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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Not a gift

Not every gift comes gift-wrapped and glittery to see. 

Some come disguised as problems and tough situations. But within these challenges lies the opportunity for growth, resilience, and ultimately, victory.

Embrace the obstacles that come your way, for they are the stepping stones to success. By finding creative solutions and overcoming adversity, you'll discover the true joy of winning.

So, the next time you encounter a challenge, remember that it's simply an opportunity in disguise. Seize it with determination, courage, and unwavering resolve.

#Motivation #OvercomingChallenges #SuccessMindset

Thursday, June 8, 2023

5 ways to harness positive energy in your life

Free Woman Standing in Front of Body of Water Under Clear Blue Sky Stock Photo

While the topic of depression is doing the rounds, let us look at how we can reverse the trend and make things positive.  Here are some tips to harness positive energy in your life. Add more to this list if you can! Here we go.

  1. Be a positive person:
    You. Yes, you are the most important energy creator in your house. So, if you are negative, or thinking or acting negatively then how can good energy flourish in your home? Think positive and act positive and be positive in life. Be the most positive person you know!
  2. Have positive emotion and act with positivity:
    • Play with kids
    • Laugh quite often
    • Be creative in your work
    • Enjoy little things in your life
    • Share your abundance with others
    • Count your blessings
    • Be in touch with your loved ones
  3. Learn to move on:
    If you are still angry with someone then learn to move on and forgive them. Because it will release energy from your heart and you can dedicate this energy to do better things in life. Otherwise, part of the energy will always be stuck in the past incident that will always bring bitterness in your life.
  4. Make money from the ethical sources:
    If you make money by unethical means, then that money will never be able to give you mental peace. Sooner or later it will bring negativity in your life. Try to treat on sincere paths, ones that you are proud of.
  5. Remove negative energy from home:
    There are many things that you can do to remove the negative and blocked energy from home. For example, you can remove the trash from your home. Clean your home. Give away things that you might not need and other might love to take. Declutter your home, especially things that don’t bring in positive energy.
  6. Bonus - Devote more time to your family:
    Spend time with your family, talking, dining, cooking, cleaning, helping with homework, household chores, make tea… Do more things that bring you close to the family and help you relax, detox and have a fresh free mind.

A home where people love each other, share a good laugh, help each other in troubles, joys is a positive one. May you have a blessed home that oozes positive energy!

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Book Review: Introducing the Other 'AI': Anthropology Intelligence

Introducing the Other “AI”: Anthropology Intelligence – SAPIENS

My CEO handed over this book to me and asked me to read it and and it was worth the time.

Introducing the Other 'AI': Anthropology Intelligence is an exceptional work of scholarship that brings much-needed attention to the intersection of anthropology and artificial intelligence. The authors have done a remarkable job of presenting a compelling argument for the importance of incorporating anthropological insights into the development of AI systems.

The book is well-structured, with each chapter building on the previous one to create a comprehensive and nuanced view of the topic. The authors provide a thorough review of the current state of AI research, highlighting the limitations and biases of existing approaches. They then introduce the concept of "anthropology intelligence" as a means of incorporating cultural and social factors into AI systems.

One of the strengths of this book is the way it brings together diverse perspectives and disciplines, weaving together insights from anthropology, computer science, psychology, and philosophy. The authors provide numerous examples of how anthropology intelligence can be applied to real-world problems, such as reducing bias in hiring and improving healthcare outcomes.

The book provides numerous real-world examples of how anthropology intelligence can be applied to AI systems.

One example is the use of facial recognition technology in security and law enforcement. Many AI systems that use facial recognition have been found to exhibit racial and gender biases, which can result in harm to certain individuals and communities. However, an anthropology intelligence approach would consider the cultural and social factors that contribute to these biases, and work to address them at the root cause.

“The last thing a fish would ever notice would be water.”—attributed to anthropologist Ralph Linton

For example, an anthropology intelligence approach might involve conducting ethnographic research to better understand the social and cultural contexts in which facial recognition systems are used. This could involve talking to people from different communities, observing how these systems are used in practice, and identifying any patterns of bias or discrimination. Armed with this information, AI researchers could then work to design more culturally-sensitive and unbiased facial recognition systems.

Overall, "Introducing the Other 'AI': Anthropology Intelligence" is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of AI and its impact on society. The authors provide a powerful and convincing argument for the need to incorporate anthropological insights into AI development, and their work has important implications for the design and implementation of AI systems. This book is a game-changer, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the intersection of technology, culture, and society.

While the book is very powerful in delivering an argument in the favor of Anthropological Intelligence, here are some potential critiques that someone may have about the book:

The book may overemphasize the role of anthropology in AI research, and not adequately address other disciplines such as computer science, mathematics, and engineering.

The authors may be overly optimistic about the potential for anthropology intelligence to address bias and other issues in AI systems. While cultural insights can be helpful, they may not fully solve these complex issues.

Some readers may find the book's language and writing style to be overly academic and technical, which may make it difficult for a general audience to engage with the material.

The book may not fully consider the potential ethical implications of using anthropology intelligence in AI systems, particularly related to privacy and data protection. The authors may need to provide a more comprehensive discussion of the ethical issues involved in incorporating cultural and social factors into AI design.

Should you read it? Definitely yes. 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

The well in Jallianwalah Bagh


Gratitude is the least we can offer to the brave freedom fighters who gave their lives for the independence and freedom of our beloved country. Their unwavering dedication and selfless sacrifices paved the way for the freedom and prosperity that we enjoy today.

The fight for India's independence was a long and difficult journey, but it was one that was filled with immense courage, resilience, and determination. Countless freedom fighters laid down their lives to ensure that future generations of Indians could live in a free and democratic nation.

It is our responsibility to honor the sacrifices made by our forefathers and to be grateful for the freedom and opportunities we have today. Let us never forget the sacrifices made by our brave freedom fighters and always strive to uphold the values of democracy, equality, and justice that they fought for. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never truly be repaid, but we can honor their legacy by cherishing our freedom and working towards a better and brighter future for our country.

The well in Jallianwala Bagh is a stark reminder of the brutality of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on April 13, 1919, in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, during the British Raj. The well is located in the northwestern corner of the park and is considered one of the most harrowing sites of the tragedy.

On that fateful day, British troops under the command of General Reginald Dyer opened fire on a crowd of unarmed and peaceful protestors who had gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh. Many people, in an attempt to escape the hail of bullets, jumped into the well. Tragically, the well was only about 20 feet deep, and as a result, many people suffocated and died from injuries sustained during the fall. The well is now a grim symbol of the horrors of that day and stands as a reminder of the inhumane acts committed by the British government.

Today, the well has been preserved and serves as a memorial to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. A plaque with a brief description of the incident has been placed next to the well, and visitors can pay their respects by offering flowers and lighting candles. The well is a sobering reminder of the tragedy and the struggles faced by those who fought for India's independence from British rule.

Eternally grateful and thankful. Jai Hind.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Five things you didn't know about Jallianwalah Bagh

 You read it in your text books and are overwhelmed about what happened but to visit this holy place is nothing less than a pilgrimage for me. 

Here are five things interesting about Jallianwalah Bagh in Amritsar.

  1. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a tragic event that occurred on April 13, 1919, in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, during the British Raj. It was a turning point in India's struggle for independence from British rule.

  2. The Jallianwala Bagh was a public garden in the heart of Amritsar that was enclosed by high walls on all sides. The garden was the site of a peaceful protest against the British government's repressive Rowlatt Act, which allowed the authorities to detain suspects without trial.

  3. On that fateful day, British troops under the command of General Reginald Dyer opened fire on a crowd of unarmed and peaceful protestors who had gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh. The shooting continued for 10-15 minutes, leaving hundreds dead and wounded.

  4. The Jallianwala Bagh is now a national monument, and a memorial has been erected to commemorate the lives lost in the massacre. The Martyrs' Memorial is a flame-shaped structure that is surrounded by a garden and a museum that displays the historical events of the tragedy.

  5. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre had a profound impact on India's freedom struggle, and it galvanized the Indian people to rise up against British rule. It was a turning point in India's quest for independence, and it played a significant role in shaping the future of the country.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Wagah Border Experience

Visiting the Wagah Border, the frontier between India and Pakistan, is a profound experience that is hard to put into words. The sense of patriotism and national pride that fills the air is palpable, and the feeling of unity and brotherhood that comes from being surrounded by thousands of people chanting "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" is an unforgettable experience.

As I approached the border, I was greeted by the sight of the Indian and Pakistani flags waving proudly in the wind. The energy of the crowd was electric, and the atmosphere was charged with emotion. As the sun began to set, the ceremony began, and the crowd erupted into a chorus of patriotic slogans.

The beating of drums, the blaring of trumpets, and the synchronized movements of the soldiers from both sides of the border left me in awe. The sight of the soldiers performing the flag-lowering ceremony was a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by countless brave men and women to keep our country safe.

As the ceremony ended, the crowd burst into a spontaneous rendition of the national anthem, and I felt a lump in my throat as I joined in. In that moment, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and unity with my fellow countrymen. The feeling of belonging to something greater than myself, of being part of a nation with a rich history and a bright future, was truly humbling.

Visiting the Wagah Border is an experience that every Indian should have at least once in their lifetime. It is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of our nation and a reminder that, despite our differences, we are all united in our love for our country. The sight of thousands of people chanting "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" is an unforgettable moment that will stay with me forever.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Abundant peace and security


Jeremiah 33:6 is a powerful verse that offers a message of hope and redemption. The verse says, "Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security."

This verse is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope for a brighter future. No matter how dire the situation may seem, there is always the possibility for healing and redemption.

In the context of the book of Jeremiah, the verse is a message of hope to the people of Israel who had been exiled to Babylon. Despite their circumstances, God promises to restore them and to bring them back to their homeland. The verse reminds us that God is always with us, even in the most difficult times, and that he is always working for our good.

The message of Jeremiah 33:6 is just as relevant today as it was in ancient times. We all go through difficult times in our lives, whether it be personal struggles, health issues, or other challenges. But even in those moments, we can find hope in the knowledge that God is with us and that he is working for our healing and restoration.

So let us hold on to the message of Jeremiah 33:6, knowing that God's love and grace are always present, and that he is always working to bring health, healing, peace, and security into our lives. Let us trust in him, even in the darkest of times, and know that he will never abandon us.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Zero Mile Nagpur


Zero Mile is a prominent landmark located in the bustling city of Nagpur, Maharashtra. As a traveler, I was excited to visit this unique and historically significant site. I was amazed to learn that Zero Mile marks the geographical center of India, which made it a must-visit destination for me.

Upon arriving at Zero Mile, I was struck by the stunning architecture and the grandeur of the monument. It was evident that the design and construction of this landmark were a tribute to the rich history and culture of India. The impressive pillars and intricate carvings that adorned the monument were simply breathtaking.

As I stood there, taking in the beauty of the monument, I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride and awe. I felt a deep connection to the rich history and heritage of India, which was embodied in the grandeur of Zero Mile.

The area around Zero Mile was equally captivating, with bustling streets and colorful marketplaces. It was an exciting and vibrant place to be, and I felt invigorated by the energy of the city. The locals were friendly and welcoming, and I enjoyed interacting with them and learning more about their culture.

Visiting Zero Mile in Nagpur was an unforgettable experience for me. The grandeur and significance of the monument, combined with the lively energy of the city, made for a truly memorable visit. It was a humbling reminder of the rich history and heritage of India, and I felt privileged to have had the opportunity to visit this iconic landmark.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Leadership in the face of adversity

We are in turbulent times and finding the right partners in your entrepreneurial journey is tough. When you are going through tough times, I always encourage you to read and find solace in your favorite books. Mine is the Bible and here is what I am reading today.

The story of Joshua in the Bible is a powerful example of leadership in the face of adversity. Here are some leadership lessons that modern sales leaders can learn from Joshua:

Be Courageous: Joshua was tasked with leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, a daunting challenge given the strength of the enemy armies they would face. Despite the odds, Joshua demonstrated incredible courage, inspiring his people to follow him into battle. As a sales leader, you may face similarly daunting challenges, but by demonstrating courage, you can inspire your team to take on any obstacle.

Have a Clear Vision: Joshua had a clear vision of the Promised Land and the steps needed to get there. He communicated this vision to his people, providing them with a sense of purpose and direction. As a sales leader, it is important to have a clear vision of your goals and communicate them effectively to your team. This will help them stay focused and motivated, even in the face of setbacks.

Build Strong Relationships: Joshua understood the importance of building strong relationships with his team and his allies. He worked closely with his advisors and trusted lieutenants, and he forged alliances with neighboring tribes to help secure his position. As a sales leader, it is important to build strong relationships with your team, your customers, and your partners. This will help you build trust and create a culture of collaboration and teamwork.

Stay Humble: Despite his many successes, Joshua remained humble and maintained a deep reverence for God. He recognized that his accomplishments were only possible because of divine intervention, and he never let his success go to his head. As a sales leader, it is important to stay humble and acknowledge the contributions of your team and others who have helped you along the way. This will help you maintain perspective and remain grounded, even as you achieve great success.

By following these leadership lessons from the life of Joshua, modern sales leaders can inspire their teams, achieve their goals, and create a culture of excellence and success.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

What's your auqaat?


As we are restructuring our team of sales leaders, many ask me as to what are the traits I look for in a colleague who would have my back as a superstar. Here are my thoughts.

If you're working in a fast-paced health-tech firm, you know that things can change in the blink of an eye. To thrive in this environment, you need to have certain traits that will help you stay on top of things and succeed.

Adaptability: The first trait you must have to survive in a fast-paced health-tech firm is adaptability. This means being able to adjust to new situations and changing circumstances quickly and with ease. In the health-tech industry, new technologies and innovations are constantly emerging, and you need to be able to keep up with them. The ability to pivot and adapt to changing conditions is essential for success.

Resilience: The second trait you need to have is resilience. In a fast-paced environment, things can get stressful and overwhelming. You may face setbacks or failures, and you need to be able to bounce back from them quickly. Resilience means having the mental toughness and grit to keep going, even when things are tough. It's important to be able to stay focused on your goals and keep pushing forward, no matter what.

Collaboration: The third trait you must have is collaboration. In a fast-paced health-tech firm, you'll be working with a lot of different people, from engineers to designers to marketing experts. Being able to work well with others and collaborate effectively is crucial. You need to be able to communicate clearly, share ideas, and work together to solve problems. This means being open to feedback, listening to others, and being a team player.

So there you have it: adaptability, resilience, and collaboration. If you have these traits, you'll be well-equipped to succeed in a fast-paced health-tech firm. Remember, these are not just traits that you're born with; they can be developed and cultivated over time with practice and effort. If you have these qualities, write to us and we would love to explore an opportunity to have you on our team. You'll be sure to thrive in the ever-changing world of health-tech!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Hustle away - keep running

Greetings, fellow hustlers! Today, I want to talk to you about the power of effort, and how it can help us achieve our goals.

Now, I know what you're thinking. "I'm not smart enough to achieve my dreams." But let me tell you, intelligence isn't everything. In fact, some of the most successful people in the world are those who work the hardest, not necessarily those with the highest IQ.

Think about it: when was the last time you achieved something great without putting in any effort? Probably never. That's because hard work is the key to success, not just intelligence.

And the best part is, hard work is something we can all do, regardless of our IQ. It's not about being the smartest person in the room, but about being the most dedicated and persistent.

So, how can we cultivate a stronger work ethic? Here are a few tips:

First, set clear goals. Write down what you want to achieve, and make a plan to get there. Having a clear direction will help you stay motivated and focused.

Second, break down big tasks into smaller ones. It's easier to tackle a project in bite-sized chunks than to try to do it all at once. Plus, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment each time you complete a task, which will keep you motivated.

Third, take breaks. It may seem counterintuitive, but taking breaks actually helps you work more efficiently. When you give your brain a chance to rest and recharge, you'll be able to come back to your work with renewed energy and focus.

Finally, reward yourself. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small. Treat yourself to a favorite snack or activity, or take some time to relax and unwind. You deserve it!

Remember, hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. By setting clear goals, breaking down big tasks, taking breaks, and rewarding yourself, you can cultivate a stronger work ethic and achieve great things. So, let's roll up our sleeves and keep hustling!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Build your network - not just sales


As a sales leader, you know that building strong relationships with your customers is essential to driving sales. But what about the leaders in other organizations? Can building relationships with them be just as important?

Absolutely! The power of networks cannot be overstated, and the relationships you build with leaders in other organizations can have a significant impact on your success.

For one, these relationships can help you learn about new trends and developments in your industry. By networking with other leaders, you can gain valuable insights into the challenges they're facing, the solutions they're using, and the strategies that are working for them. This knowledge can help you stay ahead of the curve and adapt your sales approach to better meet the needs of your customers.

Moreover, building relationships with other leaders can help you expand your customer base. As you get to know other leaders, they may introduce you to potential customers who could benefit from your products or services. These introductions can be invaluable, as they come from a trusted source and can help you establish credibility with new customers.

But how do you go about building these relationships? The key is to be authentic and genuine. Start by attending industry events and conferences, where you can meet other leaders and engage in meaningful conversations. Don't be afraid to ask questions and share your own experiences, as this can help you build rapport and establish a connection.

You can also use social media to build your network. Connect with other leaders on LinkedIn and Twitter, and engage with their posts and content. By participating in conversations and sharing your own insights, you can demonstrate your expertise and establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry.

Finally, be sure to follow up with the leaders you meet and stay in touch. Send a friendly email or message to say thank you for the conversation, and ask if they would like to grab coffee or lunch sometime. By staying connected, you can continue to build your relationship over time and unlock new opportunities for your business.

Building relationships with leaders in other organizations is a powerful way to drive sales and stay ahead of the competition. By leveraging the power of networks, you can gain valuable insights, expand your customer base, and establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry. So get out there and start networking today!

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Five tips to increase the speed of your MacBook Air

One of the things that slows me down is when my macbook air starts slacking. Here are 5 tips that can change that for you. 

  1. Say "bye-bye" to your desktop wallpaper: Yes, that breathtaking mountain range wallpaper may be easy on the eyes, but it's also slowing down your MacBook Air. Get rid of that desktop wallpaper, or change it to a solid color to help your Mac run faster.

  2. Give your Mac some space: I know it's tempting to keep all of your 90's music playlists and cat videos on your MacBook Air, but hoarding all that data will only make your Mac crawl like a snail. So, free up some space by deleting unnecessary files, and store the rest on an external hard drive.

  3. Close those tabs: Are you the kind of person who keeps dozens of tabs open at once? Well, that's just like inviting all of your friends over to your house party when it's just you who's there. Close those tabs you're not using, and let your Mac breathe!

  4. Stop those background apps: Your MacBook Air has a lot of programs running in the background, which can seriously slow it down. So, make sure to check your Activity Monitor regularly and quit those background apps that you're not using. Your Mac will thank you.

  5. Give your Mac a break: Just like how you need a break from work, your MacBook Air needs a break from time to time too. Shut it down and give it a good night's sleep, or put it in hibernation mode when you're not using it. A rested Mac is a faster Mac!
Tell me if these worked and if you have a better trick, tell me too!

Monday, July 18, 2022

Monday Blues: Blow them away

 As a sales leader in the health tech industry, I understand the importance of starting the week off on the right foot. Mondays can be tough, but with the right mindset and approach, you can beat the so-called "Monday blues" and set yourself up for a successful week.

The first step in beating the Monday blues is to prioritize your well-being. It's important to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally. This might mean starting your day with some light exercise or meditation to help clear your mind and energize your body. Make sure to eat a nutritious breakfast and hydrate throughout the day. By taking care of yourself, you'll have the energy and focus you need to tackle whatever challenges come your way.

Another important factor in beating the Monday blues is staying organized. Set aside time on Friday afternoon or over the weekend to review your to-do list for the upcoming week. Prioritize your tasks based on importance and urgency, and make a plan for how you'll tackle them. By starting the week with a clear plan, you'll feel more in control and less overwhelmed.

It's also important to stay positive and maintain a growth mindset. Remember that every challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong, focus on what you can do to make things go right. Set goals for yourself and celebrate your progress along the way. By staying positive and focusing on growth, you'll be more resilient in the face of adversity.

Finally, don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. As a sales leader, I know the importance of collaboration and teamwork. If you're feeling overwhelmed or stuck on a particular task, reach out to a colleague for help or advice. Working together, you'll be able to accomplish more than you would on your own.

Beating the Monday blues is all about prioritizing your well-being, staying organized, maintaining a positive mindset, and working together with your colleagues. With these strategies in mind, you can start your week off on the right foot and set yourself up for success. 

Remember, every day is a new opportunity to learn and grow, so embrace the challenges and make the most of every moment.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Prepare yourself

 You think of a best-case scenario.

Two out of five workday mornings your drive to work takes 20 minutes. But three out of five days? It takes 60 minutes. You need to plan for 60.

Build for the worst case scenario. If it could break, it would. So, build your service to live up to that.


Friday, March 4, 2022

Spend Meaningful Time With Family

 Had a chance to speak to two of my close friends lost their loved ones recently.

One lost her dad and has been working really hard to make ends meet. With the pandemic hitting all the finances, she has been spending more time than she wished to at work. Thankfully, she has been able to spend some quality time with her mom and dad in the last two years. She cherished her time with a smile and was glad she could do that - build memories. 

Another friend lost her mom to Covid in the second wave and as travel was banned, she couldn't fly back to India while her mom fought Covid, loneliness and finally lost her life in the ICU. All this lasted about 20 days and was a nightmare for the family. There aren't enough words to describe the agony the family went thorough talking to everyone possible to ensure aunty was comfortable. 

We don't know how much time we have left to spend on this planet. While chasing dreams, goals and passion is always a good thing, it is important that you maintain the relationships, care for people who love you and find opportunities to show gratitude, find joy. Do not compromise on this one goal.

Spend meaningful time with your family, especially parents, grand parents, children. Make memories, have discussions, listen to them talk, recount the same thing again and again - when you have the chance. Make time for that chance.

Share this with that friend/sibling/loved ones who need to hear this.

@TalkToTiger #PositivePsychology #Familytime #Listenmore #PracticeGratitude  

Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday blues: Knock Knock

Open doors do not mean absence of problems and oppositions. In fact they often go together! Some doors will appear closed. Closed doors do not mean locked doors. All you need to do is knock. So this week don't think you do not have a chance take it up once again and try. May be this door is not locked. Happy Monday!

Monday, February 21, 2022

Go through chaos with a smile

Our everyday lives can be full of anxiety and worry. And in extraordinary times, it can be hard not to feel the stress intensely.

Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

Today, I want to encourage you to pull yourself up and take comfort that you are not made weak. You are designed to do great things, and in the path to do so, you may find lows and troughs that might seem to suck you down. Do not consider them as pain and suffering. Embrace them and treat at them as lessons to encourage you.

Only a person who goes through chaos would be able to handle the challenges well. Wear your scars and move forward. You should not just survive but win. Do not let this pull you down. 

If you need to talk or want someone to listen, reach out to a friend, mentor or inbox me. 

Always ready to listen. Coffee?

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Monday Blues: Can Music Give You hope?

Music is one of the purest forms of emotions, and the artists use their talents to produce harmonies, rhythms, and songs that communicate directly with everyone's soul. The lyrics of the music created by your favorite artists do not tell just their stories, but yours and everyone are as well. You get to relate to their lyrics and then attach a piece of memory, emotion, or an idea to the songs you hear. Musicians work hard to create unique lyrics that can inspire everyone to think deeply about the blue planet, their part in it, and the things they can do to make it a lot better.

How Can Music Improve An Individual's Life?

Music has the power to express emotions and feelings in such a way, which words cannot explain. It also has a physical, visceral quality that instantly moves the spirit, mind, and body. It's so powerful that artists like Chris Jacobs spend their whole life creating and producing them.

Chris Jacobs is also one of those artists who recently became a part of a national non-profit, allowing artists to record songs based on the stories written by children. The main goal of this non-profit is to create powerful collaborations between children and entertainers.

These types of collaboration are highly beneficial for children. When children hear a song, which is based on the story they created, it will have a massive impact on them.

Even the simple of joy realizing that someone took the time to write a song based on their story gives them the courage and confidence to improve their creativity and imagination. These two things play a massive role in a child's health, and such events can surely help them move forward and do great things.

How Are Musicians Helping Communities?

Artists who created extraordinary and beautiful music inspire everyone with their art. But they inspire everyone through their actions as well. They offer their love and support to the communities who gave them so much when they were still young and helped them become into stars they are today.

For instance, Academy Award Winner Zac Brown completed a facility that will host children with emotional and social challenges during the summer. The facility will allow these children to engage in arts activities and athletics safely and securely.

Also, when the camp or facility is not conducting any events or activities, it is used by the military non-profits to offer aid to families who are experiencing post-deployment problems, such as PTSD. Rapper Chance has also been giving a lot to the community with his actions.

He created a foundation that offers youth education initiatives in this home city, Chicago. This foundation was created to give courage and inspire all the inner-city children to become leaders in their communities and schools.

Reasons That Makes Music An Important Part Of Everyone's Life

Even though music can uplift your mood, give you courage, and build your confidence, there are several other reasons it's important. Look below!

  Universal Language: Music stands out as a universal language as people do not require words to understand what type of music is being played.

   The Ambiance: Music has the power to create ambiance as it helps in adding to the experience of the things you are doing.

    It Unites: Music plays an essential role in bringing everyone together. Whether it's a club night, festival, or concert, everyone comes together to enjoy the music is being played.

 Focus: when you have some work to do, and you are experiencing some problems concentrating, turn on music in the background to focus properly.

Music is a balm to the soul

Music can do incredible things in an individual's life. It can inspire, give strength and also give a lot of courage. Music is a powerful thing that connects people across the globe, and artists do their best to convey a message of hope, love, and support to everyone through their lyrics.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Monday Blues: Can positive attitude lead to success?

Can we push ourselves towards success by maintaining a positive attitude? Studies in the recent times point out to that effect. 

Did you know that people suffering from mental health issues have 6 times higher mortality rate than others? 

If they are identified and diagnosed on time, with help, we can bring people out of depression and help cope up with mental issues. Whatever the issue is - job, money, relationship, education, failure, health, just talk it out. Maintain a gratiude attitude and talk to someone who can help you.

Here are some easy ways to stay motivated, especially in these tough times we are going through. 

  • Keep A Gratitude Diary: When you have a gratitude journal beside you, it will give you the chance to jot down all the things you are grateful for. You can write about things that you like and how lucky you are that it exists. Doing so will surely bring a lot of happiness. 
  • Eat Healthy: A study has provided evidence that consuming a regular proportion of vegetables and fresh fruits can improve mental well-being. When your mental state improves, you will surely feel a lot happier than before. 
  • Moving Your Body: Conducting cardiovascular exercises regularly is viewed as one of the best antidepressants of all time. You can also transform your regular exercise or a workout into a social experience like playing some sport rather than walking alone. Playing basketball, golfing, soccer can surely keep you in good shape and also increase your happiness. 
  • Social Connectedness: Communicating or interacting with people will surely make you feel happier. You will get the chance to learn new things, discuss important topics and get to share opinions and advice with others. You will not just gain happiness, but it will make you feel a lot more energetic and confident. 
  • Being Cheerful: Visualizing all the positive outcomes and circumstances will surely increase your happiness. This is ideal for all those individuals who aim to fulfill a new objective or goal. 
  • Using Your Strength: You must identify all the strengths and commit so that you can use them in brand-new ways. Doing so will allow you to gain a lot of happiness, which will also increase your chances of becoming successful in the things you do. 
  • Be Kind or Humble: Showing kindness is one of the best ways to become happy in life. When you help someone, giving support and love will also help in your own sense of well-being. This will ultimately lead towards happiness. 

Happiness is something that you can easily achieve through many things. Being kind and cheerful will surely allow you to stay happier. Eating healthy food products and doing some exercise or playing sports can also increase happiness. When you feel happy, it becomes easier for you to gain success in life.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Monday Blues: Thriving in Chaos

Being a leader when things are working our fine is something we are always good at. We celebrate success more than what we should be doing and we mourn failure more than what it deserves too. 

As human beings, we have a desire for certainty and routine that keeps us feeling safe and able to plan what lies ahead in an organized manner. 

When unpredictable situations or accidents impact us, it can be traumatic, and we will likely feel a sense of disappointment, frustration, and loss.

If someone is going through a hard time, especially when things take a different turn from what is expected, it is not 100% about what the person could/should have done but more about how they recover. As a generation that has spent more time in front of non-living things - television, computer, phone, factory machinery, we must question ourselves about something really important. 

Are we slowly turning more apathetic to other human beings? Are we being too judgemental like the robotic voice of big-boss that makes livings a circus where you are just being judged all the time?

Is failure really a failure? Is it for now or for life? 

Is success for life or it is just a phase of life?

How do you determine, if a person can do or cannot do certain things? Is it worth taking a risk about something just by their past or a single mistake or success? 

Are we trying to take decisions based on certain qualities or how you feel about someone rather than simply relying on their past? I urge you to be open to possibilities. 

May be you would see a day when your bet pays off. If not, you can still learn from that.

Only a person who went through chaos can really have a fighting chance to survive in it. 

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Monday, January 31, 2022

Monday Blues - How do you handle stress?

While it is easy to sit in a comfortable place and advice, it can be really painful when you don't know how to handle it. Some of the skills we don't teach children and even students in good schools are related to emotional health. Handling stress is one of the most needed skills in today's time. Don't you think so?

Positive Psychologist Vamshi Krishna

Stress is real

I have spoken to many people who handle stress daily about how they live with it. Some of the worse situations make people feel suffocated, triggering headaches that last more than 2-3 days and even blur out their eyesight for some time. That can be an extremely painful experience unless handled professionally. 

If you are someone who is going through these tough times, definitely speak about it to your loved ones and see a professional who can help you with coping with the pressure. There is no shame in seeking help when you need it. Remember that your family and loved ones need you. Talk to someone today.

Here are a few tips that can help you manage the pressure at work or otherwise.

  • Listen to good music - soul-lifting, calming, rock, devotional - whatever helps you.
  • Eat healthy, light and take good care of your body and mind
  • Spend time meditating - practice calmness, mindfulness, forgiving
  • Get some good sleep - try and get to bed at a fixed time. Good quality sleep helps
  • Walk - when angry, tired, stressed out, thinking, or on a phone call, step out and take a stroll
  • Practice gratitude - be thankful for what you have, how lucky we are!
  • Spend time with kids, family, friends, pets, plants and do whatever makes you joyful
  • Laugh more - find occasions to laugh, smile

Want to add more to this list? Comment below and tag the person who needs to take a chill pill.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

5 Best Ads for Diwali 2021

 Diwali is a special occasion, which is celebrated across India and the world. The "Festival Of Lights" brings all family members together to make the event memorable and unique.  

You will also find your TV screen bombarded with various Diwali-related advertisements about clothes, jewelry, food, and other things. Even though these ads are created to encourage you to spend your money, not all of them. 

You will surely come across some advertisements that carry messages that are worth taking note of. Here, in this article, you will learn about some unique and beautiful ads that you must take a look at this year's Diwali. So, let's dig in. 

1. Amazon – This Diwali, Let's #DeliverThatLove!

This particular advertisement from Amazon is worth watching this Diwali 2021. It's pretty meaningful, and the ad celebrates the familial bonds that people make when they are far away from home, along the way as everyone lives their lives. The ad shows that a mother and son duo drive 50km together to deliver a very special family. The teen son doesn't show much interest when it comes to delivering one specific gift. But in the end, his mother's insistence leads towards an unexpected but joyful reunion. The advertisement is meaningful as it helps in teaching a valuable lesson.  

2. Vivo – Celebrate The #JoyofHomecoming! 

Vivo has always been unique and outstanding when it came to making advertisements for festivals or other events. But the company's Diwali advertisement features Kanwaljit Singh, who suffers from the empty nest syndrome. He also plays the father of three children. In the advertisement, Kanwaljit Singh is forced to reside within a massive mansion with empty rooms as the moment with all his three children becomes limited through the video calls. This particular advertisement is pretty emotional, and it will surely bring tears into your eyes.  

3. RealMe - #HopeForGreatThings

Losing someone close to you and with whom you have so many memories can be heartbreaking. This advertisement from RealMe is all about that. The ad shows a young boy who mourns the loss of his grandfather, with whom he shares a unique and special bond. He completely withdraws into himself, but his Diwali ends on a high note thanks to some unexpected turn of events. The concept of the ad is surely emotional, and it's currently one of the best ads that you must watch this Diwali.  

4. Eicher Trucks And Buses – Yaaron Ki Diwali

This advertisement from Eicher Trucks and Buses is educational and informative. The advertisement is a way through which it weaves friendship into an individual's journey on the highway. The advertisement completely discourages drunk driving so that the chances of accidents don't take place when people drive on the highway. The advertisement carries a lot of meaning behind its existence, and its ideal for those individuals who frequently travel on a highway. 

5. Vodafone – Never Alone 

Spending Diwali alone can be pretty boring and saddening at the same time. But you will not feel that way to anyone if you watch this advertisement from Vodafone, which the company made especially for Diwali. The advertisement shows that no matter where you are, you can still get the chance to celebrate Diwali with your loved ones through Vodafone. This advertisement is filled with happiness, and you will surely like it once you watch it.  

Final Thoughts 

You will surely come across many Diwali-related advertisements on television and the Internet, but the ones mentioned in this article are worth checking out. They are informative, educational, emotional, and do teach something pretty meaningful. Make sure to check out these advertisements and make your Diwali a unique one.