Home schooled

We know that schools sometimes kill creativity and the shortcomings of academia ingrained through best practice that’s often a reflection of the past but this is fresh https://lnkd.in/f5qMFNV. Could home schooling be the future for really bright minds? A flight away from indoctrination, the way things are done, a silent respect for the status quo and a fear of shaking things up beyond comfort and reason.

Notes from Lahore: Findings Some Values of Sufism in the Midst of Materialism and Terrorism

Greens

Woke up early (again) to take a few shots of our garden to capture the beauty of this land. I carry the oddly amazing city of Lahore in my heart no matter where I go. We live far from the city so we actually get to hear birds and roosters in the morning and see stars on a clear night. Continue reading Notes from Lahore: Findings Some Values of Sufism in the Midst of Materialism and Terrorism

Inspiration and its side effects

To feel so charged that you cannot stand still. The urge to move in rapid motion for your whole body to be in rhythm with the speed at which your mind is interpreting an experience, a conversation, an encounter. Such moments in life are the highlights of our personal stories. You cannot attach a price tag to these moments even if you wanted to. A heartfelt thanks to Dr Pierre Benckendorff for infusing my learning journey with tons of inspiration.

Micro moments can make (or break) experiences

The entire experience of an organisation can be built or broken in the tiny details or micro moments. As Ahmed Shuja, an experience designer, aptly explained over coffee

“Micro moments really matter to users because small niggling problems, which they know can be fixed, drive them more mad than bigger problems. Feelings of empathy towards the brand can make users a little forgiving when it comes to big problems.”

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Thoughtfully choosing your fight

No matter how hard you try, it is tough to win over everyone. While there will be those who believe in you and see the promise in you, there will also be an army of those who just refuse to see the light in you. Don’t let it frazzle you for long. The best strategy would be to fight harder and smarter the next day and the day after. If you are investing every minute into becoming the best possible version of yourself, the opponents or those who are just not convinced yet will one day see what everyone else saw a lot earlier. Continue reading Thoughtfully choosing your fight

Management of Gold Coast as a Tourism Destination

The Iconic Gold Coast
The Iconic Gold Coast

It’s time for a semester break at the University of Queensland, the best time of the semester really. At least that is what my Facebook feed suggests with pictures of familiar faces having the time of their life at exotic destinations. Continue reading Management of Gold Coast as a Tourism Destination

Escpto is Alive!

Escpto Logo
Escpto Logo

Readers/ followers of my blog can now share their personal experiences and help others make better decisions vis-a-vis new places to visit, hotels and restaurants. Escpto (read as Escape to), an initiative that I have been working on for the past few months, is alive and in its beta phase. I am stoked. Here are a few useful links: Website (http://www.escpto.com), About Escpto (http://www.escpto.com/about-escpto/), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/escpto/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/Escpto). Members can share their experiences while featured escapists get profiled and can have their followers. Subscribe to it, become a featured escapist, like it, love it, spread the word and please give your feedback!

From Heathrow to Brisbane: There are no coincidences in life

Brisbane
Everything happens for a reason, whether you figure it out or not. There are no accidents. James Redfield, author of ‘The Celestine Prophecy’, helped many connect to their deeper, more sacred spiritual selves. Life takes a new meaning when you seriously consider that people who cross your path have a message for you. When you seek meaning and purpose, it comes to you like most good things in life. I narrated my entrepreneurial story recently when Dr Shane Pegg, during a lecture at the University of Queensland, asked me to share my experience with the class. Continue reading From Heathrow to Brisbane: There are no coincidences in life

Important points to consider before making a decision about University Education

The choice of a university program for pursuing higher education is an overwhelming decision and a very serious one. It is challenging to make such an important decision with real consequences at a young age, especially in cultures where teenagers are not allowed to choose much for themselves. Continue reading Important points to consider before making a decision about University Education