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Old Age -- A great time to move to villages and GIVE BACK!

This blog post comes out of a conversation at Delhi's Nehru Park with my brother-in-law earlier today. Talking about health & the role of organic food, our conversation moved onto old age and i shared (once again) with him my ideas about the need for people in their 60's moving to villages and giving back to society. I've written…

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Added by Rahul Dewan on January 12, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Getting out of my comfort zone

I've realised, half our lives we live in fear. Various forms of fear:

- The fear of communicating: "What will happen if I tell him the truth?", "What if she rejects me?" ...

- The fear of doing things, esp when for the first time: "I can't do that, I've never done it before"

- The fear of taking risks: "I can't quit my job and start a venture, its way too risky"

- The fear of losing (things): "What if I lose everything that I have?"

- Many more...

Have you…

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Added by Abhinav Sahai on January 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

How does it feel?

                                                    

 Though I belong from that generation of engineering students who suddenly felt all hippie listening to Avril yelling out of cheap non Dolby speakers of brand new laptops, this title has no relation to her superhit number. I also belong…

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Added by Ananta Kumar Roy on January 5, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Entrepreneur's Watch !!

This must be an entrepreneurs watch.

Watch itself is an Answer for few but most important questions like....

1) When to start?

2) When to quite job & start business?  

3) When to launch product or service?

and so on......

Good…

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Added by Pushpak Deshmukh on December 27, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Failure is not falling but not standing up again!

      So you have been working on your important goal or dream for some time. However, somehow success is not in sight yet. You didn’t anticipate the kind of challenges that would come along. It appears to be taking a long time. Beginning to lose faith and hope, you feel as if you are losing steam. And now, you are tempted to give up.…

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Added by Ameet Dubey on December 4, 2013 at 5:16pm — 6 Comments

Paraajay se paraajit nahi

In mood for some poetry, this is for all those who have been down but never out :)

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Lahu ponchhta hun zakhmon se,
Par raaste ke kaaton se vichlit nahi

Haan hai sannaton ka bhay mujhko,
Par zindagi auron par aashrit nahi

Hui shaam magar dur hai manzil,
Thaka hai man, par vyathit nahi

Hun gham se bojhil maana,
Par paraajay se paraajit nahi

-Nistha

Added by Nistha Tripathi on November 28, 2013 at 10:50pm — 4 Comments

My Meet with Aamir Khan - Full Story

Warning : This is a 3000 word post, with implementation of 'Facebook Embeded posts' , but I…
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Added by Akash Jain on November 26, 2013 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

An observation about observations

"You can observe a lot just by watching."

- Yogi Berra

Lately, I have been trying to develop a habit of observing myself and my reactions to the circumstances I have been facing. And I have been surprised by the power of this deceptively simple act. It has been a very interesting process of self discovery, to say the least.

E.g., By…

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Added by Samudra Neelam Bhuyan on November 11, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Don't Be An Office Tomato

The life of a tomato is an incredible parabola. Every moment from the moment of its inception, it grows. It grows until it reaches a moment in time so significant that it changes the entire future of this beautiful…
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Added by Mohsin Memon on November 4, 2013 at 1:50pm — 3 Comments

Learn From Successes

“Learn from failures.”

How many times have you head this statement? I, myself, have bragged about it a lot. A lot. But if we closely look at the lesson, we got to know “what not to do”. Right? Right. Who will tell us what to do?

There are a million things that one shouldn’t do. A million, and that too is my very optimistic estimate. Will you fail one million…

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Added by Mohit Mamoria on October 31, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Preparedness Equation

OUR PREPAREDNESS IS NOT ONLY DEPENDENT ON OUR PERSONAL ABILITY BUT ALSO OUR ENVIRONMENT



We have often heard that the success of an individual is based on two primary factors; opportunity and preparedness. Though this is true, we forget some great aspects of being prepared; our Personal Preparedness and our Circumstantial Preparedness. In order to understand this philosophy better it's important to understand our Circle of Concern and our Circle of…

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Added by Mohsin Memon on October 27, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Funny things I encountered while starting up!

In October, 2013 (previous month), I started a new innings in my career, started my own company with a physical office in my place Visakhapatnam. I had given the office space owner the rent 1 month before starting the office so that I can buy furniture and conduct interviews. While doing this amazing job in my career, these are the few funny things that I encountered.

1. Animation? what is it? (Animation? kya hey?)

   While searching for office spaces, I used…

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Added by Praveen Kumar on October 25, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Startup challenges: Are you founding happiness?

Everyone knows that startups are sexy. You make the rules, you get the money, glory and fame, press coverage, you name it. And while you have to work hard for this to happen — well, even harder than you ever thought you would — all is good in the end.

Until it’s not.

The challenge lies not in creating a new company, or a new product. It’s actually pretty easy. The challenge is not in raising money — it’s a fairly straightforward process, even if it is, at…

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Added by Chatty Girija on October 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

The Rat Race : life is not supposed to be settled but to be lived everyday !

This is a small excerpt from almost everyone's life in India and trust me the ones who do not relate to it , have really saved on some useless pondering in their lives !

As it goes , I met a friend of mine who had come to see all of us after successfully completing his training at INFOSYS , mysore…

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Added by Gunjan Kejriwal on October 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

On your mark, get set, go…

The fastest selling freebies on this planet are opinions. The pleasure of forming an opinion or passing a judgment on anything and everything is as adrenalin pumping as a racing rumour. That’s what makes us social animals and the social media is just a validation of this age old creed. An ad/article/blog/sound/visual/video etc. attracts vocal and vocabulary voices even from the 3 wise monkeys. How we all love to run into it!!

In a corporate cubicle context, imagine its impact on…

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Added by Chatty Girija on October 2, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Pink Gift

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Photo credit: amjorsfeldt from morguefile.com

Sitting in his lush garden, sipping hot green tea, playing with his German Shepherds, reading a newspaper, calling out to Ramu Kaka to get a plate of crackers – this should have been the routine morning for Rohan what with the pleasant weather…

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Added by Sunaina Shenoy on September 30, 2013 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments

Framing Questions

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. ~ Tony Robbins…

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Added by Vinay Sarda on September 26, 2013 at 11:39am — 5 Comments

September Roundup

  • Well, this one is for the entrepreneurs out there and it's a personal opinion that don't outsource your hiring, hire a guy or a girl and use Naukri or Babajob and figure out stuff on your own put don't outsource to an HR Agency in any case.
  • Running a startup is a difficult but adventurous task :) And it's totally worth it.
  • Richard Branson is the man, Losing your virginity is a must read.
  • Always keep hiring for your company, always. 
  • Customer is the…
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Added by Gaurav Munjal on September 24, 2013 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

The Path to Excellence

In early February this year, I attended a concert of some of the finest maestros from across the continents, who have excelled in their own genres - Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck, and Edgar Meyer. They were briefly joined by Rakesh Chaurasia who is making a mark for himself with the flute, in the footsteps of his renowned uncle Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.

There was a perfect blend in the fusion music they created, and the concert was aptly called Confluence. It was spellbinding,…

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Added by Vamsi Koka on September 24, 2013 at 10:07am — 3 Comments

Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Women in Rural India

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Added by Anuj Sharma on September 22, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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