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If I were You

“I would have not allowed it to happen, if I were you”, he shut the door and left. All of us must have done school assignments for writing skills. There was one specific type I could remember. The one where the student is asked to assume a specific role and write about it. Something like […]

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Stories

Take it one step at a time

This was what the great nineteenth-century pioneer ofmeteorology, James Pollard Espy, was shown in a chance encounter as a young man. Unable to read and write until he was eighteen, Espy attended a rousing speech by the famous orator Henry Clay. After the talk, a spellbound Espy tried to make his way toward Clay, but he couldn’t […]

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Learned Responsibility

What does the word “responsibility” seem to you? Something like an obligation, a duty or may be a burden. Mostly, sometimes or always? Well, word responsibility is a frequent and at times central part of discussions, decisions and our life as a whole. There are responsibility charters we can see. Every role we play in […]

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Dialog

Seeing through our insecurities

“But dad, he will overtake my territory” “Territory!!! Which territory, what are you talking about?” “The castle game dad, you know there are territories we capture and rule, I play that with Anand” “Ohh!!! The Castle game” I heard the announcement for my station and got off the train. I could not get to hear the conclusion of the […]

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Quotes

Quote#14

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Dialog

Are you resting enough ?

Tiredness is our regular companion. It wakes up with us and sleeps with us. If you agree with above statement fully, it is a danger sign. However, as a matter of fact this is a reality most of us face. We are always struggling to come out of the tired zones. To fight this feeling […]

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Poems

तितली वाला फूल

आज रास्ते में तितली वाला फूल दिख गया,आखों के सामने कुछ चित्र चलने लगे,हँसता खिलखिलाता एक चेहरा,फूल की पत्तियों की सीटी बजाता हुआ । दूसरे ही पल स्मृति के वह दृश्य सदृश्य हो उठे,बच्चों की एक टोली वहाँ से गुजरती थम गई,एक एक करके फूल की पखुड़िया बज उठी । कदम एकाएक उनकी ओर बढ़ने […]

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Dialog

Adding assertiveness in relations

“He is obsessed with his own feelings.” ”How could people be so blind to other’s perspective?” “But you should have understood it, it is so obvious.” Does any of the above statements sound familiar? Similar to something said and heard. Allow me to answer this question for you. Most of us (most here being 98-99 […]

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Being a learner

“Mumma, what does all these appendices and references mean?”, blurted my son while looking at the end pages of a book on my bedside. “These are the sources that the author read or may be indirectly came to know while writing this book”, was my try to explain him the significance of those ending pages. […]

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What fountains can teach us

Fountains are common sight as an ornamental architectural element. The history of fountains dates back to the early civilizations of Mesopotamia. With times, the design and process around the fountains has evolved. With technical advancements and improved mechanizations, they are a delight to observe. The added effects of sounds and lightening add to the glamour of these design marvels. On […]