Author Archives: ASHOK M VAISHNAV


In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

Five Reasons to Live NOW and HERE

Each new day has its own energy. You can create beautiful and past and pleasant future by living through the present happily. Replace worry with contentment. Is not great that, presently, you live, are healthy, have amicable relationships and meaningful … Continue reading

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The Boat That Sails on Rapids — From Dr. Darshana Dholakia’s ‘A Festival of Relationships’ (‘પરિચયપર્વ’)

[‘A Festival of Relationships’ (‘પરિચયપર્વ’) is a bouquet of introductory pen-portraits.  The book is an anthology of short characterizations of great personalities, close relatives and friends, distilled from subtle observations of their lives made by the author.] To name my … Continue reading

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How Old is Kutch – Translation of Chapter ‘કચ્છ કેટલું જૂનું?’

More you know Kutch, more you appreciate its historical and ancestral perspective. We come across several instances of Kutch as we delve deeper into the history.  This goes on to show that Kutch was known across the world since the … Continue reading

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Synthesis of Rainbow and Music in mud-grey Rann — Translation of Chapter ‘ભૂખરા રણમાં મેઘધનુષ્ય અને સંગીતનો સમન્વય’

Rann – the desert. On hearing the word desert, images of huge sand dunes fill up our minds. Winds start blowing suddenly, causing sands to fly-off and shift the dunes. The sandstorm fills up the skyline, hiding the sun. You … Continue reading

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On Writing The History of Kutch — Translation of Chapter ‘ક્ચ્છના ઇતિહાસના લેખન સંદર્ભે’

Kutch has a long history, extending up to Harappan era. It has remained multi-faceted across ancient to middle to contemporary times. It is also not, further segmented to eras, like Slave era, Lodi era or Moghul era, akin to history … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world of English transliterations from Gujarati non-fiction essays , articles or similar forms of literature. I would provide  soft link to original digital article,wherever available. Or else, each post will have all requisite details to enable reaching … Continue reading

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