Short story – value of a coin

An old couple used to live in a village. They had a son who was not interested in studies, nor working. While his mother always supported him in his efforts, his father was always apprehensive about his son’s ways and wanted him to change.

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Sankarabharanam raagam

Sankarabharanam is 29th of the 72 raagas in Carnatic music. Some songs have a soothing and healing effect, and some others touch our soul.

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Behavioral economics – what is it?

When we go for shopping, we usually go with a list of things to buy. Mostly we write down what we need, and tend to choose what we want (or potentially might want) based on how appealing products are! Do our buying patterns indicate something about us? If someone were to forecast what we would need and when, can they get it right?

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Inspiring cloud formations

Cloud gazing is a favorite late Sunday afternoon hobby for many! Just looking at these formations brings a smile on our faces! If we have a partner to name the shape and guess the next one, it forms lifelong memories!

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Guru Ashtakam – Paying obeisance to Guru (teacher)

There are four teachers in life – Mother, Father, Guru (teacher) and God who step into our lives in sequence and teach us what we need to learn and grasp in life. Had the opportunity to listen to Guru ashtakam by Shri Adi Shankaracharya! Was mesmerized by the meaning!

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Learning from crabs

Carcinization (orย carcinisation) is an example of convergent evolution in which a crustacean evolves into aย crab-like form from a non-crab-like form. What is so special about being a crab? What can we learn from this?

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Kabanda from Ramayanam

When we face challenges in life, how do we get to know how to solve them? How do we know where to look for help and who can help us? A small story from Ramayanam gives a clue!

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Mangoes – which ones are your favorite?

As children we used to look forward to summer as it would be mango season again! Mostly 3-4 varieties of mangoes that spread across summer timeline indicated whether summer was at its peak or getting over! Now, interesting to see more than 50 varieties of mangoes around the world!

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Precious life lessons from my mother in law

My mother and mother-in-law have two very different parenting styles and I have had the opportunity to learn from both ๐Ÿ™‚ Sharing the tips & learnings from my mother in law in this post!

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5 ways to focus on ourselves without being selfish

Focusing on ourselves is not always being self-centered! When we take care of ourselves, we are in a better physical and mental state of mind to be there for others!

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Pandemic experience since last year

Pandemic and dealing with the unknown was tough last year, especially for those living in the hard hit zones, the initial phase was excruciatingly difficult as no one around the world & in other states could understand what we were going through!

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