This post is a little late in the offing. There’s been a lot going on and I will tell you all about it soon, but first – the four TED talks that made me a tad bit wiser in August. Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor : Sometimes it is a great orator, … Continue reading Top 4 TED Talks – August Edition
Which country does the most good for the world? | Simon Anholt: Simon Anholt in this talk asks a very pertinent question - What kind of country would you want to live in? Is it is rich country, a happy country or a country that does good for the world? Not surprisingly, these factors are … Continue reading Top 5 TED Talks – May 2020
As a teen, Trouble is a Friend by Lenka was one of my favorite songs. Over the years I forgot all about it but I rediscovered the song in March this year when it was playing at an ice cream store I was at. While I still love the song, I believe it would now … Continue reading Friends with Failure
There are perks of sitting at home all month, one being that I have scoured through more TED talks than I ever have before. It helps expand the vast repertoire of random facts that I have collected (and forgotten) over time. Here are a few talks that left a lasting impression and ones I would … Continue reading Top five TED Talks – April 2020
Yes, I watch TED talks when bored. I also watch a lot of other random stuff on YouTube, but every now and then the list of recommendations features a talk and I click (now more than ever). Here are some I discovered and loved this month. What I learned from 100 days of rejection | … Continue reading Favorite TED Talks: March 2020
There lies a marked distinction between joy and happiness; one that psychologists and scientists struggle to define. However, until they reach a conclusion, let’s think of joy as an intense momentary experience of positive emotion, one that makes us smile and want to jump up and down. While happiness is how good you feel over … Continue reading The fundamentals of joy
I’ve come across many adjectives for organizations. They’ve been called big, small, ruthless, friendly, innovative, slow and much more. One adjective I’ve never come across is ‘Fair’. It makes me wonder – is it difficult for organizations to be perceived as fair or have we never asked? I know haven’t and I’m curious. What would … Continue reading Can organizations be fair?
I learnt that the answer to finding happiness lay in one simple act - giving. So easy that a 3 year old could do it. Jacqueline’s delivery is flawless and her story inspires you to join the movement in changing the world 1 give, 1 day at a time.
There was a point of time when my weekends were the most productive part of my week. However, that story quickly changed. I now spend my weekends doing close to absolutely nothing. If you are like me and don’t want to step out of the house or the bed, here are some movies that I’ve … Continue reading Weekend Watchlist
I do love this time of the year. The air has an overwhelming festive spirit and just as many lists and resolutions flying around. It is amazing what the New Year energy can manifest into. Determination and enthusiasm to become the best possible version of oneself has never been higher. It is close to impossible … Continue reading My favorite year-end TED talks