Author: Poonam Das

Happy Coconut Day: Spend The Day With The Nut of Your Life

Coconut day in India is a ceremonial day observed by fishing communities along the western coast of India.  It is celebrated around the end of the monsoon season and marks the beginning of calmer seas and safe sailing. September 2nd has been designated as the “World Coconut Day” by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), headquartered at Jakarta, Indonesia. All the dominant coconut growing countries are part of this community, including India. The primary focus of the committee in celebrating this day is to create awareness about coconut, and its potential to alleviate poverty, encourage investments and promote...

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A salute to ordinary people who showed extraordinary humanness

Kerala Flood – It’s time to be human, time to be kind “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” -Mother Teresa World Humanitarian Day, a UN-declared commemorative day is celebrated every year on August 19th. The day honors global humanitarians who have worked towards promoting a cause and those who have lost their lives in the process. Each day of the year, there is a significant number of humanitarian aid workers who help millions...

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Saluting our freedom and raising a voice against plastic Tri-Color Flag

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” -Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India 15th August 1947 – Day of Indian Independence, a day when citizens of this country breathed freedom in the air. From then on, we became free from the physical bondage and psychological oppression, ready to make our own history. But what does “freedom” mean today? Especially on this day, when we are celebrating 72 years of Independence. Conceptually freedom for an Indian can be defined as: Physical freedom – Free to go anywhere and...

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North East India is marching ahead in many spheres but needs to buck up in the Healthcare space

This week the nation celebrated a unique achievement by North East India.  We got our first all women SWAT team comprising 36 commandoes from the northeastern states. Known as the ‘7 sisters and a brother’, the region comprises seven states including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. Sikkim is considered as the only brother to 7 sisters. North East: A Strategic Market for Healthcare This expanse of land has vast geographical and cultural diversity. Northeast’s climate is an interesting potpourri of Bay of Bengal moisture and mighty Himalayan breeze. This makes it the home to some...

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Friendship is Forever – Story 2

Vishal Gupta, Corporate Wellness – Champion @OHM believes that the special bond of friendship exceeds physical, social and mental boundaries. A friend can be anything from co- conspirator to a superhero. Here, is his story of friendship. Keep scrolling. To me friendship is everything. A stronger form of interpersonal bond that defies social norms and even the laws of gravity (*inside joke*). Shirish Agrawal is more than a friend to me. He is like my brother, who saved me from endless difficult situations and even I have reciprocated the same every once in a while. But the ratio is...

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