Bahubali – Qualities of the King

Yesterday I watched Bahubali, touted as the most expensive Indian movie of all time (till 2015). The king was revered by his people. If you had watched the pre-battle and battle scenes, the King stands out special.

Kural mentions about some characters of the King, which is equally applicable for a leader.

Qualities of a King
Qualities of a King

அஞ்சாமை ஈகை அறிவூக்கம் இந்நான்கும்
எஞ்சாமை வேந்தற் கியல்பு

Courage, Kindness, Wisdom and Energy are the true attributes of a King.

1. Courage – A leader does not exhibit fear.
Baahubali takes down his enemies without any fear (again and again) be it chasing down the enemy down the cliff or jumping over the defence.

2. Kindness – A leader helps his people.
He cares for lives of his people even in the battle. He saves them who were kept as defence wall by enemies 

3. Wisdom -A leader should be wise.
He takes on a text-book Battle technique and deploys it with his own ideas – Awesome

4. Energy – A leader is vibrant.
When the enemies hoisted their flag and his soldiers were retreating, he gave the enthusiasm. Another best scene was, when he was asked to kill a Bison for offering blood, he gave his own… true Tollywood

One Extra Sugar

Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam – It is a restaurant I visit often with my colleagues on Friday afternoons for a cup of coffee. It is situated next to our office and its a quiet place with a hang-out ambiance – also with river view. It is a good way to start enjoying the weekend ahead. Although we visit once a week, the waiter/waitress remembers our choice “Two Cappuccino and One coffee. with extra sugar. correct?” – yes, extra sugar.

The feel that you are remembered makes you to visit the same place again. It is called customer loyalty by a happy returning customer.

In general, I love the taste of coffee which is bittersweet. Cappuccino with its milk content reduces the bitterness. Sugar increases its taste.

Last week, one waiter while taking the order commented as below:

  • waiter: Two cappuccinos and One coffee. right?
  • me: yes, with extra sugar
  • waiter: Of course….. but extra sugar is not good for the health, guys.

I don’t know why I needed to listen. From this week, I stopped ordering that extra sugar.