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Yuval Noah Harari has been a bestselling author and I recently paced through his book 21 lessons for 21st century. The book is insightful and conversational. It is almost as if the professor is distilling drops of wisdom from the cloud of information we are constantly engulfed in. You are left with penny dropping moments as you go through lessons in technology, politics, future, truth and resilience. Here are some thoughts that stuck with me after I read the book.

The author talks about how AI based medical consultation apps could be made accessible to anyone from Kilimanjaro to Kashmir…


Today is the 8th of March, and much before I knew of this date as International Women’s Day, it was celebratory in a different way. During my school days, in 90s this day, 8th of March meant “School Day”. It marked the establishment of my school, the foundation of which was laid on this day in 1971. The school was started by a Catholic family in Ranchi. I spent 12 beautiful years of my life starting from 1991 right uptill 2003 in this school. Today as my whatsapp buzzes with the school chorus and school emblem messages, I cannot help…


When I visited a literature festival in the month of January in 2020, I was humbled after listening to writers and meeting other attendees who were voracious readers and immensely curious. I decided that I had to get better at my reading habit. I had finished around 12 books in 2019 and had promised myself to increase the number significantly in 2020. Looking back if there were few markers that I would place on 2020, apart from infinite screen time and kitchen lessons, it would definitely be the 25 books that I finished last year. …


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I was travelling last year and the in-flight entertainment suggested a documentary on RBG. I thought to myself that this was digital personalization at work, as we had just finished a conference on digital technologies. I had heard about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and wanted to know more about her. This documentary is now available on Netflix and I will suggest you to watch it. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent demise is a loss but her life is worth celebrating. She has left a legacy for the future, and a legal landscape built on tenets of equality. …


My interest in economics piqued in 2008 when I was in college and the world had crashed in recession. A lot of jobs were at stake for my immediate seniors and for my batch which would be graduating in the year 2010. As I started understanding economics better I was both fascinated by its logical simplicity and multidisciplinary approach yet confounded by its ambiguity. Keynes once said,“The master-economist must possess a rare combination of gifts …. He must be mathematician, historian, statesman, philosopher — in some degree. He must understand symbols and speak in words. He must contemplate the particular…


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Bill Gates is one of those business leaders who will be remembered for centuries to come. What has made him who he is? The docu-series unravels the making of this visionary. It will inspire not only tech and business professionals but all of us- whether you are a primary care giver at home, a friend, a spouse, a political leader, a healthcare volunteer, a scientist, a social worker, or a teacher.

Why did the richest man in the world suddenly get interested in philanthropy? Was it climbing the Maslow’s hierarchy that led him to this self-realisation? Was this a value…


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I picked up this book as it was mentioned in Bill Gates summer reading list. To be honest, I didn’t know much about Bob Iger, Ex- CEO of Walt Disney Company. When I started reading, I was glued because the story telling in the book is persuasive and inspiring. The book starts with an anecdote where Bob Iger is ready to inaugurate a Disneyland in Shanghai and while he is rehearsing his speech in Mandarin, he gets disrupted by a phone call. He is told how a child has been attacked by a crocodile at a pond at Disney’s Orlando…


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Of the many changes COVID-19 has brought about in our lifestyles, a significant one has been managing household chores. The Indian corporate female who generally manages her home with the help of her maid, has had to reinvent herself. While navigating through these monotonous yet indispensable set of activities I decided to pep up the routine with podcasts. I was struck by this pop culture phenomenon, that has been there for quite sometime which I hadn’t really explored much. The consumption pattern of a podcast listener peaks when she is either in commute or is multi-tasking with some other on…

Sneha Ranjan

A marketing professional, eternal optimist, lifelong learner, nature lover, culture explorer, trivia enthusiast and yoga practitioner

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