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Speech 3: Finding Your Calm

Keep Calm! You must have heard of this brand. We all got Keep Calm T-shirts a few years back for our 25th anniversary. Do you know its history? “Keep Calm and Carry On” was a motivational poster designed by British Government just before World War II. The poster wasn’t publicized at […]

Speech 2: When One Is Not Enough

Birth, life, death.           Birth, life, death.                 Birth, life, death. Does that sound monotonous? In Hinduism, this cycle of birth, death, and rebirth is considered so mundane and repetitive that it is viewed as a cycle of suffering, with the ultimate aim being to attain liberation or Moksha from this cycle. […]

Speech 1: Leena for Dummies

Welcome to Leena for Dummies! In this session, I hope you’ll learn all you need to know about me, at least what can be conveyed in 4 mins. I’ll start with a little background information. I was born in Kerala. When I was about 6 months old, my family shifted to […]

If Only

“Man stabbed to death in own house by unknown assailant” I put down the newspaper and massage my forehead. The pounding in my head has subsided to a dull ache. I don’t feel any more like throwing up all over, till the last drop of liquid has been squeezed out […]

Flock – The Journey: A Review

I recently got a chance to read two stories by Galina Trefil from Flock – The Journey. Both stories, Calo with Calo and The Proposal, though very different, have a romance at their core. In Calo with Calo, teenaged Milo Dimitrov is entranced with the girl next door. In a […]

Old Monk

Hari Ram Gupta got off the chartered bus at the Old Sargam Vihar bus stand and checked his watch. Hmph! 6:25 p.m. A full fifteen minutes later than the previous day. If the traffic condition in Delhi kept worsening like this, he’d soon be reaching home only after the sun […]

Motivating Your Kids

Do your kids hate going to school or studying for exams? Learning in lower classes is fun and engaging. But once the child goes to higher classes, studies become more routine and less fun. How can a parent keep the kids motivated when they tend to lose focus? Leena Pandey […]