TRUST THAT WHAT YOU HAVE, IS ENOUGH

I recently applied for a renewal of my passport on the highly automated MEA site. You fill out a PDF doc and upload it, fix your appointment, pay online and et voila – show up at the office. For a renewal, with no change of address, the site stated that I only needed to take self-attested copies of the front and back pages of my passport. Nothing else. I was suspicious. It can’t be, my mind said. My family had recently been through harrowing time documentation wise at the FRRO (Foreign Regional Registration Office) What the FRRO wanted in person was way more than what was listed on site. They had been back and forth with all sorts of documents including wedding cards and marriage certificates. With all these stories fresh in my head, I proceeded to take copies of all address proofs I had. ...

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DOING THE HONOURABLE THING

Yesterday Michael Phelps was arrested for a DUI. He publicly apologized on twitter and faced the ire, disappointment and anger from fans world over. I tweeted and twitter friend @Anaggh (Anaggh Desai) replied back. Indians do not apologize. We hide. Yes, they do. You do. I do. We all do. It got me thinking. Remember that scene from No One Killed Jessica where the killer comes home and the father slaps him? The mother rushes to say, “Mere Monu ko mat maro.” And he is “sent away” so that no one can find him or accuse him. We love in a world of parents who protect their kids for “image, honour and all that’s external. We are teaching them that character, truth, integrity, compassion and all that will take our society ahead is not as important as our own familial pride and honour. Its a little ...

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ZEBRAA 360 LITE – Post 360 Short Engagement

    The Zebraa 360 Lite is for organisations that invest money in 360 reviews and are looking for short term engagements to work with the top three challenges of their employees. While 360 feedback is one of the most popular employee feedback process,organisations need assistance in maximising the results of the feedback. This requires coaching since most of the results lead to development which is less task or skill based and more personality and leadership based. Aparna works with companies to analyse the top three areas where leaders need helps and engages in a multi-employee, individual based coaching program for organisations. She focuses on each employees challenge area and helps them quickly transition to build and bring strengths, so as to enhance the overall effectivenes ...

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