The brick and the ball

Author: Dr. Ajit Varwandkar Once Laddu Pinto came to me and said, “I am a successful failure. Can you guide me to select the right career path ahead?” The use of the word success as an adjective for failure was unique. I was alerted and glued to the concern shared by Laddu. I asked him to meet me i...
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Who stole my smartphone?

Director: MyAglakadam Academy of counselling and guidance
Author: Dr. Ajit Varwandkar We have almost come out of covid, and most teaching-learning is offline. At this stage, the question much debated by academicians, parents and expert policymakers is: Should we now children to surrender smartphones? Before you read further, I request you to stop and ref...
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Ideas to build a winning mindset

Author: Dr. Ajit Varwandkar One of the most inspiring views is to see winners rejoice on the stage after achieving a podium finish. The aura created by all such winners spreads an amazing fragrance of motivation in the ecosystem. I always suggest people read autobiographies. I further suggest they c...
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Why prepare for the worst?

Author: Dr. Ajit Varwandkar We often use this proverb – “Hope for the best and be prepared for the worst”. I have severe objections to this saying. Mainly, I am not convinced about using the word ‘worst’. Usually, people are not very confident at the start of a project. There always is a sense of i...
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Four powerful characteristics of a leader

Director: MyAglakadam Academy of counselling and guidance
Author: Dr. Ajit Varwandkar I always insist youngsters aspire and become a leader, not a manager. Merely managing the given job role is a managerial value, while creating something significantly enriching within the given resources is a leadership trait! I agree that one needs managers to efficientl...
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The rope walker & God

Author: Dr. Ajit Varwandkar One day, Laddu was very anxious. He had a target to accomplish some important goals. He had been chasing these for some time, and he went through many ups and downs in the process. There were some very disappointing moments during his journey. Those were the times when he...
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Drop the idea of a drop

Author: Dr. Ajit Varwandkar Sir, I wish to take a drop year and prepare well for the competitive examination once again. Many times, students who have achieved their Senior School Certificate (i.e. Class 12th) approach me to evaluate the idea of taking an academic break. In most situations, I te...
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