Type of person you require in your team

“To build a strong team we need to become strong leaders first.” ― Sunday Adelaja

Brazilian Fans

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth
Brazilian Fans

“Telling people what to do is showmanship. Showing people how to do it is leadership.” ― Janna Cachola

“A good team needs three things: the right people, the right spirit, and a couple inside jokes.” ― VanillaCreamPie8888

Montreux Switzerland

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ― Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

50 shades of green

What a slut time is. She screws everybody. – John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)

Trafalgar Square - Greenery check - View of Big Ben

Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.― Paulo Coelho

Splits stretches at Leicester Square

Photography teaches you to focus

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” — Unknown
Trafalgar Square - taking pictures is fun

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”
— Steve McCurry

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
— Alfred Eisenstaedt

“Pursue your goal. Opinions be damned.”
― Stacy Verdick Case

Rajat Sharma inspiring story

Rajat Sharma’s speech on how he started his career in journalism and then a concept on how to interview politician created a successful television programme “Aap ki adalat”. His speech is in Hindi and it is an inspiration speech.

I hope you enjoy watching this video and learning from it.

Walk from London Waterloo to Leicester Square

If you want to see London landmarks in a snapshot, then you can walk from London Waterloo to Leicester square on Golden Jubilee Bridge. You experience a festive atmosphere at London Eye with people performing street acts and many acts have big audience.

Then watching London Eye revolving above and seeing Westminster on the other side of Thames. As you walk on the Golden Jubilee bridge you can see the London landmarks and skyscrapers in one frame.

 London Eye

Merry Go Round

The fastest merry go round at London Eye

Frozen Yogurt

Snog Frozen Yogurt at London Eye

London Skyscrapers

Iconic Shard

Iconic Shard

London Skyscrapers

Leicester Square

Splits stretches at Leicester Square

There are lot of historic buildings to see around Central London and experience it.

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Strange British sayings

The origins of strange British sayings

Bob’s your uncle : Meaning “Simple as that”. This expression is thought to date from the Victorian prime minister, Lord Salisbury, when he appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour as chief secretary for Ireland, a post most people considered him unfit for. However, from the 1900s, “Bob” was a generic name for an unknown man. Click here to read full article on telegraph

Some English words originated from India

Avatar : From Hindi अवतार, from Sanskrit, descent of a deity from a heaven
Bungalow : from बंगला banglA and Urdu بنگلہ banglA, literally, “(house) in the Bengal style”.
Chutney : from चटनी chatni, meaning “to crush”
Cot from Khāt, खाट, a portable bed.
Dinghy : from Dinghi, small boat, wherry-boat
Guru : from Hindi guru “teacher, priest,” from Sanskrit गुरुः guruḥ “one to be honored, teacher,” literally “heavy, weighty.”
Jungle : from जङल् jangal, another word for wilderness or forest.
Pukka :(UK slang: “genuine”) from Pakkā पक्का,پکا cooked, ripe, solid.
Pyjamas : from Hindi, पैजामा (paijaamaa), meaning “leg garment”, coined from Persian پاى “foot, leg” and جامه “garment” .
Shampoo : Derived from Hindustani chāmpo (चाँपो [tʃãːpoː]), dating to 1762.

How to choose on what to read

“Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.” ― Paxton Hood

There are lot of articles written by the columnists on the newspapers on various topics with a flashy headline to read. This help them to get lot of attention and prompts the readers to click on the article.

Who has time to read all the garbage published in the newspapers by the columnist who have little experience in what they are writing about. I adopt a different approach to save my time to skim the articles on Guardian and Telegraph. I go to the comments section of the article to read the comments. This helps in to assess whether the article is worth reading.

At the end of the day the columnist are paid to write articles regularly. They are expected to generate lot of eye balls for the website and engage the readers to participate in discussions, share or click the ads around the article.

Many columnists write for the sake of writing and disagree for the sake of it to generate attention. I find these articles a waste of time. The real contributors to the internet are the people who share their knowledge and engage with similar minds to benefit from their experiences. These people are the true columnists of our time whom you should read.

There are two websites I would suggest you to read, follow, engage and benefit from it.

Quora.com : Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. They want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds—from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences—so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Quora makes it easy to get your questions answered, share your own knowledge, and browse the most interesting information people across the world want to share.

Linkedin Pulse : Pulse and LinkedIn technology have been fully integrated to offer a more relevant news experience with content tailored to your professional interests both on the Pulse app and on LinkedIn.com. This is just the first step of many we will be taking to ensure you’re getting a consistent and seamless content experience that is tailored to you.

I hope above websites will help to make your life better.

Why do we pay more for designer clothes

Designer brands charge premium. Some people question why do they charge more when they sell the same thing. Why does an Audi costs three times more than a reasonably priced car and people are happy to spend money to own it.

Or  you can ask yourself the same question, “How can I charge premium for my services or job and people are happy to pay you more and recommend ? “

In their interview, the designers Christian Louboutin and Polo Ralph Lauren explain their philosophy in life and how they incorporate it in designing their products. This is something we can take a cue from and apply it to improve our own life. I am sure you will enjoy their talk.

You have to set a vision on what you want to be. The content makes the difference which will set you apart from others. Pay attention to details which will help to gradually improve yourself.

E.g. Ask simple questions like ,”Is my wardrobe organised ? “Do I pick clothes that is in sight and go to work ?”. “If I want to make a presentation, do I make the fonts and alignment consistent ?”. Your attitude toward finer points will make a difference on how people perceive you.

The designers consider their work as a work of art. Their inspiration comes from what they see around. They try to connect the dots. It is about knowing what people want and exceeding their expectations. Christian Louboutin shoes starts from £ 300 and women are happy to pay. Design is most important thing. Ask yourself, can you provide something that exceeds expectations. The best pleasure is creativity and not accepting the ordinary. Consulting is an art of making your client what they want. Do people associate your name with quality ?

I had a colleague whose looks forward to Friday on a Monday and shows that her life is only made for the weekend. So technically she is living 3 days a week. Her Facebook update is a Mourning Monday … weekend gone too soon, Wednesday is waiting for weekend and then Friday the happiest day. It is very important to have work and life balance and enjoy your moment on your life on how it is meant to be. Ralph Lauren says, “this is not job … it is a joy.. it is that what I live.” The question you have to ask, “Do I enjoy what I am doing ?”.

Express yourself. When someone wears a designer clothes, people recognise it. The credit goes to the designer that their clothes stand out. If we can take inspirations from the successful designers, it will make a difference to our lives. Don’t you think.

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