Yearly Archives: 2008

How Narendra became ‘Swami Vivekananda’?

  He came to be known as Swami Vivekananda only when he became a sannyasi or monk. His parents called him Narendra. His father was Vishwanatha Datta and his mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi. Narendra was born on 12th January 1863 in … Continue reading

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Story of Britain’s Youngest doctor at 22 yrs

  Heenal Raichura is a huge Bollywood fan, by her own confession. She loves to travel and has trekked to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal. She’s even performed in a dance sequence for a mainstream Hindi film. But what … Continue reading

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Oprah Winfrey’s Rags to Riches Story

Today, I’m going to share a very inspiring story with you. I believe that this real-life story can motivates you and inspires you to take even more actions in your life. After I read this story, I felt that I’m … Continue reading

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E.Sreedharan – Metro Man of India

How many people in Delhi know a man called E. Sreedharan? He is 70. Should have retired a long time ago with enough achievements to boast about to his grandchildren. Most of his working life he was yet another unknown … Continue reading

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Inspiring Life of Bill Gates

If you possess the mastermind and your intellect is put to correct use, one day you can be at the top of the world. Hard to believe? Then look at the life of Bill Gates, whose consistent victory upon victory … Continue reading

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Life lessons from Infosys Narayana Murthy

R Narayana Murthy, chief mentor and chairman of the board, Infosys Technologies, delivered a pre-commencement lecture at the New York University (Stern School of Business) on May 9. It is a scintillating speech, Murthy speaks about the lessons he learnt from his … Continue reading

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Inspiring Speech by J.K.Rowling, author of Harry Potter Novels.

     The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination By J.K. Rowling     Speech at  Harvard University Commencement, June 5, 2008.    President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of … Continue reading

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Sean Connery’s rags to riches story

Not everyone is born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and no one knows this better than Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery, who’s lived the rags to riches story. Connery was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, to poor parents, and … Continue reading

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Inspiring Story of Subroto Bagchi, MindTree CEO – ‘Go Kiss the World’.

I was the last child of a small-time government servant, in a family of five brothers. My earliest memory of my father is as that of a District Employment Officer in Koraput, Orissa. It was and remains as back of … Continue reading

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How an average student became Mahatma Gandhi?

If you’ve assumed that Mahatma Gandhi was one of the brightest students in class or one of the most outstanding student leaders in his youth, then you may be in for a surprise. Not only was he a mediocre student, … Continue reading

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