Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lazily Yours

Douglas McGregor at the MIT Sloan School of Management proposed theory X and theory Y of management in his book The Human Side of Enterprise. In theory X, management assumes that employees are inherently lazy and will avoid work if they can and that they inherently … Continue reading

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Writing makes an exact man

Bacon said, “reading makes a full man, conversation a ready man, and writing an exact man.” Written words have greater value than the spoken in most of the cultures. Though it may be easier to recognise someone’s recorded voice than … Continue reading

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KSBC and ‘bad English’

Today’s newspaper reports that the 13 members present in a special meeting of the Bar Council of Karnataka (KSBC) unanimously adopted a resolution to remove its chairman Anandkumar Appu Magadum. They voted against him for ‘bad English’ as he was … Continue reading

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Add life to years, not years to life

‘Add life to years, not years to life’ says WHO India on the occasion of World Health Day 2012, today. For a suffering person, a doctor appears like an angel with a magic wand. The instant relief that we sometimes … Continue reading

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Neither a blamer nor a blame-seeker be

Last Saturday I was in a village school with some friends. When all of us went to spend some time with the teachers and students, I left my bag in the office with a mobile phone in it, zipped inside … Continue reading

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