Differential Differentiation

It has been three weeks since I have been selected as one of the core committee members of Pragati, B-fest of Amrita School of Business. The  campaign has kick started and it’s still hectic and no sleep for the wicked has become my  new destiny tag.
But now finally, the corporate brochure is ready and the sponsor hunters have been released. The process had been long and slow. Maybe it was due to our inexperience and we blundered a lot at the beginning. 
Thankfully the seniors were ready to step in and remind us that we were loosing time. We have been bogged by issues of conflicts of ideas and thoughts. And the foremost being the issues of having a B-fest in the shadow of the last Pragati fest which was also conducted on this year on 23rd and 24th of January 2016.
So the question is how we will differentiate the last B-Fest from the current fest. We have a new theme going on, digital compared to the last years business in green.  I hope things will turn out well.

Incomplete Story – 1

The king woke up to a morning with a turbulent backdrop of unrest in the country, the rebels agitating in the south, an economic crisis, guild strikes and attacks on the northern frontiers by barbarians from the north. But what worried him most was a pimple on his nose. To be blunt a pimple on his nose was not something he had anticipated and it for that reason agitated him greatly.

His advisors were asking him to adopt a strategy to confront the crisis directed to the kingdom. But the centerpiece of the kingdom found his attention drawn back to his nose. And so accidentally charged sedition charges against the barbarians instead of the rebel leaders

One of the captains of the regiments situated in the capital was notified to present the barbarian leader with sedition charges. The captain tried to get hold of the advisors  but found them imprisoned in the palace cells.

Soon after he rode off from the capital with his regiment to the north instead of south to which he had thought he would be sent to. By presenting himself as the bearer of the royal message of the king, the captain entered the war council on the war on the north. The war council was happy with the advantage the reinforcement provided by the new reinforcement from the capital

The war council rejoiced but found themselves in confusion when they heard the message from the king…….

Incomplete Story 2

 The ant was looking at the tree with images of its childhood flashing in front of it. The tree from the memmory of the ants now appaears to be digging into its roots with a shovel reinforced with a guiding mechanism that would enable it to find the principal root. The guiding mechanism steers the shovel to roots under the earth with relative ease.

The queen of bees when asked said the brain of the tree is raging under some double track disruption spell.  The tiger that had been sleeping under the tree says the tree intends to unite with its partner. The three hat wearing rabbits, the ones who had provided the tree with the shovel with powerful magic says they do this usually for a commision of carrots.

The ant that had driven here after hearing the rumors that followed after the tree took to its root with the shovel. He talked with the termites that had arrived at the stage with one of its poweful figures , a protege of the former termite lord that lived in the tree. He had come carrying an axe after he heard his former lord has fallen after the tree had gone crazy. He would have cut down the tree he says but he is afraid of the safety of the tiger who is still sleeping under the tree.

The ant after sometime was able to discern from the network of spiders that the tree had identified its former nemesis from the time when it had been the kingpin of seeds of its clique. Apparently a former bird that had stayed with the tree had come after a grand journey and had told the tree about his former rival that had took the chair of leaves from it.



A strong optimism can strike a note on one’s engagement with the world. It helps to make the state of mind firm and to make one reach his full potential.

A strong framework of an optimism can be made only from the good diplomacy of heart and a strong policy of mind. An optimistic mind can create a convergence between heart and mind and people and people

The effort taken for a particular purpose will be much less if the mind is optimistic.Cooperation, coordination and a will to fight are some things that stem from the conundrum of optimism. It can help one reach the helm.

Optimism also helps to face the uncomfortable, unanswered question that sometimes arises from the depth of an expanding ocean of knowledge.It helps in closing down the charm of self-doubt.

But being critical of oneself is also necessary. If not an unchecked optimistic mind can result in a travesty of decision making and can even be seen as being complicit to idiocy.