Community makes a difference!

All of us like to feel included, we need to feel wanted, that feeling comes together in a community when everyone strives to be there for one another! Got to witness it yet again…! Sharing my experience!

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Victoria Falls in Africa

Victoria falls is said to the largest curtain of falling water in the world, shared between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. It is 1704 meters (about 1.05 miles) wide, making it the largest waterfall in the world.

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Back to school experience

Every year the back-to-school time is filled with fun, frolic and lots of shopping. Anything you can think of that is needed for school has to be shopped during this time. It is all about starting afresh with new resolutions and hoping for new beginnings. This year seems to be a bit different.

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High school & college students

School seniors and college freshmen/sophomores and their parents are evaluating these variables of late. When there are too many variables, it is hard to make a choice and stick to it for long.

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Learn to step outside with a mask

After being self-quarantined for the past few months, I ventured out to get a small plant from a neighbor in the community. My experience in the process made me rethink many aspects of life -as it is now.

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Home improvement & Handyman services

With most of us staying at home, home improvements are becoming a necessity these days. As a result – requests for Handyman services have increased! Sharing some tips to hire one!

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Are you stepping into leadership roles?

Some of my friends are stepping into leadership roles and some are expanding their roles to lead across geographies. Some helpful tips for a smooth transition!

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How to clear your online browsing history

We browse a lot of websites and our computers and mobile phones are used to collecting a lot of data about us. One of my friends asked me how do we clear the history and thought I would write this post to help!

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PAV – Personal Air Vehicles

How wonderful would it be to travel in a flying car (not necessarily time travel) like in the movies… was looking at the feasibility and was surprised to see a few organizations already working on prototypes during the past decade.

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Loans and terms – take a closer look

Taking a loan and making monthly automatic payments seems a normal activity. However, some fine print coming into play currently! Sharing some of my lessons learned in the process!

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Going through a transformation

We never know when we are transforming. It is only the before and the after comparisons that make us reflect the transformation we have been through!

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Dealing with loss – Mental health

Dealing with loss of a friend is very tough for a child. While it comes as a shock for parents, knowing how to deal with emotions (theirs and their children) and teaching them how to deal with it is critical.

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Ideas from Back to the Future movie

This weekend we watched Back to the Future trilogy. It was amazing to see the improvements that were imagined in 1985.. some of which have not yet come true.. 🙂 So, if you are an entrepreneur or looking out for ideas to build something cool, some of these ideas can lead you to one!

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Activities to cheer you up

Every now and then, we tend to feel bad about the situation we are in, irrespective of our age. We need our scope of control back… but things are different now.. so, feeling sad is normal.. some tips to try when you are feeling sad…

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What are people learning during the crisis?

It was interesting to see what people choose to learn during the pandemic. Who was choosing what to learn was even more interesting! Sharing my observations thus far..!

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Mental health

The past week has been very tough on many of us! Multitude of incidents in close circles – that I felt the urge to write about! Of the, one specific incident made me feel the importance of talking about mental health of not just us, but children and parents and grand parents as well!

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What to do while you are recovering at home during the pandemic

With all the news and guidelines circulating around, collated some of the information gathered from those who have recovered during the pandemic, while self-quarantining themselves at home. Sharing it for the benefit of all!

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What to eat to keep ourselves healthy during the pandemic?

If 80% of the population who contract the virus are anticipated to self-quarantine and heal by themselves while staying at home, wanted to understand what people in different countries were eating during the peak of the pandemic. How did / are they handling it. Sharing a compilation of immunity boosting tips and food tips from different countries!

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How are people reacting and responding to the crisis?

Everyone has a different way to respond to a crisis. Understanding each others’s responses and reactions helps us come together as a community during the crisis. Sharing what I have seen, learned and understood about people’s reactions over the past few weeks!

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People change people

During a dining table conversation, the topic comes up about who would be there when we need help? I was reminded of a story that I heard while growing up. Sharing what I learned and how I got to adopt it in life!

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Support the medical professionals around you

Medical professionals need our help! We are running low on face masks for them.. let us get together and make face masks and send it to support our medical professionals in our local hospitals! When Forbes raised this awareness, called a few hospitals around to check if there was an immediate need and Yes.. we can help! Have collated all the articles about it in this page..!

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Apartment communities prepare themselves for the crisis in Chennai, India

With the current stay at home and work from home increasing across the world, reached out to some of the apartment communities in India. Spoke to the community managers and was impressed by their leadership, speed of thoughts, ideas and implementation. Felt like sharing what I learned!

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Role of technology during a crisis

In the past few years, across the world we have faced many crisis situations. Whether it is a flood zone and the cities or state is cutoff, or tsunami effect and aftermath, or earthquakes and taking stock of people who are alive. Think of the many incidents and the number of technologies, and our communication challenges that have been occurred in the past decade or so! There are so many aspects we get to learn from one incident to the other! Sharing some of what I have observed and grown to respect over the years!

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Singapore – Aero farming or Hydroponics

For the past few weeks, have been reading up about Aero farming and Hydroponics. Being a foodie, while doing a project on special foods at Singapore, got to see that Singapore imports more than 90% of its vegetables. Only about 8% of the vegetables and eggs seem to be locally produced. Got me thinking..

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Smart farms

When I wrote about the technology innovations like Bee BOTS, I wondered if these AI and Robotics sensors were only for Bees and whether they can or are being used to monitor the patterns of other animals. Felt like I had opened a Pandora box (Internet of things). Sharing what I have learned thus far..!

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Energy centers across the world

When we visit places known for their scenic beauty, huge landscapes, beautiful rivers, glaciers, mountains and volcanoes, we return with a sense of satisfaction and peace! The scenaries and landscapes make us feel one with nature and we feel re-energized. I felt a quiet kind of peace when I visited Yellowstone and Sedona and wondered how it compared to the places of worship… I got curious and tried to understand more about it. Sharing what I learned in the process..!

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Global Cities and their impact

While sitting in a class on International Management, we were introduced to the concept of Global cities. The term seemed interesting and my mind immediately wanted to check if my city was a Global city 🙂 One hour into the lecture, we realized its impact on us globally..! Sharing what I learned thus far..!

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