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Global Women Celebrities in Saree

Over the last few years India has become one of the most important business hubs, whether it’s about entertainment business, hospitality, core manufacturing or IT industry. India is known for its culture, values and hospitality, it is one of the most common vacation destinations for every celebrity around the world....
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Culturama August 2014 | Global Adjustments

The month of August brings with it two reasons for celebrations. One, the country’s Independence Day, which falls on August 15; and two, the city of Chennai celebrates its 375th birthday on August 22. In lieu of Independence Day, this month’s Culturama magazine present some glimpses of some milestones on...
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The Finish Line | Vinita Ramtri – Desi Blogger

10th July 2014, Battersea park. A crowd of almost 15,000 people from 326 companies gathered at London’s Battersea Park to run the 5.6k JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. The event quite rightly claims to celebrate the balance, cohesion and competiveness of the London workforce. We had got sight of the...
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In Harmony with Nature | Payal Gandhi Hoon

Have you ever experienced vibrations and feelings when you are with nature? Remember the last time you stood witnessing the vastness of the ocean or when you stood in a valley surrounded with majestic mountains, or walked on a road that meandered along lush green tall pine trees? What was it like for you?...
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Shopping with Entrepreneurial women | WATC India Editor

I had a busy few days last weekend, out and about in Bandra, Mumbai, seeing what Bombay’s women have to offer. I had a lovely time visiting some beautiful shops, a Mompreneur India fair and a lovely art gallery – all run by amazing creative, entrepreneurial women. Apart from being...
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The ‘Tattva by Shabia Walia’ Story

My husband travels a lot courtesy of his cinematography profession. He got me a wonderful body scrub from Fiji which I ran out of in December last year. After hunting a lot for it or something similar, I came across one by a popular brand which was ridiculously expensive. I...
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Women Empowerment

Inside every woman is a sacred and sensitive space where she can flower in her uniqueness, and step into the circle of beautiful and wise women. Femininity wields great power. When you can love yourself for who you are, all facets of life rooted in, you begin to change –...
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From EQ to SQ

Life is infinite, and once we open the gateways of our mind, body and soul, we can travel to incredible distances. A New Leaf was founded by Dr. Veechi as a platform for integrated and holistic healing techniques and programs that can lift people into a place of peace and...
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Fear and Surrender

Fear of living, fear of dying, fear of losing, fear of finding, fear of success and fear of failure… Which one of these do you live with? Or do you fear each and everything mentioned above and maybe some more too? When we are born, we don’t know any fear....
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Creation of Experience

Since we create every situation we desire, we must take full responsibility in it. It is all a part of us – the thought, word, action and also its results. If we follow the thought, word and action, and shun away from the responsibility of its consequences, then we are separating...
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Is it really taboo to want time out? | Jessica Chivers

In the space of a week I’ve had three conversations with three different mothers (coachees) whose shoulders I could almost hear dropping from ear-hunched positions to relaxed relief when I suggested or endorsed the idea of organising a bit of regular childcare before they go back to work. Childcare isn’t...
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Don’t be a Square Peg in a Round Hole

The phrase square peg in a round hole is an idiom for something that does not fit.  There are many women who are living their lives as square pegs in round holes and doing jobs that are just not them. Sometimes they do not even realise that they are doing...
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Moving Past The Obstacles to Change – Part IV

Asssumptions….The Mother of All F*@k Ups? “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off once in a while or the light won’t come in.” Alan Alda Many personal ‘dilemmas’ that clients present to coaches can be addressed by helping the client to change the beliefs that created...
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Moving Beyond the Obstacles to Change – Part III

“Man is so imprisoned in his type of thinking that he is simply incapable of fully understanding another standpoint.” Carl Jung How many ways do you think there are of seeing the same thing? At least as many ways as there are people looking at it. No, that’s not a...
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Your way or no way?

My family have a tradition of a big family holiday once a year. Organising it is a serious headache and it’s that time again. To give you the lowdown, I’m one of four so used to a bit of rough and tumble. Mayhem could well be our middle name. Being the youngest I learned early on in the game how...
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Mindfulness and Communication

There is much talk of Mindfulness right now.  It’s creeping ever gently into the business arena – a trend I’m particularly pleased about (if not a tad cynical that it will become the latest fad…. “7 Habits of Highly Effective Meditators”….?) As a long-standing advocate of anything related to taking...
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How True To Yourself Are You At Work?

We often try to change who we are in order to fit in at work.  I see this happen very often, particularly some women who feel they have to be more aggressive when they get in to leadership roles. They feel they will not be taken seriously unless they are...
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Work-Life balance: possible? Yes! – Life of a Lady

I’ve had a few comments after my blog asking whether a career-hungry executive is able to juggle work, life and family so that there is some semblance of balance in your life. The answers I’ve received basically are twofold: determination and compromise. Naturally everyone points out that a good work-life...
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There is something looming on the horizon – Plate Spinner

There is something looming on the horizon. It’s in the shape of the local primary school, where my son starts in September. “I am dreading him starting school,” I confide to a friend last week. “Oh God, me too,” she nods. “It’s like my little baby is finally growing up.”...
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