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Storytelling and Life Skills

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Some life skills help you become a much better storyteller. On the other hand, storytelling teaches you some precious life skills. a) Observation Skills A keen  observatio n  makes you a good  storyteller . Observe people around you, observe your environment & you will find inspiration for stories. b)  Listening  Skills When you listen to people deeply, more people will come forward to share their stories. Stories build bonds c) Empathy Good stories create empathy. Empathy creates great stories. Stories which evoke  empathy  also make a strong emotional connect with audience Good  storytelling  helps you develop these life skills in turn:- a) Public speaking Best public speakers are good storytellers. Art of narration & voice modulation helps in mastering  public speaking b)  Leadership  Skills Storytelling is a powerful tool for persuasion. No wonder good storytelling skills help you become a better leader c) Wisdom for Life My teacher  Michael Margolis  says, "To become

5 Megatrends for the Techade

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Technology Sector in India 2020- The New Decade Strategic Review (Techade 2020 -2030) Research Report, Nasscom  Research   Robots in every upper class colony, smart devices in every home and office, clothes connected to the internet, self driving cars on every road and wearable devices in every third hand. The next decade looks somewhat like this and India will occupy the centrestage in the new Tech world. Exciting. Isn’t it?   Nasscom Research, the thought leadership arm of NASSCOM focuses on understanding and predicting future opportunities for Indian tech industry, highlights Indian tech innovation stories and closely tracks Indian tech industry performance. It releases 30-40 reports every year on a range of topics from future of work to deep tech, from tech startups ecosystem to digital transformation, from enterprise tech to industry tracking & forecasting and from technology trends to performance metrics. NASSCOM Research, released its report on the strateg

20 Exotic Facts about Khajuraho

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Here are 20 Interesting Facts about Khajuraho and its Temples:- Fact 1- The City Khajuraho was an ancient city in the Madhya Pradesh region of northern India. From the 10th to 12th century CE it was the capital of the Chandella kings who ruled Bundelkhand. Fact 2- The Name The town's name, anciently "Kharjuravahaka", is derived from the Sanskrit word kharjur meaning "date palm". Some people believe that Kharjuravāhaka means scorpion bearer, which is another symbolic name for deity Shiva (who wears snakes and scorpion garlands in his fierce form). Facts 3- The Temples The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) southeast of Jhansi. Fact 4- The Survivors Historical records note that the Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples by the 12th century, spread over 20 square kilometers. Of these, only about 25 temples have survived, s

Heroes Amongst Us

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32 Inspirational Stories  (from 6 countries) of Ordinary People  who Achieved Extraordinar y Success (with 32 Success Mantras) About the Book Prologue This book is about stories of ordinary people who went on to do extraordinary things. The objective is clear and razor sharp: to inspire readers especially who belong to the blogging community . We have included stories of people who talk about their challenges at various stages of life and how they overcame these challenges to become successful. Readers can co-relate with their own struggles and draw inspiration from these real-life situations. Building Global Bridges You might be wondering why we chose thirty two people across six countries. The human story has the same vulnerability everywhere and people go through similar struggles, experiences, emotions, successes, failures; it’s the same roller coaster rides. From USA to Africa, from Australia to India, we have the same longing for love and belonging. To

Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena blesses Bloggers Alliance Team

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"Meditation is experiencing Buddha-hood within oneself.  Compassion is spreading the fragrance of Buddha-hood in all directions. " -  Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena Bloggers Alliance journey began with the blessings of Venerable Sanghasena at Leh, Ladakh, India.  World renowned Buddhist Monk, Bhikkhu Sanghasena, Founder President, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Leh-Ladakh and Founder of Save the Himalayas Foundation, released ‘Blogger Vlogger’ on the momentous occasion (quarterly magazine of Bloggers Alliance). Bloggers Alliance is a non-profit association of bloggers, storytellers and creators and will be officially launched shortly.  Sanghasena noted, “Media needs to focus more on inspiring stories of people who are working for social change and pressing global problems such as climate change and melting of glaciers.” He  conveyed his best wishes to the Bloggers Alliance team and empahsised on the importance of coverage of positive news.  T

Save the World, Heal the World International Blogging Contest

Save the World, Heal the World International Blogging Contest (jointly organized by Bloggers Alliance, Save the Himalayas Foundation and Specttrum PR) Entries are invited for international blogging competition from students and working professionals on the following themes:- Save the Himalayas to Stop the Climate Change Heal the World, Save Mother Earth (UB SDGs, Sustainable living, 3P, Pollution) Rules and regulations 1)      The entries need to be in English language only. The word limit is 600 words. 2)      Student Category You need to submit a proof of pursuing a full time course Age limit- 30 years 3)      Working Professionals category Age limit- No age limit 4)      The blog needs to be published on your blog/ LinkedIn or Medium and the link needs to be shared with us. 5)      In case of more than 15 % plagiarism (including quotes etc) the entry will be disqualified. 6)      To know more about prizes, visit this link www.amitnagpalstorytelle

An Uncomfortable Soul- A Short Story

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Once again she has started talking to herself. It’s her‘alone-time’ when thousands of thoughts are crossing her mind. All those questions that include ‘Why me?’and every situation that made her feel bad is flashing from the past.She has a bunch of people around her. Those people who have different mindsets, different goals, and different approach towards life.  May be she builds stronger bonds with lesser people. She is questioning herself, “Is it worth being here?”May be she doubts because,in this temporary world, she still believes in profound talks and eternal relationships. Not just her life revolves around building connections rather she believes in living them. People often perceive her as one with detached persona.But she is a human with reserved emotions who takes a while to truly open up.She hardly discusses her emotions except when she feels she has built a strong enough connection with a person. No doubt, socializing is a difficult task for her. An