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My Daddy Strongest!!!

What is more important to us? Our name on a wall for recognition of our work or the impact of our work on someone’s life.

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hey Mom Dad, are you certified to be parents?

Don’t we skill ourselves for our jobs in the corporate world? Parenting is a BIG challenging job of our lives too. But are we skilled enough to handle that challenge?

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

What are these dots? How does one CoLLect them?- Part 2

The moment you start thinking that these dots are simple experiences with one or more components of Creating Accomplishment, Learning and Fun, and many of them freely available, all you then need is a bag full of attitude to gather them.

February 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

CoLLect the dots. Stop worrying about connecting them- Part 1

My suggestion is that instead of focusing on connecting the dots, focus on collecting the dots first.

December 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Let it go!

In the first incident, I thought I was doing the right thing. I applied the best of my mind. I had “won”. But i was miserable after that. In the second incident, I just let it go. I let my heart take over and let the other person win. I loved it.

November 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

A tale of two speeches

Last week, two speeches caught my attention on my social media circles. One was a ceremonial speech delivered by Mr. Narayana Murthy at IISc on July 16th and the other was by Mr. Shashi Tharoor at The Oxford Union Debate on May 28th. As a researcher and teacher of persuasive communication and speech writing, I followed both speeches very closely on the social media. It was fascinating to see that the speeches had very different outcomes. Mr. Murthy’s speech drew ire and anger from the audiences and Mr. Tharoor’s speech was revered and applauded. Why did this happen? What can we learn from these examples? Read more…

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 7 year itch!

I gained over 12000 friends in various parts of the world, reconnected with my teachers at IIMB, learnt how to build and manage institutions from the staff and colleagues and finally, got a chance to fulfill my dream of teaching communication and persuasion to students.

June 9, 2015 · 9 Comments

Lesson from a welder who used to collect women’s sanitary napkins

Imagine you are a young girl studying in a Medical College in a very conservative town nestled in a very conservative state in South India. Now imagine that a man comes to you and offers a new sanitary pad for women that he has made himself. I am pretty sure you will be surprised and might even recoil away from this man. And imagine, if this man says that he will come next week and collected the used pad. This crazy fantastic man is Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Speech-writing: a profession whose time has come in India

I think there is a misunderstanding that the speech-writer writes the speech all by himself, gives it to the leader who stands up and reads it out. It doesn’t happen like this at all. In reality, the speech-writer’s job is to collaborate and co-create a speech with the leader. They are in this together.

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A treat to myself

…a strange impulse came over me and I said to myself “I am going to treat myself today”. I walked up to one of my favorite coffee shops which happened to be nearby and plonked myself in a corner table. Read more on how I gave a treat to myself.

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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