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Of late, the concept of EQ is transcending to Spiritual Quotient — which is even more abstract. Words such as empathy, sensitivity, awareness are part of the new vocabulary.
Thanksgiving — like many other American terms and customs — was alien to the Indian-English lexicon. This would include Halloween and, on a lighter note, “rest-rooms” (recall the hilarious confusion between the Chief Engineer of a leading MNC and its US collaborators on where rest-rooms should be located — while discussing the layout of a diaper factory that was to be set up near Pune).
When we were upwardly mobile youngsters in Mumbai, some of us would joke after socialising on a Sunday evening — thank God tomorrow is Monday we can go to work and relax. But, Monday Blues is a chronic afflicting affecting a vast majority of working folks all over the world.
I have often wondered with a great deal of admiration how great leaders manage to be focussed (on a goal) while staying in the present.