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Gratitude for Our Differences

Thanksgiving begins the season of reflection, expressing gratitude and thanks. At Thanksgiving, many of us gather with family, friends and others we bond with. We spend time with people with whom we feel a connection. We express our gratitude to

Good Enough is Not Enough

The eighth annual Global Economic Summit in Hyderabad, India opened with promising news about the rise of women entrepreneurs. While an increase from five million women-owned businesses in 1997 to eleven million in 2016 in the US is positive, is

Finding Humanity in Social Media

When it comes to social media, the right hashtag can send a tweet soaring. Hashtags are all about getting the word out. #HurricaneHarvey, #PuertoRico and #MumbaiRains are painfully fresh after a banner year for natural disasters. Social media is the

A view on the advancing world of secondary education

I remember when my son had his high school group projects 5-6 years ago, the house used to be filled with his friends who crammed into his room to complete the project in multiple sittings. Some did group discussions, some

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Reflections from the high school grad parties…

June is a busy season for high school grad parties and I attended several over the past couple of weeks. These grads are bright, young Generation Zs who are ready to enter college and create the foundation to make their

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Global Indian Citizen – 2

Addressing the tenth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Jan. 8, 2012 in Jaipur, India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh fulfilled one of the most important demands from Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – the right to vote and hence, the ability to participate in

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2011 – The year of People Power

Globally, if there is one element that stands out during 2011, it has to be People Power. Activism at the grassroots level around the world clearly set a new benchmark in recent times, with unprecedented levels of people’s involvement in

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US school education: long way to go

Any country’s long term growth and competitiveness has a direct dependency on the quality of its students in its schools. In spite of the major red flag that US high school students are falling behind compared to their global counterparts,

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Celebrate life and create more birthdays*…

Listening to stories from people impacted by cancer at an event organized by American Cancer Society (Discovery Ball 2011, Chicago ) was extremely emotional and touching. They shared stories of loved and dear ones : father, mother, brother, sister, husband,

Generation Y – making an impact…

Generation Y is Generation Is… Living it, experiencing it, making a mark, taking bold decisions and complete responsibilities, leveraging digital world to help them connect and driving higher level of motivation, conviction and willingness to succeed – meet Vidhya, a

Global Indian Citizen

Last week ( Jan 9th, 2010 ), Time of India carried out an article on the statement made by Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India , “Addressing the 8th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Singh said, “I recognize the legitimate desire

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Power to People

I have watched with great interest and curiosity the race to first million on twitter that Ashton Kutcher won couple of days back ( interestingly over CNN !) and the subsequent coverage of both the platform and the celebrity by

Fighting Back and Growing Up

Traveling and meeting so many people is always a treasure hunt experience for me, more so when the macro-economic condition and overall growth of industry is not handsome and in many cases reasonably bad. Looking for silver linings and signs

Social Networking – Part of Mainstream now

The incredible pace with which facebook and twitter have become part of our life in the last 1-2 years; has demonstrated the mainstream arrival of social networking. It is moving away from being cool tools, only for teenagers and Generation

Hope – put to work

This week is going to be remembered not only in the US, but around the world as the one, that will signal the most dramatic and yet most meaningful change the history of mankind will witness for a long time

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My Heart Goes for Mumbai

It’s now over 2 days and what’s happening in Mumbai, may as well change the way the world will look in times to come. My heart goes out to all the people who have died in this terrorist attack including

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