Be you!

Happy international women's day! It’s a women’s day and an opportunity to look at the achievements, challenges, contributions, problems & issues, and many more things related to women.There are many women out there who are doing great in their professional or personal areas, many aspiring women to reach their goals, many more who are struggling... Continue Reading →

Self-contained

Old is gold! I found this gem of a poem from the 19th century in my daughter's English textbook. Its content is much needed today when we are lost in man-made complexities of life. Sometimes, people with bad behavior are compared with wild animals. Whenever I come across such a comparison, I think it is... Continue Reading →

Who is your teacher?

Part of Reinvent Series A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. 1989 There was a young girl in a middle school, who loved singing. The music was very close to her heart and she kept her interest in music as a secret. She was shy to disclose to her parents... Continue Reading →

Take a break!

It is okay to take a break! Just don't quit! It is easier said than done. Many times we feel like taking a break from what we are doing. When your body and mind are getting overloaded, you need to pause, think, and decide. It is important to take care of yourself and ensure you... Continue Reading →

Social validation

Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within. - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War Social validation is more connected to the influence of other people that lead us to conform... Continue Reading →

The potter and the king

Panchatantra Series Once upon a time, there was a potter who lived in a village with a meager income. One night, he stumbled and fell over some pots in his house. It resulted in a deep cut on his forehead, due to a broken piece of pot. He did not treat his wound as it... Continue Reading →

Are you keeping it on ice?

“Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.” — Deepak Chopra How frequently do we do this? Keep postponing the best and most important things we wish in our life! That one vacation, a relationship, a new experience, a hobby, an adventure, so... Continue Reading →

How to get rid of self-doubt?

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”  ― Suzy Kassem Rita wants to enroll in a dance class. Now, she is in her late thirties and thinks about whether she can learn to dance at this age. Rocky is interested in starting a new venture that suits his passion and doubts about whether it is... Continue Reading →

Count your blessings

A quote by Zig Ziglar says, gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more things to express gratitude. With awareness, there comes the responsibility of implementation. Are you ready to do so? Let us see. Complaining about the... Continue Reading →

World Environment day

Today is the world environment day, it is a united nation's day to encourage worldwide awareness and actions to protect our environment. The theme for this year is air pollution. However, I would like to discuss water as that also needs our attention and action. I was talking to my friend, about the mountaineering training... Continue Reading →

Keep going

Don't watch the clock; Do what it does. Keep Going. Writer's block Is it a myth or truth? Is it laziness, or lack of time? Is it an excuse to stretch my mind to get on writing? Or am I stuck with the resistance? Am I the victim of procrastination? I have no idea whatever it... Continue Reading →

How to overcome self-criticism

It happens, you may come across a situation like this: You have plenty of tasks on the to-do list. You have many things to be completed at work and home. You may be planning to take up some activities to improve your fitness and career growth. You want to have some fun and relax. Trying... Continue Reading →

Earth: A little speck in the Cosmos which is our home

How can we describe the wonders of this world? The precision involved placing the different planets, stars, galaxies at a specific distance, their compositions, the movement patterns of those celestial bodies, and their speed of expansion, rotation, and revolutions! We are living in a scientific era. The scientists could calculate the size, distance, speed, weight,... Continue Reading →

The frog king and the snake

Panchatantra Series Image: Amar chitrakatha Gangadatta was the king of frogs who lived in a well. He had his subjects and his relatives were also living in the same well. He did not like some of the relatives and thought they had an eye on his throne. Those frogs used to create many problems to... Continue Reading →

Conversation is so much more than words

A conversation is so much more than words: a conversation is eyes, smiles, and the silence between words. -Annika Thor I was reading some thoughts on how suffocated people feel with their emotions and how people are holding back their vulnerabilities to maintain the social image of a happy person. It made me think about... Continue Reading →

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