Home improvement #1 – Roofs

If you own an older home, or are buying one, do plan for some ongoing maintenance and upgrades. What should we typically look out for, and when? Sharing some inputs based on my experience!

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Pink pineapples are now available

Yes… Pink pineapples seem to be available for purchase online and are available in some grocery stores. How different is it? Is it safe to consume? How does it look?

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Quiz 38 – Sanskrit words

For those who have embarked on learning a new language, 10 Sanskrit words would be a good start. Take the test a second time and you would have had the opportunity to learn 10 new words from a different language!

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Conservation of birds facing extinction

Birds facing extinction is a global phenomenon. Who can help fight and protect them? How does the state participate in these efforts? Let us take a look at it using the Bald eagle program at New Jersey.

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Investing in ourselves helps

We might be good at various things, however, do we have that one skill that is useful to someone else, one marketable skill? That makes all the difference! If we are not able identify that ONE skill, maybe it is time to invest in ourselves and reskill!

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Projects for young children at home

While talking to a few mothers in the community, realized that everyone looks for innovative ways to keep their kids occupied! The new and innovative ideas were great, and every parent does it differently (in an awesome manner), however – the typical question about how to engage the kids with less resources and more fun stuff remains.

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Amanda Gorman – new generation

The glass ceiling was broken today with a woman stepping up into a Vice Presidential role! One other lady stole the show! Amanda Gorman and her poem instantly became the most trending topic midway through her speech!

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Colors and their healing properties

The basic colors of the rainbow also have healing properties. The colors we choose to wear, the colors we paint our rooms seem to not only convey our personality, they also can help us establish balance in our mind and body. Same is true with foods as well. It was interesting to correlate the same.

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Quiz 37 – Electronic or Logic Gates

In electronics class, we would learn about Logic Gates and their functions. A simple concept of whether electricity flows through a circuit or not is either Yes or No. All kinds of combinational circuits exist based on this principle. How many can you remember and get it right?

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When articles become conversation starters…

Got to experience it this week where some of the articles I have written over the past few weeks turned into conversation starters with a varied set of audience, ranging from students, entrepreneurs, family and community group discussions!

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Harvest festival (Pongal/Sankranthi)

In India harvest festival is celebrated in the middle of January (13, 14, 15, 16) with each of the days being celebrated for different reasons. It is interesting to see how small acts from a cultural standpoint have a huge impact on the community and our lifestyles!

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Dasavadhani

Dasavadhani is a word in Indian literature that signifies someone who can multi-task 10 different things at varying degrees of high complexity at the same time. Usually during the harvest festival in India (typically this week), Avadhanis will be invited to showcase their skills on various TV channels.

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DIY projects around the house are worth learning

Given that most of us around the world are working remotely, the amount of time we spend at home has increased. Use and wear & tear of home appliances and services have also increased. It seems to be worthwhile to learn how to do some of the home projects in a DIY (Do It Yourself) mode.

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Houses and charts in astrology

While we would have heard of astrology and birth charts, every birth chart can be divided into sub-charts that can help analyze the depths of certain aspects of life!

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Local entrepreneurs series #6 – Kancheevaram sarees

A common friend re-connected me with an old college friend – Prasanna, who has started a small business following her passion around sarees to sell Kancheevaram (Kanjeevaram) sarees online. Was inspired by her and writing this post to request support! During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses, and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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Perspectives about good and bad days

As parents, we often try to teach our children about good days and bad days and how to deal with them. Each and every one of us has our own way of dealing with day to day stuff and we carve out our life experiences to teach them the same. When I heard back how they understood and perceived it, it made me smile.

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Social styles amongst virtual groups

Social styles indicator is a profiling assessment used in Corporates, mostly to understand Leadership behaviors. I have found it useful in Corporate. It was interesting to see how the indicator can help understand oneself in normal day to day activities as well!

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