A heritage to be proud of

PROMPT QUESTIONNAIRE  by Wendell Berry How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade? Please name your preferred poisons.For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do? Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favorite evils and acts of hatred.What …

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Kerala Wall

Only a lunatic can imagine that – building foundations amidst a psunami, with the sea biting her ankles. She looks for collaboration from submerged life beneath the surface. The movement against women entering a revered temple is in full swing. Two women show the courage to break the law, and unrest grips the town. Yet, …

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Interview with Human Defynd

A chat with Human Defynd Who are you, where you do live and what do you presently do? I am a coach and trainer by profession, writer by choice and a banker in a previous avatar. You can call me a multi-potentialite and a piece still in transition. A lot more is yet to come. …

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Addicted to Success

New Year Resolutions are a quaint custom, that people have stopped trusting, but still continue to follow. Social media has a ball with circulation of jokes and gentle nudges on this topic. Where did the custom originate ? Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 18

Welcome to Week 18! I see you all busy with the rituals that we follow at this time of the year. It makes me wonder why do we need these. And the answer that popped up is - We need a renewal of faith, hopes, ambitions and modified action plans to suit current reality. It …

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Success Factors

This week, we explore a person and how s/he impacts our personality and perspective on life. It could be a pet, since we have strong emotional bonds with these lovely souls. MY TAKE I close my eyes and see the morning sky, resplendent in shades of yellow and orange. These are the colors of sunrise, …

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Hollowness

Youth applauds the ingenuity of the sculptor. The artist has outdone himself in capturing the complexities of the world. How are brilliant careers and filthy fortunes built? The world looks for the pull from the top, or the jack – the propeller from the bottom. Networks keep your system functioning, and oil your wheels with …

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Women who Care

I take pleasure in introducing Manmeet Dawar, another coachee, who runs The Pink Foundation, along with her sister Harmeet Dawar in Ahmedabad. Their flagship projects are Project Swabhimaan (Market-linking handmade articles by women) Project Khilkhilahat (Getting slum children into boarding schools) Project Sankalp (Awareness on Women’s Health issues) Please visit http://www.tpfworld.org/, for details. FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pinkfoundation

Failure is only the first step

Anything that failed is only the first phase of a project. It is to be followed up by better versions, and redoubled efforts. What we lose is time and maybe money. But the experience and the learning will always remain. Maybe, the resources are utilized more effectively and economically in the next round, and overall, …

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No Weaknesses, Only Unmet Expectations

“What exactly does team work mean? Am I abnormal, if I prefer working alone?” asked a management trainee. “Certainly not. People in a chain have independent tasks cut out for them. It is just that your deliverables need to be in tune with the needs of other stakeholders, so that you do not become a …

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