Issue #287 - Editorial Picture

Down but not under !

April, 2023 Dear Friends The lush green garden laden with a variety of plants and shrubs, fruit bearing trees and flowering plants of various hues seems history now. As I sit in my drawing room overlooking the stretch that was once a soft Mexican grass lawn, I feel sad. There is rubble, brick and mortar,

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My blue jersey moment !

March,2023 Dear Friends “I waited for 30 years to realise my dream” said Rachel Shetty, Team Manager of the U19 Women’s cricket team which won the first ever U19 World Cup in January, 2023. What was her dream ? of wearing the India team’s blue jersey. She dreamt of it as a 23 year old

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Close the care gap!!!

February, 2023 Dear Friends “Close the care gap” is the theme of the World Cancer Day 2022-24, observed on 4th February. Focus is on reducing the inequities in cancer care which costs lives. Barriers could arise on account of various factors – income, education, location, discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability and

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Food is an emotional sale!!!

January, 2023 Dear Friends The year 2023 has begun amidst the gloom of massive layoffs, downsizing, redundancies, by whatever name called. There is anger, anguish, dismay and despondency all around since the action is largely by the Corporate Biggies who had hired in hordes. However it is the small and medium enterprises that have braved

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An ode to 3 Ts !!

December, 2022 Dear Friends ‘Trust’ is an integral part of any relationship. It is a 2-way street with ‘Truthfulness’ and ‘Transparency’ riding high on it. Almost a decade ago, as I battled cancer, I had no choice of turning away my customers nor closing down my practice. I had no choice but to trust my

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Child and You!!!

November, 2022 Dear Friends ‘Samhita’ as a living, breathing person who is expressive and evolving. From taking baby steps way back in November, 2009 as Lexspeak, shy and unsure of herself ( to finding her feet during the tweens to completing 13 years in 2022, she has blossomed into a teenager through the 280+ issues

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Clean up your top floor!!!

October, 2022 Dear Friends Wishing everyone ‘wisdom, well-being and wealth’ beyond Deepavali, that just concluded. While most of us get into a cleaning spree of homes, offices, stores and just about everything physical, don’t you think it is equally important to clean our minds and hearts as well ? To rid our ‘top floor’ of

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What’s new??

September, 2022 Dear Friends Saraswathi, the Goddess of Learning is invoked during Navaratri (9 days). Coincidentally, in this 280th issue of Samhita (1st issue was published in 2009) we are starting a new column “Books – Best Buddy”, featuring books of different genres, recommended by readers. Infact the suggestion came from one of our readers,

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