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Assertiveness and Confidence

One of the key skills for an entrepreneur and an employee is Communication Skills. Communication Skills are those qualities that help you maintain  good relationships in your personal life and work life. Moreover, they help you communicate effectively such that your message reaches across exactly like you want to, with minimum distortions in the meaning. We’ve already established the importance of such skills here. There are certain types of personalities based on this – Passive: Changing minds according to others’ preferences, submissive behaviour Aggressive: Causing physical or emotional harm, frequent outbursts Passive-Aggressive: Indirect Resistance to others’ preferences or demands, Avoiding…

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Why are Soft Skills harder to acquire?

Soft skills are those traits and attributes that enable a person to interact efficiently and maintain peaceful relations with supervisors, peers as well as, subordinates. There has been a lot of buzz around soft skills lately. From your Resumes and cover letters, to your final interview, if there’s a constant mention of a trait – It is soft skills. We can not stress on how important and crucial soft skills are. Today, the organizations no longer need an adequate employee, they look for an ideal employee. Possessing the right technical skills and knowledge does give you a push, but having…

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Why is Mental Health still a taboo?

In this beautifully-bollywood-crazed country called India, where the cinema is progressing towards more sensitive issues, besides falling in love and happily ever afters, mental health is still a suppressed issue. We’ve had great movies like My name is Khan, Bhool Bhulaiya, Barfi!, Taare Zameen Par and the most recent Dear Zindagi yet, we still shy away from talking about our mental issues. There’s a beautiful dialogue in Dear Zindagi (roughly translated) – “ I see a psychologist for me to accept myself”. Please pardon the quote, however, it is quite important to understand why this dialogue makes so much sense.…

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Summer Vacations- Time for Constructive Games

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when the schools are just drawing to their conclusion. The end of another year and your children will be rushing home, all excited and enthusiastic, because it’s time for summer vacation. But, being parents is a full time job and you don’t get summer vacations, do you? Instead, your child’s summer vacation can safely be called your overtime. While you have a 101 responsibilities on you, you simply can’t leave your dear one unattended because an idle mind is the devil’s  workshop. And leaving your kid in front of screens is a…

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Career Counselling – The Whats and the Hows

The Whats: If we lived in an older era where the probable job opportunities were hunters or farmers, we would not have to discuss why career counselling is even a thing. But as the humans have evolved up the food chain, so have our abilities and our roles in the society. So, today we do not need only farmers, or doctors, or teachers but instead we need all of them in the right proportions. But with greater power comes greater responsibilities and with higher options also comes higher confusion. We have no dearth of varied jobs today. A student can…

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Which “feminists” are we?

“Feminism” has perpetually been under the scrutiny of social media – empowerment and disapproval going hand in hand. Some complain about how bra straps shouldn’t make old men uncomfortable, while some fight for their right to the half of everything. While neither of the approaches is wrong, it doesn’t change how feminism is perceived. Feminism has now grown into a full fledged community of Femi-Nazis. Yes, Femi-Nazis are the extremists of feminism. While everyone deserves their share of basic human rights, we often tend to forget the root of the rights. Consequently, every right carries a duty associated with it.…

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