Rupu – our dear parrot

  The other day my Mother was on the phone. She sounded very excited. “Do you know, there is this parrot which flies into our house for the last 2 days, sits on my hand, also on my shoulder and then goes and perches on the curtains……..”. I got really excited……how can an unknown bird be so friendly? Could it be that Rupu has been reborn? Yes, it has to be him, he’s come back……! After

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Emotional Intelligence during times of distress

Some time back, I faced a harrowing situation. Along with my daughters, I was returning home from my parents’ place. The evening had witnessed a very heavy downpour. In spite of my worst intuitions and those of my better half who had warned me not to take any inside roads as these roads get flooded very soon, I was tempted to come into the same internal roads – the wind tunnel road in Bangalore. I

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Take control of your emotions before they take control of you

Take control of your emotions before they take control of you

In one of my corporate assignments, my boss had this habit of not receiving my calls when I most needed to talk to him, whether it was for some approval, some advice or some help. After a few more unanswered calls and messages, I used to feel crestfallen. You name every disruptive emotion and they had taken their high seat in my being. Rejection, dejection, frustration – it was all there. These feelings would totally

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