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Monday Motivation: World Youth Skills Day

Today is World Youth Skills Day, and I am particularly happy to write about it as I believe that skills are most important for youth to grow and progress in life. In fact, in the fast-paced modern life it may even be said that it is more important for youth to have astute soft and other …

Monday Motivation: The Power of India – Indian Education that has Shaped CEOs who Rule the World!

Recently, an article that I read titled, ‘The Power of India: Top Indian-Origin CEOs Who Rule the World,’ simply echoed my thoughts! It discussed several CEOs of world-renowned companies who share the same background and are of Indian origin. As an educationist for over several decades, I have always been drawn to how appreciation for the …

Monday Motivation: I Am 60, Going On…

For the last few days, I had been humming the famous song from the musical The Sound of Music, ‘I am 16, going on 17…,’ but with a difference…my words were… I am 60, going on… The age of 60 is a very significant year in our lives. For those leading a professional life, it means …

Monday Motivation: Proud of the Indian Practice of Yoga

I have always emphasized upon the importance of following our age-old traditions, and one among the many Indian practices is Yoga. The history of yoga is ancient and complex, spanning thousands of years and evolving through various cultures and philosophies. Yoga is said to have originated in Ancient India and its history can be traced back …

Monday Motivation: The Biannual Intake System for College Admissions

The University Grants Commission, the highest apex body governing higher education in India, made one of the very progressive announcements regarding biannual intake. Generally, the academic year starts in June and ends in April/May. With this announcement, colleges and universities can admit students even in January/February. This is primarily in line with the practices of top …

Monday Motivation: The Future is Exciting!

On this Saturday, an excellent seminar on ‘The Future is Exciting’ was organized by the Consulate of India in Dubai and Symbiosis International University Dubai in collaboration with the Indian Women in Dubai and the Services Export Promotion Council. It was a fantastic discussion between the students, parents and panellists. Celebrated Chef Sanjiv Kapoor gave insights …

Monday Motivation: Amche Pune

Pune is known as a cultural and educational city. It was known as the city of the ‘Peshwas.’ Later, during the freedom struggle, it was known to be the city of Agarkar, Gokhale and Tilak! The city, which was always against the backdrop of Mumbai, gained its importance for 2 reasons – Education and IT. Pune …

Monday Motivation: Educated Illiterate!

We all know that education is important. If asked, most people would respond by saying education is required to establish or forge a good career. However, a few of my observations led me to ask: Is that the only role that good education plays in our lives? I feel proud to say that I grew up …

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 …