Entries by Venu Payyanur

Thinkers and Doers

  In our society or in organizations you will find two categories of people, thinkers and doers. Thinkers realize what is right and wrong and have a sense of rationality. They also tend to be excellent planners. Whereas doers are action oriented and excellent in execution. Generally it is difficult to find a thinker who […]

Calm India

  Two things that you notice when you return to India from a foreign trip are the filth on our roads and the noise, particularly the constant and incessant honking of vehicles. Our honourable Prime Minister has already initiated a “clean India” program and it is for us, the citizens to start the “Calm India” […]

Wealth and Society

There are many misgivings about wealth in our society. Though everybody wants to be rich, the rich are looked down as sinners and greedy. It is passion among politicians to criticize the businessman but approach them for money during election times. Here is an excerpt from Mahabharata. Without wealth, a man cannot find the very […]

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The Weaver and the Princess

Once upon a time, there lived two young men in a village. One was a weaver and the other a carpenter. They were very good friends, and were extremely attached to each other. One day, they attended the annual village festival, which was a grand affair. People had come from far flung places to pay […]

Joy and Sorrows of Human beings

Excerpts of discussions between two sages in Mahabharata. While reading, please consider the fact that this was written 5000 years ago and how relevant it is even today! What are the sorrows of human beings? Plentiful instances of misery and woe are seen among men in this world! Life with persons that are disagreeable, separation […]