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.

So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation.

At the end of ten 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.

20 thoughts on “About this Blog”

  1. Hi…namaste.paylagan.pranam.
    I like ur activiy.if u need anyhelp please jarur kahejo.
    Jayendra shekhadiwala

  2. 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. hello

    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……

  4. 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.

    1. Hello!

      Someone commented on this blog recently and I received an update because I made a comment back in 2012 – almost decade ago. I landed here out of curiosity You mentioned about being in touch but I clearly did not follow through. I should have.

      In 2012, I was a undergrad student. Today, I have finished my masters and currently working in the US . Just entered my 30s and I believe your blog with have a lot of learn from about 30s.

      I guess I am here to ask – How are you?

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

  6. 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.

    1. 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. 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 ! )

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

  8. 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

  9. You are doing great work by this blog. I am looking for ppl who love reading and working for Gujarati literature, culture and heritage. Can you share your contact detail on my email id so I can connect you. you can guide me on my project to save mother language.

    1. Thanks Parth Patel for your interest.

      I do not think I do something very great that can espouse the cause of the mother tongue. So, I do not think I can be of any help to you in that regards.

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