How Do We Treat Failures?

The whole nation is debating why Indian players are not able to perform well in the Olympics stage. We see this topic moves around a lot of frustration, emotions, blaming on our infrastructure and the support that government offers to develop players in India and the list goes on and on. While this is a very important topic that should be discussed and worked upon together as a nation for the ...

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Keep Swimming and Push your Limits

From one million miles away, our planet looks like a small blue rock and from one hundred million miles it is just a tiny pale blue dot, a planet mostly covered with water. Throughout our history we have had a deep connection to water described in art, literature, and poetry. We are inspired by water. Perhaps that is the reason swimming is fascinating for many of us. Apart from this great fascination, what else ...

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Why do you need a wellness program?

While interacting with many human resource professionals I’ve often noticed a sense of uncertainty regarding wellness programs. This is because most professionals are not sure whether their colleagues would actually use the wellness program. Ideally employees should be enthusiastic about wellness programs offered by their organisations, as it a free of cost facility that is intended to better their wellbeing. However, in the real world there are very few employees that ...

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Gym is boring? Pick up a sport!

Deepika Padukone, a popular Indian actor said "When I was growing up my father said to me, To be the best, always remember the three D's - Discipline, Dedication and Determination. Follow your heart. Do what you are passionate about." And my friend used to say, 'I always push hard at work and in personal life. That comes from my sports background. In sports, pushing yourselves that little extra bit makes ...

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Got a salary hike? wait before you start making plans

The appraisal season is on! The Indian government announced the implementation of seventh pay commission which would hike salaries of over 1 crore government employees. If you are in a private sector, the annual salary hike is coming up soon for you too! Have you started planning how you are going to use this money? Let me guess, you are already planning to pay off your debts, loans and then to ...

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5 Areas Most Corporate Wellness Programs Have Overlooked!

Health and wellness programs come in all varieties these days. But 10,000 steps, 5 km jog everyday, eating not more than 2500 calories stop sounding equally motivating after a week. And moreover, not everyone fits in the same shoes. Most of these apps do the same thing. First few days, they are a welcome change. But once we lose interest, the activities start burdening like an added responsibility. Where do they ...

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The biggest problem with wellness initiatives

Have you ever heard of anyone quitting smoking in a day, or having lost 10 pounds in a week, or acquiring exceptional speaking skills with just one session? I’m very sure the answers to all of the above questions would lead towards a no, and most people would argue that achieving a goal of this difficulty would require consistent effort and a longer duration of time. Even though the fundamental concept ...

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT WORLD WAR?

“The inevitableness, the idealism, and the blessing of war, as an indispensable and stimulating law of development, must be repeatedly emphasized.” -Friedrich Von Bernhardi There can be no denying the fact that wars, despite the heavy losses incurred in them, have been great curves for the development and advancements of fields never thought of before, and their exhibition. You can trace history with these exhibitions of physical strength early on, then melee ...

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