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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…

Mother’s Day Out
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Mother’s Day Out

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take out another “woman” out to dinner and a movie. The other woman that my wife wanted me to take out was my mother who had been a widow for 19 years. The demands of my work and…

Street Food
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Street Food

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC About two years back, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) had taken a decision to relocate the food vendors, spread all over the city. The  reasoning behind such a move was two-folded. Firstly, licence was to be issued to vendors who adhered to basic hygiene principles and secondly, to…

Today is a gift
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Today is a gift

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Today, I received a beautiful message on my WhatsApp  on the above subject  and  thought that I should share it with Star of Mysore readers: Some day & one day A friend of mine opened his wife’s wardrobe and picked up a silk paper wrapped package. “This,” he…

The typical Indian solution- Jugaad
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The typical Indian solution- Jugaad

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A typical solution for all problems “Jugaad,” a  colloquial Hindi and Punjabi word. Universally accepted. Funnily the interpretation or the meaning of the word jugaad means different to different people. For some it is an innovative fix, for some it is creativity with meagre resources, for some it…

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