in 1996 was disrupted by the declaration of a bandh. But because God’s hand was working beyond circumstances, classes started in a small way the…

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Confidence Loss

Confidence loss happens to the best of men. But it does not last forever. Long ago I was fascinated by these lines: “It would pass. The confidence of any man who really knew what he…

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The Road Less Travelled

This is one of the fascinations of BPPS. At least in the city of Thiruvananthapuram (formerly Trivandrum), not many have travelled this way before. Many would have attempted; but very few have continued over such…

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Empty Spaces and Closed Doors

Most people have been baffled by the seeming period of inactivity that often punctuate the time between two batches. There are many reasons why people are frightened about such silent times. Though such times have…

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Burning Bridges Behind

One of the toughest situations I had to face was the aftermath of my resignation from Government Service. A lot of people asked: “Could you not have taken leave? Or Could you not have taught…

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Dream Big

It is popularly quoted; yet I quote again: “If you jump at the stars you may not get one but certainly you’ll not return with mud.” It is sad to see many give up on…

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Focus

Choices confront you and me daily. In the Professional world also there are a lot of choices to be made. But when success eludes you some choices appear tempting. During my initial years in the…

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Let Go

Growth in life is a complex process. But its principle is simple. It can be said in two words, “Let go!” And there is much value in those two simple words. Real growth in life…

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Be Thankful

Somebody said in the past: “Count your blessings.” In the early days when the struggle was very real to organize batches and make it succeed it was difficult indeed for me to count the blessings….

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Driven by a Purpose

A boat may have a destination. But if there is no wind then a sailboat won’t sail. It is the wind that fills the sails. Likewise purpose in life fills your heart and mind with…

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Failures

I have had my share of failures. And the big thing I learned about them is that failures are no accident. We plan to fail. That might come as a surprise: The truth is that…

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Identifying One’s Uniqueness

Not everyone is called to be great. But certainly everyone is created unique. He or she occupies a point in space and time which is never mirrored on earth in the present. So also there…

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