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

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…

Marriage, a gentle reminder of vows taken
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Marriage, a gentle reminder of vows taken

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A very interesting story. Courtesy: Facebook. After seven years of marriage, my wife was a changed person. She stopped smiling, sometimes she would smile at the children. She stopped cooking my favourite dishes and became absolutely indifferent towards me. She even would not ask how my day was…

Destination Shaadi
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Destination Shaadi

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Marriages are made in heaven is an old saying. But at present the most preferred marriage destination in India is Udaipur [a royal heritage city in Rajasthan]. A recent survey conducted ahead of the 5th Travel Wedding Show indicated that Udaipur with a clear 25 percent is the…

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

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…

From Russia, with love…
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From Russia, with love…

By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC When I go for my evening walk,  I have to pass KBG’s house and sometimes if I see him sitting and reading his own newspaper, I join him for a cup of green tea offered by his ever-smiling wife. On one such recent visit, he casually mentioned that they…

Is it time to legalise betting?
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Is it time to legalise betting?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC India-England cricket matches have started from July 3.  There are betting shops in England where one can go and bet on any match. But in India, betting is illegal and banned. So what happens? Hundreds of betting shops open up and betting goes on. Occasionally Police do arrest…

A Minister in a Hurry ?
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A Minister in a Hurry ?

Our Minister wants to implement his vision both on Tourism and Sericulture but who is going to implement his vision? The same tired lot of government servants who do not have any new ideas or vision !   First and foremost, the Minister should form a Core Team of officials, starting from a dynamic Secretary (Tourism). The…

Everyone has a choice
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Everyone has a choice

By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story: Jerry is the manager of a restaurant. He is always in good mood. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply, “If I were  better, I would be twins.” Many of the waiters at his restaurant used to quit their…

Pay and then demand
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Pay and then demand

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An email from an Indian in the UK: My salary in UK is 61,000 pounds per annum without tax. (61,000 x 80 = INR 48,80,000). I pay 40 percent tax on my salary. 48,80,000 – 19,52,000 = INR 29,28,000 balance. Then 700 pounds per month as house rent,…

Importance of morals
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Importance of morals

By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A nice and interesting story: Immediately after finishing her school, a girl left her countryside to attend a University in Paris, France and then find a job. It was a dream come true for this young girl. However, she was soon overwhelmed by all the changes she faced….

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