Short working hours

I honestly don’t think shorter working hours are going to work. People want to work more because they like it. All work and no play is no way to spend the rest of your life Shoba Narayan August 9, 2014 Updated: August 9, 2014 05:59 How many hours a week do you work on average?…

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College Bound

Thanks to all the advice-givers of this piece. University is a time for discovery, exploration … and even purple hair Shoba Narayan August 4, 2014 Updated: August 4, 2014 04:20 PM ‘Parting is such sweet sorrow,” said Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. In the next few weeks, hundreds of thousands of 18-year-olds from all over…

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Clubs and dress code

It is a tough call to balance the gentility of wearing appropriate attire and tradition with moving with the times. I have been thrown out of country clubs in the US and in India for wearing wrong clothes–or rather for going with a man who was wearing wrong clothes. In particular, shorts. It’s probably why…

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Focus

Today was the worst day. I walked around searching for my glasses with them on my head. That does it. I need to start a “meditation project.” Everyday. Ten minutes. At least. My inability to meditate properly is really stressing me out Shoba Narayan July 14, 2014 Updated: July 14, 2014 05:26 PM In his…

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The Confidence Conundrum

still love the line: “confidence is turning thoughts into action.” The confidence conundrum and what we can do about it Shoba Narayan June 17, 2014 Updated: June 17, 2014 18:12:00 One of the things I announce in a public forum, often just for effect, is that my lifelong dream is to be a standup comic.…

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Chairs, Sugar, Phone

Thank you, Manish, for this idea. Modern addictions are holding us all back, but can we live without them? Shoba Narayan June 11, 2014 Updated: June 11, 2014 18:40:00 Recently, a friend asked me an interesting question: “Which would be the hardest addiction for humankind to shrug off? Sugar, chairs or mobile devices?” My instinctive…

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Dragon Dictate

I have been using Dragon Dictate for some time and I love it. I am in fact speaking to my computer now. If your arms or hands are hurting from the typing, consider buying it. Talking to a computer is easy, but you must remember to keep calm Shoba Narayan May 17, 2014 Updated: May…

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Nagging

The best way to make advice stick? Nag incessantly Shoba Narayan April 22, 2014 Updated: April 22, 2014 18:18:00 One of the perks of being a parent is that you get to offer advice to your children. One of the problems of being a parent is that you forget how little advice you took from…

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