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The Ordinary Maverick
11 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
Skyscrapers and conundrums
We are into the second week of 2022 and the feeling of newness and anticipation still persists. A superb feeling in the din of the new covid variant which continues to create havoc in many places. So why not start the new year with a word for each month? And what about Skyscrapers, where did it all start and why? And then there are the conundrums, of life and also with Skyscrapers. Curious? Join me on this podcast as I share more on the same and add to my 3 C’s approach to decision making.
14 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
New beginnings, Gen X, Y, Z and the 3 Cs
A very happy new year dear listeners. How did you kick start your new year? Partying all night like there is no tomorrow or being at home celebrating with family and friends? Although it may be a different kind of celebration for each one of us but it is still special. Why have the Gen X, Y and Z’s pressed the reset button and how are they navigating and prioritizing their lives?. Have you heard of the Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffle? Join me on this podcast as I share my take and more about the three C’s for Great Beginnings.
12 minutes | Dec 26, 2021
Holidays, gifts and resolutions
It’s the holiday season, a time for reflection and expectations. 2021 was quite the year, full of varied experiences including turning us all into science geeks. But its holiday time now and gift giving and receiving is a highlight for sure. But how about gifting experiences? It’s also the time when resolutions get firmed up and usually lasting a week at best! Join me on this podcast as I discuss the holiday fever, novel gifting and share thoughts on new year resolutions.
14 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
Winter is coming!
The famous sentence “Winter is coming” conveys change is coming! Change can the predictable, unpredictable, gradual or instant. How can we embrace change and make our lives richer and learn how to weather the storm? I feel a resilience bank and approaching life as a train journey with the starting point, the end point and several stops in between may help. Join me on this very interesting podcast where I discuss this and more.
10 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
Kloofing and risk taking.
Have you heard about kloofing and have you done it? Is jumping into a deep dark pool and taking the plunge similar to taking calculated risks in life...well, one can't gain without taking risks, right? Join me on this podcast as I share my personal experience with kloofing and risk taking.
9 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
Thinking small to think big Part 2, Blue Zones and exercise snacks.
I am continuing from where I left off in my earlier episode on thinking small to think big. Worldwide hunger is a real issue and action needs to be taken. What’s your take on the interesting exchange on Twitter between David and Elon Musk? Exercise snacking another new concept. What are Blue Zones and are you living in one? Join me on this podcast as I speak about these issues and more.
9 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
Fluid intel and chance encounters
Fluid intel, chance encounters, the oldest game in history, chess and the most important person for a plane to fly. Join me on this podcast as I share some interesting facts !
12 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
Thinking small to think big - Vital signs, Clean Air and Rice
Like the human vital signs, are you aware of the vital signs for our planet? How are we faring? Is it looking good or not? Do you know how many varieties of rice is grown in Bangladesh? and how does rice contribute to the planet’s vital signs? And what about terrace orchards? Join me on this podcast to know more about these vital signs and how thinking small to thinking big is the key.
7 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
All flooded out!
Life experiences that one hopes never repeats but yet it leaves an indelible imprint in your mind? Unlocking the power of the human spirit can be the most life changing experience. Kindness is reciprocal. You give it and you receive it, no questions asked and with no expectations of any return.
8 minutes | Nov 7, 2021
Pop the question – the right one?
Asking the right question is both an art and a science. Some may say we are born with it or maybe it can be inculcated? “Pop the question” aka “Will you marry me?” is one of the world’s most common idiom. Do we know its history? How did it evolve to take the pole position? Join me on this podcast as I share my own experience of popping the question and some tips and my take on this important topic.
8 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
Being one of a kind !
We all have a unique gift, right or no? just like one builds a unique one of a kind product and in the process leaves a legacy. Join me on this podcast as I share my experience with a one of a kind custom built product as well as an interesting story on Hagoromo chalk, the world’s most famous chalk.
10 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
Quest for Perfection!
We’ve all tried hard and perhaps also been guilty at some point in our life in our quest for perfection. Maybe the degrees of perfection vary from person to person? But is there something we know as perfection or is it a mirage? Is it really perfection that we seek or is it something else? Join me on this podcast as I share my take and my experiences in life, in the “Quest for Perfection”.
11 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Choosing to Challenge and Women Power
One’s world view depends on the surroundings, our childhood, events that shape us and people that influence us amongst other factors. Gender rights and equality continue to challenge us. Individually we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. Join me on this podcast as I share the Tuk Tuk story and more on women power including how we can all ‘Choose to Challenge’.
12 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
Unexpected encounters, relationships and lighthouses !
What is it with lighthouses, relationships and connections! How the connections thrive and grow? Do we need to keep servicing our connections just like we do for our machines? How to develop our lighthouse for relationships and nurture it? Can science help in tracing our connections? Join me on this podcast as I will share a well-rounded thought process that will help in connecting the dots!
7 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
Lying on your back literally!
Imagine lying flat on your back for 129,600 minutes. Intrigued? Yes, it was quite an experience and even after several decades, that time stands out for me. Several thoughts and learnings but three of these stand out. Join me on this podcast as I share more.
9 minutes | Sep 25, 2021
Ever done a Fermi?
Here are few fun questions for you ‘How many piano tuners are there in Chicago?’ or How many people are using cell phones right now in the world? or How many sheep would it take for every person in the world to have a wool sweater? Seems like impossible questions to answer…right?Is there something we can do or is there some way for us to piece together what is mostly unknown or challenging? Join me on this interesting podcast as I share more on the same.
10 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Parties and themes!
Parties and themes…really? is that what I want to talk about? I do know that it’s been a very tough 18 months or so given Covid19 and its challenges. We have been unable to even meet therefore where is the question of having a party? But think about it parties and particularly theme parties have a lot to teach us. Join me on this podcast as I share more.
8 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
Neighbourly tales !
We live in communities and neighbours are so much a part of our lives. Neighbours facilitate relationships and friendships. But how does one get to know our neighbours? And how does this impact on our wellbeing? Join me on this episode as I share my experiences with neighbours as we traveled and stayed in different places.
10 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
Furry Tales !
I am delighted to share that we are nearing the one-year anniversary of The Ordinary Maverick podcast. It’s truly has been an amazing and adventurous journey so far. Today’s episode is about our furry friends. Did you know about the International Dog Day? Does one need a special day to celebrate or is every day a dog day? What lessons can we learn from our furry friends? Yes unconditional love and acceptance are few common ones we know off…but there is more… join me on this podcast as I share some more interesting ones.
7 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
Waterfalls Part 1
Waterfalls, so majestic, awe inspiring and so much to learn and take away from. There’s an intrinsic link with life and learnings from waterfalls. Think about it, water always finds its way to the final destination. Join me on this episode as I share my experiences with waterfalls from different parts of the world and how these have influenced our thinking and navigation in life.
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