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Whether you’re a person or a brand, people know when you’re not being true. They might not call you out on it, but the odds of you making a genuine connection with them is also remote.

Pretense works when there isn’t much at stake. But when things get serious, you’ll be found out.

Reach out to someone only when you need them and they’ll remember you as an opportunist.

In the long run, empathy and honesty score over pretense. While you might see people making short-term gains by using pretense, they get found out in the long run.

Choose better. Play the long game. It will come to your aid when you really need it.

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My parents have gone for a trip to Tirunelveli, a town famous for its temples.

When they called on the last day of their trip, they sounded tired but excited, telling us about all the places they visited.

My mother then started speaking about the places they want to visit…

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I dread the life of a defense lawyer.

They are faced with the task of defending clients who they know are guilty or need to talk themselves into believing that their clients are innocent. …

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There is no selling without trust

An integral part of the If there is one thing that Donald Trump has done is that he has made Presidents who were previously thought of to have been terrible, look better than they actually are.

George W Bush declared war on Iraq in…

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A very quick Yoga primer:

Trataka: This is a form of meditation in yoga that is designed to improve concentration and it involves the eyes. It’s a series of exercises where you exercise your eyes and in yoga terms, it is designed to help you look inward (that I am…

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Will this be so special that you will remember it 20 years later?

A few months back, when the IPL was going on, I was seeing a show where panelists were discussing what made the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) such a special team.

Of all the teams in the IPL…

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Remaining small shouldn’t be confused with playing small. That is a whole different ballgame.

Sisto Malaspina was one of the co-owners of Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar in Melbourne. Going by the reviews, the restaurant is quite an institution and was run by Sisto and his partner Nino Pangrazio. …

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To do better, you need to know that there is a better way.

Sometime back, we ordered sushi.

It was vegetarian sushi, a contender for the oxymoron of oxymorons, from a restaurant we hadn’t heard of.

While I am a huge fan of Jiro Dreams of Sushi and wish I…

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A small anecdote — Many years ago, when pizza was still a big deal in India (think the 90s), we had gone to what was then the only Pizza Hut in the city. They had an item on the menu that we couldn't pronounce — mulligatawny. We thought that if…

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No one is a star, 24 hours a day

At their peak, The Who used to wreak havoc whenever they toured. Keith Moon, their iconic and troubled drummer, had a penchant for destruction, leaving the band’s management with huge bill to pay. He regularly blew up toilets with dynamite, lit…

Pawan

UI and digital Writer. Amateur runner and yogi. Future podcaster and author.

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