Rani of Jhansi – The 19th century warrior queen

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By Bhudeb Chakrabarti

Rani Jhansi poem

The extract from the poem ‘Jhansi Ki Rani‘ by Subhadrakumari Chauhan, is an ode to the valiant queen of Jhansi, who had challenged the British to defend her Kingdom and became a leading figure in India’s First War of Independence against the British rule.

Here’s a look into the life of the brave queen, a legendary figure  in India’s history, whose name is synonymous with patriotism and heroism.

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3 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurship

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

Entrepreneurship in India is a growing trend, spurred by the boom in e-commerce and rising investor interest. With this burgeoning interest in entrepreneurship, a number of courses, programs and workshops have mushroomed with the claim to help in turning entrepreneurial aptitude to the story of untold riches.

How useful management education is, for an entrepreneur, is a question that pops up frequently. Can entrepreneurship be taught?

After all, some of the biggest businesses have been built by people who never attended a B school.

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10 Inspiring Quotes by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

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On 27th July, 2015, India’s former president Dr Kalam passed away after he collapsed on the stage during a lecture at IIM , Shillong, Meghalaya.

Born in a humble background on 15th of October, in the year 1931, in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu,  APJ Abdul Kalam joined Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a scientist after studying Aerospace engineering at Madras Institute of Technology.  He came to be known as the ‘Missile Man of India‘, for his involvement in the development of ballistic missiles and served as the project director of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and was appointed as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of the DRDO.

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A Quote by Tagore – Clouds come floating into my life

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A Quote by Tagore – Clouds come floating into my life

 By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

Clouds come floating into my life, 

no longer to carry rain or usher storm,

but to add color to my sunset sky.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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A Quote by Tagore – Echo and Original

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 By Somali K Chakrabarti

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The echo mocks her origin

To prove she is the original.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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If You Are a Quote Lover…

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 By Somali K Chakrabarti

Dream Tagore

 

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you.

Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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What to say- What Not to say when you Lead

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 By Somali K Chakrabarti

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~Dorothy Nevill

 

“Isn’t it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?” ~Arnot L. Sheppard, Jr.     

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When Problems are opportunities in disguise

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes! ~ Henry J. Kaiser.

This comment from Kokila on my post ‘Being Unreasonable may lead to Innovation’ triggered the thought for this writeup.

We often whine about the no of problems that surround us and the difficulties that we face in our day to day lives. But then there are those who persevere under trying circumstance and turn the constraints into opportunities.

Here’s the story of Toyota, a business that emerged successfully out of severe constraints during its formative years, guided by people who sought new perspectives to look at problems and  worked around the constraints.

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