Author: Poonam Das

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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Friendship is Forever

World Friendship Day or the International Day of Friendship is celebrated annually on July 30th. It is a day when friends reminiscence days gone by, connect and express their love for each other. History Going back in history, Friendship Day celebration was started by Hallmark cards in the 1930’s. Like all good ideas have a business compulsion, this day too was viewed cynically by the public, as a money spinning initiative to push up sales of greeting cards. Well one could deduce that the public was not far from the truth. During the World War II in the 1940’s,...

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Travel – Therapy for The Soul

Life is full of rollercoaster rides. There are highs and there are lows. While the former is about happy instances, the latter is about not so good feelings. There are times in life when one finds oneself at a crossroad wondering about the next step to be taken. The best solution is to reboot and restart. A getaway is known to rejuvenate so perhaps travelling is the succor you were looking for! Incidentally, whether you are happy or sad, tensed or relaxed; or just bored, traveling is the best way to enjoy life. How may you ask? Here are...

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