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Lessons Learned Through My Journey at Toastmasters

It was a usual evening. I was enjoying my power break at work while sipping coffee and gazing the fresh spring blossoms at the street below. 
The sudden silence got interrupted by two co-workers in a jiffy. I observed them carrying few pamphlets, out of which they pinned two over the notice board in the cafeteria. As they left, I went closer out of the obvious curiosity and what I read brought an empowering change in my life!
It was the first time that I had come across Toastmasters International (TI) in April’2014.
[PS: With its presence across the globe, Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation founded in 1924 for the purpose of promoting efficient communication and leadership skills. It doesn't matter if you are already a scholar of the wonder skills or still pacing up, TI effectively hones your aptitude.]
There was a time in life when my excitement of organising and hosting events (apart from participating) always used to hit cloud nine. It was back then…

The Cancer of 5 Cs

Fearing the failure, 
they master the trick to command… Overlooking the authenticity, 
they run their own comparison metric … In the sake of perfection,
they are never content and  always keep a reason to complain… In the name of relationship,
they put others in the compulsion drain… Weirdly they do not focus, do not listen and confuse;  still they claim to know the art to comprehend… Unconcerned and seemingly unempathetic;  deriving their own conclusion is their trademarked trend…
~Jyotika Rajput Mehra Poetry
Ever wondered what paralyses the health of a relationship! Let me shed some light in here! 
Just as Cancer creates painful tumours in the physical body, some brittle patterns of human behaviour when exhibited in consistency possess enough potential to create heart stabbing inflammations in the psyche.
Be it a personal camaraderie or a professional association, it is imperative to abandon the impact of these mind corrupting traits. If controlled at initial stages, bond with self as well as oth…