Mental Well-Being In 2022: Small Steps Which Can Go Long way

January 1, 2022 7:26 pm

All human beings are in pursuit of happiness, be it material or spiritual. It is this quest which differentiates us from other species. What is strange however is that often the journey in search for happiness brings unhappiness and creates challenges for the mental well-being. In today’s world, weeding this trail towards happiness is becoming […]

From Winning A Paralympic Medal To Becoming An Inspiration

November 10, 2021 8:03 am

Imagine being invisible to the world for your entire life and then, one day, finding out that every person in your life is trying to prove that they are connected to you. This is the reality now for the Indian athletes who participated in the recent Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and won 19 medals. In […]

A Bag, Some Cash And A Heartwarming Story About Being Human

October 24, 2021 1:22 pm

When a kind, elderly woman in Ahmedabad gave her duffle bag for repair last week, it sparked a chain of events that serve as a reminder that maybe not all is wrong with the world, that maybe honesty and compassion are not as rare as they seem to have become. Kamal Kellogg, 84, who lives […]

‘Socially mindful’ Eh, what’s that?

September 10, 2021 6:01 pm

Thoughtfulness is when you take food over to the house of a sick neighbour. Politeness is when you hold open a door for someone getting out of a car. Social mindfulness, on which India has one of the lowest scores as per a global study published last week, is a more subtle concept. Like politeness […]

With her mother as her biggest cheerleader, NID topper aims to be a ‘creative problem solver’

September 1, 2021 6:53 pm

Eighteen-year-old Khushi Purohit is still processing her achievement, though she worked hard for it, it came as a huge but pleasant surprise. A student of Navrachana School, Vadodara, Khushi secured a seat in the esteemed National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad by procuring All India Rank (AIR) 1 in the NID DAT (Mains). “Design is […]

India’s first Green Grocery Store in God’s own Country.

July 5, 2021 6:24 pm

It was during one of his leisure trips to Europe in 2015 when Bittu John Kalungal caught the concept of bring-your-own container for grocery shopping. An MTech in Aeronautical Engineering Kalungal aged 32 decided to launch a green grocery store – 7 to 9 Grocery store – in 2018.  He converted his father’s 40-years-old, 600-square […]

Tokyo calling..the two super para athletes of Gujarat

August 29, 2021 12:21 pm

Physical willpower is important but it’s the mind that matters. Bhavina and Sonal Patel have just proven that. Not related, though they share the same last name, Bhavina, 34, and Sonal, 33, are now all set to participate in Tokyo Olympics. Bhavina and Sonal both have polio and are disabled from their waist down. They […]

Retirement? This Gujarati shows age is no bar to launch a start-up

July 12, 2021 6:34 pm

Today is a special day for me on several counts. Today is the 463rd day of my self-isolation in my little sweet house in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. I came to India on March 1, 2020, from London. Before that, I was holidaying in Venice—one of my favourite places. For last few decades, I have been […]