About this Blog

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 my hobbies like 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.

If I had to continue doing what I did prior to July 2011, there would have been no [formal] retirement. However, it was right time if I had to ensure that we (our immediate family) “live together”, for the years that we still have with us, without the career-dominated-time-management encumbrance on ‘our’ time.

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 would continue to write down my thoughts and reactions to what I read and what I listen..

I have also teamed with fellow netizen friends to regularly contribute to Web Gurjari, and in particular its સાંપ્રત મૅનેજમૅન્ટ વિશ્વ [a.k.a Contemporary Management World]. This is an experiment to build a platform for the Gujarati Speaking people across the world to share their knowledge and experiences in their own field of work and / or personal life, in Gujarati. I am also very regular contributor to Gujarati Wikisource.

I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships with the help of virtual internet-connected network of amateur and professional bloggers having similar interests. I use Linked In and Google + and Indiblogger regularly for this purpose.

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.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jayendra shekhadiwala
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 19:30:08

    I like ur activiy.if u need anyhelp please jarur kahejo.
    Jayendra shekhadiwala


    Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:26:49

    Dear shri Jayendrabhai,
    It is indeed great to know that our choices of activities amy match the same wavelengths.
    In order to more of each other, I would appreciate to know about your current activities, future professional and personal interests, from what you may have chosen to place for public domain.
    I look forward to bulding a strong relationship.


  3. tsvaishnav
    May 06, 2012 @ 12:53:39


    I landed to this blog while moving around to get new ideas for my blog. Nice work sir. I must appreciate you are looking forward to blogging even after you have retired. Usually people stop such things at this age.

    Something about me….
    I am a student..mechanical engineering studying at Gujarat Technological university

    I blog about education in general…while my focus in on mathematics, science, mechanical engineering, bit of programming and web design. In India..I guess mathematics is the most liked as well as the most feared subject. I want to help the people who belong to latter part. I also teach using videos on youtube. Have just started the work……


    May 06, 2012 @ 14:12:32

    My dear Trushit,
    Happy to know about you and your wish to bring mathematics closer to the lives of the people. That one is certainly very intersting – as a hobby or as a mission.I am sure you will find many like-minded persons – on the internet as well around you in your future pursuits – who will have various ideas to make this happen.
    I indeed thank you for your considerate feelings and views on me.
    Let us remain in touch, at least, through this medium.


  5. drzarana
    May 19, 2012 @ 07:33:04

    નમસ્તે અશોકભાઈ
    તમારો બ્લોગ વાચ્યો
    kindly send me ur skype id to communicate further


  6. Shilpi Bose
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:39:22

    You obviously are a person after my, no that would wrong, our heart, that includes my brother. We do believe in enjoying our hobbies and not letting work dictate our time.Will come back and go through your blog and thanks for visiting my blog.


      Feb 05, 2013 @ 13:01:11

      Privilege is mine to know someone so very close to a person whom we so thoroughly liked, in our young days, for his (visible) commitment to what he would do. So rare trait, at any point of time!


  7. cinejuana
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 01:06:09

    Thanks for following …awesome work…following you🙂



  8. edmooneyphotography
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 14:19:11

    Hey there Ashok, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you,🙂


      Aug 21, 2013 @ 14:35:15

      Yes, I did find your approach to photography quite interesting.
      It would certainly be a pleasure to keep visiting your work.


  9. jugalkishor
    Jun 29, 2014 @ 14:58:25

    વેબગુર્જરી તમારા આવ્યા પછી /આવ્યાથી વ્યવસ્થિત અને સમૃદ્ધ થઈ છે તેમ કહેવામાં હું જરાય અતિશયોક્તિ કરતો નથી ! “દુનિયા બહુ નાની છે” એમ કહેવાતું હોય ભલે, પણ તેની વિશાળતાનું કોઈ માપ નથી કારણ કે વિશાળહૃદયી માનવો તેમાં વસે છે……(તમારા જેવા ! )


      Jun 30, 2014 @ 14:27:45

      તમે મને ‘તમારા’માં ભેળવ્યો, આટલી ભાવવાહી લાગણીનો ભાગીદાર બનાવ્યો, પછી દુનિયા એ તો ‘નાનાં’ થયે જ છૂટકો.


  10. Venkat Krishnan
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 11:07:27

    Dear Ashok Vaishnavji, I came across your blog when I googled for events commemorating Rafi Sahab ‘s 90 birthday celebrations. I have taken upon myself to write blindly to as many event managers, performers, bloggers etc who have dedicated themselves to propagating and reviving the golden-era music.Let Rafi Sahab’s milestone birthday this year be an event to communicate peace, peace, peace. Specifically I request performers to dedicate at least 1 Rafi song to world peace, with a solemn reference to the children who gave up their lives in Pakistan, so that we never forget the insane horror of terrorism ! Let the children be put to peaceful rest with Rafi Sahab’s song ” Aaj kal mein dhal gaya….tu bhi so jaa…so gayee rang bhari shaam ” ! Jai Hind, Venkat


      Dec 20, 2014 @ 14:51:42

      I fully endorse your views. I would include as many of such posts as I can collect in the subsequent edition of the blog carnival.


  11. A I Latifee
    Aug 25, 2015 @ 16:12:49

    I agree with your views mind blowing songs of Rafi all are rocking great


  12. k.s.manjunatha
    Mar 17, 2016 @ 15:49:17

    saw your blog today and i would like to follow you, seems we have same interests thank u


      Mar 19, 2016 @ 16:53:00

      I do appreciate the fact that our interests do seem to converge.
      Thanks a lot.


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