Monthly Archives: November 2011

Courteously Yours

In the Indian Navy family quarters, functions were limited to birthday parties of toddlers. Official parties were held in the mess or ships. Such gatherings would have 25 to 50 guests and would be great fun. All the attendees were … Continue reading

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The Moving Finger Writes

Mr. PV Maiya often tells stories with profound meaning. Here is one such story: Mr. Ramananda Rao, after completing SSLC in pre-independence era, submitted a hand-written application for the post of a clerk in State Bank of India, Mangalore. The … Continue reading

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Read Aloud

Spoken-English coaching classes have been on the scene for decades and seem to be in good business. People learn in special class-rooms and from audio and video lessons. Different courses are designed for different age groups. The need and vanity of … Continue reading

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Abundance Mindset

An eminent Indian origin professor of a reputed US University was a member of a high level team from the American Universities, discussing scope of opening up their branches in India. Five years ago they visited New Delhi to meet … Continue reading

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Student Syndrome

A few students are exceptions to the syndromes below, but most seem to be struck by them. It does not matter the class in which one is studying or the age of the student. And many of us experience some … Continue reading

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