In my last article, I discussed how language affects how you think and can be leveraged to understand cognitive diversity to find innovative solutions and discoveries in business. Now, I am here to discuss language again, but in a different way. Language is a prized possession in the cultural treasure…


From the film Coach Carter

What differentiates athletes from winning or losing? Mentality. Your mindset has everything to do with your success. The coaching profession originated in sports. Think of Coach Carter motivating his basketball team to make that winning shot. It is reasonable that what you say, outloud and inside has an impact on…


The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Cinderella had her shoe returned to her by a prince. Snow White was kissed by a prince and awoken from her slumber. Sleeping Beauty repeated this story line. In a traditional fairytale, the princess is saved by a prince. She is a damsel in distress unable to save herself. Women…


Valentine’s Day, and indeed, the month of February celebrate love. Love can make or break worlds, cause wars, and bring beauty to life in a way nothing else can, all at the same time. We liken love to the heart, because we “feel” love, that particular warm, fuzzy feeling in…


Life today is unimaginable without stress. From the moment we are up in the morning, till we hit the sack, there are innumerable things that cross our paths. They trigger a plethora of reactions and emotions, which, furthermore, are connected to our memories, perceptions, or our personality.

Simply put, stress…


Credit: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

As images of the violence at Capitol Hill still flash in front of our eyes, we must not forget that in less than a week, most of our dark days will be behind us. Through the ballot, America has spoken. After being divisive and closed for so long, America has chosen to unite, open up and embrace what’s been its greatest strength all along — diversity.

As President-elect Joe Biden swears in next week, twelve Indian Americans will join his cabinet. This is an unprecedented number, and a long way from the days when, as I discovered as an immigrant child on the playgrounds of America, ‘Indians’ was easily confused with native Americans.

The America I…


Have you watched the show Silicon Valley? If not, let me paint you a picture of working at Hooli, a fictional (based on a real) tech giant’s office. There are pods where employees can sleep during their all-nighters. There are big whiteboards for them to scribble code onto. But, there…


Allyship is ownership. To own our beliefs with courage, conviction and congruency.

As I wait for the results of the US election, I can’t help but reflect on a recent panel discussion, where I spoke about the importance of allyship in these polarized times. Whichever way this election turns, our…


“As we “knowledge workers” know, clever people aren’t always the most collaborative. And what they have in brainpower, they often lack in empathy. We live, after all, in a cognitive meritocracy in which IQ is valued much more highly than EQ (emotional intelligence) or most physical abilities. …


Photo: Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Husband, Martin Ginsburg. Collection of The Supreme Court Of The United States

‘A Suitable Boy’ by Vikram Seth, in simplest form centres around a young woman whose mother is trying to arrange a marriage between her daughter and one of three suitors. …

Gulnar Vaswani

A talent management strategist, board advisor and executive coach to CEO’s, specialised in Diversity and Inclusion

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