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Stop To Email

Mailing allows us to get work done quickly with people across cities, across buildings, across work-stations (J), across geographies. However, without the emotional signs and social cues of face-to-face or phone interaction, it’s more possible to be misunderstood. Also, mindless emailing overstuffs everyone’s inboxes. Let us try Mindful Emailing. With a few mails during the week. Or all of them. COMPOSE an email. STOP to take one long deep breath. Pay attention to the breath. (count of 5 on the inhale and 5 on the exhale, if you like) THINK of the person to whom the email is going and

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Organised chaos is what team OUWT had become quite skilled at by now – and so in the midst of all the start up frenzy we managed to organise and pull off a whole wedding – that too one with all the Indian rituals and extra shabang ! We did our best to keep it simple but that wouldn’t be very fair to our pretty doll bride Chandni , so we all doubled up our hours between work and wedding planning and it turned out to be a much required break for all. Our founder Prateek pretty much stayed out

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Krishna Janmashtami celebration all over the World

Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭamī), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Shravan (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur. While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects

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मनुष्य की यात्रा

आज मनुष्य संपूर्ण पृथ्वी पर ही नहीं बल्कि अन्य ग्रहों एवम् उपग्रहों की भी यात्रा करने में सक्षम है यहाँ तक कि वह सूर्य तक भी पहुँचने की कोशिश कर रहा है| आज मनुष्य की यात्राओं के, उनकी क्षमता और ज़रूरत के अनुसार अलग-अलग उद्देश्य हैं परंतु क्या हमने कभी सोचा है कि उसकी इस यात्रा का प्रारंभ कब और क्यों शुरू हुआ| मनुष्य की यात्रा उसके जीवन के साथ ही शुरू होती है| प्रारंभ में मनुष्य की इस यात्रा का बस एक ही उद्देश्य होता था, उसके अस्तित्व की समस्या अर्थात् उसके जीवित रहने की समस्या जिसके लिए वह

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India Gate by night. New Delhi, India
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The India Gate by night in Delhi

A popular landmark of India, India Gate is possibly not known by many is the memorial for the martyrs in the Indo-Afghan war during the British Raj. The memorial for the unknown Indian soldier martyrs of the Bangladesh war was added on Republic Day of January 1972. The red sandstone canopy just behind the India Gate still remains empty waiting for the Father of the Nation, thanks to the bitter bitchings among our political leaders of today. The India Gate remains a colonial icon and the canopy behind languishes. But we cannot put Gandhi or Netaji there. What an irony. Meanwhile the

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Here’s the Original Mother’s Day Message

Philadelphia activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) came up with the idea for “Mother’s Day” at the beginning of the 20th century as a tribute to her mother. On May 10, 1908, in what is considered the first Mother’s Day celebration, she sent 500 carnations to Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, her mother’s church in Grafton, W.Va. (which was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1992). It generated enormously positive response, and after extensive lobbying and letter-writing efforts, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation on May 9, 1914, declaring the second Sunday of May “a public expression of our love and reverence for

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Remembering Karl Marx on his 197th Birthday – May 5th

The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and range. The worker becomes an ever cheaper commodity the more commodities he creates. With the increasing value of the world of things proceeds in direct proportion to the devaluation of the world of men. Labour produces not only commodities; it produces itself and the worker as a commodity — and does so in the proportion in which it produces commodities generally.  –         Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844) The philosopher, revolutionary thinker and social scientist, Karl Marx was the most influential

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The Origins Of International Worker’s Day – May 1

May 1, 1886, Haymarket Square, Chicago, United States of America (USA). A peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour working day. An unknown individual threw a bomb at the police as they were busy dispersing the public. The blast followed by gunfire resulted in the death of seven and left many others wounded. Known as the Haymarket Affair, the origins of International Worker’s Day (May Day/Labour Day) lies in this very event. Interestingly, while thousands across the globe relate this day to communist countries like China, Cuba or the former Soviet Russia, does not realise that May

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International Relations – India and Its Neighbours

India is a country which has one of the most difficult neighborhoods in the world. ‘The Border Disputes’ was a troublesome heritage that India inherited along with independence on 15th August 1947. But recently, the Modi government has been putting immense efforts in strengthening the international relations of the country and continuing in this same line of thought Mr Modi is all set for his high profile visit to China in the coming month. The bilateral talks have already begun and the recent news from Beijing which is making huge headlines is about the disputable Arunanchal Pradesh area where Chinese

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Remembering Netaji: The Forgotten Hero

Remembering Netaji: The Forgotten Hero Early Life and Education Born on 23rd January, into a wealthy Bengali family in Cuttack, Orissa, Subhas Chandra Bose was a brilliant kid. His father Janakinath Bose was a well-known advocate and his mother Prabhavati Devi, devout homemaker. Bose’s genius was proven while he was in school. After completing his schooling, Bose enrolled at the Presidency College, Calcutta (now Kolkata). An avid reader, Bose was highly influenced by the works Swami Vivekananda and his Vedanta Philosophy. His nationalistic fervour came to limelight while studying in Presidency when he ended up assaulting Professor Oaten for his

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