Socrates is often credited with the quote, “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.”
Well, this wise saying was written somewhere around the 5th century B.C and nothing seems to have changed much in our social tapestry.
There are days and sleepless nights that I ask “Can anyone be happy and single in their late 30s or in their 40s?” Of course not! Society thinks you do need a baby or( rather an “&”)marriage to succeed and feel fulfilled in life.
Tips on how to be a better reader
If you are one of those countless people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might just be missing out.
Reading has a significant number of benefits- mental stimulation, stress reduction, memory improvement, improved concentration, and vocabulary enhancement to name a few.
People who read no books wished they read a few. And ones who read a few wished they read more. And ones who read more wished they read more of better books.
So how do adults especially busy office goers read more and better books? …
The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the epic Mahabharata, commonly dated to the second century BCE. The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna, an Avatar of the Hindu Lord Vishnu.
The Gita means “The song of the God”. It is indeed a song- a work of art, as well a deep statement of truth. It is by means the most loved scripture in India- concise, profound, poetic and deeply inspiring.
Life is not determined…
Who hasn’t heard of lateral thinking? Just about each one of us- at some point we have all had managers or peers who have highlighted about “out of box thinking” and “lateral thinking “ to solve a not so rule- based problem at work.
And then came along the barrage of other thinking approaches….Systems thinking, Parallel thinking, Non- linear thinking, Art of Science thinking and Science of Art thinking, Creative thinking, Critical thinking and on and on…..
By the way for the ones who abuse and over do these concepts, Lateral Thinking is only a tool to get unstuck. After…
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas is a very popular & old Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson and later sung by several artists. It goes like this-
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go;
Take a look at the five and ten
It’s glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in every store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door…………..
The holiday season is close and indeed it’s beginning…
Myths around Mulakaram or the breast-tax in India
The Breast Tax was a tax imposed on the lower caste and untouchable Hindu women by the Kingdom of Tranvancore (former princely state in southwestern India, now part of Kerala state) if they wanted to cover their breasts in public, until 1924.
The lower caste and untouchable women were expected to pay the government a tax on their breasts, as soon as they started developing breasts. The tax was evaluated by the tax collectors depending on the size of their breasts.
The village-legend has that Nangeli was a woman who supposedly, cut…
Good negotiations at the workplace help build long lasting solutions and relationships and also avoid future problems and conflicts. Knowing the benefits of being a strong negotiator, is quite a no- brainer.
Unfortunately for me ,in all these years of my corporate job, have always struggled to be a strong negotiator. I have settled for less and a not so harmonious solution but not persevered enough to be successful. This is been an area of development and constant feedback that I have received from my managers and mentors. Looking back, I wonder and ponder if I did ever try too…
So what’s the big news about the most powerful man in the world!
POTUS & FLOTUS have been infected with the notorious Covid and have begin their Quarantine. Well, to start with , this is alarming since it worries people on how the infection might affect the November 3 election between Trump and Biden.
In addition, the woes of the investors’ and the financial markets continue to trouble the world. US stock futures and Asian shares fell in the wake of the news. The future contracts for both the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials lost 1.9%. Oil prices also…
Spiti Valley is a remote ,cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The middle land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.
During the pre-Buddhist era, several forms of medical practice had existed in this unique trans-Himalayan region such as Ihaba (shaman) and Onpo (astrologer) and the prominent system of indigenous therapy developed in this desolate area was known as the Tibetan medical system, which has evolved on the basis of available bioresources, minerals and beliefs. Amchis being the practitioners of this ethno-medical system, have enjoyed high respect…