Most likely, without even noticing it.
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Do you know the Hindi word for 'menu'? Can you name the three greatest writers who wrote in the Punjabi language? Can you appreciate Faiz's poetry without the aid of a translator? Unfortunately, neith...
Customers are the reason why businesses exist. Many businesses want to be customer-centric and spend time, money and other resources to make it happen. But they don't get the desired results. One reas...
Social loafers and free-riders can kill overall productivity.
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Teams work in curious ways.
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Processes are an integral part of all enterprises. And as I mentioned in one of my earlier pieces, if processes are not instituted, modelled or followed properly then the results may just take the for...
They make you a better person...
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"When we historians grow stubborn about trustworthy evidence, it is up to the writers to go into the possibilities that will not let themselves be contained in history books," Perumal tells Aravindan...
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Look out for Trump, Putin and demonetised Indian currency.
The 68th R-Day parade was absolutely dazzling.
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"Ban on Kambala is an after-effect of the ban on Tamil Nadu's Jallikattu."
One for the handloom lovers.
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Disclaimer: I have not been hired by any coffee brand to extol the virtues of the beverage or of cafés—I'm only writing about what I observe and experience! It's so true that a lot can tr...
Diwali is one of the biggest and most beautiful celebrations in India. Marking Hindu New Year, this ancient five day festival celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil. Witness incr...
Who doesn't like a Sunday? The after-party lazy morning that promises to be everything the week wasn't. From my close to 2000 Sundays spent on Mother Earth, I have come to the conclusion that the only...
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An archipelago with over 17,500 islands, Indonesia is not just about beaches and beach bums. There are so many traditions here and each community has its own unique cultural performances and dance dramas. Here are five of my favourites.
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O for Chetan Bhagat, W for Arundhati Roy.
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The O, P, W of Indian culture.
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NEW DELHI -- The central government has banned websites offering escort services -- which are usually a front for prostitution -- acting on the recommendations of a committee set up by the Home minist...
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Very few would know that Patparganj, literally standing tall with its numerous housing societies, witnessed a battle in 1803 that defined the subsequent history of Delhi, and India too. Or that Tis Hazari, usually teeming with worn-out, anxious litigants at its famous district courts, may have been named after the 30,000 Sikh soldiers who once camped here. Or that Dhaula Kuan, literally translating to "white well", perhaps referred to a pit-stop used by Mughal emperor Shah Alam II.
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Our memories of food tend to revolve around two distinct themes: one, of home-cooked delicacies, and, two, of mom smilingly slaving over a hot stove. These memories may seem heart-warming, but in my mind they've ruined things for thousands of Gen X women in the Indian diaspora who are trying to carve out a life of economic empowerment and equal partnership at home. The Bharatiya Nari image is so ingrained that we are neither able to follow Sheryl Sandberg's exhortations to "lean in" nor Rosa Brooks's call to "recline".
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Artist Atul Dodiya recently remarked -- quite tongue in cheek -- that what is kitsch in Mumbai is culture in Banaras. After all, rani pink is curious and splashy at a luncheon party overlooking the Back Bay at a sea-view pad in Malabar Hill, and an everyday colour while setting sail a leaf bowl filled with flowers and candles from the steps of Assi Ghat. What a revelatory comment!
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee got a pleasantly peculiar welcome in Auckland on his maiden trip to New Zealand when he rubbed noses with the Maori chief, which is a traditional form of greeting for...
While it's true that corporate values are determined by the organizational aspiration, the context in which it operates and what the leaders feel very strongly about, I believe that there's one value that every single CEO should adopt. This value is very relevant and has universal application across contexts.
There has been some angst, both in the West and in India, about Coldplay's latest, and very beautiful, video. The video is being criticized by some for "cultural misappropriation." In this whole contr...
Twitter and other social media channels have degenerated into platforms for us to troll and criminalise almost everything that anyone does. So much so that an artist cannot infuse some culture from another country into their work without receiving dollops of flak.