Aruna Sankaranarayanan


Off the beaten track

You can follow your heart and still be a trailblazer in your own right. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg — apart from being successful technology moguls, these individuals turned conventional models of success on the heads as…


One step at a time

Does multitasking delude us into thinking we are being more efficient? You return home from college with your head buzzing with all the things you need to get done. Being the class monitor, you have to coordinate the logistics of…


Difficult conversations

An open mind is the key to a meaningful dialogue. Rohini’s good friend keeps forgetting to repay her after borrowing money. After the seventh or eighth instance, Rohini tells herself that she is not going to loan [pb_blockquote component_description=”Blockquote” author=”Fyodor…

Teaching & Learning

When feedback is meaningful

Positive comments can make a dramatic difference to sagging motivation levels. Nita is elated when her professor hands back her Zoology exam answer sheets. She has topped the class and eagerly scans her paper for her teacher’s comments. [pb_blockquote component_description=”Blockquote”…


Bread-winners, and caregivers too

While planning one’s career, it is important that both men and women should be prepared to shoulder caregiving responsibilities. Just as students complete their formal education and enter the workforce, both men and women exhibit similar levels of zeal. Prospects…