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Have you ever experienced undue pressure? It may come at work, home or elsewhere. Undue Pressure is where you are being asked or compelled to do something that you consider wrong or unethical, and therefore, don’t want to do...
The Krishna-Arjuna Framework Bhagwad Gita, an Indian epic, dated 5000 years, provides an answer to the question, how to win over equals? For those who are not so familiar with Bhagwad Gita, I may mention that it is a dialogue...
When the Chinese gift of Coronavirus infections – known as COVID-19 came, the media were awash with images of well known western leaders avoiding handshakes, but using the ancient Indian greeting of “namaste” instead. Suddenly there is new awareness...
Abstract Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, written in 6th Century B.C., is popularly considered the most classic treatise on the strategy of winning. The Bhagwad Gita, a book from India dated 5000 years back, provides a simple but profound...
Recent events have shown the color saffron to be against pluralism. Wait, hear me out! I know saffron is the color of Hindus, and we all know there is no community more pluralistic than the Hindus! I get that!...
Long ago, I tried my hands at English poetry. My first (and the last) was: Come, Come O’ The Winter Fall, Come you soon, I love you fall, You are gloomy, you are still, But I love you fall the sooner still, B’cause with...
Cut to COVID-19: You hear advises like maintain healthy social distancing; wash your hands frequently; don’t shake hands, say Namaste of India; do yoga and meditation to build immunity. Statista (a business data company) recently, based on WIN/ Gallup...
Over the years, there have been many people who have tried to denigrate the different gods and goddesses. These forms of supreme divinity ensure the devout Hindu has a good day. Our parents taught us to thank god every...
India is a country blessed with a very rich cultural diversity. A multitude of traditions and rituals are being followed and practiced since time immemorial across the length and breadth of the nation. One such tradition is 'Laamor Baat',...
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