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How to be a Better Indian
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"Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keu Na Ase Tobe Ekla Cholo Re…" (“If they answer not to thy call, walk alone.” – Rabindranath Tagore. I was surfing the net when I came across this piece on Yahoo! Answers, possibly written by an Indian: “They discriminate in the name of caste, regions, colour and anything which anybody can ever imagine. The fact is all Indians are corrupt, ugly and extremely retarded. Nobody wants Indians to live on earth. Everybody wants them to die and still ...
Unbelievable Places to Travel in India
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image of articleTo many in the world, India has always been the land of mystical rites and exotic adventure. There are umpteen stories that portray it as the land where elephants roam the street and snakes charmers p...
Ten People I Would Invite to Dinner
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image of articleAn intimate dinner with a few people can be fun and special.  Unlike parties with lots of people – they tend to get noisy and, at times, rowdy – smaller dinners allow people to share ...
So Which Diet Are You On?
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image of article“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” Orson Welles. “The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the sec...
How to Invest Sensibly
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image of article“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” Paul Samuelson. “Cash - in savings accounts, short-t...
Dream Big!
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image of article“It may be that those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Butler Leacock. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one...
How I Overcome Challenges
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image of article“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls ...
How to Overcome Fears
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image of article“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone pas...
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April 17 2014 7:11 am
So what is an aphorism?  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an aphorism as ‘a short phrase that expresses a true or wise idea.’  According to Wikipedia, ‘an aphorism is an original thought, spoken or written in a lacon   [+]
How to Deal With Rude People
April 15 2014 6:02 am
“Etiquette does not render you defenseless. If it did, even I wouldn't subscribe to it. But rudeness in retaliation for rudeness just doubles the amount of rudeness in the world.” Judith Martin. Man is a social animal and to truly excel i   [+]
Election Time!
March 24 2014 7:40 am
Election season is here and things are hotting up!  The general election will be held in nine phases, the longest election in India’s history, from 7 April to 12 May 2014 to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha. Voting will take place in all 543    [+]
The Curse of the 27 Club
March 13 2014 9:22 am
I love music, especially western rock, and have over 25,000 songs in my iTunes.  And as a music lover, I have always been intrigued by the 27 Club.  Yes, the club is a morbid one and I apologise if you find this post not to your liking. Acc   [+]
How to Write Better English
March 12 2014 7:38 am
Whether it is a professional need or just the desire to communicate well, learning to write better English can only improve your chances of doing better at work. The easiest way to improve your English is to listen to good spoken English. Listening i   [+]
How to Look and Feel Fresh All Day Long
February 26 2014 10:53 am
‘Freshness’ always brought, still brings and will always bring to mind the 1975 ‘Liril waterfall commercial’ – the epitome of freshness, totally “Fresshhaaa!!” The bright teenager against the sparkling waterf   [+]
A Very Brief Lesson in Indian Classical Music
February 18 2014 10:50 am
The birth of Indian classical music dates back to the period of the Vedas, in which a detailed description of the various concepts under this music form has been laid out. Since time immemorial, Indian classical music has been used as a source of ent   [+]
Stop Making Excuses!
February 17 2014 3:54 pm
George Washington Carver once said, “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” If you would classify yourself as the kind of person who makes excuses for his/her weaknesses, then the above   [+]
Good Manners for Today: The Etiquette and Power of Speech
February 13 2014 12:47 pm
“Speech is the voice of the heart.”  Anna Quindlen Good manners are something we are taught since childhood. They are drilled into us through adolescence and by the time we are adults, they have become a habit. Our manners shape our    [+]
The Art of Getting What You Want
February 11 2014 11:57 am
Ever wondered why some people get all the things that they dream of? The right job, the right salary package, the right partner, the right life – you may think that some people are just made to be successful. But do you really know why these pe   [+]