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WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE END OF THE DAY?

German poet Goethe said, “Never let a day pass without looking at some perfect work of art, hearing some great piece of music and reading, in part, some great book.” We all have missed the best of the life. We all have at least missed 5 great opportunities that can help us in climb out. We all have missed the best of ...

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BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER

They met on Boston Common – two men with little in common. One a well-heeled, high-powered attorney, the other a street-schooled, often ignored homeless person. Rob slept on a sidewalk. Peter had a swank condo in the Back Bay. But every morning they would cross paths here in the park and over the course of several months, actually became good ...

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Character Will Not Bury

No one can live with pride under the sky and over the surface without the strong character to protect his life and to achieve final objective of the life. You can have 100 definitions of character. If you ask 100 people, “What is character? You may get at least 50 components of character.” I try to focus on the following ...

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BORDER FREE GLOBE- CREATING SYNERGY

Now, a growing group of writers, musicians, visual artists and videographers are turning this Wikipedia-era philosophy into online collaborative art. Twitter users are banding together to write an opera for London’s Royal Opera House. Bands like ‘My Morning Jacket and Sour’, ‘Out of Japan’, are turning to fans to help film their music videos. Programmers are pulling quotes from online ...

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WHEN WILL INDIA VALUES KNOWLEDGE WORKERS?

Nationally, the average annual pay for professors in U.S. Public Universities is $115,509. Compare to this what Indian professors of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) get annually – is just a paltry $12,000. Although the cost of living in U.S. is higher, the gap in the salaries of the professors needs correction. Is this what the nation builders ...

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I‘M KILLING MYSELF

Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra says, “I have been warned by my parents (both are doctors) and well wishers not to let work takes toll on me. And, though I wish to pay heed to their advice, I can’t stop myself from getting excessively involved with the work I take over. Honestly, I drive myself to a point of no return. ...

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ARE YOU MULTI TASKER? REALLY!!!

Multi-taskers are considered as the geniuses created by God of the 21st century. Have you ever wondered what is it that multi-taskers do that you can’t? The answer is nothing. Stanford University researchers have challenged a prevailing myth that multi-taskers are better at processing and organizing information. The people who multi-task the most are the ones who are worst at ...

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HOPE THERE IS NOTHING STOPPING YOU

There were about 15 of us folks chalking in front of the downtown Berkeley BART station. We started with about ten adventurers and as the momentum increased, we gained more energy, creative inspiration, and people. In the beginning, many pedestrians stopped by us, paused briefly out of curiosity, and for the most part remained rather perplexed by our so-called ‘deviant’ behaviour.  However, ...

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ATTACHMENT AND DETACHMENT

I find many managers carry files to home. If they do not carry work to home physically, they bring it psychologically. Mentally, they are with work. They discuss office at home, on cell or with colleagues, or internally with themselves. (Such discussions hardly add value to their lives.) But, they fail to play another role of a father, husband, brother and ...

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IN THE RIGHT LIGHT AND TIME, EVERYTHING IS EXTRAORDINARY

To get to the place in Boyle Heights where the spirit of summer lives, I first passed through a neighbourhood of stout little houses, where the streets were too quiet, too lonely and much too dark. Next I passed through a tunnel where the concrete walls gleamed and pulsed ominously with taggers’ spray paint. And then, suddenly, I saw it: ...

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CAN WE SAY MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT?

Daxedevi Thaker died on 11th June, 1993. She was not a celebrity or a world famous personality, nor had she invented any technology or psychology or any business organisation. And yet, she lived with magnificent mission. The mission was so important was lived by those more famous- raising healthy or wealthy. Her mission was “HAPPY AND LOVING FAMILY.” As a ...

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GO OUT OF WAY TO HELP SOMEONE

One bad storm turned Herb Hilgenberg into a one-man international forecasting service and a guardian angel for sailors. Down inside a yacht anchored off an island in the Caribbean, skipper Jason White shows off a state-of-the-art computerized control center. He points out a marine single sideband (SSB) radio, somewhat of a sailing-instrument anachronism amid modern technology like satellite phones and ...

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TALNET REWARDING PROGRAMME IS AT BOTTOM LINE

Indians are paid nearly 20 times less than their counterparts in the U.S. and Switzerland. According to ‘Prices and Earnings’ study conducted by Swiss banking major UBS, employees in New Delhi and Mumbai earn an average net salary of $1.6 and $1.2 per hour, respectively.   In contrast, Swiss cities Zurich and Geneva, have topped the charts with the highest ...

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DISSATISFIED EMPLOYEES

About 50 percent of executives are dissatisfied with their current position in the work place. The research done by Korn/Ferry Institute, a talent management solution provider, reveals that around 47 percent of employed executives are either somewhat or very dissatisfied with their jobs. The lack of lustre in job market has not only left executives unhappy, but also uncovers a ...

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MAHADEVA DEKA: SHOWCASING PERSONAL COMMITMENT

Mahadev Deka of Assam, India has won Mr. Universe 2009 title in the Bantam weight category at the 2009 Muscle mania Super body world championship held at Florida from June 18-2, 2009. Mahadev Deka is a heart patient and underwent heart surgery in August 2002. He was found with cancer disease. He was given treatment of chemotherapy and has undergone ...

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PERSONAL CONGRUENCE – PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Congruence means that all parts of your body are in total alignment in what you are doing at the moment. It means to have such rapport with yourself that what you say comes powerfully from within and can attract and influence others before a word is spoken. The best way to explain congruence is you are involved in one activity ...

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PUT KEYS OF HAPPINESS IN YOUR OWN POCKET

 “When I was a little girl, my mother liked to make breakfast for dinner every now and then. And, I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, tiring day at work. On that evening, my mother placed a plate of eggs, pasta, and extremely burned toast in front of my father. I was waiting ...

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Dr. Thaker at Rotary international

Recently, Rotary International has invited Dr. Thaker for the evening talk on the subject, “Balancing multi roles.” Keynote address went very well with verwhelming response and rotarians have appreciated with rounds of applause.

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MEN ARE SMARTER WHILE WORKING WITH SMART WOMEN

“Man are smart, Woman are smarter”, the catchy number sung by Harry Belafonte years ago may not be music for all men. According to a survey, 62 percent men are smarter while working alongside bold and aggressive women. Conceptualized by TV channel CNN-IBN and conducted in several cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Bhopal, Pune, ...

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57 cents that made history

A young girl, Hattie, stood outside a small church from which she had been turned away because ‘it was too crowded’. “I can’t go to Sunday School,” she said to the pastor as he walked by. The pastor carried the child inside and found a place for her to sit in the back. The next time when the pastor met ...

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