When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be ~ Lao Tzu.  This blog aims at a simple philosophy – ‘live life less serious’ :)

So my friends lets exchange thoughts, inspire each other and spread the joy.You could also enrich this blog by providing a ‘Guest Post” on what you think is of interest for us to share.  And there is a space for students too to hear what they feel is important.

I thank you for coming over and participating.

Cheers! :)

P.S. With due humility!

No Awards Pl

209 responses »

  1. I enjoyed your presentation. Also your blogs are a delight to read

  2. Aakansha says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and I’m really enjoying your space too. I’ll be rummaging more through it.

    Best wishes! :)

  3. Geetha B says:

    You like two of the devotional songs I like a lot too and have often shared on Facebook and twitter: ae malik tere bande hum and itni shakti hamein dena data. You might also like Manmohana as well as the series of Mirabaï devotional songs. Keep well and thanks for stopping by my blog and allowing me to discover yours.

  4. quirkyshine says:

    Thank you for all the nice comments… I find your blog very informative,interesting, nice, and cool… :-) you are such a humble blogger… good job! :-)

  5. meenas17 says:

    A little smile, an ease, and a relax should go to make life.
    Your concept is beautiful.
    The practice would prove exhilarating.
    Thanks for the follow.
    Hope you enjoy reading my poems.
    All the best.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      So happy to know you liked the concept of – ‘going with the flow’ and accepting things.

      And yes I did enjoy your poems immensely and so the follow :)


  6. Nimmi says:

    Ah!! You talked about my philosophy, however, I’m inspired by your philosophy ” Live life less seriously.” And if I include the both, then it will be like ” Whatever happens, happens for a reason.”
    Thank you so very much, Dilip, for liking my work. You have a very unique Blog, with a great motive. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Nimmi your compliments do mean a lot to me and I thank you. I liked the words “So near yet so far” in your blog to me they mean “Never give up” as the goal may just be one step around the corner!

      Thank you for reciprocating my call and cheers :)

  7. Zephyr says:

    You have a blog with a very unique identity. It would be interesting to explore it :) Thanks you for commenting and following my blog. Hope you like the contents and will be a regular visitor. Just curious to know how you came upon it :)

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi its gracious of you to reciprocate my call. I enjoyed reading your writings and your humor and so the ‘follow’! I am not very certain where I found your blog – perhaps it may have been from your comment on a common friends blog. :)

      Cheers and best!

  8. john tugano says:

    you got a really nice blog here my friend…

  9. Thank you Dilip for always sharing your inspirational words in this blog. I am so glad you created it for all of us to enjoy :) Have a wonderful weekend ahead, my friend.

  10. Prajakta says:

    Amazing blog. A bunch of inspiring and thoughtful posts. I look forward to more.

  11. Sam Rappaz says:

    Thank you for exploring my blog. I appreciate your time and your comments! You have great space here. I look forward to reading more from you!

  12. Live life less serious: A great philosophy. –Curt

  13. Joan Mae says:

    Hello, nice meeting you,
    just dropping by to say hi and how are you?
    And how do you like me to call you? any nickname? If you don’t mind. :-)

  14. namitasunder says:

    Thanks for guiding me to your wonderful blog by leaving a comment on my post. Breath of joy……the title of the blog resonates with my own thinking , my own philosophy. I cherish the simple , small pleasures coming our way on the daily basis. I keep my eyes and heart open to those and in turn get the precious gift of joy.
    I know I will here.

    • Dilip says:

      I am touched and inspired by what you say. The inspiration comes from your ability to connect with the simple wonders of life. This I believe is self-awareness a virtue I hope to acquire. With kind regards and many thanks.

  15. Ana Jain says:

    Hey nice blog, very positive. Thanks for liking my work, I like you back!

  16. Roshni says:

    A very nice theme for the blog! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog!

  17. noahsin says:

    Just saw this. Looks very interesting and impressive.

  18. Sunny says:

    Life life less serious.! Sounds good. Nice thought and blog.. Keep Writing and Inspiring..

  19. Your blog’s purpose is beautiful. I love the quote behind it!

  20. kipyang says:

    Hi Dilip, thank you again for the follow and likes on my blog. Here is indeed a very inspirational one – live life less serious! Your works are really wonderful, made from the heartily life. Thank you for sharing them to us. Best regards to you, Sir!

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hello and good morning Kipyang you made my day with such a lovely and cheerful comment. I am so glad you liked my blog.
      Cheers and will keep in touch. :)

  21. surbhisarna says:

    Live life less seriously! advice which people should take seriously :) very nice posts :) I am following your blog now

  22. swethadhaara says:

    Hi, I would like to invite you to join BlogUmberilla and add your blog under respective category. Please visit https://blogumberilla.wordpress.com/ Happy blogging!!

  23. Hello Dilip,

    Open with smile and keep smiling 
    I am passing this ‘Versatile Award’ to you for your creativity. Look forward to see your post with this award soon. Please click the link for details:


    Wishing you a lovely day and Take care!
    Chitra Jagadish

  24. Well thought….nice blog…let’s inspire and enligten…

  25. cocoblaq says:

    Hi, Dilip. I’m Blaq. Your blog is awesome. Lots of interesting posts to read. I’ll love to go through them when I can.

  26. cocoblaq says:

    Hi, Dillio. I’m BlaqCoco. Your blog is awesome. Lots of interesting posts to read. I’ll love to go through them when I can.

  27. Anuja Sawant says:

    Hi Dilip. You’ve got a great blog going on here. Have you considered publishing on LinkedIn? I think there’s a lot of audience out there who’d like to read the stuff you write.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Anuja it’s indeed gracious of you to say so. Blogging for me is just fun – meeting and exchanging views with the wonderful people in this beautiful world.

      Oh ya I have been on LinkedIn since long and did leverage its amazing dynamics to my advantage in teaching and consultancy. Thanks for your kind suggestion I will consider it a honor to invite you :)

      Kindest regards. Dilip

  28. Risty says:

    Fellow blogger, congratulations!
    I nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.
    For more details, please check http://createthissimple.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/dragon-loyalty-awards/

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi its indeed very kind of you to consider me for this honour. I will check out the process and do the needful.
      With greetings from India. Namaste :)

  29. Bela says:

    Hi Dilip… Thanks for stopping by and liking my posts… I just visited your blog here… This is so inspirational… I enjoyed reading it…. I am your new follower now…!! :)

  30. AdiC says:

    Thank you for dropping by! :) I like what I’ve seen uptil now. Namaste :)

  31. susanddhavle says:

    Your header photo show an interest in golf, surely my husband would be thrilled. He loves golf.

  32. Hi… Congo! I have nominated your Blog for ‘Blog of the Year 2013′ award. Please follow the link below to accept it! :)
    have a good day… :)

  33. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. ‘Live life less serious’ sounds just right. :)

  34. Robin says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I like your blog’s philosophy :) I will visit again.

  35. Maya says:

    Hi Dilip!

    It’s nice to find your blog with a purpose “Live life less serious”. How pleasant our life would be when we follow this. Though all your philosophies in this blog looks simple, it will give a greater meaning when we try to imply it in our lives.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, only because of that I was able to find your blog.

    Lovely work! Keep going and Cheers :) :)

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hey Maya its nice of you to return my call. You are very right the quotes are short and simple but if practiced they can make our life simple and happy too :)
      Oh I liked your blog and your write well. Cheers :)

  36. Snigdha says:

    It’s a beautiful place, sir. I especially love the motto. Hoping to read more. :)


  37. herschelian says:

    Ni hao Dilip,
    Thank you for following my blog – I am delighted to welcome you. Your photos and posts are so interesting – I particularly like the ones taken in Pune, as my dad spent time there during WW2 as he was an officer in the Bombay Sappers & Miners Regiment, and he had happy memories of the city. Have a good week!

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh I am so thrilled to know that your Dad was a Bombay Sapper :) Would love to know more about him and maybe request you to dedicate a post in his honor with his photos.

      We celebrated our 194th Group Day and Reunion 2014 from 30 Jan to 1 Feb 2014 with large number of serving and veterans of the Bombay Sappers attending. On such occasions we have among us a few veterans of the Royal Bombay Sappers who come all the way England.

      Many thanks and with warm regards. BTW is Ni hao Swahilli or Mandarin :)


      • herschelian says:

        Ni hao (Mandarin for ‘hello’) What a fascinating reunion you must have had! My dear father died almost 3 yrs ago, and shortly afterwards I did a tribute post to him:
        http://herschelian.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/a-tribute-to-my-father/. Of course I am biased, but I think he was a very special man!
        I will be making my first trip to India either late this year or early next year as my daughter and her husband plus my small grandson are moving from San Francisco to live in Bangalore – we are a very spread out family nowadays, but thanks to the wonders of the internet are able to stay in close touch.
        Zai jian! Jo (aka Herschelian)

        • dilipnaidu says:

          Ni hao Zai jian!

          Thank you I read your tribute post. Wow you dad was a paratrooper which by itself is a great distinction in addition to being a Royal Bombay sapper. A very handsome man he was and he looks splendid in his uniform.

          How nice that you will be in India (Bangalore) sometimes in the near future.

          Many thanks for sending me he link. I am delighted and thrilled.

          Kind regards

  38. Beautiful inspirational blog from the artwork to the flowers. So lovely and only a lovely heart can be behind the concept. I send you a bunch of luck in your studies and know you will succeed at anything you want…. Now just do it! claudy

  39. Hi,

    I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award courtesy of Don Charisma.
    If you wish to accept – then visit the link below for more info:


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Vijay its indeed very gracious of you to consider my blog good enough to be nominated. I’ve never been able to follow the process as yet but will surely try again.

      Thank you and with kind regards,

  40. Yatin says:

    Sounds like an interesting place to hangout!! :)

  41. After saying I would come and visit – I have and found that I had visited your post on the flower show – just lovely. I had made a note to return when I had more time and explore your site further. I like your philosophy and am joining you. Cheers Irene

  42. YellowCable says:

    I really like Lao Tzu’s quote.

  43. Hi,

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you wish to accept, then please visit the link below where you can find out more. Apologies if you don’t normally accept awards.


    Many thanks,

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Vijay dear friend I am touched by your gesture and thank you and acknowledge your kindness. Acceptance of the award is in my mind and heart so kindly do not apologize.
      Thank you

  44. sania bashir says:

    wow you have a great blog sir , hmm it will take me time to read :D, no but seriously …
    and the tip of philosophy – ‘live life less serious’ is simply great ambition!
    keep on going…i’l too be included to thread out more about your post sir!

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh oh सानिया ब्लॉगिंग ki दुनिया में मैं एक सर नहीं हूँ
      हम सब दोस्त हैं :) :)

      But (seriously :) )your lovely words made me very happy more so because you too liked my resolution to “Live Life Less Seriously” :)

      Believe me I truly liked your blog and your thoughts.

      Be well and keep smiling always :)

      Dilip Sir

  45. Dilip, your blog has given me great pleasure and I hope you will do me the honour of accepting this award..

    I just want to thank you for the wonderful posts you have given us.. And ask that you accept this Award .. The Peace and Justice Award.. I hope you spread more of your love, light and wisdom to other like minded bloggers in 2014…


    Happy New Year.. and Blessings Sue :-)

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Sue all along the this 2013 your words of encouragement and inspiration have always elevated my spirits.

      It is indeed gracious and kind of you to honor me with this wonderful award. I certainly will cherish your gesture and try to figure out the technicality of sporting it on my blog.

      With the best of wishes to you for the coming year and may the Almighty keep you in the best of health and spirits. :) :)

  46. ShethP says:

    Hi there! I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! Please check it out here:


    Thank you and have a great day! :)

  47. D.A. Lavoie says:

    Thank you for your visit…I visit your Blog and it’s very interesting and inspiring. So I have no doubt to decide to follow you my dear! And I’m hoping you come back someday to visit us! (http://migrationx3.wordpress.com).Thanks for all and have a real nice week-end!

  48. Live life less serious… such a good foundation to play and flow with live, being responsible for everything each does… Barbara

  49. Hey… you have been nominated for the following award… kindly check it out :)


  50. White Pearl says:

    your blog is more than awesome ! Love this place and your perfect ideas ! Following you :)

  51. Waav, amazed by your one-liner.. Cool one ..
    Having a happy tym going thru your posts..
    Keep blogging

  52. I love your philosophy. It’s great.

  53. Akanksha says:

    Hey..thanks fr stopping by my blog. Nice 2 meet u here.

  54. Frank says:

    First-time visitor … nice place you have here. I’m curious about your Gravitar. Did you develop it?

  55. gpcox says:

    Very nice to meet you. I’m sure I’ll enjoy my visits here.

  56. Wawawr says:

    Hi! I love this blog and the idea behind it. I’d love to read more. Have a lovely day!

    Lorna xx

  57. Ramprasad says:

    I find your blog very interesting and I can see the positive vibes all round here. Thanks :)

  58. What a wonderful Blog you have, and such purpose is inspiring. Letting Go is often all we need do, And yet so many cling onto that which no longer serves…

    .. Love and Gratitude.. Sue

  59. Gator Woman says:

    What a beautiful Blog you have created here.
    Thank for sharing a place of such peaceful inspiration.

  60. petrel41 says:

    Dear dilipnaidu,

    Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the Super Sweet Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at


  61. dannadesigns says:

    Love your Motto. Have a fabulous Day!

  62. Davinder Kaur says:

    Hi Dilip, I have nominated you for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”.
    Feel free to click on the below link if you wish to accept the award and all you need to do is follow the quick and simple rules.
    Well done and congrats for being one of my nominees: http://luchaniktravel.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/super-sweet-blogging-award/ Thanks, Davinder

  63. fgassette says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

  64. This is a lovely “About”. Simple and succinct! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and hope to be a frequent visitor. All the very best to you!

  65. This is a good place to share and find friends!~ Right here in the Way. : )

  66. asha says:

    I have liked your posts and thoughts. I have nominated your for Very Inspiring Bloggers Award. You can find it at http://www.selfveda.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ Best wishes!

  67. ajaytao2010 says:

    Hi Dilip

    I find you regularly on my blog, thank you very much for everything,

    can I ask you wher you belong to India or abroad, just curious

  68. ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you Dilip.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

    • Dilip says:

      Welcome Ajaytao for your visit and good wishes. I belong to India :)
      Yes I do find your blog inspiring and replete with spiritual wisdom and beautiful pictures. I will surely be a regular visitor.

      Have a wonderful 2013. Regards.

  69. Balu says:

    Good to have a purpose for a blog. Interesting!

  70. 1EarthUnited says:

    I look forward to enjoying your posts. Keep up the good fun! :)

  71. Otrazhenie says:

    Hi :-) I’ve nominated your blog for ‘Blog of the year 2012′ award. Congratulations!
    Follow the link provided below for information on this award:
    It was a pleasure meeting you in the blogosphere in 2012. :-)

  72. Lechu says:

    A blog with a specific purpose… Wonderful. I am so sorry to join you late but I believe that better late than never. All the best for your blog

  73. utesmile says:

    Thank you for visitng my blog so I could find yours, lovely and inspirational . I will visit again and look through a bit closer. Thank you Ute

  74. PeeKay says:

    Interesting Blog.. You have one more follower .

  75. RobynG says:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and liking a couple of posts. Your visit is appreciated. You have a very interesting and inspiring blog. Thanks for sharing!
    Please stop by and visit again soon!

  76. Otrazhenie says:

    Hi Dilip, I nominate you for the wonderful team member readership award. For more information visit my blog at http://otrazhenie.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/wonderful-readership-award/ :-)

  77. shahujvaln says:

    Beautiful Blog.. You got one more follower :)

  78. Asma says:

    that’s sweet:)
    Have a nice day:)

  79. Hi!!! This is Neen from http://writeforacause.org/. Thank you for coming to my site and I’m glad that you’re blessed by it. I might as well wanted to try your Guest Post, if you permit. ^____^

    God bless.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi there and welcome Neen. It is so nice of you to offer a guest post. I am indeed honored. As the theme of my blog is “To live life less serious” :) it would be great if you are comfortable in writing about some highlights your country and culture. A few pictures even of some ordinary street scenes or some exotic locales if easily available would be nice. The article need even be a short one.

      I do hope you don’t mind my suggestions. Once again my thanks.


  80. Nice blog contents.. :)
    I too agree with your philosophy – ‘live life less serious’
    as it is truly said :
    A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs..It’s jolted by every pebble on the road… lolz :)

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hey a warm welcome to my blog. I am so glad we share the same philosophy of enjoying the humorous side of life. And you quote is terrifc too :)

      Thanks for dropping by and for the ‘Likes’!


  81. In the spirit of your introduction, for some reason, I am reminded of how great it is to express ourselves without any intention of “planning a response or action beforehand”.

    And so, in this spirit, my initial reaction to your words (without pre-thinking) is that I see your great intention to provide open but still profound mutual exchange of what is true, what is real, what matters. Also, I am impressed with your quite “grounded” pursuit of taking gardening to a new level, which shows how you have integrated the concrete with the non-concrete in your life. It is with gratitude that I am a follower and I look forward to reading your thoughts. ~Sonya

    • Dilip says:

      Welcome Sonya with due humility I feel encouraged by your words. I fall short of many words to express my thanks but I sincerely mean it and would love to read youe blog.
      With kind regards,

  82. pennycoho says:

    I honor your beliefs my friend and your outlook on life. On my own journey to date, I’ve found that my belief system seems to be of a Universal nature and I partake of the bountiful wisdom that appears everywhere in history and in present day. An excellent quote from an excellent source. Laozi – much universal wisdom I think!

  83. I was a high school history teacher for 33 years. Thanks visit my blog.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      How nice of you Carl to stop by. I have deep respect for teachers and you were a highschool teacher. I look forward to visit your blog and enjoy your writings.

      With kind regards.

  84. Dilip says:

    Hi George I extend a hearty welcome to you. I too love the wisdom of Tao. It is expressed in a simple manner yet is so profound. Thanks and regards.

  85. George Hayward says:

    Wayne Dyer gave a whole talk on the Tao…it was awesome! Great blog you have here, looking forward to reading more and following along.

  86. Hi Dilip, I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I nominated you for the Inspirational Blog award. Please don’t feel obligated to act on it, but please do come and see the photo I made for you. :-)

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Being nominated by you for the inspirational award with a personalized photo message speaks much of your goodness! As such I do accept your award with grace and a sense of humility. Yes I look forward to see it on your post.

      Thank you Bethany Jo!

  87. Paulina Czarnecki says:

    More people should ‘live life less serious’… :) Also, I would be potentially interested in doing a guest post. I blog at http://www.paulinaczarnecki.wordpress.com, or you can contact me personally at paulinaczar@yahoo.com. I look forward to hearing from you and reading more of your blog!

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Paulina welcome to my blog. Yeah ‘living life less serious’ or simply ‘let go’ makes our life so much more happier. And wow that’s a lovely offer to do a guest post. I guess that’s what blogging is all about! Just visited you blog – it is pretty awesome.

      Many thanks!

  88. slalvani167 says:

    Hi Dilip
    I can’t help remarking your outstanding manner of encouraging young Prakash in his journey toward becoming an effective leader. May I, therefore, suggest an additional leadership imperative of ‘an encouraging attitude’

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Dear Sunder,

      Positive vibes coming from you mean a lot! They ‘encourage’ me too! Yes of course young Prashant and guys like you and me who are currently in the teaching mode will do well to remember that ‘an encouraging attitude’ is an important prerequisite to effective leadership.

      Thanks dear friend for the value addition,

  89. Prashant says:

    Hi Sir,

    I am someone who sleepwalks though academics. I am like one of those sharks who if one turns over(if!) goes into a trance – many teachers have that affect on me! However, what I still remember, from TASMAC 2006-07 batch, is that you were one of the people who seemed genuinely interested in teaching. I could always sense positivity emanating from you. You were not one of the those who “do a job”. Always smiling, and polite(1. “…those who don’t want to participate, please don’t disturb others” 2. Please listen to others, give them respect”…all said very gently…something which I myself finding very hard to do in corporate world with my juniors).

    I remember enjoying reading case studies from SM books, though didn’t take them too seriously, because I didn’t know if I will be able in a position to formulate strategies.

    I met Vedant(our common friend) couple of months backs, and he mentioned this blog, and today when I stumbled across it, I can sense the same concern for your students here as well.

    I will be reading through the material on your blog, and would like to interact with you.

    At the very least, I will be in a good company.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      My Dear Prashant a warm welcome to you after so many years!

      Nice words for me my friend I do hope I deserve it. I am so glad you met my good friend Vedant. Reading the beautiful flow of your thoughts makes me feel immensely proud of you. The most important attribute about you is that you seem to have an open mind. So go ahead bash on regardless into the future.

      I take a bow and say ‘Merci beaucoup’!

      @ I’d like to reply your comments on ‘Strong Leadership’ which I found quite thought provoking.

      Yes being a goody-goody guy certainly will not work for a leader faced with tough situations. Also cracking interviews is not enough to certify leadership potential. This is primarily because most interviewers miss out on detecting leadership traits as they may never have experienced the heat and tensions of leadership.

      In SSBs we are trained to gauge leadership attributes and yet at times we do make errors of judgment :) In my mind universal the virtues of courage, integrity, compassion, flexibility and last but not least humility are the imperatives a person must possess to take on leadership challenges.

      Prashant I am most impressed by you for expressing your views candidly. o me you yourself seem to eminently qualify for becoming a great leader Once again my good wishes are with you always.

      Do please keep in touch.

      Cheers :)

  90. Subhan Zein says:

    Yes, I read this in Tao The Ching. Interestingly Paulo Coelho also said the same thing in one of his books, which sounds like a paraphrase of this wonderful saying.

    Thank you for sharing though! Lovely day to you! :-)

    Subhan Zein

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi and welcome to my blog Subhan. Nice to know you appreciate the wisdom of the Tao.

      Thanks for the good wishes. And cheers!

      • I return herehere Dilip to discover you are a teacher and to find my virtual friends Carl D’A, Prashant, Ajaytao, Otrazhenie.
        I like teachers. I used to teach for the thrill of the lights.

        • dilipnaidu says:

          Great to know that we enjoy the company of some very illustrious folk :) Oh yes they have wonderful blogs and so have you.

          Meet you again in the blogosphere :)

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