Century Notes

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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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