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Overcoming the Odds! – The story of Kajal…

Photo by Igor Rodrigues on Unsplash Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. Wilma Rudolph There have been many instances which have impressed upon me the awe inspiring ideals of self-belief and hard work. The…
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In True Pursuit of Wisdom: Accepting Different Philosophies

What is there in common amongst Marcus Aurelius (a Roman emperor), Epictetus (a slave), Seneca (a wealthy man,) and Confucius (a Chinese teacher.) Yes, they are all great philosophers of the past. This month, let’s talk about PHILOSOPHY! The word “philosophy” literally means the “love” (philo in Greek) of “wisdom” (sophia).

Gaining Deeper Insights through a Shared Language

As it has often been repeated, speaking the local language where you are is a key element in learning more about a foreign culture. From a simple greeting like “good morning” to a more heartfelt “I am sorry to hear of the unfortunate incident that happened to you”, speaking the local language will endear you…
TCG Newsletter August 2020 - Santiago Rainbow

Life’s Journey: The Real Pilgrimage

Finally, I realise life itself is a pilgrimage since the day we were born. We each have our own route or our Camino, some given, some chosen. Despite the multiple and different routes, we will eventually arrive at the same destination, the discovery of our souls.

Journeying through Sikkim…

Photo by PRATAP CHHETRI on Unsplash India may seem like a homogenous home to its many people but it serves as an indubitable tribute to cultural plurality. There has always been a prevailing sense of peaceful co-existence that I picked up without much effort. Diverse cultures and individuals living together and thriving was the norm which I tried…
TCG newsletter 2020 July - Marina Bay Sands

A Heart for Migrant Workers – A Story of Singapore Amidst Crisis

Eighteen years ago, I returned to my birth region and moved to Singapore. Often, friends would ask me what is like returning to my Asian root? In the beginning, I always had to explain where is Singapore, talked about its political system, its business-friendly economy, etc. Now, I no longer need to go through the…

Journeying through Kashmir…

Photo by Franky Ng on Unsplash Anything you already know is an understatement The sheer thrill and joy you experience, following a particularly challenging set of examinations is unparalleled. My euphoria knew no bounds when my father announced a family trip to Kashmir after my 12th-grade examinations in 2014. I couldn’t imagine a happier end to an otherwise…
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Has Covid-19 Really Killed Globalisation?

Bankruptcy filings are not the fates of only small businesses, retail shops, or restaurants in our neighbourhoods. Big and prestigious brands like Hertz, Neiman Marcus, etc. have also fallen victims of the pandemic outbreak.

Off-Peak Season: Best Time to Discover – A Visit to Ostend (Part 2)

We spent the late afternoon walking along Ostend’s beach promenade and staring out at the sea, happy not to have to keep a look out for kids on tricycles zig-zagging every which way and not to have to avoid puddles of melted ice cream that had fallen off some unfortunate person’s cone. Our stroll eventually…
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Overcoming the Odds! – The story of Kajal…

Photo by Igor Rodrigues on Unsplash Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. Wilma Rudolph There have been many instances which have impressed upon me the awe inspiring ideals of self-belief and hard work. The…
TCG- Philosophers

In True Pursuit of Wisdom: Accepting Different Philosophies

What is there in common amongst Marcus Aurelius (a Roman emperor), Epictetus (a slave), Seneca (a wealthy man,) and Confucius (a Chinese teacher.) Yes, they are all great philosophers of the past. This month, let’s talk about PHILOSOPHY! The word “philosophy” literally means the “love” (philo in Greek) of “wisdom” (sophia).

Gaining Deeper Insights through a Shared Language

As it has often been repeated, speaking the local language where you are is a key element in learning more about a foreign culture. From a simple greeting like “good morning” to a more heartfelt “I am sorry to hear of the unfortunate incident that happened to you”, speaking the local language will endear you…
TCG Newsletter August 2020 - Santiago Rainbow

Life’s Journey: The Real Pilgrimage

Finally, I realise life itself is a pilgrimage since the day we were born. We each have our own route or our Camino, some given, some chosen. Despite the multiple and different routes, we will eventually arrive at the same destination, the discovery of our souls.