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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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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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Feng shui solutions

Few years back when we were going through health issues, a friend suggested some Feng shui corrections and it helped! After that my belief in simple changes in our surroundings triggering larger changes in our lives seems to be making sense!

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What is the product you are trying to sell?

In a conversation with a Sales/Marketing leader, the conversation about the criticality to understand what we are trying to sell was interesting! Especially for entrepreneurs and folks in Sales/Marketing, this is critical!

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Learning Thursdays 1 year Blogversary – Thank you

I started blogging on 26th December 2019 and I completed one year of blogging! Thank you for your continued readership and support! Sharing my learnings for the past one year!

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Learning about Shaligrama

On the day of Vaikunta Ekadashi, I got an opportunity to learn more about Shaligrama / Shalagrama / Shaligram / Saligram. Sharing what triggered my interest and the interesting aspects about what I found!

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Christmas celebrations across the world

While talking to some of my friends in Australia, realized that Christmas time is summer over there! Wanted to see how Christmas celebrations look like across the world.. sharing those that I found interesting! Wish you all Merry Christmas 🙂

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Christmas carols

Whether we are traveling or relaxing at home, just switching on the radio during November-December timeframe, listening to Christmas carols lifts our spirits. Sharing our top ten favorites that we enjoy singing along with friends and families!

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Blood oranges (not Grapefruits)

I cut an orange from my home delivered groceries and was surprised to see the color inside. At first, I thought it was a grapefruit – but tasted much sweeter than sour. Realized it was a blood orange! I am a big fan of blood oranges now!

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Music for the soul

All of us have some song that touches our soul! We feel a connection somewhere deep within… sharing one such song that sets many of us on a different plane! It is a Kannada (Indian language) song shared with lyrics!

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Ayurveda – Gunas and Doshas

It was interesting to see how the food we eat relates to how our thoughts are processed by our mind and Ayurveda provides a clear explanation for the same!

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Quiz 35 – Planets in our solar system

If you want to be humbled by nature – take a look at the sky, better still visit the planetarium. How many of these planets and details about them can you identify correctly?

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Anxiety and the wait for something unknown

While the world is waiting for positive news on the vaccines and complete cure for the virus, there are some of us who are feeling the anxiety for very many other reasons!

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Tirupaavai and leading change

Last year for the first time I got to listen and understand Tirupaavai – a classic Tamil literature about Andal (an ardent devotee of Maha Vishnu) and how she interpreted and led change!

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Good old friends or are they acquaintances now…?

Over a period of time, there is truly a fine line that gets drawn between friends and acquaintances. One fine day, the realization hits us and we are not ready to accept it either way! Are there any telltale signs that we can look out for..?

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Necessity driven Innovation – Cooking on a truck

My mother forwarded a video today that was truly inspirational! The simplicity of the idea and ease of implementation was amazing! A simple scientific concept with a good implementation supporting thousands of people eat meals everyday!

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Getting harder to take one step at a time….?

For some of us, challenges in life are pushing us to a corner where taking one step at a time is also difficult. Impact on one decision or change needing to be evaluated on multiple fronts, makes us think and continue to re-evaluate our options. So, what do we do in those times?

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Planets Jupiter and Saturn – Great conjunction

Time to look at the skies for a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Astronomers describe it as the great conjunction to describe meetings of the two biggest worlds in our solar system, mighty Jupiter and ringed Saturn.

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