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Lessons Well Learned...

Sometimes lessons learned in one context help you in a totally different context...like how branding concepts can be used to improve your own personality...

One of the best lessons I've learned during b-school came, not from text books (yea, I used to read them cover to cover), professors (yes, I used to listen to them too !) or CP (I hated it, like most b-schoolers!) ...It came during our orientation (a.k.a ragging) ... It lasted for a week and I enjoyed it 'cos it just tested mental strength and was never physical or spiteful or meant to crush you...And throughout this phase most seniors sported t-shirts with this tag-line "If it doesn't kill you, it will only make you stronger" ...At that time I was too naive and didn't quite comprehend what it meant...But, that lesson has stood me in good stead ever since...in various corporate situations and now even in personal life !

PS: This proliferation of posts is thanks to a gift from hubby - a brand new Thinkpad …

The Great Pregnancy Journal...

......is something that every pregnant blogger maintains...Preferably a series, but if not at least one post is a must...After much thought I have decided to follow tradition and jot down my experiences, for posterity ! Downside risk ofcourse being that I'd delineate my predominantly male readership (which itself is just a handful!)...Anyway here goes...
First Trimester: I absolutely didn't have morning sickness...everyone thinks its a blessing ! But I say, a few bouts of puking your lungs out has its advantages...'Cos whether you suffer from morning sickness or not, your energy levels are really down during this time..and with no other visible signs to announce your pregnant state, this is the most euphemistic way of announcing it and getting the much needed seat in a crowded office bus ... It also makes family and friends reel all around you in support ! I had no such luck...The only person who joined my secret roller coaster was hubby with back massages and packed dinne…