Go straight and take a Right

I nervously raised my hand to ask the professor a doubt. “Sir, if I want to start a business, what should I do?”. Professor Deshpande paused for a second, pointed towards the door and said, “Go straight and take a right.” I was surprised and embarrassed at the same time. I always expected my professor to be a guide and help me out with everything. Instead I was standing there

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Bridging the Gap

Ravi had just finished reading the newspaper. He folded the paper in a peculiar manner just the way his father did and began sipping his tea. Ravi’s tea was always strong and had 2 spoons of sugar, another of his habits inherited from his father. Ravi’s mom used to comment very often “Tu apne baap pe gaya hai” but Ravi never agreed. From his childhood Ravi always disagreed with everything

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Small Decisions have Big Impacts

Sitting alone on the steps of an old fort, Amit was thinking, “Why isn’t anyone helping my papa?” This 9 year old from a small town in Maharashtra seemed to be very worried for his family. His father was a manufacturer and retailer of ladies chappals and their small business had been doing well in the past.  But the last one-year had been difficult for the family. With the opening

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