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Add To Your Wisdom With These Quotes By Sadhguru
10. November 2019 at 12:23
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Sadhguru is an Indian yogi, guru, and a best-selling author. Many people know his name and follow his teachings throughout the world. He is known for his wisdom and spirituality. Sadhguru is also known for the good things that he does for people and the advice and suggestions that he gives them. Many people believe in his teachings and many of them love reading his books.

His real name is Jaggi Vasudev and he is a 62-year-old man. At this age, he rides a bike and goes around spreading his thoughts and beliefs and he even interacts with people by answering their questions. It’s not a surprise that such a man inspires and motivates a lot of people to do better in life. Not only that, he’s responsible for the growing wisdom of a lot of people in this world.


He doesn’t only motivate and inspire with the things he does, but he also does it with the things he says. And that’s one of the things that just make him great and inspirational. Hoping that you’ll also be inspired by the things he has said, I’m sharing some of them and their meanings with you. So, here are some inspirational quotes by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev that will add to your wisdom:


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Some Jeff Bezos Quotes That Are Gospel For Every Entrepreneur
10. November 2019 at 12:20
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Jeff Bezos needs no introduction, but just for sake of it, here it is. Jeff Preston Bezos is the chief executive officer, president, and founder of Amazon.com. It’s not a surprise that Amazon is the biggest e-commerce website in the world. After all, the business helped Jeff Bezos in surpassing Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world.

Jeff Bezos collected all of his life’s work and put it into one thing, his dream to make things available for everyone. Online shopping is a big thing nowadays and Jeff Bezos can easily be crowned the king and I believe that everyone will agree with this statement. The best part about him is that he isn’t stopping and I don’t think that he ever will. It’s one thing being the richest in the world, but if you surpass someone to become the richest, that’s on a whole other level.


The chief executive officer of Amazon.com doesn’t only have the power to inspire his employees, he has the power to inspire the whole world with his legacy. The things he has done, is doing, and will do, will keep inspiring a lot of people. Not only his actions but even the things he says are filled with motivation and inspira...

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Yet Another Tragic End To A Great Life: Cokie Roberts Passes Away At 75
01. November 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Mary Roberts was (it hurts saying ‘was’) an American journalist and a best-selling author. She was famously known as ‘Cokie Roberts’. She said that she got the name Cokie from his elder brother and it stuck with her. Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs (yes, this was her full name, however, it was still too short considering her greatness and knowledge) was born on 27th December 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The reason why his elder brother Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. (an American lawyer who passed away on 15th September 2014 just 3 days prior to his birthday) called her ‘Cokie’ was because as a kid, he was unable to pronounce Corinne properly. Other members of her family were her father Hail Boggs, her mother Lindy Boggs and her elder sister Barbara Boggs Sigmund (the Mayor of the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey who passed away on 10th October 1990).


Both of her parents served for decades as domestic members of the house of representatives from the state of Louisiana. Cokie did her schooling from the Academy of the Sacred Heart which was an all-girls school in New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from the Stone Ridge School, Washington, DC in 1960 which was also an all-girls school. Roberts completed her ...

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Dive Into Inspiration With These Quotes By Steve Jobs
31. October 2019 at 20:28
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Steve Jobs is known as one of the best businessmen in history and there are a lot of reasons for it. We all know that he was the chief executive officer, chairman, and co-founder of Apple Inc. Throughout his life, he kept inspiring a lot of people with the things he said and he also set a lot of examples for young entrepreneurs.

The world lost a true visionary on October 5th, 2011. We lost a man who inspired the world with everything he said and did.


Remembering him today, let's have a look at some of the things he said and talked about. I’ll share some of his best quotes and their meanings. Steve Jobs inspires me a lot and I am sure that you also will be inspired by his quotes. So, here are some quotes by Steve Jobs that will inspire you to the core:


“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”


A follower is someone who follows orders and a leader is someone who sets an example. We must learn the difference between the two and then decide who we want to be. If you want to be a leader, you must master the art of innovation. This is because you n...

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Learn The Art Of Enjoying Life
26. October 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
The most basic thing anyone wishes for is a life filled with happiness and joy, however, most people find this quite tough. Nowadays, people take a lot of pressure on themselves and this kind of forces them to not enjoy their lives. No matter whatever they try, everything seems to fail or backfire in some way.

I can relate to this a lot as, like everyone else, even I used to take a lot of pressure on myself due to my work and personal life. Not only is this unhealthy, but it also results in people losing their interests in things they like to do.


For example, I know that I have a sheer passion for photography, however, when I started to take stress, I noticed that I’m losing my interest in work. And photography is the only thing I love to do so that was a really hard and confusing time for me. In spite of the stress and pressure, I somehow managed to triumph over it and that’s when I learned a valuable lesson.


We have only one life and we must enjoy it to the fullest. And for those who are struggling to do so, I’m here to help in the best way I can. Here are some ways in wh...

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How I Turned My Life Around By Not Giving Up
20. October 2019 at 09:09
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Today, I am an enthusiastic writer and an ambitious traveler, however, it wasn’t always like this. I was born in a poor house with a father who was struggling to find a high paying job and a mother who was a housewife.

I lived in a slum in Chandigarh as a child and often used to do small chores for people to get money for food or ice cream. Yeah, things were that desperate. I didn’t go to school until the time I was nine years old but I really wanted to learn.


So, I started saving up money at the age of eight to buy books for myself to study from. I was always fascinated by two kinds of books, Literature and Geography. Just knowing more and more about the different places in the world and their languages made me fantasize about living or at least travel to those places. By the age of twelve, I had gained enough knowledge to pass a scholarship exam for a good local school. I scored above 90 percent in that exam and I was awarded 100 percent scholarship as a result.


I was very happy to be enrolled ...

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Six Ways To Improve Productivity At Work
16. October 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
I’ve been working for more than 18 years and there are a lot of things that I’ve learned throughout the years. Nobody is perfect in the beginning and we learn and grow with time and experience. I believe in helping others with the thing that I’ve learned with my experience as an entrepreneur. As far as work productivity is concerned, the field of work doesn’t matter.

Productivity is something that most of the people working in the private sector suffer with or simply, lack in. There can be an infinite number of reasons for the same but there is a solution or in this case, many solutions to a problem. I am writing this article based on my own experiences about how I manage to improve my productivity. The sole purpose of this article is to help those who might need it.


For all of you out there who are struggling with productivity at work, I have some tips for you that will help you in improving your productivity. Again, these are based on my own experience of 18 years as an entrepreneur. So, let’s get started:


Get Rid Of The Distractions


First and foremost, get rid of anything that distracts you fro...

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Chhichhore Is A Hilarious Movie With A Great Message
14. October 2019 at 09:00
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Chhichhore is one of the latest Bollywood movies and it was released last Friday (September 6th, 2019). I went to watch it with my friends and we got a lot more than we expected. By the looks of the trailers and the songs, it appeared to be a Romcom tale of seven friends and their college and hostel life. We were expecting a funny and nostalgic movie. Well, I guess I now know why people say ‘never judge a book by its cover’.

The movie takes you through a ride of funny, emotional, dramatic, and romantic scenes. A nostalgic tale that will take you back to your college and hostel life and leave you with an impeccable story and a very good message. A message that will have you working your brain muscles for a while. And that message is one of the reasons why this movie is one of my favorite Bollywood movies now. So, buckle up as we breakdown the masterpiece that is Chhichhore.


The Story


The movie starts with the main character Anni (Played By Sushant Singh Rajput) coming back from work and checking on his son. His son was under a lot of pressure because of the result of his college entrance exams. Anni advises his son not to take any pressure as he worked very hard on his studies and he wa...

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How To Learn And Master The Art Of ‘Taking It Easy’
10. October 2019 at 09:00
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Just “take it easy”. It’s a phrase that many people say, however, only a few understand the true essence of it. There was a time in my life where doing what I love to do the most proved to be a burden for me. That’s when I learned a valuable lesson, even your passion can prove to be a burden if it’s overdone.

I started working for hours and this resulted in me losing the track of time, making myself unhealthy, and gaining a considerable amount of weight. Of course, none of these things are good for you and you must learn how to ‘take it easy’.


While struggling with these issues, I understood that I need to do something to make my life better. It was all bearable until one day I just felt like giving up. It was a very hard time for me as I never thought that following my dreams with such dedication would harm me. Well, it did and I just wanted to change some things in my life. I knew it wouldn’t be an easy journey, but I did it.


I created a proper routine for myself and made a habit of doing things other than work as well. I created time for myself to have a little bit of f...

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Seven Ways To Deal With Depression
03. October 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
There was a time in my life when I was depressed. The love of my life had just left me to marry someone else and it pierced through me like a dagger. It left me really sad, helpless, and lonely. I started living on my own and not caring about anything. I stayed home all day and had no interest in anything. So, here’s what depression means to me and how I dealt with it.

To be honest, depression can make you feel lonely and helpless. Well, you aren’t. Most of the people suffering from depression rely on therapy and medication without getting the desired result. There’s a lot that you can do yourself to improve your condition. Changing my daily routine, dietary habits, and a lot of other things helped me in coping with such a menace. And I’m sure they’ll help you too.


Create A Routine


I was really depressed until one day, I decided that enough is enough. I created a proper routine for myself that helped me in getting into a lot of activities to divert my mind. This routine included a lot of physical activities and a lot of other stuff I was interested in. Trust me, doing this really helps a lot.


Set S...

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Some Quotes By Stephen Hawking
28. September 2019 at 10:36
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Stephen William Hawking was an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and author. He was also the director of research at the center of theoretical cosmology at the University of Cambridge in his final years. The story of Stephen Hawking is very inspiring, motivational, and heart-touching.

The man is a personification of the phrase ‘never give up. Even after being completely paralyzed, He never lost hope. He kept hustling and used his knowledge to become a living legend until the time he was alive. Hawking published a lot of books throughout his lifetime which helped a lot of people (including me) in gaining much-needed knowledge about the universe and many other things.


Unfortunately, Stephen William Hawking passed away on March 14th, 2018 due to the disease he was suffering from (Lou Gehrig`s disease). That day, we lost a pure genius and it was a very sad day for the whole world. Hawking is still remembered to this day and even though he is not with us today, his words will always be here and they will keep inspiring us. So, here are some quotes by Stephen William Hawking that will...

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8 Simple Exercises to Facebook Business Explosion
23. September 2019 at 09:00
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Over 620 Million users are connected on Facebook. In the past, Facebook was a social site for teenagers. Now it's becoming a place for any type of business to dominate their field. Too many companies are struggling with their Facebook marketing campaigns. Numerous businesses do not even have a Facebook presence! And too many companies think Facebook is not worth the time and effort it takes to market their products.

If you know of a business that is still in doubt of the power of social marketing on Facebook, tell them to contact us and we can show them how to generate fans and widen a following in 60 days.


Here are some basic points on Facebook Marketing you should keep in mind:


1. Layout Expectations for your Fans

Setting up expectations for fans on news flash, deals, information, tips, or support, will maintain your fans interacting on your business or strategy. Interaction is the key to a flourishing Fan Page.

You must post on a 2-5 times per week to extend interactions of your fans. If your fans regularly see you post and then you do not over a week, th...

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Netflix and privacy protection
22. September 2019 at 09:03
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
For the past four years, I have been watching movies and TV shows on Netflix. Usually, I pay annual subscription fees that allow me to watch all types of movies. I find this approach cheaper and convenient as compared to buying movies every day. Besides, I usually receive notifications regarding the latest movies.

I am updated when new movies are released. At the time I was registering as a member with Netflix, I was required to fill a lot of personal details in my profile. First of all, I had to give my full names and email address including my alternative email addresses. Additionally, I was required to provide my phone number under Membership and Billing.


Moreover, I had to provide my payment and billing information for payment purposes. Here, I inserted my credit card number under Payment & billing information so that Netflix can deduct annual subscription fees. Before giving my payment details, I was concerned about the ability of Netflix to protect such critical information against malicious employees, hackers, and crackers. The fact that my credit card is directly connected to the bank also made m...

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PTSD - Here Are 5 Ways To Cope With It
22. September 2019 at 09:01
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is one of the biggest and serious mental health issues nowadays. Many people fight with this menace daily and only a few manage to win over it. That is either because they take the proper medication or they know how to cope with it. And for those who don’t know how to, it can prove to be one of the most difficult things in the world.

In most cases, if a person has been in an accident and that is the reason for their PTSD, then it can be very hard for them to drive or even sit in a car again. Not only does it ruin half of their life experiences, but it also tends to ruin human relationships. PTSD is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly at all. It is very important to cope with this problem, otherwise, it might prove to be severe in the future.


While many consult doctors and psychiatrists and cure their PTSD with the help of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and medication, some people don’t feel good while doing these things. Something that can help these people are the natural ways of coping with the mental health disorder. Here are 5 ways that can help you to naturally cope with the menace called PTSD.


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Remembering A Legend On His Birthday
21. September 2019 at 09:01
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Dhyan Chand was an Indian hockey player and is known as one of the greatest players to ever play hockey. He was mostly known for his excellence in scoring goals and his thee gold medal wins in the Olympics. Dhyan Chand is often described as a person who dominated field hockey. He was so good at the game that he was given the nickname: The Wizard. Well, today is The Wizard’s birthday and it’s only fair to look back at his inspirational life.

Dhyan Chand was born on August 29th, 1905 in Allahabad in a Rajput family. His father ‘Sameshwar Singh’ was a part of the British Indian Army and he also played the sport of hockey for the army. Dhyan Chand’s family had to move to many places due to his father’s frequent transfers. Due to this, Dhyan had to leave his studies after only six years of schooling.


Finally, his family settled in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and he graduated from Victoria College, Gwalior in the year 1932. On his 17th birthday, he was enlisted in the British Indian Army as a sepoy (private) in the 1st Brahmans. From 1922 to 1926, Dhyan played hockey for the army and regimental games. Eventually, he was selected for the Indian Army Team and the team went on a...

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Some Quotes By A Former Number One In The World
21. September 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Serena Jameka Williams is a very famous tennis player and she needs no introduction. However, it’s worth mentioning that she has been ranked world no. 1 by The Women’s Tennis Association eight times between 2002 and 2017. This happened for the first time on July 8th, 2002. At just the age of 37, she has a record of 23 Grand Slam singles wins.

Well, it’s a well-known fact that people who prove to be this great usually had humble beginnings. And yes, this was the case for Serena Williams. She was born on September 26th, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. People like Serena are very inspirational and they motivate people not only with their actions but also with their words.


So, here are some quotes by a former world number one:


“Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope”


Yet another example of rags to riches. Serena Williams took birth in a middle-class family and had a really challenging childhood. She expresses her...

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Domestic Violence: Understanding the Issue
19. September 2019 at 10:13
by Zulfiqar Ali Ramzan
Domestic Violence against women in Pakistan continues to make life difficult for women. Women continue to suffer from it, which is considered as a family issue, while, the state is not allowed to interfere. Unfortunately, the problem is spread across the country, and serious efforts must be taken to eliminate this menace.

Domestic Violence against women in Pakistan continues to make life difficult for women. It has become so normalized, that, aside from passing two provincial laws, conviction rate remains low. Also, women continue to suffer from it which is claimed to be treated as a family issue; While, the state is not allowed to interfere. A report published in the Journal of International Women Studies points out how women continue to be sidelined in Pakistani society, with a special focus on Punjab. However, the problem is spread across the country, and serious efforts must be taken to eliminate this menace from the country.


The legislators in the provinces have been active on this issue. Despite passage of these bills, violence against women in houses continues. While, Punjab government passed the Protection of Women Against Viole...

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The Formula Of Being A G.O.A.T - Eminem’s Inspirational Life Story
12. September 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Born on 17th October 1972, Marshall Bruce Mathers III took birth in a broken home in St. Joeseph, Missouri. His father (Marshall Bruce Mathers II) left him and his Mother (Deborah R. Mathers aka Debbie Mathers) when Eminem was just a couple of months old. Marshall had, what you would call a very traumatizing childhood.

He had to change a lot of schools due to his mother moving from place to place frequently and that resulted in a lot of bullying, mostly just for him being ‘the new kid’. He briefly explained the bullying incidents in his songs  ‘Brain Damage’ (where he expresses how he felt being bullied by D’Angelo Bailey) out of the ‘The Slim Shady LP’ (his second studio album released in 1999) and ‘Legacy’ (where he explains how he was bullied and how hip-hop helped him rise above it) in ‘The Marshall Mathers LP II’ (his eighth studio album released in 2013).


Also, bullying was not the only problem that Marshall had to face when he was young. His mother was fond of using a drug called ‘Valium’ (a drug used to cure anxiety by generating calming effects) due to some of her own issues. Moreover, she fed those...

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Some Thought-Provoking Quotes By Albert Einstein
10. September 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Albert Einstein is one of the biggest names in Science, History, and the History of Science. Along with Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei, he is one of the three fathers of Physics. Throughout his life, Albert Einstein gave birth to many theories and conducted many experiments that proved to be some of the many foundation stones of modern-day Physics.

Einstein wasn’t known for his theories and experiments. He was also known and appreciated for his inspiring and thought-provoking quotes. Some of them teach you, some of them make you think, and some accomplish the task of doing both at the same time. No matter what, we can all relate on some levels to the person who introduced the theory of relativity (pun intended).


Now, let me share and explain some of the quotes by one of the greatest human beings to ever exist:


“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

Life is a journey that is built with lessons. If you do something and fail at it or don’t get the desired result, it’s ok. However, if you keep doing the same thing again and again and expect that yo...

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Tinder in Southern Italy
09. September 2019 at 09:00
by Fiorenza Gemma
Discussion about dating Apps and how are they usually perceived by people in the Southern Italy, where they're use isn't so popular. Why is it like that? Southern Italy may be quite backward, that's for sure. But regarding dating Apps and their influences on the way people establish sentimental relationships, is it positive that we don't actually use them, or rather we are missing something?

Tinder, as many people may already know, is a dating App. During a discussion with a friend, who's Italian but lives in France, I found out not only about Tinder's existence but also that we Italians generally don't use it, which explains why I hadn't ever heard about it before. To be honest, I've heard about it before, but I hadn't ever met someone who, without any shame, was willing to explain to me how this App works and give me some tips about, for example, how to avoid fakes and potential unpleasant situations.


Since then I have been asking to other people to tell me about their experiences with dating Apps, whether if they had them or not, and what they thought about them. I've noticed that shame is something that always comes up during some speeches regarding Tinder or other dating Apps. I don't know why, but t...

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Need Motivation? Here Are Some Quotes By Mark Zuckerberg
08. September 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is one of the biggest names in the world today and there are many valid reasons for this. He is known for making the world’s biggest social network ‘Facebook’. Mark was driven with a passion to bring the world together by shortening the distances between people and he did it in the best way possible.

Because of Facebook and other websites that followed the trend, people 1000s of miles away can easily contact each other with the help of an internet connection. Thanks to Zuckerberg, it’s possible for us to connect with new people all around the world. He is the current CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Facebook and also owns Instagram and Whatsapp now.


It’s just a given if you are such a revolutionary, you are bound to have a lot of wisdom. Many people get inspired by Mark’s story and try something of their own. Sure, we can get a lot of motivation from what he did, however, the things he says can also motivate us to chase our dreams.


There are many great things that Zuckerberg has said and I’m here to bring you some of the best out of them. Of course, with the meani...

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Best Off Season Skiing Destinations In Europe
06. September 2019 at 09:00
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Usually, by April, many people have shifted their attention to beach vacations. However, this is not the case for the die-hard skiers. While this shift is expected, what many people do not know is that there is still a lot of snow in April on most Alps. As a matter of fact, this is the best time; there are snowstorms and the days are longer and warmer. Additionally, the resorts are less crowded, and the costs are low.

But what’s the catch? Good question. Well, to enjoy a late ski holiday, you’ve got to know where to go. Unfortunately, not all ski resorts are perfect for a late ski holiday. Luckily for you, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of great resorts to consider.


Note: These resorts aren’t in any particular order. They each have something to offer. The final decision is your's based on the information we provide.


What to Consider to Finding the Perfect Spring Destination?

  • Altitude

The height of a ski resort affects a lot more than just the snow conditions on the slopes. In high school, you learned that the higher you go, the colder it becomes. This is all because of low air pressure at the high altitudes. It h...

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American Culture And Female Sexuality
04. September 2019 at 09:00
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
American Culture impacts on different aspects of a person's identity. In its intentionality, it makes a sentiment of having a place and an interactive way of life among individuals, while it partitions the world into networks of regular traditions, values, religion, practices, and law. To women, sexualization is the act of making or becoming sexually aware predominantly, it means emphasizing their sexual nature.

Contemporary American culture has commodified the female body and structure, and we are currently in a culture where the female body is seen as a sexual item that can be seen and evaluated, purchased and retailed, and eventually demolished by other people in the entire civilization. Many people believe in the media's depiction of ladies, which is sound and impeccably typical; in any case, this is not the reality. The message that the media spreads is prizing explicitly confident women. Sex sells! However, at what cost? The expense is nobility.



Media use is an unmistakable piece of present-day life. American kids and young people report going through over four hours of the day staring at the TV and almost eight hours out of each day devouring media, gener...

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Having Trouble Staying Focused At Work? Here Are Some Things That Can Help You!
02. September 2019 at 09:01
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
So, there are two kinds of people, those who work their butts off (workaholics) and those who have trouble staying focused. And it’s sad to say that the number of the second category is higher. One of the biggest reasons for losing your focus is distractions. These distractions can be anything, people talking, social media, your crush at work, and many many more.

While most people think that it’s hard to get rid of these distractions and focus on work, I think differently. We all go through this stage in our lives and I did too. How I got out of it is what will help you to get out of it (I hope so!).


There are a lot of ways to stay focused at work and the ones that I’m about to tell you are the ones discovered, tested, and approved by me. I don’t intend to brag but doing these things helped me in improving my focus and I know they’ll help you too. So without further delay, let’s jump right into it!



Find Inspiration In Your Work

Everyone has a reason to start a job or a business. The thing is that people tend to forget ...

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The Inspiring Story Of A Man Who Never Lost Hope
31. August 2019 at 09:04
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Vivian Fernandes, famously known by his stage name DIVINE is an Indian rapper and is one of the biggest names in Indian hip-hop today. You cannot leave him out while talking about Indian hip-hop or rap. With a rebellious voice, fire lyrics, and non-stop flow, DIVINE sure is a force to reckon with. DIVINE sure is a big name right now, however, things were not always like this for him.

On 2nd October 1990, Vivian Fernandes was born in a slum in Mumbai. He and his elder brother lived with their father who Vivian describes as a drunk and a violent man. DIVINE has described the horrifying events of his childhood and his father in his documentary which was released on 15th July 2019 on his official YouTube channel. His mother lived and worked in other countries and his main goal was to bring her back.


DIVINE and his elder brother had to tolerate violence and abuse from their father and their mom advised them to move away. They made a deal with their father that they won’t interfere in his life and he won’t interfere in theirs to which, his father agreed. Then, DIVINE and his brother moved in with their grandmother. She was a very sweet and caring lady. Vivian said that she was the fi...

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Introduction of Chinese Mandarin in Schools – Neo-Colonialism or Developmental?
30. August 2019 at 21:54
by Maulline Gragau
“If you speak to a man in your language it goes to his head but if you speak to him in his native language, it goes to his heart.” In January 2016, South Africa cemented its place in history by becoming one of the first African countries to integrate Mandarin into its public school curriculum. This bold step by South Africa seems to have ushered in a new era of ‘Mandarin language rush’ with other African countries following suit.

In December 2018, Uganda also integrated Mandarin Chinese as a second language into their schools. Julius Jwan, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) announced that Mandarin will be offered as a foreign language in schools from 2020. Zimbabwe and Nigeria have also not been left behind. Is this ‘Mandarin language rush’ a case of Chinese neo-colonialism or a mutually beneficial developmental relationship?


The relationship between China and Africa goes back to several hundred years ago with some of the earliest notable contacts being in Malindi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa. The more modern interactions began towards the end of the 1950s with China entering into bilateral agreements with E...

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THE UNSOLVED
24. August 2019 at 09:00
by Omkareshwar Jha
Mysteries are everywhere around us. Human mind always tried to understand it. Training of mind is very important goal which is hardly being focus of centres where we think we learn & educate. Such a capable & well prepared mind can do tons of things. We just need to realise on it.

We're working mind every day. But most of us didn't focus on very basic aspects of it. The fear to explore our own mind commits a path with least flow of life.

Such a thing can only be understood when we give ourselves sometime.

So what's "the unsolved"??

Now let me reveal this unsolved is overlooked facts about our own self.

Well I'm not going to say "Do you know facts" here instead I chose a different way of saying who you know.

With such a simple thing as to sit straight in comfortable position can make you such a powerful receiver that when you learn can download entire cosmos.

( Verses of Hat Yog...)

For any logical head it might seems illogical but it is well know & tested experiment that one of very primary thing we learn is not coincidence. As we started speaking or walking or liste...

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The Shataranji of Rangpur
16. August 2019 at 09:00
by Md. Imroz Shahriar Shaik
The main ingredient to produce Shataranji is the thread from Jute. Shataranjis are used for various purposes, such as, as wall mat, jaynamaj or simply carpet. As for design, there comes face of women, animals, shepherd, women with pitcher, boats, natural scenarios and many more. Sometimes the design is done according to the wish of the buyer.
The Shataranji (Checkered Carpet) of Rangpur is a traditional weaving artistry. Once, even to the emperors, it had special honor. The court of Mughal emperor Akbar used to be enlightened by Shataranjis. It had a use in the feast-seat of Jamindars. Along with the waterways, it was used to be exported to many countries. But time had passed with its own flow. With that flow this artistry was about to be lost even from Rangpur.

Recently this artistry has revived with its full vigor. Again, the Shataranji of Rangpur is being exported to many countries of Europe, North America etc. nowadays. Shataranjis are special type of checkered carpet. The word has come from Farsi “Shataranj”. Shataranj is the chess board. The design of Shataranji has a similarity with the chess board. So the name has taken from that word.

The weaving artistry of S...

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Life lessons with the help of some quotes by the 14th Dalai Lama
15. August 2019 at 18:47
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
The 14th Dalai Lama is one of the most famous personalities today and for all the good reasons. Not only is he famous, but he is also one of the most inspirational people as well. The things he says can prove to be life lessons for a lot of people. After all, he’s influenced by great and inspirational personalities such as Gautama Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi.
Same as Gautama Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, the 14th Dalai Lama is highly quotable. His quotes can teach us a lot about life and ourselves. They can help us in developing our personality, character, and way of thinking. So, here are some quotes by the 14th Dalai Lama that sure are life lessons for us:

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible”
Kindness is something that’s a virtue and must be the first thing a person learns. This should happen so a person remains kind even in heated up moments. Kindness is a beautiful gift you can give to anyone and this gift can resolve the ugliest of disputes. So, we must learn how to be kind whenever possible. And the great Dalai Lama says, it is always possible.

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”
If you want something with all your heart an...

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The "Us versus Them" Nightmare
11. August 2019 at 09:00
by Isiaka A Kromah
The human mind has a tendency to categorize people into social groups. And often these social groups can create an “Us vs. Them” mentality toward people who may be different than us in some ways, whether it’s race, gender, age, nationality, culture, religion, or socioeconomic status.It is about time that we as people hold together if we want to forge ahead as a Nation , We will have to work together to achieve the common good for us all.
In a country such as ours(Liberia) our progress has been stagnated due to this mentality we all have developed as people .This Mentality has and will continue to be a major obstacle to our development and progress as people . This Mentality of The Congo and Native , The Citizen and Non citizen, The literate and The illiterate , The Powerful and the powerless , The ruling and the opposition, The Leaders and the masses .This Mentality has brought more harms than Good .

The notion of We are the original owners and they are just foreigner is not a modern ideology .It started before Independence in 1847 . Numerous battles were fought between the Settler and the native ,because certain group of people behaved more superior to the other ,bringing us back to the ‘’Us versus Them ‘’scenarios .Numerous battles were fought to show certain people...

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