Monday Motivation: World Television Day!

Recently, during a discussion with colleagues, I came to know of the World Television Day, which is being celebrated today, on the 21st of November. It takes me back to fond memories when the television had just been introduced into our household somewhere in the eighties. The entertainment that it brought into our lives at the …

Monday Motivation: Happy Children’s Day!

At the onset, let me wish a very Happy Children’s Day to all the children out there. You bring so much joy and happiness into our lives. Your smiles, laughter, and cheer are more precious to us than anything else. As a grandmother, I feel so proud of my grandchildren. I feel prouder of their most …

Monday Motivation: Make a Difference

You might have heard “Once a teacher, always a teacher.” Well, I would say the same for doctors too- “Once a doctor, always a doctor.” Even though it was many years ago, I cannot forget the late nights that I put into the preparation during my 12 th Std (as fortunately there was no medical entrance …

Monday Motivation: A Pleasant Break

The festive season is such a delight, especially for children and their parents. A break from school, breaks the monotony. Stepping away from routine is quite therapeutic too. I have seen my grandchildren being more excited about waking up in the morning on holidays though on school days it is difficult to get them out of …

Monday Motivation: Diwali Festivities

Festivities, lights, sweetmeats, friends and family- all make my Diwali an outstanding one! Each year this festival brings so much of happiness and joy. The festive spirit lights up every face and I simply love the laughter in the house as my grandchildren are there at home, enjoying the break from school. However, while I see …

Monday Motivation: Digitised India

Every day brings new amazement! I witness a new chapter of evolution being written in India every day and I find myself admiring every bit of my country! Last week during the festivities of Navratri I visited the Chaturshinghi temple, just as I do every year. Before we enter the temple, we purchase flowers, garlands, incense …

Monday Motivation: Big Fat Indian Weddings!

  This Sunday morning, I was reading a book on Indian traditions and culture and the different festivals and traditions we celebrate. Then it took me to the thought of what Indian weddings are all about. Indian weddings are called ‘Big fat Indian Weddings.’ Weddings are one of the most important milestones in any Indian family, …

Monday Motivation: The Festival of Navratri

India, a country replete with festivities is such a pleasant sight during Navratri! In Sanskrit, Navratri means nine nights. Navratri is celebrated all across the country with a lot of gaiety by Hindus. It is essentially dedicated to the worshipping Goddess Durga and her nine deities. There is a story that lies behind Navratri. Mahishasura was …

Monday Motivation: Making Education Inclusive & Equitable!

I feel blessed to have had access to good education, unlike many girls in the country. Recently, the Finance Minister of India, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman delivered a lecture at Symbiosis where she mentioned the dismal state of education for many girl children in the various States of India. She talked about innovations done in some States …