Aye mere pyaare watan

Aye mere pyaare watan aye mere bichhade chaman tuz pe dil kurbaan

too hee meree aarajoo, too hee meree aabaru, too hee meree jaan

tere daaman se jo aaye, un hawaaon ko salaam

choom loo main us jubaan ko jis pe aaye teraa naam

sab se pyaaree subah teree, sab se rangee teree shaam

maa kaa dil banake kabhee seene se lag jaataa hain too

aaur kabhee nanheesee betee ban ke yaad aataa hain too

jitanaa yaad aataa hain mujhko, utanaa tadapaataa hain too

chhodakar teree jameen ko door aa pahuche hain hum

fir bhee hain yehee tamannaa tere jarro kee kasam

hum jahaan paidaa huye, us jagah hee nikale ye dam

Aye mere pyaare watan aye mere bichhade chaman tuz pe dil kurbaan

too hee meree aarajoo, too hee meree aabaru, too hee meree jaan

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on priorities

A lot of time and money can be spent on a range of things that might impact quality of life at work, writes John Campbell, but it seems that when people make decisions to stay or leave, the relationship they have with their immediate manager is one of the main factors influencing this decision.

(dead link) People leave managers, not companies (http://www.ssa.org.au/magazine/pdf/2005/08/busmgt_1_200508.pdf)

Why Do You Blog?

Q: If you’ve ever stopped blogging for a long period of time, or abandonded a blog, why did you?

I started the blog at the beginning of February 2005. Eleven posts and thirty days later I stopped and didn’t write another post for over a year. What was going through my head when I decided to quit? There was a little bit of “What do I know and who would want to read it?”, definitely. And I think I found the freedom of it very appealing on paper but scary in practice. I had worked for years as a writer, doing tech docs and marketing stuff. I was used to going through multiple drafts and reviews before publishing anything. A direct channel to the world made me feel sort of naked and unprotected. But eventually I started it up again because I felt like I was missing out on connecting with interesting people who were interested in some of the same stuff I was. This turned out to be absolutely true.

(dead link) Why indeed, Darren. Why indeed. (http://www.obviousness.net/2007/01/why-indeed-darren-why-indeed.html)