6 Secrets from Santa Claus

Whether he meant to or not jolly old St. Nick created one of the most recognizable and beloved brands in the western world; one that children have adored and parents embraced for centuries.  Santa Claus has endured wars, depressions, scrutiny (is he real or not??), imposters who tried to tarnish his image (ala The Grinch), and even…

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…

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…

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…

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,…