Tag: Monday motivation

Monday Motivation: Chhatrapati Shivaji A True Leader

Today is Shiv Jayanti, a day to celebrate one of the greatest leaders of not just Maharashtra, but possibly the world. I feel particularly proud of the fact that he brought name and recognition to the state of Maharashtra and it is a proud day for all of us Maharashtrians. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (King Shivaji) meticulously …

Monday Motivation: The ‘Poonji’ of Traditions

Since the time we become parents, all our actions are focused on our children whether it’s their education or their marriage. However, beyond the material wealth we create for our children, the Indian rituals and traditions we practice also play an essential part in a child’s life, imbuing them with sanskars! The importance of these rituals …

Monday Motivation: Bracing Up for the Exam Fever

The month of January brings a sense of a new beginning and joy, which is also a time to make resolutions and think about your goals for the year. Then comes the month of February, and students, especially those in the tenth and twelfth grades, face the anxiety of exams. Unfortunately, examinations create anxiety, so much …

Monday Motivation: Ayodhya; A Historical Moment!

It is a proud moment for all Indians as today on this historical day we celebrate the Pran Pratishthan of Ram Lalla at the Ram mandir in Ayodhya. Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Rama, a central figure in the Hindu epic Ramayana. The site has been revered for centuries. The construction of the Ram Mandir …

Monday Motivation: Happy Makar Sankranti!

Makar Sankranti is primarily a harvest festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and the harvesting season. Communities come together for bonfires known as Lohri or Bhogi. Makar Sankranti is celebrated with diverse cultural practices and traditions across different regions of India. Kite flying is a popular activity in many states, particularly in Gujarat and Rajasthan, …

Monday Motivation: Wedding Tourism!

In the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of attending over ten weddings, each more regal than the last. Every wedding has left an indelible mark, creating a memorable experience. I find myself pondering: is it the diversity of people, the array of delectable foods, the distinct traditions and rituals, or simply the uniqueness of …

Monday Motivation: New Beginnings in 2024!

As we bid adieu to 31st December and welcome 1st January, we realize that the New Year is a special day. One, because you say goodbye to the earlier year and keep remembering all the good and bad things that have happened through the year, it is like a recap of all the events that have …

Monday Motivation: Literally Liberal

Do you remember when parents would force their children to study Math or Science because that was the benchmark for being intelligent! Thankfully, those days are gone, and we owe a big thanks to the recent National Education Policy that has opened up so many opportunities for the younger generation. I am not against studying Math …

Monday Motivation: Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling

On Saturday, the 14th of October, Dr. Kiran Bedi visited the Symbiosis Medical College for Women to inspire the 4th batch of young doctors who were inducted into the medical college. I have known Dr. Kiran Bedi for quite some time. When you open the internet, you will find such inspiring information about her being a …

Monday Motivation: Proud of the Indian Culture

Internationalisation of education is not a new concept, in India. However, I do ponder upon the relevance of internationalisation in higher education. I think of the times when thousands of years ago, India had some wonderful universities such as Takshashila, Nalanda and Vikramshila that attracted foreign scholars from all across the world. Why did foreign students …