Last Saturday I was at a mall in South Delhi with my beautiful wife. We were in one of he apparel shops where she was checking out some cure cloths and I was wandering around doing the husband thing which would be to feign interest in the said cloths. Read more »
November is here and someone has introduced you to the concept of Movember. Not the exact philanthropic cause observed by men throughout the word but the oversimplified version – don’t shave for a month. And now you are a Movember bro because its easy to do and now you have a valid excuse for looking scruffy. Anyways now since you have decided to do it, why not do it right. Here are a few tips for Movember Bros who are all new to this growing and keeping facial hair on how to get through the month without losing your mind and dignity.
First things first, understand what Movember is all about. Movember (The Month Formerly Known As November) Is A Moustache Growing Charity Event Held During November Each Year That Raises Funds And Awareness For Men’s Health. Read more about it at the official site here. Even if you do not donate at least know why you are doing what you are doing.
Invest in a good quality trimmer. Movember does not mean looking like a bum. Keep a neatly trimmed beard. A trimmer is anyways a good investment.
Around 2 weeks into the process the itching will start. Use a good quality skin moisturiser to counter it. Avoid using anything with alcohol as it will make your skin dry and beard hard which will result in more itching. If you want to go all the way get a specialised moisturisers for beards. Read more »
I stopped looking up to god for specific things a long time back. For it is possible that what I think I need or is good for me might not be. And also it wouldn’t take god, if he exists, too long to realize that this kid only comes to me when he needs something. Since then my prayers have been super generic leaving all the burden on god himself to figure out what is good for me and then make that happen. Now it is hard to keep this resolution. Time to time I am in the mood to tell god that it is the right time for my Maserati and that a Gulf Stream makes sense now. Festive times are especially hard when you are constantly tempted to make a request or two. Today also I have a list ready of things that I want from god as my Christmas present. Again I will not ask for anything specific or materialistic but again it would not be as vague as world peace (dear god, if you could manage, world peace would be nice). I am a selfish being and most of my desires are local.
Smiles for the people I love and people who love me - all the wealth and all the tasty foods of the world combined cannot match the happiness that the smile of a loved one can get you. Please always give them the reason to smile. Make me the mean to it if you can.
Common sense and empathy to fellow citizens - patriotism is a virtue that does not come naturally to me. I am an Indian by the way of default and I feel no shame in accepting that India would not have been my first choice if I was indeed given one. But that does not mean that it has to be like that. I would be happy to see India grow and shine and contribute to it myself. And I think this would start with us Indians getting some common sense and empathy. The world would be a better place if we only start to honk less.
A strong will and resolve - although I have been blessed in that front by you there are times when I begin to falter and my will gets weak. Make me strong to accomplish the goals that you have set for me.
More clients and employees like I currently have - I cannot express in words how awesome my clients as well as my employees are. The clients treat us like their team and the employees treat us like family. Keep it like that and give more power to them. Read more »