• Aggressive Book Marketing : How much is too much!
    Sujata Rajpal | 20-May-2018
    Last week at the petrol bunk while I leaned against my car, my eyes fixed on the meter as the guy held the nozzle of the tube to my fuel tank, a car stopped in the parallel lane. The lady on the wheel was a well-known corporate trainer who I follow on the social media. Not wanting to let go of the opportunity to meet the woman in person, I walked over to the other side leaving the fuel tank to the honesty of the petrol guy. I peeped into her window and praised her about her thoughtful posts. It was flattering to learn that she knew about my book.   ‘Ok, nice meeting you, Let me know when you are in Mysore next, would love to meet you,’ I said when the guy gestured me to move my car. ‘But you haven’t bought my book.’ Saying this, she took out a book from a bag kept on the passenger seat. ‘Oh I didn’t know you have written a book,’ I said, embarrassed at my ignorance. She threw a smile at me. ‘Now you know.’ Then she gave me a quick gist of th
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  • Be Kind
    nehapanchamiya | 17-Apr-2018
    You think they're only animals. You believe they don't feel love and pain like us.     The love they share, is real.  The pain of separation they feel, is real.    Be kind.
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  • No regrets. Just numb.
    nehapanchamiya | 17-Apr-2018
    To watch a life leave its body at a time in moment that you determined, is numbing.   To watch a life become lifeless and be carried for burial knowing you were part of the call, is numbing.    To know that you will go back tomorrow and have to make similar decisions again, is numbing.    Numbing, because you cannot be allowed to feel a thing...because if I cry right now, I will not stop, and then how I will I make the right decisions tomorrow again?    For whoever said working with animals is so much fun and called me lucky for being able to follow my passion, days like today, make me want to scowl at them and offer them to wear my shoes, on a day like today.    No regrets. Just numb. 
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  • "HOW" part of life...
    Aditya | 30-Mar-2018
    Yet another case where test cricket is a reflection of life. If we can learn something from the Newlands ball tampering episode, it is the “how” part of doing things. Be it business or a sport, in every walk of life we want to win. But it is of utmost importance as to “how” we win. Is winning at all cost that important and is it really that rewarding? The answer is all over the media. People over the years have sidelined core values in pursuit of business excellence. Is business excellence only to do with financial gains? Or is it also about earning and preserving pride?  I have seen a lot of people in my previous organization coming from various backgrounds and cultures trying to infuse their individual ideas into the big picture. Diversity is important, innovation is appreciated, but it is not smart to play with core values which are acquired and established over a long journey, these values did not fall into the laps of the founders, these are hard earned..! And in the case of
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  • Happy Women's Day!!!
    Jyoti | 08-Mar-2018
    International Women’s Day is being celebrated today everywhere but is it enough for us females? Women will be made to feel special today, pampered, offered discounts at all the stores and hotels but what after today? I am not against this celebration but I just want women to feel special and safe on all the days and not just one single day! In today’s age, daily we hear and see events which are degrading females, be it at the home front or the workplace. The graph of a women’s life is measured by her marriage, number of kids, her family and not her intelligence, work or promotion. People cannot tolerate women in superior positions and assume that she has used her female powers to reach the position. They cannot believe that she can manage family as well as work both efficiently. Even in the high societies, women are facing these problems. These problems cannot be eradicated until the mindset of our society changes. Even highly educated people can have narrow mindsets and it is very difficu
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  • Horn OK Please
    Aditya | 18-Feb-2018
    गांव खेड़े की सडकोंपे गाडी चलएहो कभी? जब दो गाड़ियां आमने सामने आती है ना, तब एक दूजे को सड़क से नीचे उतारने की कोसिस होती है। गाड़ी चाहे जो भी हो छोटी या बड़ी, इंसान चाहे जो भी हो मुसाफिर या स्थानीय, जज्बा वही होता है, "मैने नहीं उतरना है बस...!" जिसका जिगरा छोटा वह उतर जाता है और कौस्ते हुए आगे बढ़ता है, और जिसका गुरुर बड़ा वह सड़क पे रहता है और अपनी जीत पे मुस्कुराता है, इतराता है। आगे चलके शायद दांव पलट भी जाता होगा, पर वह एक पल जीतने या हरने का एहसास बना रहता है। दोष सड़क का नहीं है भाई, दोष अपने दिलों का है। सड़क उतनी बड़ी होती है की दो गाड़ियां समांले, पर अपने दिल में इतनी जगा कहां के इंसान को समेटले...!खैर, expressway पे पाले बढे लोग ये नहीं समज़्हेंगे, वहां तो लकीरे पहलेसे ही बनादी। वह तेरा ये मेरा, बस तेज बढ़ते रहो। तेजी के जमाने में हम सफर तो जल्दी पूरा कर लेते है, लेकिन हमसफ़र नहीं बना पाते और शायद सफर करनाही भूल जाते है, क्यों कुछ गलत कहा हमने? हैंजी...?  OK TATA  
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  • Good girls don't drink
    Sujata Rajpal | 16-Feb-2018
    Can women and beer go together? The current beer debate reminds me of a particular incident at my book event where after the book talk, a young woman came up to me and said kind words about my book that how much she had liked my book and how strong I have portrayed the character of Leela. ‘But there is something which I didn’t like?’ she said. ‘What is it? Please tell me,’ I was all ears to get some constructive feedback from a reader. ‘Why did you show that Leela drinks beer? Alcohol is bad for girls.’ (For the uninitiated Leela is my protagonist in The Other End of the Corridor) I’ve always believed I can absorb any kind of feedback positively but didn’t know how to take this one. All I could do was give a half smile. Everyone is free to have their own opinion about Leela, the book or the beer. If excessive alcohol is bad for the liver, it is bad for both men and women. Is woman’s body wired differently that alcohol can be bad for her but not fo
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  • Love is maintainance
    Dietician | 14-Feb-2018
    Valentine’s day, the day of love so why not celebrate our love with whom we never break up. They always have our heart and our heart is filled with its thoughts- right it is none other than our dearest food. Even a thought of food brings a smile on each and every individuals face. If think we actually have a particular food item for every occasion happy or sad. From colostrum to the last sip of water, food actually accompanies us throughout our journey of life .Depending on the place and the religion we are born in our food culture varies, but it does not differ .The food culture is basically dependant on area , its climatic conditions… but the reasoning remains almost the same. In case of Indian as far I know every food ritual is based on science and facts. Every relationship has ups and downs but this one has the least . Just like the secret to  maintain any relation is to strike a balance , similarly we need to strike a balance in our plate. In a relation both partners are equally imp
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  • Togetherness
    Ajinkya Pathak | 02-Feb-2018
    In a relaxed moment she asked, “What’s the best thing about me?”. “You made ‘us’ out of ME”, he replied!
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  • Ajinkya Pathak | 01-Feb-2018
    While cleaning the dirt of her memories from my skin, I was slowly introduced to my own color!
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  • Perceptions
    Aditya | 17-Jan-2018
    We are better off at a distance from celebrities and aliens. That way we can paint them the way we perceive, without bothering to know who they truly are. But then we ourselves are the same, aren’t we? Painting ourselves the way we want celebrities and aliens to perceive us?
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  • Seeking Peace
    Digvita Shah | 16-Jan-2018
    Walking by the shore, the tsunami of his emotions: floated peacefully!!! -Digvita Shah
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  • Elevate Yourself!
    Its me Hitali | 18-Sep-2017
      ELEVATE YOURSELF!   Water symbolises flow and life.                      Abstractly, it explains how important is to keep moving no matter how many obstacles and storms come in your way.                       For it is better known the insignificance of stagnant water which only exemplify sluggishness,mustiness and stillness .So is life.Like moving water proclaims its art of excellence by repelling and rebuffing the storms and high tides ,so must be the epitome of one’s biography . Invigorate yourself to face the challanges , extol the virtues of self because self evaluation is the best thing to animate the hidden and stagnant virtues and vices.World is full of critics. So beatify yourself with your own verdicts. For that what you need to do is to keep moving and dive in the flow as it will help you to fine-tune and burnish.Explore the opportunites hidden in the venter of epoch.
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  • Kapil Muzumdar | 14-Sep-2017
    So don't be restless and impatient to run simply because others are ready and running. You take your time to build your own charm. Your charm shall always be unique because it is your own. And when you begin running, they'll falter, not because there's anything wrong with them, but because they found you more right than they thought you could ever be!  
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  • Madhura | 23-Jul-2017
    Through thick and thin till eternity. That's what friendship means to me. Friends are family to me but family is seldom friends. I've kept friends at a pedestal through my life. Globalisation puts so much geographical distance between friends today. Kilometers have never reduced the closeness to my true friends. I've always been a person who takes the initiative to text or call friends irrespective of distance and the differentiating time zones. My theory is to pick up the phone and do the needful. My relationship with several of my closest friends has been volatile and action packed to say the least. I've fought and quarrelled with them and hugged and missed them with equal intensity. So much that friends with whom I've fought keep popping in my dreams in random scenarios. The purity of this relationship is never based on any factor but the willingness to "remain" what we were and are to each other. Having friends, who care about you and love you is a true blessing which is incomparable to any amount of weal
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  • IS WAR GOOD OR BAD?
    Ankita Kulkarni | 06-Jul-2017
    The Oxford dictionary describes war as “A state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states and nations”. It also describes it as,”The art or science of warfare”. But is war really an art? Is there any scientific aspect to it? Is war good or bad is a very common question that is asked all around the world. But is there really a correct answer to this question. As the Oxford dictionary says, it is a hostile conflict between two or more nations. This hostility emerges due to either conflicting ideas or disobeying of laws. Laws are created and kept in place to maintain peace and discipline in any society. Breaking any of these laws leads to chaos which further leads to war. Similarly, when two or more nations have conflicting ideas over a common issue such as the India Pakistan conflict over the occupancy of Kashmir, it leads to war. But why do we need war? Coming back to the question of is war good or bad, I would start by asking that do we really need war? In a wo
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