Author: Rashim Aulakh

Shimla, the best choice for your next tour!

A very well-known and popular tourist destination of India, Shimla is a name that almost every child has heard of. A beautiful little city, with fabulous heritage structures built during the British Raj, it is definitely a wonderful place to visit. I am lucky that I got to go there very often as it is where my maternal grandparents reside.  I have spent a lot of time in the beautiful hills and pleasant weather. Today let me share few places in and around Shimla that you must visit. Travelling to Shimla is not a hassle as the city has...

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Let’s Unite to make India a best place to live in!

We live in a country that has an enormous variety of languages, dialects, castes, cultures and food habits. This should be our USP. These are the things that we need to be and should be identified with. We shouldn’t be known as the “third-world” nation or a “developing nation” because let’s face it, no one says “developing” in a good way! To turn this dream of a nation where people stand for and with one another, unfortunately, we have a long way to go. It will be a long and tiring journey but if we all decide to at...

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We are different in religion but as human beings we are all one!

I am born in a Sikh family. I have studied in a school where we sang hymns and carols. We even read the bible. My neighbors were Sindhis, South-Indians, Gujaratis and Marwaris. The school I studied in, from nursery till my 7th grade was dominated by Gujaratis and Jains. Then the next school, from my 8th grade had a large majority of Muslims and again 90% of the students in my junior college followed Islam. I visit the Gurudwara and with the same faith and love, go to a temple, church and have even been to a dargah. If...

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Polite Ways to Say No!

It is always a daunting task when we are in a situation where we have no option but to say No to someone who has made a request or asked for a favor or maybe given us work to do. At times, we just cannot say no even if we want to, owing to a variety of reasons. As someone who used to find it extremely difficult to say NO, I can assist you a bit with few ways to say NO and still be polite and warm.  My boss at my first organization told me that I need...

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5 Simple Tricks to be happy

In the 21st century where time seems to be running 8 times faster than us, we get so engrossed in catching up that we lose out our own peace of mind, a sense of calm and most importantly, happiness. Thus, to ensure that, in spite of busy schedules we take out time to appreciate the sunrise and sunset, here are few really simple tricks to stay happy the whole day. 1)      Do not reach out for your phone, first thing in the morning! It is important that after we get up in the morning, we look out of our...

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