Jana Gana Mana – From Morning Song to India’s National Anthem

 By Somali K Chakrabarti Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people, Thou Dispenser of India’s destiny. Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people, Dispenser of India’s destiny, Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind, Gujarat & Maratha, of Dravida, Orissa and Bengal, It echoes in the hills of… Read More Jana Gana Mana – From Morning Song to India’s National Anthem

Believe in the power of ‘And’

 By Somali K Chakrabarti ‘AND‘ –  the simple 3 lettered word represents the spirit of empowering yourself to pursue different tracks, without having to turn your back on one path for choosing the other. One dimensional labels have, for long, been used to typecast women. Time and again you are told that you can be either a successful homemaker OR a… Read More Believe in the power of ‘And’

Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan – Pictures from the 19th century Part II

By Somali K Chakrabarti “And here, over the portals of my fort, I shall cut in stone the word which is to be my beacon and my banner. The word which will not die should we all perish in battle..” –  Ayn Rand, The sacred word Taking on from my last post on Forts and Palaces… Read More Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan – Pictures from the 19th century Part II

Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan – Pictures from the 19th century Part1

By Somali K Chakrabarti “Sublime wonders lie in store, I am shown a regal residence; a mighty kingdom, an empire with more grandeur than before …”   – E.A. Bucchianeri, Poetry for the Phantom of the Opera Forts and palaces never fail to fascinate me. These rare examples of architecture offer a glimpse into the past grandeurs and… Read More Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan – Pictures from the 19th century Part1

8 Theories of Motivation that underscore the drivers of behaviour

By Bhudeb Chakrabarti Good leadership consists of motivating people to the highest levels by   offering them opportunities, not obligations.  ~ Lao Tzu  Nature of Motivation Motives are expressions of a person’s needs and personality. Even though you may find it comforting to believe that all your actions are a result of conscious deliberation, but at… Read More 8 Theories of Motivation that underscore the drivers of behaviour