Wikipedia reads, Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. This small landlocked country is deprived of the commonly known natural resources but is emerging as one of the most prosperous countries in Africa and the world. But, if one looked at the recent history of this country, she would be totally filled with disbelief. Rwanda has been to hell and back. Before talking about the recent growth and development of the country, you should take a look at the history.
In the year 1994, the Rwandan genocide appeared in almost every news station around the world. It was one the worst atrocities in the mankind history. In just one hundred days the Rwandan government killed almost a million people. This means that every one in five Rwandans was murdered. For over a decade, Rwanda was a synonym for humanitarian catastrophe, starvation and it portrayed the darkest side of human condition. But twenty three years later, Rwanda is turning into something much different. Rwanda is becoming a hot topic in the financial world. A country which used to appear in humanitarian aid commercials, now is starting to fill financial newspapers. …
“Bananas are to Rwanda, what rice paddies are to Vietnam.”
— Some random Rwandan
After satiating my wanderlust with a life changing trip to Thailand, I planned for months and decided to go to Rwanda.
Rwanda, a small country in Central Africa is the ninth safest place in the world!
Africa as a continent has always intrigued me but the security concerns were always a barrier to even think of going somewhere in Africa. …
If you are reading this, I’m sure that by now you have decided to do your first solo travel or are at least contemplating whether you should do one.
From my first solo travel I learnt a lot of things about myself and started feeling more comfortable with myself.
“I traveled alone far enough and met myself.” — Nimish Jaitapkar
It can be argued that solo travel pushes you out of your comfort zone in a way like no other. Language barrier, getting lost or falling ill can initially be terrifying by yourself; however, it soon becomes apparent that you can be capable of far more than you ever imagined.
As a nice side effect, traveling solo will also allow you to experience just how helpful others can be. …
Ever since I started traveling alone, I follow a mantra:
“When in doubt, become the faceless man.”
That was a Game of Thrones reference by the way. Well, I’ve seldom come across someone who could harm me in anyway while I was traveling. Though there have been a few instances when you just can’t trust someone because of some preconceived notions, but it’s a great experience when those notions are proved incorrect.
With my own experience and some acquired knowledge from fellow travelers, I have written a blog to help orchestrate a solo trip, for the first time solo travelers.
Coming back to where we left the last time; the first phase of my Thailand trip mostly comprised of islands, beaches, oceans, sun and sand. …
“Once you go brown, trust me, you’ll never frown.”
All Indians must use these words at will when on a trip to any corner of the world. The notion of travelling solo can be a daunting one for the first-timer, raising a number of unsettling questions: will I be safe? What route should I follow? Who will take photos of me staring off into the distance atop scenic vantage points? Pretty common concerns for an Indian guy or girl. I’m sure Columbus’s fellow villagers asked him similar questions, but he came back with answers and people followed. …
**Sets alarm for 8am, checks email, goes to bed**
**Wakes up to the sound of alarm, turns off alarm, checks email**
**Reaches office, switches on computer, checks email**
Does this routine sound familiar? I can’t be the only one that is nearly attached at the hip to my phone, checking email constantly. For a decade now, email has been only the top forms of communication for businesses. According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC) workers spend 28 percent of their workweek reading and answering email.
Even after the introduction of newer business communication technologies for example Slack and the old fashioned method of having a conversation in person, email hasn’t exactly become a thing of the past — yet — it’s just that many of us have forgotten the right way to use it, at least in the workplace.
Hence, I thought it would be a wise deed to share some empirical and acquired knowledge of, etiquette of writing emails. As you’ll see from the list below, effective email communication means that it needs to be both relevant and appropriate, depending on its subject and importance. …