The coronavirus breakout that intensified in March led to nationwide lockdown for 21 days, which in all probability is likely to be extended further. While marriages were allowed during this period, it had to be scaled down. Many couples, who chose to cancel weddings, are yet to set a date, further adding to the uncertainty. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | With hardly any big, fat Indian weddings, entrepreneurs are a worried lot
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“It’s not like everybody needs to create a new consumer internet startup. It can be a new digital manufacturing startup. It can be an agri-tech startup. There can be many other things that could be gold if you have the people with the dream, people with the capital, and the people with the skills to go drive those.“We at Microsoft, as a platform provider, say, ‘Look, let’s not just talk about the consumer-driven economy,’ which we realize is 70% of the economy. But in order to get back to 3%, 4%, or 5% growth, and, more importantly, growth that is more equitably distributed either geographically, rural, urban, or by sector, it can’t just be about consumer internet companies doing well. Every sector of the economy needs to do well, because the most malleable resource we have is AI, software, digital.” … [Read more...] about Satya Nadella: ‘Absolutely, tech does owe something back to the society’
How to maintain Once you’ve got your garden in, it’s not time to sit back and relax. But that’s actually a good thing, as working outside has been shown to have mental and physical benefits that are especially critical at a time like this. “Research shows that when we are out in an outdoor environment, serotonin levels go up and norepinephrine—that’s our fight or flight response—goes down,” Gable says. “Plus, muscle tension goes down, heart rate goes down, blood pressure goes down. And you can have incredible physical activity with gardening, working on fine motor skills and joint health. It’s really important as we’re trying to figure out what our new normal is.” … [Read more...] about How to grow a vegetable garden, according to legendary chef Alice Waters
3. Recall Other Barriers You’ve Overcome Every time you confronted obstacles that ended up in your path before, you’ve had to muster the skills and self-confidence to move past them. Perhaps you were laid off from a job, experienced car problems, or were dumped by an ex without warning. Remember these instances and draw upon some of the energy and resilience it took to overcome them. If it helps, write them down and put them up in a prominent place to remind yourself of your ability to change and adapt no matter what life throws at you. … [Read more...] about 7 Ways To Face Your Fear Of Striking Out On Your Own
For those who do eventually succeed, failure is a rite of passage, a sort of dues-paying. As a result, it’s a marker of fortitude, of having had persistence to keep going long after others have dropped out of the race. That might explain why lottery winners aren’t always looked kindly upon by those who feel they’ve worked hard for what they’ve earned. Success, many believe, first requires work, and failing is a big part of doing that work. … [Read more...] about Why Are We So Obsessed With Failure?