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Are you happy at what you are doing?
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Are you happy at what you are doing?

June 6, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Class Tenth: A teacher walked into the class and told, “Today, there will be no studies. I am going to give each of you a blank paper.  The subject I want you to write is: What do you want to be in life?” Some of you may want…

Listen to your heart and decide
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Listen to your heart and decide

August 16, 2018

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A simple story narrated by Gopal Das: A vegetable vendor put up a board near his cart, “Fresh vegetables sold here” to attract new customers to his cart. A man came up to him and said, we have seen you sell vegetables and most of the times it…

Say sorry even if you are right !
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Say sorry even if you are right !

July 26, 2018

By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC This is the  real  incident in the life of Shri Gopal Das, a Monk, as narrated by him to a gathering of his disciples: Due to some differences,  I  stopped talking with my father and this went on for about two years. What was the reason: a simple…

Happiness Depends on you
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Happiness Depends on you

April 26, 2018

He does not make me happy but I am happy. The fact that I am happy or not does not depend on him, God has granted each of us intellect and discretion to reason, interpret and decide. God made me the person upon which my happiness depends. I make the choice to be happy in…

Is Life fair to all ?
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Is Life fair to all ?

March 22, 2018

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story from Mahabharata: Once Karna asks Krishna, “My mother left me the moment I was born. Is it my fault that I was born an illegitimate child?  I did not get education from Dronacharya because I was considered a non-Kshatriya. “A cow was accidentally hit by…

Self-discipline
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Self-discipline

April 20, 2017

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!

April 15, 2017

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?

April 13, 2017

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…

Today is a gift
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Today is a gift

March 9, 2017

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…

When my half-truth gave confidence to my friend…
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When my half-truth gave confidence to my friend…

February 16, 2017

By Dr. M.N. Ajay Nagabhushan, IAS ‘A half-truth is a whole lie’ — Jewish proverb Chandresh was in my class in  Pre-University College, South Bangalore, before I joined my MBBS course. We both had gone to the same coaching class for the Common Entrance Test for professional colleges. He was a very hard-working student and…

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