Saving water outdoors

The video by American water company to save water especially outdoors was quite helpful!

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Growing up in a printing press

My mother used to run a printing press, and I had the opportunity to grow up observing her overcome her challenges on many fronts and learned from the experiences!

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Smile – Secret to success

Sometimes our face expresses what our mind is thinking and not what we intend to feel 🙂 Being at peace with ourselves and our surroundings naturally brings a smile on our face. When someone tells you to smile more, it fundamentally means you are getting a feedback that you are going through stressful times and it is reflecting on your face.

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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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How to improve self-confidence?

When we are going through extended difficult times, over a period of time we realize.. somewhere our self-confidence and self-esteem are the ones that get shaken up! Is there a way to rebuild it, even while going through difficult times..?

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Empty room test

Power outages used to be common during my school days, every outage typically lasting at least 5-6 hours. It used to be the perfect storytelling time for my mother! Sharing one of the stories that makes me think every time I encounter a challenge!

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What is your brain color?

Few years back, I was into experimenting a variety of psychometric instruments that can be tuned to understand the work patterns of employees in an organization. Naturally, how to make them more effective was a constant thought process! Was thinking about how it applies to non-work scenarios!

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Humility as a job requirement

Yes. I was surprised as well. What types of jobs would want humility! It was interesting to see this new trait being expected in job postings.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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My brief interaction with Stephen R. Covey

Many of us have known or must have read Stephen Covey’s 7 habits of highly effective people! In my previous role, I had the opportunity to invite him for a webinar at work and was pleasantly surprised during his interaction!

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Learning from the mouse merchant

I used to love reading stories to my brothers while growing up! There was one story that I remember we read it together multiple times and wondered about how opportunities knock and what one can make out it!

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Local entrepreneurs series #4 – Mridangam classes

A common friend introduced me to Mayavaram R. Vinoth , a carnatic musician who plays Mridangam. Was inspired by him and writing this post to request support! During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses, musicians and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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Impact of virtual conversations

How long has it been since you have had an in-person conversation with a friend? How has your relationship grown over the past few months?

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Operating in an unstructured zone

Many of us tend to be very comfortable operating in a safe and secure structured zone. If we do not have one, some of us have the ability to create one for ourselves. How important is it? How can we tap into those who can operate in the unstructured space?

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Perspectives about who wrote the first number

When kids ask questions like these, it becomes an interesting journey to answer them. Answers involve our culture, knowledge, practices, history and processing all threads to come up with a concise answer that captures their attention!

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Bloggers – Have any of you used DIIB services?

What is the value of your website? When we use DIIB, we seem to get a dollar value evaluation for our website. Have you tried it? Are there any other sites providing a similar functionality?

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Took a sneak peek into the Happiness Jar

In the process of teaching kids that there will always be ups and downs in life, during one of the low phases, we started maintaining a Happiness Jar. When we took a sneak peek into it today, it made us feel good yet again and filled us with hope & optimism. Try it out sometime!

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Role, empowerment and ability to make choices

Being able to empower your team to take accountability is great! What happens when the leader who has empowered their team members is no longer empowered, and is bound by constraints from multiple fronts?

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