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Our Family at Film & Music Appreciation Club Has Expanded! - Saikiran Sahu

Hold onto your hats because we've got big news! We are thrilled to share some incredible news with you all! We are excited to announce that Ms. Vininder Kaur, the joint managing director at Lost Heritage Production, has joined our team as a mentor. This new addition is a significant milestone in our journey and could be our single most game-changing move in setting up the club! We would be privileged to have her join us and serve as our guiding beacon. Ms Kaur's expertise and support will be valuable to our team. Let's give her the warmest welcome! Vininder Kaur was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary (Dehradun, India). She pursued a fashion design degree and taught at ONGC College of Vocational Studies. She also worked as a fashion designer in an international buying house in India. She is the editor of two books, ‘Lost Heritage, The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan' and ‘The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage, The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’. In addition to being the Joint Mana

Learning Forward Podcast

Our most powerful weapon: BOOKS - Nishan Karki

Why is education important? "It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else." John Waters Our most potent weapon is books and, more precisely, education. The book is vital in people's lives, including teachers, students, businessmen, workers, and all the others. It serves as a medium for acquiring knowledge and gathering information. Like me, there are numerous students all around the world who use books. The use of the Internet for gaining knowledge and information has increased, yet books have retained their trend and popularity among the masses. "If you do not have any friends, make books your friends." In fact, you can make books with your best friends. Why is education important? Education must be taken by every person. It is vital for the holistic development of every human being and for improving people'

My Experiments with Self-Awareness - Anvesha Rana

From daily news to new trends, the weather forecast to the match score, we know so many things just because they are happening around us; we love to be up to date. However, amidst gathering this information, we get so distracted that we must remember to collect ourselves or ask ourselves what is happening within us?  Self-awareness is to know, share, ask, or be aware of oneself. Strangely, the person we have been since time immemorial is also the person we know the least about; most of the time, other people know more about us than we do about ourselves! Yes, and as an exercise, ask your friends about what you like; I am sure they will get it right.  So, self-awareness is vital as you need to know who you are and be clear about what you like or dislike. Self-awareness is a gradual process, though it is believed to be an innate ability that vanishes growing up. Thus, we need to constantly experiment to regain ours.  Whenever we get lost in a discussion, we should ask ourselves, is this

Being always grateful is what Gratitude means - Tenzin Jambey

Gautam Buddha was born into a royal family, but unlike other princes, he didn't like being a prince or wanting to become a king or rule a kingdom. He was greatly affected and unfortunate after finding out that human life is a misery; therefore, he attained "Nirvana" after meditating for years to free himself from the world of sorrow and sadness. Sometimes, religious texts and stories make me wonder whether they occurred in reality. The flying chariot of Ravana, the superpower monkey God like Hanumanji, etc., are all myths that few people in the world don't believe, and some people like me are in a dilemma. Some people believe that praying to God and offering sacrifices brings peace into one's life, but we must understand that we bring happiness and sadness to ourselves. Now, the question arises: What does gratitude do with all this? Gratitude is an art that can bring about a significant change in our lives. When gratitude becomes part of our lives, we stop blamin

Major set backs serve as a catalyst - Shambhavi Nautiyal

My opinion implicitly agrees with the title 'major setbacks serve as a catalyst for success'. I come across many such stories embodying the essence of the title every week, thanks to my mom, which are usually about some IAS officers from a grassroots-level background. As vexed as I have grown from reading the headlines of those stories, I set out today on a journey to finding my own inspiration in this concept.  The first thing that comes to mind (as I can relate the most to it) is my spiritual journey and study patterns. Each day, we are growing and evolving. And learning new things, but what if all you had were hand-me-down textbooks from your elder brother or a library near your house? Then what would you do? Would you lose all hope and lie hopelessly, thinking you will take over your family's profession, or would you employ what you had best instead?  People could only choose the second if they were self-motivated due to having a vision or a transitional figure who insp

Reflection of the week - 26th November 2023

Live Life In Crescendo 1. Major setbacks can often serve as the catalyst. 2. Our most potent weapon: Books. Why is education important? 3. My experiments with self-awareness  4. "You see things, and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were, and I say 'Why not?'" 5. Was Malala merely a leader or much more? From Tata Stories 1. Search up and learn more about the RTI Act ( Right To Information Act) 2. What are relief funds, and how were they used? What were the various relief funds we have? 3. Were there any similarities between Malala Yousafzai and JRD Tata? 4. There is no doubt that vision and purpose, once well defined, constitute the most important North Star in the life of any individual.  ~a helping point~ Your vision statement will include what you're hoping to achieve. Your purpose statement will include your motivations for this. Your mission statement will include your actions to get there. These are some suggestions you can choose from. I

Gratitude - Tulsi Karki

We all know that being thankful and being ready to show appreciation and return kindness is known as gratitude. Gratitude is when we feel grateful for the good things in our lives. This could be stuff people often take for granted, like having a place to live, clothes to wear, food to eat, clean water to drink, and friends and family. Having gratitude can bring change to us. If we express our gratitude towards something, we feel positive. It can broaden our outlook, boost our minds, and help us face negative thoughts and challenges. People who purposely acknowledge and express gratitude feel more positive; their emotions are better able to relish good experiences and build stronger relationships. Tulsi Karki Pestallozi Children's Village Society