Open UP: #119

My parents were afraid of the society when I wanted to be a journalist. My mom made sure I pursued teaching course so I would be a teacher. I was warned of the dangers associated with journalism and how a woman should not go out. I became a teacher. My husband encouraged me to join…

Book Review: 6 degrees

There are three stories with the same characters, you are enchanted with the characters emerging in different roles and entertain you. It is triple the fun.

Open UP: #117

I worked in banking and insurance for 40 years and saved up to buy this home and started this business for passing time. I met a girl and asked her to go on a ride with me. She said yes and I said for a life time. We have been on an impressive ride since…

Book Review: Chain of Custody – Anita Nair

Anita Nair arrives riding pillion on Gowda’s bullet in style to claim her mantle in crime fiction. In all this conundrum of things, she manages to make him appreciate pasta, go for a jog, cut down of cigarettes, drink less, be nice and live up to match Mr. Right.

Rashmi Praveen: Entrepreneurship, training & beyond

She was fifteen minutes ahead of our scheduled meeting and was ready to have a go at the questions. We skipped the regular questions for this interview, chatted for almost three hours and walked out being friends. I could see her love for training, development and how she is focused on bringing a change in the…

In A Bubble of Time – Book Review

The book is massive in size, double the size of a regular book you find in a book store. Its cover intriguing the title said – In a Bubble of Time and boy what a bubble it was. Yes bubble is an apt tag if you consider the period it covers in the vast expanse…

Open UP: #116

“I have a daughter and two younger sons. Both the sons go to school and are studying well but the daughter is at home. In our village and culture we don’t send daughters to school. She goes to Madrasa and studies Quran there along with other life skills. But she is very interested in school…

Benedict Jebakumar – The Magnet Man

I don’t sell but I get a lot more in return for whatever little action I have been taking. The main benefit I enjoy out of this action is the JOY of Service. – Benny

Is Your Child Ready to Face the World? – Book Review

Guess what we all parents need… A timeless advice! Talk about setting expectations right and we miss the target by miles sometimes. Here is a book that sets things in the right perspective. In this life with our sky high expectations that we have for our kids, pressure from colleagues, parents, grand parents, friends of…

Open UP: #115

“I was a teacher all my life. My parents were educators too. I believe it is the teacher’s duty to mold a child’s life and help them achieve their goals in life. Every child is like a precious gem waiting to be discovered. It takes a good teacher to see that and polish the talents…