Monthly Archives: Sep 2014

Dreams Do Come True

Dreams come true

December 31st, 2013.

I stood on our balcony waiting for the clock to strike midnight. My mind went back twenty years to a New Year’s eve I spent alone in a Railways guest house in Trivandrum, Kerala.

I had just been admitted to one of India’s most prestigious cardiac surgical training programs which was starting the next day.

A dream was beginning to come true!

Two decades later, the non-profit program I launched in 2003 has sponsored heart surgery for 112 children from under-privileged families. Life is still a challenging, thrilling experience. The year ahead is as full of promise as it was back then.

Dreams do come true.

All it takes is time.

And hard work.



Choices and Consequences

Choices and Consequences
Life, for many of us, meanders on with dips and ascents, twists and turns, or the occasional bump.

Along the way, we make choices.

Small choices and big ones. Easy choices and hard ones. Simple choices and complex ones.

Every choice has its own unique consequences. Generally, predictable ones. Lessons learned in life.

You go to medical school, and you’ll become a doctor. You board a bus to New Delhi, and you’ll get there – not Timbuktu.


There are always exceptions. Situations where consequences don’t match the choices you made.

That’s life.

And it’s how life teaches you precious lessons. About making other choices. And facing their consequences, both intended and otherwise.

Looking back on your life, if you are…

  • happy with all your choices and/or
  • comfortable with all the consequences they’ve had

… then I daresay you’re a successin every important way that matters.


The Daily Thank You

Daily Thank You

No matter how bad things are, no matter how sad or disappointed or frustrated you’re feeling, there’s ONE THING guaranteed to flip it around and make you feel happy and at peace once more.

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