NGO as CSR or Team Bonding

In the recent past, I have been privileged to head the CSR initiatives for my organization. Our aim has always been to spend time in greater good, instead of just giving donations. So, we end up at various NGOs, like children home, old age home, tree plantation drives etc. It turns out to be a…

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Change is not the only constant!

Change seems to be the buzz word these days. If we quickly analyse our country over the following periods, we will understand how obvious this statement is for us. 1990s – This was the age of industrial revolution in India. Our country took quite some time, post our independence, partition, wars with Pakistan and China, to get…

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Writing – a skill of the heart

Sean Connery’s character in the movie Finding Forrester (2000), William Forrester, said an awesome line about writing. “No thinking – that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is… to write, not to think!” Let me tell you our experience about writing. –…

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Good Job! – sometimes can do it for you.

This blog is an elaboration of one of the thoughts of my previous blogs (http://www.allavance.com/blog/adventure-activities-as-recreation-or-reincarnation/) I realized that there is a lot of meaning to the ‘sense of achievement’ in our life. It drives us and pushes us beyond our limits. I have noticed people repeat these behaviors plenty times. However, this blog is more about the…

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The Art of Storytelling….

Just imagine this scene. You go to the office on Monday morning. Your colleague meets you at the water hole of the office. Casually, your colleague asks you ‘how was your weekend?‘ Your answer is ‘you won’t believe, it was incredible.‘ Your friend is bound to be intrigued, isn’t it? The next question just has…

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Adventure Activities as Recreation or Reincarnation

As Mumbai hits it’s beautiful season of monsoon, it calls all the adventure fanatics to start planning their weekend activities. Although, an adventure fan might find themselves their outlet in any season, but rains and nature somehow go hand in hand. People think of various ways to break into nature. Activities like treks, nature walks,…

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ME TIME

What drives you? Who is sitting in your car’s drivers seat? Is it really you? Or is it someone else? Questions, that I believe people don’t end up asking themselves everyday. Various possible reasons…maybe your happy with the current state…maybe you don’t have the time to think…maybe you are a believer that destiny drives you,…

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The POTENTIAL that everyone wants us to reach!

It’s really interesting, that each and every person who thought they were in charge of our development, have probably mentioned ‘there is more potential in you.’ Our parents, school and college teachers, bosses and leaders… What is this potential and how come it is usually seen by others and I am never able to convert it…

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