How an Anglicized name – done as a joke – helped Kal Penn make headway in Hollywood

Kal Penn is an actor of Indian descent.  Here is the story of how he changed his name and what it did for him in Hollywood, which is said to be full of liberals and multi-ethnic people.  Yeah right! Read Quote of Ben Parr's answer to Personal Branding: What can I do if I don't like my name? on Quora  Related articles from External SourcesBen Parr: "2,446 articles later, a goodbye to Mashable" Kal Penn confirms: 'Harold and Kumar Get Droned' in production Kal Penn Optimistic For D … [Read more...]

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Girls Dating in India: Story of a Girl who stopped Dating and Switched off her Facebook Account

Can the Indian population accept dating - open dating - easily?  I am not talking about the "Aunties & Uncles" or the religious and culturally defined mindsets.  I am talking about the normal college going men AND WOMEN.Apparently, no.  Here is personal story of a girl who used to date freely and openly.  She would interact and mix with guys easily - actions predicated on trust that the other person will have maturity.  But it wasn't so.  Now, she is off the dating map and has switched off … [Read more...]

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How a Construction Laborer got into IIT thanks to the Reservation Policy

Does the reservation policy in India benefit anyone?  Personally, I think the reservation policy is flawed.  Yet, one does find that some genuine people do get benefited... big time.  And, these are the examples that make you feel a little better with what is going on in the name of caste politics in India.  Maybe, a few years from now India's picture would be different, but if more people like this dude come up and vow to change the landscape of their own community.... hopefully things would be … [Read more...]

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How a guy made a Bike out a car, when it broke down in the middle of Sahara, to come out of the desert

When adversity hits you, how do you react?  That is the most important ingredient for happiness and success in life.  This is a story of a guy who was stranded in the Sahara Desert with a broken down car.  But he used what he had to create something for himself to get out of that place.  Incredible story!! Read Quote of Christopher Reiss's answer to Life: What is the best thing that anyone has made? on Quora … [Read more...]

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Anandi Gopal Joshi: First Indian Lady to have become a US trained Doctor in late 19th century!

These two women are incredible, but I love the story of Anandi Gopal Joshi, a lady of meager means, married at 9, who went on to become the first Doctor from India to have been educated in US.Read Quote of Akshar Prabhu Desai's answer to India: Who is the most badass woman in the history of India? on Quora … [Read more...]

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