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When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak./Audre Lorde

I recently enjoyed reading The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.The book not only tells the Ramayana from Sita’s perspective, it also brings into the light certain neglected characters from the epic. The woman characters are well fleshed out and we can connect to the emotions and motivations of Kaushalya, Mandodari and Urmila who existed only as footnotes in the story of the Great Hero. As someone who works in the...

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Over the last few days, I found myself doing something that I don’t usually do and don’t usually want to do. Giving  Advice. As a coach, I have learnt that giving advice or telling people what to do is a big No-No. We are supposed to let people discover their answers themselves, to dive deep into their inner resources and emerge with powerful insights about the next...

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“I don’t want to mentor a  woman,” confessed a senior leader at a corporate I was working with for a coaching and mentoring program.”  I support women and all that but these days.  I just don’t want to be in situation where it might get uncomfortable,” he added, looking a little  embarrassed while admitting to his potential discomfort. “Women these days are too sensitive,” declared a...

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