swamivivekananda

5 Quotes by Swami Vivekananda for Every Entrepreneur

Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863 as Narendranath Dutt. He was just another guy and then he met Ramakrishna Paramhansa and everything changed. If one is to read his writings, his autobiography or even listen to that momentous speech in Chicago, one is…

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Bali Travel Guide: 7 Days with Family

We’re a family of travellers. We love to see new places and we love spending time together. The result is an annual ritual — a family trip which includes a mom, a granddaughter and two daughters and their spouses. We plan to keep doing this,…

5 Lessons Learnt from a Childhood Spent on the Road

(Because families that travel together, create memories forever) Nostalgia is tricky emotion. It is a feeling of sadness that stems from a happy once upon a time. It is also where a lot of stories come from. And everyone knows travel and stories are two…

A Satyagrahi forgotten …

Article dated 20/03/2007 September 11, 2006, was celebrated as the centenary of Gandhi’s satyagraha. All through the last quarter of the previous year, we spent in discussing Gandhi, his concept of satyagraha and its relevance today. Many a debates were held, the term sprouted all…

Dear Parineeti, you broke my heart a little

I’ve been a chubby girl, bordering on fat and obese, most of my life. People call me plump, but I know they’re being politically correct. It’s never a good feeling, especially when you’re someone who enjoys being in the limelight. But I changed myself for…

Be a Maker

“I want to be a maker.” We didn’t know how to react when my four-year- old niece exclaimed her future plans. “Did she mean ‘baker’?” my hopeful heart began to sing. “Not sure,” my sister said. Either way, I thought ‘Maker’ was a great thing…

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The Thing About Solo Travel Is …

We live in a world where you’ve got to a) be yourself, b) be different, c) be extraordinary. Whatever you do, you’ve got to be somebody. Run of the mill won’t do. We’re constantly searching for an identity. Something to latch on to. Something that…

Kapoor and Sons

#MovieReview: 5 Themes Beautifully Explored by Kapoor & Sons

Yesterday I watched Kapoor & Sons and was pleasantly surprised. What seemed like a typical family drama with brother vs. brother and a love triangle at its heart, this movie was anything but a cliche. Don’t let the teasers fool you. Okay, spoiler alert! Set…

#Wominspiration: Books & Movies that Inspired me in 2015

Lean In: The book that changed my life. I never loved a book like I loved this one. Sheryl Sandberg reminded me of my dreams and ambitions and her words gave me such a massive push to go out there and realize my true potential….