Chocolate currency

May 22, 2014
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I go to a neighborhood supermarket. The shop doesn’t keep adequate change at the counter and most often than not, if they have to give you a balance of 2 or 3 Rupees, they always give you chocolates instead. I kept collecting chocolates from them and I wasn’t particularly interested in eating them. One morning, […]

I have the eraser and pencil

April 11, 2014
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This story was shared by a storytelling session participant on how communication is interpreted by different people. He and his friend were doing mechanical engineering and as a part of his course, they were asked to do a lab in Electrical Engineering. Though, they did not like it, they didn’t have a choice to opt […]

See the wonder!

April 10, 2014
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My 9 year old son complained of tooth pain for a few days and I took him to a Dentist. Once we reached there, he started conversing with the Dentist asking her a number of questions. He started with, “Would you be pulling my teeth with something and would it pain?” and then when she […]

Your story is worth telling…

April 9, 2014
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Recently, I was doing a workshop on storytelling, where I was speaking about the importance of using personal stories in communication. Many of them had this question in their minds and one of them asked me, “Why would somebody be interested in my story?”. I asked them back, if they can tell me names of […]

Truly sandwiched!

April 8, 2014
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I was traveling by Shatabdi to Bangalore a few weeks ago. I was occupying the middle seat with two equally elderly gentlemen on either side of me. I settled down to read a book on this 5 hour journey and they served us a nice tea to begin our morning with copies of daily newspapers. Each […]

Instructions in the Hall Ticket

March 9, 2014
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My 9 year old son took this Hindi Exam Parichay, conducted by the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha,  in the month of January. He was writing an exam for the first time in his life. He goes to a local Hindi Class and the teacher gave him the hall ticket. He brought it home and […]

Great customer experiences

March 2, 2014
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There is a Pantaloon outlet near my house. We went there and parked our vehicle in their allotted parking space and somehow I did not like the way the security person was talking to some other customer in the parking space. As we are regulars there, we decided to venture into the shop, else I […]

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