Culture 

A Minority Report

Funny how I never noticed the majority-minority division while growing up and now it is just too hard to ignore sometimes. Is it because of my social circle and my view of the world were much smaller and restricted, or is it because it now has a hand behind almost every other conversation, I am not sure. With time and events, not only are these divisions getting more and more noticeable, but the people who keep dragging them into issues are getting bolder, as well. Recently, when a classmate, I…

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Our Story Shikha 

Procrastinator? You bet! | Shikha’s Story

I think its safe to say that we all are procrastinators in some or the other way. But imagine this, you have to present the Life and work of Adolf Dassler (founder of Addidas) to an audience of more than 50 people at 9 A.M. the next day. At 00:00 – with much planning you sit down at your desk ready to start, the blank presentation file staring at your face. You have a plan in mind and your all set to go but wait, “Isn’t that movie scene where Cooper…

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International 

America’s shame – the Guantanamo Bay

Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – this is not easy. – Aristotle, The Nicomacbean Ethics Introduction 166 inmates currently have the privilege to be in the most expensive prison on Earth – the Guantanamo military camp. Little did they know 15 years back that they’d one day be captivated and force-fed to endure such devastating facet of life with no opportunity to…

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Culture 

Adage II | Emotional Intelligence and Spirituality

Introduction | Prelude It’s difficult to describe emotions in words, isn’t? The first word that springs up in our head, is feelings after hearing the word – emotions. The simple reason being, emotions are intense feelings which are better felt than expressed, for which they are ineffable. Even a person who is tight-lipped will express a lot of emotions to the people across him, then a person who loves to prattle. Daniel Goleman in his book Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ states, “In a very real…

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Our Story 

CHAPTER 2. LIFE LESSON FROM CRICKET| SHALOM’S STORY

As a kid, I was fascinated with Cricket. Apart from playing some matches every evening in the campus we lived in, My and my friends’ talks also revolved around cricket all the time. We would discuss some ongoing matches, talk about amazing captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, opening partnership of Sachin and Sehwag, turns wasted by Dravid, the weird bowling style of Harbhajan Singh and so on. But, as I grew up and got exposed to other games I slowly became less interested in cricket. The interest in cricket has gone…

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International 

Syria : What’s next?

As Syria enters the 8th year of War, unrest and misery in the country are far from ending. 39 civilians including children have died in the most recent attacks on Idlib. Situated along the Northwestern border, it’s also the last major stronghold of the rebel forces in Syria. The Russian Backed Militia has enabled Assad to regain control of most of the country. The government now seems to be advancing with full vigor to gain control of the province of Idlib. A Final Battle? Some are calling it a final battle, which…

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Technology 

One more thing | Apple and its Marketing.

Apple is known to define its own marketing. It has reached a point where companies try to emulate what Apple’s been doing till now. But, that is not easy to do and not worth copying. Because what Apple does can be done best only at Apple, by Apple. Apple has been built around certain key boundaries and pillars. Steve Jobs made it very clear to run the company within these bounds. Apple products are built keeping the customer satisfaction at its core. This is the reason you can find customers going…

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Apple Inc. Technology 

Apple and its Innovation | Part 1

Apple recently crossed $1 trillion in market capitalization making it the only company in the world to do so. That’s a humungous leap for any company. To bring things into perspective, Indian economy ranks 7th in the world ranking with a total GDP of $2.848 trillion. How can a company started in a garage, reach the epitome of innovation and world technology domination? If you read Walter Murch’s biography of Steve Jobs, the founder of apple. You’d know these answers. But if you haven’t read the book. There is so…

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Our Story Shikha 

Why write?! | Shikha’s story

If you are a habitual reader or a writer yourself, the first thing you might want to know about me is – I’m no Writer! Over the years that have passed, I have found myself intrigued by the Science behind everything. Much contrary to a book lover or a writer, you won’t find a wallpaper with classic quotes on my desktop background. What you might find maybe something close to an Orbital image of the Earth in space. But nowadays, I find it quite wonderful [as in full-of-wonder ;)] that…

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