Cultural and Business Etiquette Around the World

Most people and businesses have tie-ups or negotiations with other businesses abroad to expand their profits and it becomes imperative to assimilate with the different cultures that the host countries offer. Knowing how to greet the host country’s counterparts, negotiate with them, break bread with them and understand their unique set of customs may be a challenge but once understood, it is a cakewalk in consolidating  relations.

Online Education for Kids: Pros and Cons

In the midst of all this, education suffered the most. Schools, colleges and education institutions opted for online classes, which is still a very new concept to most of us and not very much embedded in our culture, like the west. This whole situation has pushed our education system one step ahead.

Less Scrolling, More Living – Break from Social Media

Today social media is used by members of every generation. We can go hours scrolling on our phones without realising how quickly time flies. It is now a common sight in public transport to see everyone immersed in their phones – and those who are not active on their own phones are busy checking out someone else’s screen! Being socially active is in vogue these days and you can easily be considered an outcast if you are not up to date with the latest meme or troll.

How to Improve Your Writing Skills

Writing is an inescapable activity; you need to write different things at different stages of your life: assignments, theses, notes, invitations, business letters, business emails, projects, presentations, even chatting. Everything requires you to write effectively with the intent to communicate clearly and impress. 

This blog will help you in improving your writing skills. Whether you have difficulty in writing assignments or feel nervous before sending emails, this article will guide you on how you can make your writing more constructive. The important thing is to write, whether the text is good, bad, short or long.

Did You Know? 5 – An Excerpt

The one-billionth Indian child was born on 11 May 2000.
A 700-year-old banyan tree was given a drip to rejuvenate it.
You can sell refrigerators to Eskimos.
Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015.
Amazon.com was previously known as Cadabra.com
Russia built a computer that ran on water.

Did You Know? 5, yet another book in the series of Did You Know, is here with lots of amazing and fascinating facts that generally are unrecognized. This book will ignite the curiosity in the minds of readers, investigate the phenomena and inspire them to be creative and innovative.

How Fit is Your Mind?

In today’s fast-paced world, people are racing towards competition rather than perfection.  Human minds have been replaced by Google. Screens have taken the place of books. People tend to focus on earning money while risking their health, filling their pockets with pressure and anxiety. M.K. Gandhi rightly said  ‘It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.’

Mediating Islam and Modernity – An Excerpt

An effort in mediating Islam and modernity, and reconciling traditionalism with modernism, this book—building on, and blending, the scholarship of past and present—brings together some major themes and issues of diverse nature (from educational and religious to political and contemporary issues) as propounded and promoted by Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Iqbal, and Abul Kalam Azad—the three pioneering and prominent South Asian modernist/reformist thinkers—within the broader context, and reveals their contemporary relevance.

Safety Tips for Diwali

Did you know that every year around 20 percent of India’s population suffers from minor or major Diwali related accidents?  Thousands of patients visit emergency clinics every year during Diwali.  Despite the many efforts on behalf of the government, not a year goes by that our country does not see any Diwali related accidents.

Celebrate the Day of Teaching

A teacher is one who builds us in the true sense of the term. A teacher is a power which brings out our power. Teachers are synonymous with education. Educators enliven the textbooks and spread the light of knowledge. 5th September is the day when we acknowledge the efforts of a person who believes in giving.

Book Lovers Day — Celebrate Your Love for Books

Love is not a scientific concept; it’s an emotion which makes an individual smile unreasonably. It’s a feeling which changes things around you. Love is difficult to explain but it can be felt deeply. Nothing feels better when you have a partner which expects nothing from you, but gives freely. You can take your partner wherever you go, it can even fit in your tiny bag. You are never alone when you have your partner. Yes, you guessed it . . . no expectations, no demand – books only give us pleasure which is incomparable. If you have not yet experienced this beautiful relationship, then start reading today as it is Book Lovers Day. Pick up that book from the author you have longed to read, but were not able to because of your busy schedule.

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