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Soan Papdi and the art of class room management

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Eating finely thin, unsticky, fresh Soan Papdi is like managing a class room full of students. You try to take a mouthful of Soan Papdi together; they refuse with their varying shapes & sizes. You always end up spilling some on your shirt and rush to wipe it off because of embarrassment. As a teacher […]

The yoga mat

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Once Bholeram got the yoga bug. He was all set to attain the peak of health and longevity, except he just couldn’t roll out the yoga mat. It was tightly rolled into a cylindrical shape, and when he spread it out, it just kept rolling back. He tried pinning one end down but the other […]

Humor makes business sense

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Sir Richard Branson realized much early that entertainment could revolutionize the airline business. In fact, he was the first one to pioneer seatback videos so guests could pick their own movies. The cost of investing in seatback entertainment centers were around $8 million then and no bank was willing to extend that kind of cash […]

Smoke on the water

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Hassled by his huge workload, a village priest once hired an assistant, whose main job was to make life easier for his boss. He was supposed to pluck flowers, clean the temple, sweep the floor, guide the devotees and so on. The assistant had signed up thinking it would be a cushy job but he […]

Murder?

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Mani saw his neighbors walk out from the clinic he works.  He could see their backs, as he was coming from the medical shop and recognized them because of their little girl, who is very fond of him. On some instinct the little girl, Cauvery, turned and he smiled & waved at her.  She always […]

Keep it Personal

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There is this company that tries to look after its people and make their place fun to work with. They have a display board, in which they write the names of all the people whose birthdays fall in that month and wish them. In addition, on the last day of the month, they bring a […]

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