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I must say this is a great article i enjoyed reading it keep the good work

1. By Mike Harmon on 2008/06/29 at 11:37am   on  Life after near-death


Excellent post and very inspiring. Do keep posting up such stuff whenever you can!

2. By Karthick on 2008/07/13 at 9:40am on  From Rs 50 to a Forbes billionaire!


Mr.Menon’s is a great story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversities. The properties created by Sobha Developers have a great name in the real estate market and have high demand and are known for their quality of construction.

3. By Bangalore Residential Property on 2008/07/14 at 8:16am on  From Rs 50 to a Forbes billionaire!


Dear Mr.Hari,

When we last met, I remember you telling me about changeminds. Today I had some free time and started reading through the inspirational real life incidents.

Really appreciate your positive efforts to motivate others. I also realise how much time you must have spent on this initiative.

4. By Anand Mankal on2008/08/20 at 7:49pm on  A blog by A.HARI, based in Chennai.


Not just your Blog Name is very much motivating and so are the articles you choose to write. It is no doubt, your articles bring in everyone who read, a sense of responsibility and encouragement to face the world. I appreciate you for choosing to write these articles and wish you continue to write more such articles to instigate our minds. Wishing you all the best.

5. By Chandar on 2008/08/23 at 12:49pm on  Life lessons from Michael Phelps


He is an inspiration for students like us

6. Prakriti on 2008/09/04 at 11:21am   on At 18, he runs an anti-hacking company


Dear Hari,
I always knew you had that “extra” bit in you to really do something great, and this website, is really great, since it only offers INSPIRATION, and nothing else. It will take time for this to become popular, and I know that you will persist AND SUCCEED, as you had done with your other projects. Wishing you all the best.!

7. D.Om Prakash Narayan on 2008/09/11 at 1:20pm  on A blog by A.HARI, based in Chennai.


I have been a regular reader of changeminds by my friend, A.Hari. This post by Subroto Bagchi brought tears to my eyes, not only because of the story itself, but because I could identify myself in the narration, and could think back of my parents.My father too, was a govt servant(Police service)and never once did he take his children in his jeep. My brothers would be walking about 5 kms to school, and they would proudly say to their friends,”That’s our father” when they saw the jeep pass by, and the friends would make fun, saying,”If he was really your father, he would have given you all a lift to the school” – He never used the police orderly for any household work, except to receive and take official messages. He too, never owned a house during his lifetime, but left a rich legacy. My mother too, lived a simple life.

The fact that I remembered my own parents so much when I read this blog, is a testimony to the fact that whatever Mr.Bagchi told were universal truths, that they could evoke such emotions in others.
Thank you, Mr.Bagchi for sharing this.
Om Prakash

8. D.Om Prakash Narayan on 2008/09/15 at 3:35am on Inspiring Story of Subroto Bagchi, MindTree CEO – ‘Go Kiss the World’.


Gone through the inspiring message and best wishes to you for achieving your dream. My son is in B.Tech Final year (Mechanical) and I want to tell him about this message.Your article will really inspire the hardworking students to come up in life,especially when they are facing lots of testing time at the time of their education and yor message will give them courage to face the situations and achieve their targets. I am very very inspired about your article. I WISH YOU ALL GOOD LUCK SIR.

9. By konapurusha on 2008/09/15 at 10:00am on  Awe-inspiring: The waiter who will be an IAS officer


Hi. I am a long time reader. I wanted to say that I like your blog and the layout.

10. By Peter Quinn on 2008/09/17 at 4:00pm on  Life lessons from Infosys Narayana Murthy


Dear Shri Hari,

A wonderful and innovative idea to inspire the readers. Please keep it up.

Vijaya Prakash G

11. By vijaya prakash gon 2008/09/20 at 8:41am   on A blog by A.HARI, based in Chennai.




12. By SADANANDANon 2008/09/20 at 5:49pm   on  Inspiring Life of Bill Gates



Really inspiring. In fact my son who has completed his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering desires to have a go at civils. But I am a bit apprehensive and am asking him to go to US for his MS studies. I think if one really applies himself and puts in required efforts, there is no reason why one can not succeed in their lives. Now I will whole heartedly support my son and will help him in preparing his notes etc.Thanks

13. By R Bhupal Reddy on 2008/09/25 at 8:50am   on  Awe-inspiring: The waiter who will be an IAS officer


Great to see such sites which inspire people to do great things in life. I always remember Vivekanda’s saying ” You are born to do great things…..”

Good work, keep it up.

14. By SHRINIVAS DANDINon 2008/09/26 at 4:41amon Awe-inspiring: The waiter who will be an IAS officer


Infosys is a very big concern.But the life history of Mr.Narayana Murthy is quite interesting because he came out from many problems and now he succeed in his life.Actually he tried in Wipro concern but now a days he is giving life to more than 10 lacs for the people.

15. By pradeepa on 2008/09/26 at 9:06am   on Life lessons from Infosys Narayana Murthy


I am Richa from SiliconIndia. I am also an avid blogger for a while now and participating actively in Indian blogosphere. I read your blog posting and found them very interesting and informative. We would love to see a copy of your blogs posted here, whenever you are posting it on Here are some of the benefits of posting your blogs here:

We appreciate your community initiative here and in helping build a more powerful India! Also, if you have any ideas or want to volunteer to help for SiliconIndia, we would be more than excited to get your help. Pls mail me back at with your suggestions and feedback.

Blog Editor – SiliconIndia

16. By Richa on 2008/09/27 at 10:02am   on  How Narendra became ‘Swami Vivekananda’?


Dear Hari,
The one on Swami Vivekananda is very nice. He is an ideal leader of India.He is a real inspiration to all of us, whether in the spiritual life, or in our personal life, or in corporate official life.
Thanks for sharing the story of his life as an inspiration…..

17. By D.Om Prakash Narayan on 2008/10/04 at 4:07am   on  How Narendra became ‘Swami Vivekananda’?



Nice blog !!

18. By Shirisha on 2008/10/10 at 1:10 pm on  Get Inspired even from Insults – Read about incident leading to creation of Stanford University



Thank you for another insighful post! I admire your ability of pointing out (by blogging) little things that others don’t take the time to mention – Cheryl

19. By How to write an essay on 2008/10/12 at 12:07pm   on  Story of C.V.Raman, First Indian Nobel prize Winner for Physics.


This is kind of a great insping piece of writing, but it is in rare cases to first drop out of what you were doing and still latter on have a very sucessful life, may be for the writer was a vision shown to him some day and he conciously was working to achieve it. Also he had done it earlier enough such that he was having still time to start another one, otherwise it would not be advisable to spent 30 years following some thing only to drop to look for a new thing which will equally demand the same time to excel in it..Thank you very much

20. By Lual Ngor Lual on 2008/10/13 at 7:30 am on Stay Hungry Stay Foolish – Lessons by Steve Jobs, CEO Apple Computers



21. By SHRINIVAS DANDIN on 2008/10/14 at 12:15 pm   on Story of C.V.Raman, First Indian Nobel prize Winner for Physics.


That was such an inspiring story. I do think that that’s what money is for – to help other people. As long as we can get more and more people to see that. Thanks.

22. By The Kiwi Millionaire on 2008/10/29 at 6:49 am on  How Warren Buffet made his billions?


Dear hari,
Keep up the good work. I have forwarded your blog address to many young and ambitious people. After all it is the youngsters who are the future of India.

23. By Gordon Fernandes on 2008/10/29 at 4:59 pm   on  Inspiring story of Suhas Gopinath, World’s Youngest CEO at 17 yrs


i just loved it, thanks for ur blog it’s very good

24. By avinash on 2008/10/30 at 8:05 pm on  Life lessons from Infosys Narayana Murthy


The blog of eminent personalities are to be read and re-read. The one about a girl wanting to become Dr Ambati, the one about Sreeedharan,Visweswaraya and many such blogs are a lesson for the youngsters to emulate. I feel these posts should be edited and brought in a book form and sold by publications like Bharatia Vidya Bhavan at nominal cost so that the young mind will not be perverted as of today.
I think this will be a service for the presentday generation and this blog site should be a treasure house for their discipline in life lest they will fall in bad atmosphere. Young minds when once spoiled will not easy to reform.
Venkat from Madras,2nd Nov, 9.43 pm.

25. By VENKAT AT 85 on 2008/11/02 at 4:14 pm   on Contents of blog


Another great read – very inspiring – thank you.

26. By thekiwimillionaire on 2008/11/17 at 8:12 am   on  The rickshawallah’s son who cracked the IAS



27. By sadanandan on 2008/11/26 at 3:26 pm on A blog by A.HARI, based in Chennai.


///You have to move on to achieve more, take more risks and be mentally alert…/// the success story of all those who had achieved is condensed in this single line. Excellent Hari… you really motivate everyone. Keep up the good work.

28. By chandarsekar on2008/12/06 at 10:24 am   on  Success story of Sunil Bharati Mittal


Airtel has more subscribers than BSNL in India and it is great to read to read the story of Shri.Bharathi Mittal in this blog.

29. By selvanon 2008/12/06 at 12:52 pm on Contents of blog


Your site has won a Blog of the Day Award (BOTDA). Your award will go live sometime on Saturday December 6, 2008

30. By Bill Austin on 2008/12/06 at 3:39 pm   on  Success story of Sunil Bharati Mittal


This blog help in bringing the fullest potential of the humans without any barrier(,religion,caste,colour etc.)by posting the success stories of the individuals.

31. By selvan on 2008/12/07 at 3:10 pm   on Success story of Sunil Bharati Mittal


congratulations and I am quite sure that this blog shall continue to bring the fullest potential of those who regularly visit this blog.

32. By selvan on 2008/12/07 at 3:12 pm on Blog Of The Day Award Winner


Congratulations to your Hari, on winning the award for the best blog of the day. May this INSPIRE you to even greater heights in Blogging…..

33. By Praveen Kumar on 2008/06/29 at 11:37am   on  Life after near-death


It is befitting that Sri Sri Aurobindo was born on 15th August – and thank God he became a saint – because, had he continued to be a freedom fighter, he would be remembered only by us Indians for the Freedom that was won, and not by the entire humanity for all the hearts that he has won the world over by his spirituality.

34. By D.Om Prakash Narayan on 2008/12/16 at 6:21 pm   on  How Sri Aurobindo, a revolutionary became a Spiritual leader


Dear Hari,
After a long time I saw your entire blog page by page, critically. Nice. All the best for your efforts. I would also like to inspire you to start small videos like my friend Mr.Srini who has posted a number of videos explaining simple english grammar on YOUTUBE .

35. By D.Om Prakash Narayan on 2008/12/16 at 7:03 pm   on  Inspiring speeches of the 20th century


Happy to read your post and the comments form everyone. Yes you have truely made me remember abt him and his child genius. Truely inspiring post. Keeping contributing with such articles… Thanks for giveing a wonderful morning.
I am a Devotee of Sri Aurobindo and Mother . I am happy to see your see website. May God Bless you for the work you do in inspiring the minds. Good Job.

36. By Revathi Sankaran on 2008/12/21 at 3:07 am   on Story of C.V.Raman, First Indian Nobel prize Winner for Physics.


I have read many articles on Indira Nooyi.But only from this article I come to know that she did her Bachelor’s degree in science.The photograph which is displayed here is also a rare photograph.

I consider the following portion as something which should be kept in mind by those who want to excel in life:”True success is being happy with yourself, is being fulfilled. And that comes from devoting your time, your life, to doing what you love the most.The core of the concept of success lies in knowing “what you want to do in life” and those who have triumphed at “figuring out” that issue should consider themselves “tremendously blessed”, she explained”

I believe that her mantras of success are relevant and useful for all spheres of life and I thank Shri.A.Hari for posting such a useful material in this blog.

37. By Selvan on 2009/01/07 at 4:14 pm on  Indra Nooyi’s mantra for success


Here, it is more relevant to quote the Thirukkural saying which is published in the page no.4 of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam’s ‘India 2020″:

If those who think to achieve,
Have a firm and focused mind,
They will realize what they thought of,
And even as they have thought of.

Charted Accountancy Examination (India) is said to be one of the toughest professional examinations in India and the topper in the final examination gets higher pay in the first placement itself every year than his counterpart in other professional courses.

In the above success story, the following three things touched my heart:
1)Rajni Gopal is not a blind person since her birth.She lost her eye-sight only after graduation.Under these circumstances, a ordinary person would have wallowed in self-pity.It requires a lot of vision (mental) to decide to go for CA.
2)She was availing the scribe facility in the CA examinations for the first time in the history of the CA examinations.
3)The tragic truth that her father was diagonised with leukaemia did not dampen her spirit.

Plato once said that the first and best victory is to conquer self.This inspiring real story of Ms.Rajni Gopal shall certainly help us to realise the truth that we can achieve everything we want to achieve in this world with our strong determination,single mindedness and hardwork.

I thank Shri.A.Hari for posting such a motivating piece of information in this blog.

38. By Selvan on 2009/01/11 at 4:29 pm   on  Success story of India’s First Visually Impaired Chartered Accountant


awesome stuff!

39. By hekiwimillionaire on on 2009/01/18 at 7:00am on  Inspiring interview with Larry Page, Founder of Google


This is one of the most inspiring things i have ever come across….. here i would like to share that i am also persuing C.A. but unlike Rajni, i am perfect as far as my physical health is concerened…..

I have always been a topper & Have had immense support from my family… they have provided me with best of the luxuries both in monetary terms & emotional terms…. Yet, recently when my C.A final result came out & i couldn’t clear…. for the first time in my life i had failed in something & i wasn’t able to handle it…. days i spent crying & wishing that this shouldn’t have happened after doing all the hard work….

This is when my freind forwarded the link of this amazing story….

Truly it is a kind of life altering moment for me…. Rajni has become my inspiratin & i thank Shri. A .Hari for posting this amazing story & also my freind for forwarding this to me….


40. By Akriti Gupta on 2009/01/20 at 5:36 pm   on Success story of India’s First Visually Impaired Chartered Accountant


3 Responses to Comments posted by Readers

  1. Shail Raghuvanshi says:

    You are doing a great job Hari! Wishing you all success.

  2. S. VENKATARAMAN says:

    My dear Hari,
    Your posts are pick and choose.
    It is difficult to differentiate hundreds and thousands that we daily come across.

    I dont know with what vision you are segregating the readable and rememberable incidents of life.
    One is that, – if this man can do his PhD after 100,

    It is my good fortune to bring out a massive book of
    A-4 size with 300 pages and added with 250 fantastic and heritage pictures of rare value all about and related to Indian Rlys.
    At this age 87 it is my fortune to write this book and even the Members of the Rly Bd and the General Managers of the I Rlys have all commented that a man of 86 to write such a book that too from a Stores Discipline is impossible and rare.

    Thank you Mr Hari for this 100 years PhD news and to be read concurrently with this 86 years old man of I.R.
    S. Venktaraman

  3. Ramprasad says:

    I have read your articles frequently. Its really encouraging and useful for everyone.

    Keep it up the good work.

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