Is “Right Time” a myth?

Do you recall the bedtime stories your parents and grandparents told you to put you to sleep? Legends of a brave king and a damsel in distress, how they met, fell in love and lived happily ever after. Then came Disney to reinforce the idea of “happily ever after” and to make you love the idea of love. Since childhood, you’re taught how love happens but why has nobody shed light on what happens next? Marriage. That’s what happens, in most cases at least. So how do YOU know what’s the right time? Rather, is there even a right time?…

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5 ways to Transform your Team’s Productivity

The corporate world today desires individuals who not only possess the required knowledge but also have the necessary people skills to breathe life into the organization.  More often than not, employees are required to work in teams which can be a difficult task. Consequently, managing a team is thus, considered as one of the most important skills in the “real” world. A team is a conglomeration of various individuals with their unique personalities and they all bring something different to the team. We, at iThrive, recognize how team building and team management are crucial skills in the business. In our…

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”Beta, Science le lo… Bohot scope hai.”

Yes, it is a cliché. India – A country with diverse religions but only two occupations? While one road leads to math infested world of Engineering, the other to a dissection crazed domain of Medical. Students who take up science post their school fall into one of the following categories – A genuine interest in the field Parents said -”Beta, Science le lo… Bohot scope hai.” What parents/society fail to convey is that their definition of scope is limited to Engineering or Medical. Before you get all defensive, what more do you expect from a country which produces 50,000 medical…

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Am I ‘parenting’ right?

Growing up with strict parents is perhaps the most common experience of our childhood. We had curfews and strict deadlines. And violating those deadlines meant more deadlines, isn’t it? However, times have changed and so has the style of parenting. Parenting has been evolving and adapting to the needs and the wants of the current generation. But what really classifies as good parenting and is there something like “bad” parenting? Parenting is an ongoing process and requires certain tweaks along the way. We agree that some of the old methods of parenting are now obsolete and require a change. Nevertheless,…

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It’s okay to not be okay?

Before we begin admonishing how it is absolutely normal to have difficult times, let us try to define what ‘okay’ really is. Okay is merely a word, which in essence, is losing its essence. Okay is perhaps a bar set by unrealistic expectations. What’s your okay may or may not be someone else’s okay. So, is it REALLY okay to not be okay? While you get out the maze of ‘okays’, let us try to put things in perspective – We’re not asking you to celebrate mediocrity, to throw a ginormous party for a seemingly irrelevant achievement. Neither do we…

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When the Elder generation collides with the Younger one…

Oh, yes… We’ve all been there – The unnecessary arguments with mom and the differences with dad. The conclusion? “In our time, we never dared to talk back to our parents.” One sentence and you’re back to whining about how their generation does not understand yours. Being a parent is a full time job and no, it really is not as easy as your parents make it look. It takes years of efforts and nurturing to build an individual who is ready to take on the world, flutter his/her wings and soar. While you may disagree with us, it does…

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