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I lost my voice: Life Lessons

(Published on March 6, 2017) It has been a week now. Am yet to talk continuously 4 sentences without tiring my voice. The week gone by has been a period of fear, puzzlement and a series of profound life lessons.

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Mariners@Work

What an amazing time we had! Mariners @ Work                     Engaged, Efficient and Effective! Indian Maritime University, Chennai conducted training programs for Marine Engineers/Officers from few African Nations for six weeks

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Learn English by singing and role playing!

These lovely girls were school drop outs. The NGO, Vajra trained them in martial arts so that they train girls in government schools in self defense. Though few had done vocational courses, inability to speak in english kept their confidence

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Healthcare Management and the Role of Clinicians as Managers

MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aided Network) Foundation, Chennai has pioneered the first structured Transplant Coordinators’ Training Program in the Asian subcontinent.  The ALPS is proud to be associated with them year after year. 9th Workshop. This time the session was

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Kids and Balloons – Learning Outcomes for Adults

In this activity, balloons are given to participants, they are asked to play around a bit, and then an announcement is made: ‘whoever has a balloon’ is the winner. Next moment, everyone starts bursting the other chap’s balloon and protecting

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Build a Bridge – Leadership Surprises from kids!

The importance of ‘a leader to emerge naturally’. Participants: School kids, Grade 8-11 Activity: Build a bridge Materials Given: Newspapers, glue, adhesive tape, stapler, rubber band, colour papers and ribbons for decoration Additional Instructions: Be creative, Name your bridge, landmarks

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Effective Tools of Social Media

Social Change is not easy. The 10th One month Transplant Coordinators’ Training Program of MOHAN Foundation, Chennai. The ALPS conducted a workshop on Effective Tools of Social Media where I took the Coordinators, comprising of doctors, nurses, technicians and social

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Cultural navigation@work! Enable your Cultural Quotient

Understand, respect and be courteous towards each other The new normal is a global atmosphere of work culture. Working with people (and, genders) from varied places, backgrounds, cultures, mind-sets and time zones create multifarious challenges along with the immense opportunities.

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Three Strands of Hair

A Simple Story about Attitude Once a woman woke up in the morning only to find she had only three strands of hair left on her head. “Well”, she said,”I think I’ll braid my hair today.” She braided her hair

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Being in the Now    

“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. And that’s a revelation

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