Insightful Stories

Insightful thought-provoking stories of perception & observation, perceptivity & insight. Mind is a garden, thoughts are seeds. Grow flowers, or you'll get weeds

  • Made For Each Other

    maxfield-parrish-museThe caretaker was a bit surprised at the strange request and said, "I'm sorry, I've never heard of anyone in heaven wanting to get married.”

    “I'm afraid you'll have to talk to the Lord God Almighty about that. I can get you an appointment next week."

  • Mahabharat And Bharat

    Therukoothu - Street PlayMahabharat and modern Bharat characters compared.

    Duryodhan & Rahul Gandhi, Bhishma & Advani, Arjun & Narendra Modi, Karna & Manmohan Singh, Shakuni & Kejriwal, Dhritrashtra & Sonia, Krishna & Abdul Kalam, Chanakya

  • Marketing Made Easy

    Doing-business-withoutMarketing made easy. Marketing concepts defined with funny illustrations like:

    You see a gorgeous girl at a party.

    You go up to her and say, "I am very rich. Marry me!”

  • Measuring A Man’s Love

    Untitled“You can’t win mate,” Rosh concluded happily, “In love, you are stuffed. Get stuffed happily! That’s what’s best for you.”

    Finished discharging his fatherly duty, he eyed the stuffed chicken Isha had cooked for him contentedly. Hosh looked at his father’s potbelly, but didn’t say anything.

  • Midas’ Choice

    Liquid goldDionysus heard his prayers and decided to save him. He told Midas to wash in the river Pactolus to lose his golden touch.

    Midas did that. When he touched the river waters, his power flowed into the river, turning its sands golden.

  • Mind Justifies Heart's Desires

    MnM"Why did you do it?" he asked.

    "He didn't eat them at lunch, so he didn't want them. I wanted them, so I took them." Josh said reasonably.

    "Beware son," said Rosh, "for the mind justifies what the heart desires."

  • Money Complicates Relationships

    Greed II"At least you know now," Isha smiled benignly at them, "that you will both be getting something."

    "I will give who I wish, what I wish, when I wish," Rosh stopped her in her tracks. "Without having to be fair to the other. I may also choose not to give anything at all to anyone. Remember that."

  • Monk With The Midas Touch

    Heritage Day 2011An 83-year-old Japanese billionaire, who’s redefining how to do business successfully in the new world of today, with what many decry as old 'values of yesterday'.

    In a world where managers are obsessed with pleasing shareholders, Inamori, entrepreneur, management guru and Zen Buddhist priest, focuses instead on making his staff happy.

  • Monkey Business

    UntitledOnce upon a time in a village, a man appeared who announced to the villagers that he wanted to buy monkeys.

    He offered to pay a silver coin for each monkey.

  • Monkeys, Goats And Markets

    Loading up the public bus.Business Story: Monkeys, Goats And Markets

    Minimize risk, whether you’re buying good, bad or overpriced shares.

    Fable on money management & stock buying skills

  • Mule In The Well

    Lonely donkey“When you stop crying and start doing, the world notices it too. Even enemies begin to respect you. Then help arrives. Your luck turns.”

    “When the mule had stopped braying, the villagers noticed the sudden silence. One peeked in to see if the donkey was dead.”

  • Mundo Uno - One World

    Mundo Uno - One World

    ‘Vasudhaev kutumbkam,’ he understood it now, though he had heard it a thousand times before. ‘Mundo Uno - One World’.

    अयं बन्धुरयं नेति, गणना लघुचेतसाम् | उदार चरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ||

    'Discrimination, saying ‘this one is a relative; that other is a stranger’, is for the small-minded. For the magnanimous, the entire world is one family.'

  • My Vivid God

    Symphony of Love Life is fragile, appreciate itInsightful Story: My Vivid God

    With translation and meanings of Punjabi Song ‘Sahib De Rang Neyare’

    A grateful heart is happy, as it overflows with wonderment.

  • Nails In The Tree

    Nailed To The Tree

    Whether you drive nails in the tree, or drive yourself up a wall - when you get angry, the choice is entirely yours.

    Insightful story on anger management retold.

  • Nainital Nostalgia

    Nainital from AboveNainital nostalgia overtakes Rosh, as he remembers flirting with a girl while holidaying in Nainital.

    His friend Shank had guided the novice lover into romance.

  • Neither Friend Nor Foe

    The Hymn of God's Word "God Becomes Flesh to Save Mankind"Neither Friend Nor Foe - Insightful story with English translation of lyrics & meanings of

    - ‘Koi dost hai na raqeeb hai’ sung by Jagjit Singh, and

    - Its reprisal ‘Na suboot hai’, sung by Sachin Limaye

  • Only The Bird's Eye

    Archer silouetteHe plucked an arrow from the quiver, placed it on the bow, and pulled the string.

    "What do you see when you aim?" Dron asked him when he was ready to release his arrow.

  • Paycheck Poverty

    Payday!"Other deductions can still be made, even if the employee will receive less than 60% of their net pay. So, the net pay could be zero, and it could still be legal."

    "Maybe", she pondered, "but would it be ethical?"

    "Ethics is a matter of opinion", he responded, "Commerce or Countries don't run on opinion".

  • Pebbles Of Providence

    I am Free"If she picks the black pebble, she would marry me and your debt would be forgiven."

    "If she picks the white one, she need not marry me but your debt would still be forgiven.”

  • Perils Of Teen Bodybuilding

    2009 NPC Novice Michigan Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships"The US National Institute on Drug Abuse says that ultimately you get small balls because your body is so worried about making muscles, it forgets about your nuts."

    "So you get these huge muscles, but a TINY little package. Which will probably make the girls just laugh at you instead of being impressed."