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January 7, 2014

Yours Mindfully

Stories to inform

Mindfulness is not about getting somewhere in your mind, it is about harnessing the power of the present moment. There are many ways in which you can harness your internal resources to bring out that state of mind and the best in you. Afterall the quality of our life depends on the state of our mind, right?

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Stories to inform, Stories to Inspire

On a cold yet sunny November morning I meet Uma. I had looked her up in a community of expats in Cologne and was intrigued by her website that I asked to meet her in person. In the first five minutes of our conversation I get to know that she is a marketing communication professional who often works full time, juggling life in her various roles.

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Stories to Impel, Stories to inform, Stories to Inspire

I have read a fair share of farmyard stories, both as a child and as a parent. As a young child exploring the world through books, I loved farmyard stories the most of all – the farmer, the animals, their young ones, the green green grass and the unhurried pace of life depicted in each story.

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August 27, 2013

PLATITUDES VERBOTEN

Stories to Inspire

It is India’s verbal mutation of spoken English – an alteration that makes the style our very own – a style that is distinctly, India. It is not uncommon to hear the same negative endings in the regional languages. Khao in Hindi means, ‘Eat no’ – it actually implies a request to eat offered with a right to refuse.

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Stories to Inspire

There are different ways people pause (besides sleep). Sometimes we travel, sometimes we do sports and some of us do Yoga, sometimes we engage in fun, light hearted trivial pursuits, like I just did – I did SoleSearching UM in the suburbs of Cologne.This activity gave me a chance to look at the moods.

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April 25, 2013

Gold Miners in Business

Stories to inform

The summer of 2012, at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Centre in Queens, NY, the stage was set for the best-of-the-best in the tennis world to serve, lob, love, volley, slam and ace their way to the top of the American charts. The sporting event had close to a million visitors and had many more millions tuned in through plasma .

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Stories to Inspire

I spent the last few days of 2012 and the first few days of 2013 in a place called home. Four out of these twenty two days was spent in silence! Yes, a complete immersion in silence – an experience, ironically, I can’t stop talking about .The time spent there has re-ignited, rejuvenated and reinforced whatever it takes to brave another new calendar year.

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December 31, 2012

Adeus 2011, Boas-vindas 2012!

Stories to Inspire

Neither the sweet Portuguese tarts I’m cramming in nor the wine I’m washing it down with get my attention as much as the sunset does. The warm, magnificent, pinkish orange glow in the sky as the sun goes down one last time before it rises to a new day, a new year and possibly a new era combined with the unhurried pace of life in Lisbon.

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December 4, 2012

DESKTOP YOGA

Stories to inform, Stories to Inspire

A few emails here, a tweet there, another status update here, a quick news scan, a skeptical eye on the stock market quotes, an instant message from a friend, the routine dial to mum and dad, a sneak peek at your ex’s holiday pictures…. all the while resisting the daily discounts delivered .

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Stories to Inspire

The term ‘Business Communication’ sounds a bit drab, colorless and boring as it is often associated with tons of tedious text, prepared speeches and other such perceived monologues on a variety of sleep-inducing topics. But communication of any type isn’t jaded when you look at the different ways .

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