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Anger Control
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Anger Control

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story: There was once a young lad who used to get angry at the touch of a button. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him to punch a nail to the fence every time he felt angry. The first day the lad…

Generic Vs Branded medicines
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Generic Vs Branded medicines

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A recent government order asking doctors to prescribe medicines by their generic names and not by brands has sent the medical community into a tizzy. But a basic question comes first: Are our generic medicines manufactured for internal consumption safe? Ironically, India is the largest manufacturer of generic…

The art of listening
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The art of listening

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Viktor Frankl, one of the great psychiatrists of the twentieth century, survived the death camps of Nazi Germany. His little book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is one of those life-changing books that everyone should read. Frankl once told the story of a woman who called him in the…

Should not boys think to change too ?
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Should not boys think to change too ?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC For at least a generation now — especially in urban India and educated middle-class families — we have raised our girls to be confident and fight for their rights. But we seem to have ignored an entire generation of boys who were not told anything about how their…

Why do we have children ?
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Why do we have children ?

Very often people wonder why do we have children? Is it to carry on the family’s name or to raise children to take care of us in old age? The reason for having children is both to give and to appreciate. We should not ask for perfection in our children, neither should we expect them…

Self-discipline
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Self-discipline

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC One walks into a dinner engagement. After the dinner is over, you notice a young man or a woman pick up their plates and politely ask their hostess if they can wash and keep back their  dinner  plates. How do you react? Wow, what an upbringing? Is this…

Indeed a nice and purposeful article!
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Indeed a nice and purposeful article!

Sir, Apropos N.K.A. Ballal’s article ‘What is the purpose of one’s life?’ published in Star of Mysore dated Apr.13, I am tempted to write as under: I am a regular meditator since about 16 years and a disciple of guruparampara of Shri Ramachandra Mission. I was also wondering on the subject of purpose in life…

What is the purpose of one’s life?
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What is the purpose of one’s life?

By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Another beautiful narration on my Facebook. Author unknown,  so I am not able to give the credit. But a well-read and well-heeled hermit to afford a private hut! What is my life’s purpose? How do I find my purpose? These two questions I get asked most frequently from…

Financial Planning
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Financial Planning

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC What is financial planning? The apt definition in the net is: “Financial planning is a comprehensive evaluation of an investor’s  current and future financial state by using known variables to predict cash flows, asset values and withdrawal plans.” A complicated answer to a simple question. This is the…

Thank God for Everything…
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Thank God for Everything…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story: A bird, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat or drink, no shelter too to  live, was cursing his life day in and day out. One day an angel was crossing  that desert. The bird stopped the angel and inquired, “Where are you going?” Angel…

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