Narada is a divine sage, who is the child of Lord Brahma and sings praises of Lord Vishnu!Continue reading “Learning from Narada”
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.Continue reading “Smile – Secret to success”
Understanding wants and needs
Do we have the ability to differentiate our wants and needs? How does differentiating them help?Continue reading “Understanding wants and needs”
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?Continue reading “Behavioral economics – what is it?”
Skills – Do you have the right skills?
Do you have the right skills to fetch you one job that can fulfill your needs?Continue reading “Skills – Do you have the right skills?”
Focus on what we can control
What do we have control on? The feeling of helplessness is in the air and our thoughts tend to get to pose this question pretty frequently these days!Continue reading “Focus on what we can control”
This is one trait we all seem to be needing now.Continue reading “Resilience”
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..?Continue reading “How to improve self-confidence?”
There are multiple types of coaching opportunities that are relevant for today’s scenarios. Knowing about some of them and the differences helps!Continue reading “Coaching avenues”
Learning Sanskrit – Week #10
This week we will learn ten basic words to address each other in Sanskrit!Continue reading “Learning Sanskrit – Week #10”
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!Continue reading “Empty room test”
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!Continue reading “What is your brain color?”
Learning Sanskrit – Week #5
This week we will focus on learning numbers. Try and test yourself! If you do not know, try the quiz again, and learn!Continue reading “Learning Sanskrit – Week #5”
Startup show on Netflix
A must-watch show for entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups!Continue reading “Startup show on Netflix”
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.Continue reading “Humility as a job requirement”
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!Continue reading “Investing in ourselves helps”
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!Continue reading “Amanda Gorman – new generation”
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?Continue reading “Quiz 37 – Electronic or Logic Gates”
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?Continue reading “Quiz 35 – Planets in our solar system”
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!Continue reading “Tirupaavai and leading change”
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..?Continue reading “Good old friends or are they acquaintances now…?”
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?Continue reading “Getting harder to take one step at a time….?”
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!Continue reading “My brief interaction with Stephen R. Covey”
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!Continue reading “Learning from the mouse merchant”
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!Continue reading “Local entrepreneurs series #4 – Mridangam classes”
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?Continue reading “Impact of virtual conversations”
Teachers learn from every student interaction
Every student is different! Sharing a personal experience that made my day and what I learned through the same!Continue reading “Teachers learn from every student interaction”
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?Continue reading “Operating in an unstructured zone”
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!Continue reading “Perspectives about who wrote the first number”
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?Continue reading “Bloggers – Have any of you used DIIB services?”
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!Continue reading “Took a sneak peek into the Happiness Jar”
When should one Quit?
Winners do not quit and quitters do not win.. we have grown up hearing that. However, in real life, when we face a choice – what can / should we choose. Sharing from my experience.Continue reading “When should one Quit?”
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?Continue reading “Role, empowerment and ability to make choices”
How do you deal with anger?
One of my first job interview questions “When do you get angry?” that changed my perspective about anger!Continue reading “How do you deal with anger?”
Yes… this is important these days. We know how to focus on our office/school work and meet / beat the expectations! Do we know how to bond as a family as we grow older?Continue reading “Family projects”
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!Continue reading “Going through a transformation”
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…Continue reading “Activities to cheer you up”
Everyone around seems to be in a very different mindset. Understanding, relating and respecting the way the other person feels seems to be a challenge in today’s context.Continue reading “Survival mindset”
How does one move-on?
Life is full of ups and downs and when one goes through good times, they are bound to face times that are not so good as well! It is the law of life! So, how does one gulp down a bad day, or sad event or a not-so-good phase and move on? Everyone has different ways to cope and come out. Sharing what I have learned thus far..!Continue reading “How does one move-on?”
Data science and analytics courses
With the increase in technology innovations and gadgets collecting data, there is a new field that has emerged over the past few years – Data science! This deals with a structured way of analyzing the data, understanding trends and potentially gaining the ability to predict based on the same.Continue reading “Data science and analytics courses”