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Author: kishore thampi

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City: bangalore | State: karnataka

About Me: Iam a banker with a passion for writing. The world i see around at times titillate my intellect. That's when the creative musings flow :-)

Articles by kishore thampi:
  • Having the Right Attitude ( 5219 reads)   

    So we need to be very careful in the stream of thoughts that goes into our mind because what we encourage and feed the same will be nurtured by our subconscious mind. If we feed only negativity, then what comes out is no way going to be positive - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Run, the Old Man and Me ! ( 5171 reads)   

    It started well. I ran the initial 3 Kms humming the 'Chariots of Fire' signature tune, smiling and egging people on like a true HR practitioner. But soon afterwards I was left alone, except for a very old man who was behind me by a few 100 metres. - Category: Others
  • Ayahuasca I Come ! ( 5080 reads)   

    Ayahuasca is a strong foul tasting hallucinogenic brew from the Amazon forests used by the Shamans of South America for healing, personal growth and expanding their consciousness - Category: Others
  • The Essence of Team Work ( 5492 reads)   

    Successful team building in the workplace often translates into success for everyone. It is not difficult and does not require anyone to go out of their way or do anything extraordinary as a common man. We just need to have that positive attitude and respect for each others emotion to propitiate the spirit of team work amidst our staff. - Category: Management
  • Lost in Translation ( 3227 reads)   

    As I was storming out of the room, I saw a picture kept on the TV stand. It was a picture of me with two other men. They were hugging me and I had a bright smile on my face. I picked it up and looked at it for what seemed like eternity. Flashes of memory came rushing to me. - Category: Others
  • The Placebo Effect ( 3254 reads)   

    Kindness acts as good as a pill and the people who exude such wonderful behavioral traits often act as effective 'placebos' in their work arena. They create a ripple effect, transforming the work environment into wonderful little heavens, something elusive in a typical organizational framework. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Are True Leaders Born? ( 3107 reads)   

    Decidedly the organizational framework plays a huge role in the identification and development of select individuals as leaders. There should be some criteria to sieve and filter people to get the ones with the right attitude for the leadership job. Many organizations have now started recruiting individuals with right attitude and developing a skill in them rather than the other way round - Category: Self-Improvement
  • REUNION - A Short Story ( 6565 reads)   

    It was a beautiful day, bright and sunny. I just looked outside the window and saw people traipsing around in their morning delirium, conjuring up in their minds the deeds for the day. The newspaper lay all scattered, thanks to the misgivings of an irate and obnoxious boy who seems to be in a perpetual hurry - Category: Others
  • LONELINESS - Aditi's Story ( 7595 reads)   

    It was past midnight. The din of the road side traffic was slowly dying down. The only prominent sound was the slight hum of the airconditioner. I was lying awake on the hotel bed , trying to recollect snippets of my life. A life gone all wrong. How and why are questions still lurking in the dark corners of my mind. Maybe i took everything lightly , maybe life was offered to me on a platter and wh - Category: Others
  • May I Help You? ( 7502 reads)   

    The present day world belongs to the Generation Z. Our future lies in the hands of these young minds and we can make it secure only by making them competent enough to be the harbingers of the change that we wish to see. When they have the requisite expertise and knowledge in their kitty, they can confidently face any challenges that life poses. - Category: Others
  • Friends - A Short Story ( 10497 reads)   

    We walked for a long time on the beach sands, hand in hand, saying nothing. But the silence was so soothing. It was as if the waves were whispering to us. Caressing us. Comforting us. Finally the sun hid itself behind what looked like dark ominous clouds. It was getting late and the sky heralded an impending rain. I told her that it's better if we get back or else we will be caught in the rain. - Category: Others
  • Story Telling Competition ( 6597 reads)   

    There was a huge uproar amongst the audience. The applause continued even after I thanked them and walked back to my place. People were swarming all over me. Shaking hands with me. Patting my back. Congratulating me - Category: Others
  • The SUlClDE ( 6597 reads)   

    The sky had an eerie blackness, except for the stars which looked like tiny holes in a black blanket. I looked down and saw vehicles snaking their way forward through the well-lit high way. The city looked beautiful from up here. Sparkling with innumerable colors, like the sky on a Diwali night. I should have been home by now. My wife and son would be waiting for me. - Category: NoAd
  • Half - A - Man ( 4087 reads)   

    As the waves cleansed his feet again and again, something flickered in his mind. A faint memory. A tiny speck of image which was ingrained in the deepest recess of his mind. The image of a shameful effeminate boy, being ridiculed for what he was. It was disturbing. That notion lasted only for a few seconds. But it was enough to create a ripple in his heart. - Category: Others
  • I am Unique ... I am Different ( 4672 reads)   

    Every day we have an opportunity to change ourselves, overcome our inhibitions and do something which we always wanted to do in life. Let it be anything as trivial as getting a new hair style or something which you pushed back into the deepest recess of the mind, fearing the onslaught of the society. Well, it is now time to let it out. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • In the Company of Books ( 3861 reads)   

    Reading makes you more aware of the things that we see around us. It enhances our intellectual prowess. When you read, you tend to mull over the words and the sentences, unlike watching a movie where one image follows the other and there is no scope for letting lose our imaginative skills. Books are also sources of vital information. - Category: Others
  • Indecisiveness - Inability to arrive at a decision ( 4810 reads)   

    The faltering mind is the antithesis of a stable personality. Our mind should be premised on the strong value systems and the philosophies that we uphold in our lives. Then only we can coax and cajole our mind to arrive at a decision. But this is something easier said than done. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Joy of Reading ( 4949 reads)   

    The thought of reading often takes us back to those good old days, when as kids we used to rummage through the school library for books. Be it mythological or super hero stuff, the very sight of the comic books with all those graphics used to make our hearts racing - Category: Entertainment
  • The Unshakable Faith ( 4142 reads)   

    Many times life takes an unexpected turn and we will be caught unawares. Be it an unfavorable posting, a missed opportunity on promotion, non-conducive work atmosphere or a threatening health issue, we need to rise about these misgivings and embrace life as it comes. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Laughter the Best Medicine ( 3763 reads)   

    Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Towards Personal Excellence ( 3945 reads)   

    Motivation is an inner feeling, a desire and an inclination that compels a person to act or behave in a certain manner which propels him towards personal excellence. It is a myth that anyone can motivate anybody - Category: Others
  • A New Chapter ( 3663 reads)   

    The Mornings depict a freshness and sense of vitality. As the sun's rays grace our physical being, we feel cleaned and energized. There is something in it. That is why people often say that 'Every day is a new day'. - Category: Others
  • The Quest For Excellence ( 3734 reads)   

    Excellence comes when we take pride in giving our best. Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it, regardless of the nature of the job. We would not have had a Taj Mahal or a Mona Lisa if Ustad Isa (Architect of Taj Mahal) or Leonardo Da Vinci (who painted Mona Lisa) would have settled for mediocrity - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Destress and Energize ( 4435 reads)   

    Understanding the stress factors in our life is the first step towards de-stressing. The world has changed a lot in the recent years. The taxonomical implications of living in an 'interconnected world' are many - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Developing Concentration ( 4118 reads)   

    We all possess the faculty of concentration but for majority it is instinctive and automatic and not conscious. We all possess the faculty of concentration but for majority it is instinctive and automatic and not conscious. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Being Vigilant ....An Article For Bankers ( 3694 reads)   

    The enthusiasm and awe with which we used to look at this world as a child had given way to an acceptance of reality. We have learnt to take the world for granted. That is probably the reason why we tend to be oblivious to the nitty gritty changes happening around us. - Category: Others
  • The River of Life ( 4700 reads)   

    Life is ever changing and we can only be a silent spectator to this cosmic manifestation. The river truly teaches us this wisdom. - Category: Others
  • Probity in Public Life ( 3811 reads)   

    Our values erode and we feel life is not fair. But we often forget the truth that life is not fair with everyone. For every success there will be a failure. For every rise, a downfall. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Anger Management ( 3713 reads)   

    Realization is the key to controlling anger. If we can sense the change in our breathing pattern and the way our thoughts are getting clouded, then we can definitely understand and restrain our emotions. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Clarity of Thought ( 5656 reads)   

    Clarity of thought is all about being clear and precise in our communication. It is like a clear flowing stream, where in you will be able to see the bottom of it. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • What Dreams May Come True ? ( 4418 reads)   

    On the best sunny day, even the most powerful magnifying glass will not light the paper if we keep moving the glass. But if we focus and hold it, the paper will definitely light up. Similarly, when we focus and pursue our dreams with a passion, we will surely be able to achieve it and brighten up our future considerably. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Emotional Intelligence ( 3806 reads)   

    A person with high degree of Emotional intelligence will always 'respond' to situations rather than 'reacting', which considerably changes the outcome. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Being Optimistic ( 4364 reads)   

    Even research has shown that optimistic cancer patients have better prognosis and outcome than pessimistic patients. We never realize the catastrophic things that we say to ourselves when things go wrong. Being optimistic is to break these shackles and embrace life with all its inequities. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Doing the Right Thing ( 3600 reads)   

    There is no written 'manual' on life. We live according to our wish, guided by the values and ethics that we have evolved. But we often forget that we are part of a larger picture and have been put on this planet for a purpose. We forget that there is more to life than mere existence - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Winning Edge ( 3982 reads)   

    There is no definite recipe for success. But if we closely look at people who have tasted success, we realize that there is one thing which is common to all of them. They all possess a winning edge. It is nothing but a set of characteristic traits, which through nurturing evolves into an attitude. The attitude, which is developed consciously, reflects in our behaviour which ultimately takes us towards success. The 3 vital traits which are essential to develop the winning edge are Determination, Passion and Commitment. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Growing Beyond Our Desks ( 3936 reads)   

    If we happen to write our life's memoir, no one would be interested in knowing the number of birthdays that we celebrated but they would be far more interested in knowing about the repertoire of divergent experiences and achievements that we had in our life time - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Progressive Mind ( 3674 reads)   

    If we stand in front of a mountain, we would be able to see only a huge wall of stone. But if we climb up to the top of the mountain, what we see is an entirely different world. We always need to rise above the impediments in life and see things differently - Category: Self-Improvement
  • A New Beginning. ( 3722 reads)   

    What appears to be an ending leads to a new beginning and the secret to success is to have more beginnings than endings - Category: Others
  • The Art of Negotiation ( 3830 reads)   

    Every successful negotiation starts with building stronger ties. It is all about treating the other person as special so that when the time to negotiate comes, they will be too ensnared to turn down our request. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • From Power to Empower ( 3579 reads)   

    Empowerment is a multi-dimensional social process that helps people to gain control of their own lives. It is a process that fosters power in people for use in the betterment of their lives, their societies and the environment in which they thrive. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Flyover Effect ( 3802 reads)   

    What is Flyover Effect? It is nothing but to rise above the pandemonium and the inequities in life and see the larger picture of glory and magnificence. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Seven Letter Magic ' S U C C E S S' ( 3271 reads)   

    'Success' is the progressive realization of a worthy goal. It is all about 'daring to dream' and doing the right leg work to make that dream into reality. George Bernard Shaw once said 'Some men see things as they are and say 'Why'?. I dream of things that never were and say 'Why Not'?.'. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Essence of Goodwill ( 3644 reads)   

    The road ahead is very challenging and to reach the destination it is imperative to maintain the goodwill of each and every one who comes within our sphere of contact. As we reach out to the world, the world will embrace us with its arms outstretched. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Are we Smiling Enough ? ( 3713 reads)   

    Smiling faces are always beautiful and the most endearing accessory. Let us not underestimate the power of a smile. Let us use ours to disperse sadness and dissolve stress. Let us make it a rendezvous everyday to bring happiness to atleast one person in this entire universe - Category: Others
  • Smile - The Most Innocent Gesture ( 3824 reads)   

    It takes 43 muscles to frown, but only 17 to smile. If at the end of the day we take stock of our rendezvous with our feelings and emotions, we will be surprised to find that we are shrouded with more of negative emotions than of positive ones - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Responding Vs Reacting ( 3789 reads)   

    Whenever we encounter unsettling situations in our life, we can deal with it in two different ways. We can either respond or react to it. - Category: Others
  • The Negotiation ( 3679 reads)   

    Strangely, what comes out of our mouth is more important than what goes in. But we seldom realize that. With these thoughts burgeoning in my mind, I pounced on the food. - Category: Others
  • The Power of Vision ( 4218 reads)   

    To think positively in a crisis is a challenge. But great leaders and visionaries capitalize on crisis and see it as an opportunity to develop and enhance their survival / leadership skills. - Category: Others
  • To Be Like the Wind ( 6678 reads)   

    Like the sound waves, I travelled far into yonder blending with the horizon. A gentle breeze blew past, waking me up from my reverie. Time to go home. - Category: Others
  • 'Kench' Fries and Burger ( 6607 reads)   

    I then realized that the world that we see around is a reflection of us. We can make it colourful if we want to, or malign it with our darkest requiems. It is how we perceive the world that determines our well being. If we throw stones and dirt, we will be pelted with the same. But if we throw flowers, we will be showered with the same. - Category: Others

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