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A Pledge Towards Clean India

My father works as a government official for a leading university in Delhi. He has served the university for nearly 40 years.

I don't remember seeing him with a broom ever. You heard it … never!

I felt so proud of him recently for being part of an "intensive cleanliness campaign" at his workplace this year. He is above 60. At his age, he has not only set a precedent for the children and adults in the Prabhakar household but has inspired so many outside his sphere of influence as well.

Many thanks to our Prime Minister - Narendra Modi - as well, who kick-started a nationwide cleanliness campaign called the 'Swachh Bharat Mission' or 'Clean India Campaign' on October 2 this year. October 2 is celebrated as Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary (or Gandhi Jayanthi).

The campaign has inspired many Indian bureaucrats and government officials, including my father, who took a Swachta Shapath or cleanliness pledge the very same day. 

Modi has urged India's entire…

The Stubble Trouble - An Almost Missed Chance

Talk about a "radiant face" and what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Quite honestly, a woman, err, a beautiful woman. 

Let's face it, one would never associate a radiant face to a man. Doesn't matter if you're a Greek God, it is never going to happen. 

Partly due to our own fault! 

What is touted as a woman's prettiest jewel and perhaps every woman's dream, we men play it down as an inside job. So we pay, and pay big time.

In this post, I'll make an argument that a radiant face is no longer considered a luxury just for the femme fatale. Men too need to pay as much – and on certain occasions even more – attention to how they look.

First impressions can at times be the last
Be it your first date or first day of college, a meeting with your prospective father-in-law or an interview with your prospective employer, you need to look great in order to walk the talk. Men, like women, spend a lot of time in front of the mirror – setting their mane, choo…