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Mother Pious Lady contains a collection of essays on common Indian attitudes, mindsets and habits – the quirky, the inherited, the imitated, and the acquired. The author, Santosh Desai (one of India’s popular social commentators and columnists), has an enviable sense of humor and an inimitable style of writing.

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May 31, 2011

Crowd Pulling

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It essentially refers to individuals combining the power of the internet with the collective power of a group (vis-a-vis an individual) to compare and bargain better prices for a product or service for the benefit of at group. You would probably also know this concept by other names such as Crowd Buying, Group Buying.

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May 6, 2011

The Intrepid Traveler

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‘The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist’– Russell Baker’s quote on tourists might apply to current times, but in the era before budget air travel, people fancied being recognized as tourists. It meant they visited places—either domestic or international.

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March 13, 2011

It is their world too

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There are scores of charitable organizations for human beings and very few for animals, especially in India and particularly Chennai, my hometown. It was for this reason that the Blue Cross of India was founded – to rescue and care for abandoned animals in the region. In fact, it was one man’s campaign against cruelty to animals.

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January 29, 2011

‘over’ indulgence?

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Would you say ‘yes’ or ‘no’?Being tuned to News Feed and Tweets is like constantly entering and exiting a party that’s bursting with ideas, opinions and feelings of people you already know? (Well, at least often it seems a like a party and sometimes a Doomsday congregation).

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Stories to inform, Stories to Inspire

It is hard for me to buy the idea/ promise, that a few hours or days of sitting in a classroom like situation, making notes, doing role plays whilst sipping coffee, can provide you with some insight to crack this diverse world. Worse still, many trainers, in an attempt to pack the training with facts and information.

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October 14, 2010

Meaning is the new $$$

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The paradox of abundance is that it drives people to find exclusive ways of doing and consuming even the most mundane things. As living standards (in middle class communities in developing and developed worlds) rise, the lines between the ‘haves’ and have nots’ blur, thereby sending people in a scurry to find new ways .

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Stories to inform, Stories to Inspire

What’s rare is more price worthy, ain’t it? We live in a world where most of our personal (and official) communication is increasingly text based, making us rely upon our written communication and speed of typing, to build personal and business relationships.We frantically reply to emails on the go, we keep in touch with friends on Facebook.

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September 9, 2010

Karma Kalender 2011

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Karma Kalender, a calendar project, is a private initiative to support Doctors for Developing Countries/Ärtze die Dritte Welt – an international medical humanitarian organization that sends doctors to projects in the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Nicaragua.If you, your partner/friends/colleagues are evaluating calendars for 2011.

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September 4, 2010

International, eh?

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Nowadays the front-runners in the list of self descriptive adjectives seem to be ‘international’ and ‘global’. Or at least that’s what I hear frequently around where I live. In a world of global inter dependencies and diverse work environments, it is hardly a wonder that these same adjectives which were once used only by relief agencies.

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