From Solo Artists to Knowledge Jockeys – The Story of Human Learning

Learning is in our DNA. All creatures learn and adapt; it is at the very core of evolution. Psychologist James Baldwin suggested that an organism’s ability to learn new behaviours affects its reproductive success and therefore, over generations, through natural selection, becomes part of the genetic makeup of that organism. This is called the Baldwin Effect.The crows in Tokyo are a good example of this. They found an ingenious way to get themselves a meal…

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Cut to the Chase with Ramesh Vala OBE, lawyer and philanthropist

Can the desire for social good go hand-in-hand with the thirst of ambition?It takes an Order of the British Empire to tell us how that is a rhetorical question.This week, in Cut to the Chase, we offer you thoughts and insights from Ramesh Vala OBE, on not just doing good, but doing it well. http://bit.ly/rameshvala

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Cut to the Chase with Chef Saby

What's cooking in Cut to the Chase today?A gourmet chat with one of Delhi's most acclaimed chefs, the trend-setting, award-winning Sabyasachi Gorai, popularly known as Chef Saby. Read if you're considering a profession in the kitchen and see if you've got what it takes to brave the heat! http://bit.ly/chefsaby 

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Cut to the Chase with Indranil Chakraborty founder, StoryWorks

With 21+ years of experience in the corporate world including working at Unilever as Global Brand Director, Indranil Chakraborty decided to strike out on his own in 2013. He moved to Goa and founded StoryWorks, the first Indian company that focuses exclusively on business storytelling. In this conversation, among other things, he tells us that a big driver for entrepreneurs is not having a boss!http://bit.ly/indranil 

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Cutting to the Chase with rock band, Indian Ocean

Super-cool, ultra-alt and ubër-indie music band Indian Ocean has always made songs in which a flute sounds as at-home as a fully amped electric guitar. They gave birth to an all-new sound that went onto create progenies for generations after. Advaita, most famously. You’ll find them at the helm of cutting-edge concepts often – both in the worlds of music and activism – and today, you’ll find them in their groove, on Cut to the…

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Cut to the Chase with Award Winning Filmmaker, Dibakar Banerjee

This week in Cut to the Chase we have a very special treat for Bollywood fans - a career counselling tête-à-tête with filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee.Two times winner of the National Award for his movies, Khosla ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! his advice for aspiring filmmakers - “It is my belief that to become a good filmmaker, you have to be a good reader, you have to be a good traveller, you have to…

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Cut to the Chase with Amit Chaudhuri, Award-winning Writer and Professor of Contemporary Literature

In Cut to the Chase, our weekly interview series with professionals about how youngsters aspiring for that profession can better prepare for it and the promise that profession holds, this week we chat with Amit Chaudhuri, a multiple award-winning writer (that includes the Sahitya Akademi award) and a well-known favourite on the critics’ choice circuit (he often sits on Man Booker panels), Amit has been acclaimed by the likes of Guardian, The Village Voice, The…

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Why do adolescents love taking risks? Understanding the Adolescent Brain

Adolescence, which starts at the onset of puberty and is now considered to go on till mid 20s, is usually considered a potentially troublesome age. Research bears this out - reckless driving, social media indiscretion, dangerous YOLO dares, crime, binge drinking, unintended pregnancies, attempted suicides and drug abuse incidence can all happen at this age. Everyone concerned is happy if the adolescent makes it through unscathed!No doubt adolescence is a period of vulnerability but it…

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Cut to the Chase with Education Evangelist Prof M.M. Pant

In our weekly interview series, Cut to the Chase, where we chat with Professionals at the Peak of their Game on what advice they have for young people, this week we are in conversation with Prof M.M. Pant, a master of many disciplines - a physicist who taught at IIT Kanpur, former Director of Computing and Pro Vice-Chancellor at IGNOU, a CEO and a lawyer! An evangeliser of new education models using emerging technologies and…

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Cut to the Chase with Deepa Krishnan, banker turned entreprenuer

In Cut to the Chase this week we chat with Deepa Krishnan, who after 18 years in the financial services and banking sector, quit and moulded her passion for responsible tourism into her vocation. Deepa is the founder-owner of Magic Tours of India, an enterprise that partners with non-profits to upskill and employ students from low-income neighbourhoods. Deepa is also an award-winning travel blogger. http://bit.ly/deepakrishnan

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This week we chat with Amitabh Pande a consumer insights maestro, who has recently quit PepsiCo to strike out on his own as an independent consultant. Amitabh explains how data has become a commodity and it is the ability to derive insight from information that is truly of value today. But what sort of formal and informal education, mindset, qualification and experience helps a young person succeed in this field? Read this interview to find…

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Cut to the Chase with Rajeev Joshi, Senior Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This week we interview Rajeev Joshi, Senior Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Rajeev was a member of the flight software development team for the Mars rover Curiosity and, since landing, has been supporting the surface operations team - http://bit.ly/rajeevjoshiCut to the Chase is our weekly interview series with professionals in different fields, who are an inspiration to the community of youth Timeless Lifeskills wishes to reach out to.

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Cut to the Chase with Tarun Tahiliani, Fashion Designer

In our Cut to the Chase weekly interview series with professionals in different fields, this week we chat with famous Indian fashion designer, Tarun Tahiliani – http://bit.ly/tahilianiWe hope our interviews with professionals at the peak of their game are an inspiration to the community of youth we wish to reach out to. Feel free to share.

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