Sunday, 7 June 2015

Developing Effective Communication Skills

By Bhudeb Chakrabarti
If any men were to ask me what I would suppose to be a perfect language , I would answer that in which a man speaking to five hundred people of all common and various capacities should be understood by them all in the same sense which the speaker intended to be understood   ~ Robinson Crusoe

Essence of Communication

Conveying effectively what you intend to convey, without leaving it subject to interpretation, is the essence of communication.

A Naga Sojourn

By Bhudeb Chakrabarti
Nagaland, well-known for its natural beauty and breath-taking pristine natural forests is also known for its warm and hospitable people. In December 1968, I was posted in Pfutsero in Kohima District of Nagaland, as Second-in-Command of a CRPF Battalion. The Battalion was deployed to aid the Government of Nagaland in maintaining Law and Order.

Pfutsero, Nagaland | Image credit :

Sunday, 26 April 2015

How to trump the Curse of Success

By Somali K Chakrabarti
Overcoming challenges brings success, success brings its own challenges.
Success has its own attractions, but it also has the side effects.

The Initial stages of the Journey To Success 

When you start something new as a professional or as an entrepreneur, or in sports or in a creative field, you generally start with a high risk appetite.
Path to successYou are enthused and you put in your best efforts and toil for your success.
You make mistakeslearn from them and grow on your experiences. Any positive feedback you get adds to your levels of motivation and bolsters the hope of further positive outcome.
When success finally knocks the door, you’re excited; you get adulation from all quarters and you cherish the attention.

Digital India – An Initiative to Transform Lives

By Somali K Chakrabarti 
India is heading towards an internet economy worth USD 200 billion by 2020, that will contribute 5 per cent of the GDP.
- Report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). 

Digital India – A Transformational Initiative

The Digital India initiative, envisioned by the Govt of India, aims to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy by leveraging IT as a growth engine to enable change.
With 850 million mobile users and 243 million internet users in 2014, India is all set to ride the wave of digitization and grow into a strong digital economy.
Digital India
Digital India | Image cedit
Centered on the 3 Key areas of
  • Improving the digital infrastructure
  • Providing Services on Demand
  • Digital empowerment of citizens
Digital India Initiative, has the potential to positively impact the lives of all citizens of India, irrespective of where they come from.
A digitally enabled India can bridge the gap between urban and rural areas by virtually connecting far flung areas of the country and empowering citizens to avail services with ease from any place within the country.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Manipur - A Land of Jewels

By Bhudeb Chakrabarti


Manipuri Dance – One of the eight Indian Classical Dance Styles

Manipuri dance, from the ancient land of Manipur, is one of the eight and the finest Indian classical dance styles.
As the legend goes, Lord Shiva, the great connoisseur of cosmic dance of Lord Krishna, Radha and the Gopis, ensured that no one disrupted the rhythmic beauty of the heavenly dance. When Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, desired to see the ethereal dance, he chose Manipur as the venue for re-enactment of the divine Raas Leela Dance.
Raas Leela dance, Manipur
Raas Leela Dance , Manipur,  Image credit :

10 Inspiring Quotes on Hope and Optimism

By Somali K Chakrabarti
Hope inspires, Hope enthuses, Hope soothes, Hope seduces.
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Hope is an universal phenomenon

Life without hope is drab.
What keeps us going each day, is the belief that there is something good in store for us, or that the future holds something fancy in the form of luck, happiness, or whatever we wish for.
As we go on in the pursuit of our goals, hopeful thinking at each and every stage in life, both during the good and bad times, gives us the energy and enthusiasm to move on with zest to pursue our goals.
Here is a collection of 10 beautiful quotes on the significance of hope and optimism in our lives.
Hope quote

Friday, 3 April 2015

The Decision towards Self-Reliance

By Somali K Chakrabarti
In my last post The Power of Storytelling, I had mentioned about the advertisement ‘Will of Steel’ that inspires us to break gender stereotypes.
Here’s an equally moving advertisement from HDFC Life Insurance that shows a dad giving his daughter an opportunity to be self-reliant.
This touching ad shows a father helping his child put on her anklets (ghungroos) on her artificial titanium foot after he takes her to join a dancing school. The child keeps on insisting that her father ties up her anklets each time she dances. Slowly he convinces her to tie it on her own.
With a smile of satisfaction, the father watches his daughter adjust anklets on her titanium foot, by herself, and perform in a dance ceremony with a group of other children.