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Manali Trance

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Every once in a while you thank your five senses to be alive and working just fine.And then you go on to thank your God for allowing you to experience Manali in its glory. Snow capped mountains on either side and a quiet little house in the middle of the valley, and you think who needs to go to Switzerland?

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Star Wars : The Force Awakens

Disney and JJ Abrams latest offering on the Star Wars Trilogy has all the elements from high speed chases, to special effects to old heroes and old sequences rolled into it. Deja Vu.

Looks like the force was not with them.What is missing is the magic that the preceeding trilogy created.

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United In tolerance

Turns out that there is far lesser tolerance, to debate about tolerance! Strange are the ways a country unites to address intolerance.

Any country swayed by emotions than reason, by opinions than objectivity always has chaos as its best friend. Yet united we stand and divided we fall in agreement or disagreement.

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The Himalayan Village

Sometimes the camera fails to capture the beauty viewed by the naked eye.

25kms off  Kullu, situated near the banks of the turquoise blue Parbati river ,surrounded by snow capped peaks is The Himalayan Village.A quick guide to the resort, the travel, the expenses and the over all experience.

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My God

Dear My God

Looks like your math is not quite working out here. There are more innocent people dying than ever before. If that’s not by design, then its way over time you did something about restoring this balance. So we have been living the past few thousand years in just love and fresh air (in select places.) Faith is wearing out really. Need something more tangible, visible like instant justice.

Sincerely,

Still a follower.

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Great Expectations

Keep n Reap or Hire n Fire ?  In this age of instant gratification and quick results the fate of many organizations gets decided by the processes they have in place and the people behind them. So what happens if the wrong hire answered all the right questions ? What if a right hiring questions got the wrong hire?

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The Silent Trail

The Silent Trail should be renamed Serendipitous Sanctuary! A spectacular gem hidden in the hills.

This is a detailed account on The Silent Trail , in Jilling Estate, Nainital. India. It captures, the review on travel, accommodation, cuisine and my personal observations. You can use this as a reference material or research material should you plan your vacation to the same destination. Having said that things change quickly, so I would encourage you to do your own homework before you plan.Please also note and remember that these details are personal point of view -it may vary from people to people.

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Genesis

Building a team is like building a house, and earning their trust is like making the house into a home.More often than not results and time play the catalyst in a teams success or failure.Let us take a look how two different leadership styles can impact a team.

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Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Movie Review

One would typically associate a reasonably sensible movie,emotional content and strong social messaging, from an Aamir Khan movie, but lo and behold this is Salman Khan pulling off an Aamir Khan. Also note above that this is not really a review its more like a view – so no spoilers in this.

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The Sholay Factor

Think of two epic characters from the movie Sholay – Thakur and Gabbar.Think of them as two leaders with different leadership styles. What would you have done differently? Think of their people management skills. Think of their strategies and tactics. Who would you hire Gabbar or Thakur?

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Stress

Imagine a life where you had everything you ever hoped and wished for…but got too stressed getting there. As a result you never really enjoyed the journey neither could you enjoy the destination. So what’s the point? The point is not to get stressed about everything you do and if you are, then perhaps you are not doing the right thing.

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Cheers

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Dil Dhadakne Do : Movie Review

Zoya Akhtar’s much anticipated film is here. A heart wrenching story of an elderly couple on a cruise with their neighbors friends and family to solve global and domestic issues on a boat . Float. Their mission is to celebrate the wedding anniversary with a business merger tie up. Hic up.  Excess baggage and luggage tours Istanbul, Greece and the blue waters. Shatters. Until one day in the hip ship comes a stud dud to show and vow women’s liberation and equality to the tycoon. Baboon.

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Aruna’s Irony & Shalini’s Destiny

This week was a tale of two women with extreme ironic destinies.Aruna Shanbaug dies after being kept in a coma for 42 years and a Braveheart girl ,all of 17, scores 84% in her Higher secondary exams, in spite of massive odds stacked against her.

Salut.

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Bombay Velvet – Movie Review

Sometimes,and there are times, when a dream team fails to create magic. Bombay Velvet wants to be the big shot, but sadly ends up being the average commoner. Stitching together great visual sequences,sometimes doesnt add up to a compelling storyline. Anurag Kashyap’s crossover (?) to gloss slips on the tiles.

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Piku : Motion Picture Review

Piku.  It could be a sound, but its actually a name. director Shoojit Sircar/Juhi Chaturvedi’s previous offering was spectacular, remember Vicky Donor – a movie where they got almost everything right. While Piku the movie  is constipated – so near,yet so far. A motion picture…quite literally,It had all the signs of a good movie but flatters to deceive.

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Job security

When employment numbers are in red, when new jobs are hard to come by, when you see the colleague score more brownie points you get the anxiety attack.Just about everything worries you then chances are that you have a job insecurity.

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Television Morality

Its Friday night , raining and cold outside, you are snuggled up inside the bed watching your favorite tele serial :Chota Bheem. Or its a lazy Sunday afternoon and you are watching POGO, and if that’s not enough you have Doremon slated for Sunday night prime time.! Now before you think I’ve gone cuckoo, this is what could become a reality if the censorship authorities have their way. No place or space for good classy mature adult content. Because they believe ,you just cant handle it.

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Au Contraire

If you had a choice between extreme luck, money or attitude – which one would it be? Why ?  And what happens if that option does not work out? Have you ever given a thought to the things you want the most in life so badly, what if they go bad? What do you do then?

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Dr.Attitude

Deep set eyes, rimless frames, salt and pepper hair, and a smug look.

Meet the specialist. Dr. Attitude.

Specialist with a special attitude strutting around with their nozzles  in the air. They look through you, they don’t listen much and then they strut off to their smug block. And you are left thinking, what do you say to Dr. Attitude?

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Footprints of the mind !

India’s Daughter -10 Questions

Gender equality and respect is not a project, drive, or movement.Its a way of life. When will you be driven be reason rather than emotions? What are you going to differently today? Answer these 10 questions and see if it makes you uncomfortable? you will know where to start.

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