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A TMOD theme titled “Bad Dress Days”

I am dressed well today. And that’s because “Bad Dress Day” is just my TMOD theme for the day, not my attire theme. And on most days, you will find me dressed reasonably well. Obviously, that gives you no reason to think that I dress shabbily or have horrible fashion taste. However, just sometimes things happen to go horribly wrong ...

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TMOD theme titled “Math Matters”

My 15 year old daughter hates math. The fact that she is not good at it obviously has a lot to do with the hating. She frequently raises some tough to answer questions about the subject - “Where am I going to use it? Why is it important? ” If these questions sound familiar to you, it’s not at all surprising. As kids, most of us used to wonder the same about Math as well. Here’s the truth - you may not have used everything you learnt in your math class but ...

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A TMOD theme titled “Boons of Public Speaking”

About a year back, I was in a dealer’s meet hosted by a large corporate. At the meet, apart from food, awards and photo sessions, there was a section where some of the dealers made small presentations about the industry. One such presentation was by a young 22 year boy who was studying and simultaneously helping his father run the business. He gave an impressive ...

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A TMOD theme titled “Lies we tell”

If you asked me what my favorite book is, I would tell you that it’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. And if you were a high achieving individual, someone extremely successful, I might tell you it’s “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. But here’s the truth - both of them are lies. My favorite book is obviously Harry Potter. Now that might seem like a stupid pointless lie. But ...

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TMOD theme on journey in Toastmasters

When my friend David first described Toastmaster to me, it sounded like a university classroom all over. And trust me; my university classroom was absolutely uninspiring. So I kept my distance. As it turned out, David happened to be a very persuasive communicator. He kept revisiting the idea of Toastmasters over next few telephonic conversations, until finally I gave in and agreed to attend one session ...

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TMOD theme titled The Digital Devil

This meeting is happening over zoom. Early this morning, I got my news update from an app, communicated with my work team and family members over another app, received news about friend’s engagement through a social media app and even fixed my breakfast with an app. It doesn’t end here. Mobile phones and laptop have literally replaced our watch, trips to the bank, mart, and even park. Coz who needs to travel all the way ...