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Tim Ferriss and the “Tools of Titans”

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Tim Ferriss and the “Tools of Titans” The phrase “self-help” gives you the impression of something that is a bit wimpy. I am a self-help junkie and proud to say that aloud. Some of those books are truly wonderful and are an important part of my morning routine. Day 26 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Fan Art I cannot remember now what made me...

We women need to “Lean In” more

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We women need to “Lean In” more I have been a fan of Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In” since it released. When I need to give a talk to college students I find myself flipping through it’s pages to just put me in the right frame of mind.Her ideas and suggestions still continue to be valid. Day 25 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Source: McKinsey...

Let’s not talk about FGM — it’s embarrassing

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Let’s not talk about FGM — it’s embarrassing What is FGM? It is “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting” and includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women. [ Day 24 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] I was in my late teens. I...

Visit Aldona— And Meet the Amaral Family

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Visit Aldona— And Meet the Amaral Family No one can visit Goa just once. The beaches and shacks keep calling you back. But if you thought Goa was just about the sea, think again. Allow me to share with you my visit to Aldona — a village in the northern part of Goa. [Day 23 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] The Cancio’s House — 500+ years...

Mind over matter — How to exercise when you REALLY, REALLY don’t want to.

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Mind over matter — How to exercise when you REALLY, REALLY don’t want to. Day 22 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019 “I am not really a Gym person” is one of the often repeated dialogues I have heard from people around me. I get amused, I feel empathy and I also get irritated — all at the same time — when I hear this. I get amused because… This...

Childlessness — The Social Outcasts

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Childlessness — The Social Outcasts Why do people who choose not to have kids become social outcasts? Day 21 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. The scene is set in the office of a bank manager of a public sector bank. I am his client and we are sitting in his cabin discussing some official matters. There is a break in the conversation as we wait...

Chembu, Mammootty and Aquatic Tourism

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Chembu, Mammootty and Aquatic Tourism If you are in Kochi, Kerala and want to check out a picnic spot with some authentic Kerala food, read on. Day 20 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. I have always been fascinated by the Vembanad Lake. I have traveled by car along its side, taken a couple of boat rides into the lake — but walking into the lake...

The Grey Landscape of Cyber Trolls

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The Grey Landscape of Cyber Trolls In the last couple of years, creation of memes and trolls ( mostly of movie stars and politicians) have become an art form in India. There are some incredibly talented people in Kerala who have done very humorous political satires in this medium. As with any medium, this also has people who creates trolls which are mean and hurtful — usually aimed at public...

In Search of a Mirror

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In Search of a Mirror Nopes, not the kind Snow White’s Stepmom had but the one Goddess Parvati is romoured to have — the famous “Aranmula Kannadi/Mirror”. Day 18 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Aranmula “Vaalkannadi” or Hand held mirror It all started in the search of a mirror which is made traditionally only by a handful of families in a small...

New Year, Mural Arts and Ornithophobia — Stories from a Solo Trip

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New Year, Mural Arts and Ornithophobia — Stories from a Solo Trip This New Year’s eve, I found myself alone at home. An impromptu solo trip seemed to be the best solution for my unexpected and unplanned solitary state. Day 17 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019 That’s me grinning happily before the “bird attack” — read on to find out the...

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