Physical strength is equally important

The past year has put a lot of emphasis on mental strength for us to deal with the revised normal. One aspect that gets missed out very consciously (or down prioritized) is our physical health.

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Calm before the storm feeling

There are days when one feels life is in a production support mode! Lot of calls, anxiety, stress, tests, deadlines and deliverables.. it goes on! There are other days when life seems to be a standstill, leaving the feeling of a calm before the storm..! Sensing that of late!

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Dealing with grief

Grief seems to be felt and experienced by different people in different ways. Even when someone loses their loved ones, there seems to be a difference! Realizing it, made me realize a lot more about myself and how I process the same!

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Quiz 39 – Sanskrit words – Part 2

Learning a new language becomes easier when approached in small baby steps! Continuing 10 Sanskrit words this week. Feedback from last week’s quiz prompts me to post it again!

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Nimit – Observe the clues around you

Some call it superstition and some call it clues lying all around you. I wanted to see if this actually can occur and how much of it makes sense and is relevant. So, undertook a small research for a year to observe and learn!

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Foot care – Home remedies

Nurturing the nerve endings on the feet help us heal faster! Foot care is often neglected, however one of the easiest ways to identify and deal with health issues.

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Home improvement #1 – Roofs

If you own an older home, or are buying one, do plan for some ongoing maintenance and upgrades. What should we typically look out for, and when? Sharing some inputs based on my experience!

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Quiz 38 – Sanskrit words

For those who have embarked on learning a new language, 10 Sanskrit words would be a good start. Take the test a second time and you would have had the opportunity to learn 10 new words from a different language!

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Projects for young children at home

While talking to a few mothers in the community, realized that everyone looks for innovative ways to keep their kids occupied! The new and innovative ideas were great, and every parent does it differently (in an awesome manner), however – the typical question about how to engage the kids with less resources and more fun stuff remains.

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Colors and their healing properties

The basic colors of the rainbow also have healing properties. The colors we choose to wear, the colors we paint our rooms seem to not only convey our personality, they also can help us establish balance in our mind and body. Same is true with foods as well. It was interesting to correlate the same.

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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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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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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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