Yoga Politics

While the world celebrated the first ever Yoga day on 21 June “ declared by a secular international body that the UN is – bringing to fore the merits and joy of one of the oldest of Indian traditions, there were many back home bending over backwards to make people see the move as a […]

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Cracking GDs and PIs in MBA Admissions

Growing up, I was often encouraged to read ‘How to win friends and influence people’. And then the 7 Habits (of highly effective people) happened “ which was the next big thing. In its wake spawned a new genre: self-help. That’s when a strange kind of mutation began. From being prescribed ‘Chicken soup for the […]

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Who owns You?

It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife, It’s like meeting the man of my dreams, And then meeting his be¦yootiful wife! And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? So goes a famous number ˜Ironic’ by Alanis Morisette, a rock star. If you have heard it, you’ll know that the entire […]

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Living it my way

I watched Queen recently. I think it holds up a mirror to our society, subtle but solid and every bit entertaining. Gender-based norms are challenged through a picturesque scenic and cinematographic topography as the protagonist goes through a sharp transformation necessitated by her situation, emboldened by her will to fight all odds. Replace gender with […]

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On Civil Services “Attitude” Test

Of late there has been lot of brouhaha, politically speaking, in the media as well as the Lower and the Upper Houses of the country regarding an examination to test the aspiring Civil servants of the country. I am first and foremost a teacher; however, I delight in the training/application aspect of my job. The […]

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Leadership by Actions

Leadership. It’s not about taking to a lectern and giving glorious speeches, nor is it about heading a team to achieve set targets; it’s not about calling the shots, nor is it about ensuring utmost respect from the family and passing writs, even if they be for the good of others. Spearheading a team, wielding […]

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The right choice

A couple of months ago, I was hooked on to an American TV series Revenge, its protagonist a young woman named Emily Thorne, wronged by a well-heeled and well-muscled business tycoon and his family – The Graysons – staged in the Hamptons. The series was bold, the performances impeccable, the story tight and thrilling but […]

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Leap of Faith

This blog has been reproduced from the article I wrote for SHEROES – an Opportunity Scape for women   Not many of us think what a great accomplishment walking is until we see a toddler take her first steps. Well, so is writing an exam, then. And so is riding a bicycle; that day when […]

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Bertie and Me!

Dogs’ lives are too short; their only fault really. “ Agnes Sligh Turnbull   I am happy as a dog today! If only I had a tail to wag, I’d wag it sideways and round & round till I broke a few glasses by knocking them off of the table with it; I’d run around […]

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Become the Empowerment Yourself!

Yet another gang rape. And the media debates over calling her a victim or a survivor in print “ a debate that doesn’t extend itself to the question of objectification of women through their own institutions.   Well, at least this time people haven’t asked what she was wearing and why was she out there […]

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