Vidya Sury

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Book Review Busines Doctors @KamatSameer

Book Review Busines Doctors @KamatSameer

When Sameer Kamat emailed me asking if I’d read and review his book, “Business Doctors” and sent a blurb, I found it intriguing enough to want to read the book. I said yes, and he sent me a print copy of the book right away.

First, I want to thank Sameer for his patience – for waiting months for this book review. In my defense…uh..what defense? None really. So here I am.

Day 3 of the Write…

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Booking Bus Tickets Online - A Great Way To Save Time. And Money

Booking Bus Tickets Online – A Great Way To Save Time. And Money

Recently, I discovered that booking bus tickets online can be more rewarding.

There used to be a time when, if we made travel plans, we had to actually set aside time to go to the ticket counter to book our tickets. We often traveled by bus as it was more convenient. Moreover traveling to the Southern interiors where we had a lot of relatives made more sense by bus.

Then there was the excitement…

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10 Attitudes To Ditch If You Want To Be Happy

10 Attitudes To Ditch If You Want To Be Happy

Happiness is a good place to be. Living well, living mindfully applies no matter what stage we are in life – childhood or adulthood. So anyway, in keeping with today’s prompt at the Write Tribe’s “7 days to rediscovering your blogging groove”, which is “Write a list” – my favorite type of post – here’s my list 10 attitudes to ditch if you want to be happy. With age, comes the wisdom to make…

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Inspired Learning

I am always amazed at how, when we keep our minds open, we can learn something or other from someone or other.

The trick is to be conscious, mindful.

We can find mentors and teachers everywhere we look, in the most unexpected places sometimes.

Take the guy who collects the garbagein our apartment complex. Always pleasant. Always greets every resident with a smile. He doesn’t have an easy job. It…

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Yes, that’s what it is today. Bring your teddy bear to work day.
It is also World Octopus Day.

And Pet Obesity Awareness Day

I’ve never taken my teddy bear to work. In fact, I never had one until much much later in life , when a friend thoughtfully got me one for my birthday. I was already in my thirties at the time and treasured it like crazy! But I never took it to work, obviously. Imagine me walking into the office in my four inch heels, briefcase in hand, dressed formally and in an aura of fragrance, clutching my teddy bear in the other hand?

I just had to laugh thinking of that!

The funny thing is, this teddy bear seems to have set the pace for more – as I suddenly started receiving them in various sizes from other friends. Soon, I had a rapidly growing collection!

My favorite teddy bear was, however, a live one! And I still enjoy cuddling this particular teddy bear – whether he enjoys it or not is an entirely different matter! Oh yes, I’ve taken him to work several times! When I started working from home, he took permanent residence in my chair!

bring your teddy bear to work

Here is my favorite teddy bear, my first real teddy bear and in the extreme left with the wonky eyes and blue body, Quasimodo.

bring your teddy bear to work

Look at these relaxing. I used to be amused that my son looked after them so well. The little yellow one is in the wrapper I used for Vidur when he was a baby.

bring your teddy bear to work

The bigger chap in the Bob the Builder vest had to have surgery as the stuffing started spilling out of his head, so I patched it up – using a yellow cloth for the forehead area and a pink shoulder pad from a blouse for the face. Then Vidur drew an expression on him. Quite cute, I thought. Still have him! And I couldn’t resist adding the symbol of the Artist Formerly Known As Prince on his forehead.

Here’s a serious bit of cuteness – he’s a camouflage for a miniature hot water bag. No wonder it is such fun to have imaginary pains and want a hot water bag!

bring your teddy bear to work

And how could we not attempt one? This backpack is child-sized and sits safely inside Vidur’s bookshelf.

I’ve barely touched the tip of the teddy bear iceberg – we’ve got a whole collection of them. Predictably, I have one that is guitar-shaped!


How to celebrate World Octopus Day? You could go see one or just learn about them!

Octopuses are worthy of appreciation for a number of reasons. First of all, they are one of earth’s great survivors. Indeed, despite their relatively short life span, octopus fossils date back more than 300 million years, meaning that they pre-date even dinosaurs. They are also highly intelligent, with around 500 million neurons located in their brains and arms, allowing them to bypass their insticts, learn lessons and solve problems.

In addition, they are visually stunning, coming in various different colors and shapes, while the Giant Pacific Octopus is able to grow to weigh more than 600 pounds!

Here’s my favorite octopus, Oswald! I’ve spent hours and hours and hours watching him on TV with Vidur.

take your teddy bear to work

Pet Obesity Awareness Day is earmarked to raise awareness about the health problems our pets face and to promote healthier diets for them so that they too might live happy lives. Give your pet a special hug from me!

If you enjoy a good mystery, read this fabulous story written by Kathy Combs, titled “Unforgivable Sins“. I loved it!

I am enjoying blogging daily and linking to the Write Tribe Pro Blogger Challenge, 31 Days, NaBloPoMo, the Ultimate Blog Challenge and Sarah Arrow’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge.

Did You Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work? Yes, that’s what it is today. Bring your teddy bear to work day. It is also…

100 Reasons To Make Exercise A Habit

100 Reasons To Make Exercise A Habit

While we all know that good health begins with being active and eating healthy, it is all too easy to slack off. Studies prove that those who exercise regularly live healthier lives and are at less risk for diseases. The logic is simple. A healthy body resists infection much better than an inactive body.

Here are 100 reasons to make exercise a habit. Choose your favorite reasons and get started…

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Lung Health 101

October is Lung Health Month. Here’s a look at:

  • How our lungs work
  • Maintaining lung health
  • How to recognize the signs of lung disease

Breathing is an essential part of living. Right? It follows that lung health is critical if we want to breathe easy. Our respiratory system, which includes our nose, throat, windpipe and lungs, helps us bring air into our body when we breathe. The oxygen from the…

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