Monday Motivation: Cast your Valuable Vote!

Today is the day of voting in Pune. The Lok Sabha elections 2024 are here, and many youth will be voting for the first time ever. I remember the first time that I voted. What a deep sense of achievement I had, as though I had the power to change the world. I remember how it …

Monday Motivation: Let’s Make the Earth Better!

Temperatures have been rising since February, but May has become particularly uncomfortable for all Punekars as temperatures have touched beyond 40 degrees Celsius! It is almost unimaginable how living beings adapt to such weather changes. This phenomenon is not restricted to Pune alone but the world over, summers have been extreme this year. It’s high time …

Monday Motivation: Eat Right!

Some live to eat, and some eat to live! However, the fact remains that food is the most critical aspect of our lifestyles. Little do we realize that what we give our children to eat since their early childhood days, the effects of that are seen in adulthood. Several lifestyle diseases that we see today, such …

Monday Motivation: Happy World Earth Day!

Today is World Earth Day, and over the years, as an educationist and leader of Symbiosis International University, I have realized that universities play an immense role in contributing to sustainability on the planet. The motto of Symbiosis is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, as we believe the world is one family. The word ‘Vasudha’ means earth, so we …

Monday Motivation: Happy Gudi Padwa & Eid!

I am sure all my readers are aware that I love to write about festivities! They bring so much joy, cheer, bonding and family time that one feels rejuvenated for several weeks thereafter. What could be better than a week where we have two festivals; Gudi Padwa & Eid! Gudi Padwa is celebrated in Maharashtra and …

Monday Motivation: An Informative Summer!

Summer is around the corner, though given the present weather conditions, one might feel that they have already arrived. Unlike earlier times when summers were only for fun and frolic, new-age parenting demands that parents provide an element of learning and growth alongside fun for their children, especially for students who have just completed their tenth …

Monday Motivation: Happy Holi to Everyone!

A very Happy Holi to everyone! Holi, the festival of colours is here finally after a year-long wait. This is a day when you can enjoy by splashing colours and playing with friends and family. This is a festival that brings something for everyone. While children and the young like to play with the colours, parents …

Monday Motivation: The Spiritual Quotient

I visited the Jagannath Puri temple with my parents this weekend. I took them to Kashi Vishveshwar and other temples a few years ago. I routinely visit the famous Ganesha temples in Pune- Dagduseth Halwai Ganapati and the Saras Baug Ganapati temples. It made me think, what is it so much in visiting the temples? By …