Editorials, Book Reviews

[MUST READ] – The Dilbert Principle

“A Cubicle’s Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions”

These days it seems like any idiot with a laptop computer can churn out a
business book and make a few bucks. That’s certainly what I’m hoping. It
would be a real letdown if the trend changed before this masterpiece goes
to print.
As some of you may know, my main profession is cartooning. It’s a challenge
for a cartoonist to write a whole book. Cartoonists are trained to be
brief. Everything I’ve learned in my entire life can be boiled down to a
dozen bullet points, several of which I’ve already forgotten. Continue reading “[MUST READ] – The Dilbert Principle”

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Singapore celebrates Diwali with this beautiful themed train!

Festivals bring people together, and keeping that spirit alive, the transport authority in Singapore has joined in on the Diwali celebrations in a unique way. This year, Singapore’s famous Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) launched its first Diwali-themed train on October 15. In a series of pictures that were shared on the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Facebook page, one can see the decked up coaches with rangolis, diyas, festoons and the works. Continue reading “Singapore celebrates Diwali with this beautiful themed train!”

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Watch: This prosthetic cane leg is changing lives; here’s why

India’s fabulous performance at the paralympic games in Rio earlier this year is not only a cause for a lot of pride but the effort put in by the para-athletes has just proven – yet again – how those with physical challenges are much stronger and more capable than those of us who are fortunate to have all our limbs intact. Continue reading “Watch: This prosthetic cane leg is changing lives; here’s why”

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13 Herbs and Spices Scientifically Proven to Help You Lose Weight

If your idea of the perfect weight loss meal is plain chicken or fish with a salad and brown rice, then you’re missing out on some major ingredients shown by reams of research to help the body burn fat: herbs and spices. Continue reading “13 Herbs and Spices Scientifically Proven to Help You Lose Weight”

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Happy news as world’s saddest bear to find a new home in UK

According to the Animal Asia release, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s ‘Project Polar’ is “a specially created habitat for polar bears.

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This Punjabi aunty who asked the robber to wait till she finishes her ‘chai’ deserves an award for badassery

Whoever said don’t mess with Punjabi aunties, knew them very well because you can trust them to put you in your place when need be. This 49-year-old Punjabi aunty Karamjit Sangha who owns a News and Booze store in Hull, Continue reading “This Punjabi aunty who asked the robber to wait till she finishes her ‘chai’ deserves an award for badassery”

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A mother’s Facebook post of her child who died battling cancer is breaking hearts on the Internet

‘Raising awareness of symptoms and that childhood cancer is not rare, is the first hurdle to jump,’ read the inspiring post of this mother who lost her child to cancer in 2015.

Continue reading “A mother’s Facebook post of her child who died battling cancer is breaking hearts on the Internet”

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10 reasons for which we must be thankful to the mothers.

Mother (Maa/Mom/Aai/Ammi…many more) whatever the word is but it is the first word for every child in this world. The love, care, warmth of a mother is beyond comparison. Continue reading “10 reasons for which we must be thankful to the mothers.”

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Momina Mustehsan of ‘Afreen’ fame is being lauded for her response to this guy who said she isn’t pretty

The recent rendition of the song Afreen kept everyone hooked and it wasn’t because of the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan alone. There is hardly anyone who hasn’t heard the voice of Momina Mustehsan, who accompanied him in the song for Coke Studio Pakistan and was not mesmerised. Continue reading “Momina Mustehsan of ‘Afreen’ fame is being lauded for her response to this guy who said she isn’t pretty”

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Bengaluru woman turned down a guy’s marriage proposal because he disliked her dog!

This incident will prompt you to make an important edit to the old adage — a dog is a man’s best friend. It is also a woman’s best friend. So much so that in this case, a woman decided to turn down a marriage proposal because the guy did not like her dog! Continue reading “Bengaluru woman turned down a guy’s marriage proposal because he disliked her dog!”