Author: Speakiyo

The Power of Values

Attending a funeral is not an experience one looks forward to. But it is interesting to see how people talk about the deceased. Stories about the one who has passed can tell even a stranger what type of person he or she was. It gives you a glimpse into the values they lived by, whether they loved, hard working, helpful, understanding, accepting, etc. Now, jot down what you would want people to say...

Attitude of Gratitude

What are you grateful for? You could probably name a few things. But are you consciously grateful for them each day, probably not? It’s not like you look at a loved one every day and think, “Thank god she is there in my life”. Being grateful is an important value to have. Not convinced? Take a minute and think about every time somebody has appreciated and thanked you for doing something. Felt good...

‘Responsibility’ – Change your persepctive

Whenever you are given a responsibility, it feels like a burden. There is a certain amount of stress related to this word itself. Why is that? What if you change your meaning of the word in your mind? Would that work? Well, according to scientific research it does. The dictionary states, “the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or having control over someone”, as the dictionary m...

1 year of being an Entrepreneur

A well-wisher once said ~the first 1000 days for every startup are the most crucial ones. Most stumble and crack within the first 3 years. The trick is to stay buckled, strong for the first 3 years. I am not sure how true this is, and what would be the logical explanation behind this, but the idea pretty much stayed with me. It has been exactly a year since I started my Entrepreneurship Journey! A...

Abhyangh Kuvalekar | The Artistr’epreneur

How much importance will you give the word ‘grooming’ in your life? Surely it’s a part of the everyday growth of an individual right from childhood. We speak about hygiene, both physical and mental, personality and other factors of development but knowing the right things and the right way is so much significance. Meet our very own city star Abhyangh Kuvalekar, a man who has worked most of his lif...

Jyotika Bijlani | The Radio Girl

Who doesn’t listen to radio? How could one forget tuning into your favorite frequency to listen to the latest tracks in your car or at home early in the morning and for some of us late at night? It has and will be an integral part of our lives. Going viral is the new thing! Radio does that too (remember Malishka’s ‘Sonu’ video?) But this story is not about her. This one gives us the reminder of ou...

Mohd Aqil Sayeed Hajee | Super Power Deaf

Have you ever got inspired by your own struggles? In a world where we often seek our inspiration from outside, this guy gets his from his daily struggles. Say hello to Mohd Aqil Sayeed Hajee who is trying to make it easier for the deaf and dumb community to comprehend and gain knowledge in English and use technology to facilitate communication. Having challenges pursuing his studies right from the...

Atiya Hajee | Listen and speak deaf to enable

Care about the deaf? How does the deaf communicate? Of course, the answer is simple – Sign Language. Do they have a social circle? And how do they build a communication channel with the hearing? Well, that’s a little difficult to answer. Someone realised the need to provide an improvement in the sign language skills as she saw herself and her peers struggling with the same to bridge the gap of com...

Neha Panchamiya | Voice of the Mute | ResQ Charitable Trust

What if you wake up one morning to a gleaming look on your pets face instead of them jumping onto you (in most of our cases) to take them out? Just about then you realise there is something wrong and they need your attention. You would definitely make sure that you understand their problem and get to their side. But what if it was a stray, abandoned or lost animal? We won’t even bother looking, le...

Zahabbiya Walbeek | Y’Phoria – The Yoga Community

One can’t help but notice every second or third picture on social media to be revolving around someone hitting the gym, flexing their muscles or some showing off their summer body. Health is definitely taken a lot more seriously today as we did a few years ago. Being fit and having a healthy mind is the new euphoria in people’s life. If you notice, celebrities having a healthy body and mind swear ...

Ameya Waingankar | Sporting Self Defence

Women today are educated and can defend themselves says the world. It’s good to be optimistic, but then the same kind of people will look down upon a rape victim or belittle a sexually assaulted person. Is this education is all about, so much for illiterate educated people around the world? Ameya Waingankar, who has won multiple awards internationally with a gold medal in the World Karate Champion...

Lakshmi Sreenivasan | Let this Cafe Counsel you!

Mental Health related problems are widespread. The unheard voices, emotional pain, traumatic stories, grief, anger, depression, fear and many such negative emotional states are always ignored and stigmatised. The very foundation of a capitalist society is breeding profits, no one thinks let alone knows what they are going through emotionally or even need help. We often find ourselves at a loss for...

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