Puja Kohli

Giving Back: Rashmi Hegde | Social Development Head, MAYA

Tell us about yourself and your background I am Rashmi Hegde, born and raised in Mangalore. I completed my Masters in Social Work at Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore and have been working in the development sector for the past 25 years. Growing up, I was raised in an environment that fostered...
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The power of the underdog | Puja Kohli

SunTzu said: “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; When using our forces, we must seem inactive; When we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; When far away, we must make him believe we are near”...
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Neuroscience of Learning | Puja Kohli

Our brain is an interesting organ. It begins to mature even before we are born. Biologically it acts as the management tool of our human body. It guides our sensory responses, houses our grey matter and centrally controls the functioning of the other organs. The brain is like the seat...
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The YOU in Engagement | Puja Kohli

I had the pleasure of listening to the legendary Dr. Marshall Goldsmith at an NHRD conference in Bangalore recently. He was witty and didn’t mince his words to make his point.  Among many takeaways the one that resonated with me strongly was, ‘Who is Responsible for Engagement’? A decade or...
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Why ‘Potential’? | Puja Kohli

“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” Brenda Ueland The word “potential’ transcends multiple fields from physics to social sciences. When we consider potential in electrons we discuss in terms of energy. In neuroscience, we refer to action potential as nerve impulses and when we relate...
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Bangalore – A Migrant’s Perspective

Bangalore…a city I migrated to a decade back. With 2 pieces of luggage and a music system, I found myself in a guesthouse sponsored from work. It looked like a growing neighborhood with charming houses and a lot of construction underway. BUT what struck me, literally physically, was that I...
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