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M's 1

Yesterday was M's Nakshatram - she turned 1 and we went to Livermore temple for conducting Ayush Homam for her and K.
Chandamama

If you grew up in the 70s in India you were probably encouraged to read Chandamama. This magazine is now in it's sixtieth year. I still remember taking the latest copy of chandamama to read in school when I was in the 3rd standard. I opened to read it in the Moral Science class and the copy was promptly confiscated by the teacher.
Looking back it seems quaint that we had a subject called "Moral Sciences", but then this was the 70s and we were fed large doses of Indira Gandhi's aphorisms: "Work more, Talk less", "Garibi Hatao" and of course frquent references to the "foreign hand"
Interviewing

After interviewing dozens of potential candidates at my current employer, I ran into this piece on the "One-Question Interview"

If you were allowed to ask only one question during the course of the interview, this would be it:Please think about your most significant accomplishment. Now, could you tell me all about it?To see why this simple question is so powerful, try it out on yourself. Imagine you're the candidate and I've just asked you this question. What accomplishment would you select? Then imagine over the course of the next 5-20 minutes that I obtained the following information from you about this accomplishment: A complete description of the accomplishment The company you worked for and what it did The actual results achieved: numbers, facts, changes made, details, amounts When it took place How long it took The importance of this accomplishment to the company Your title and role Why you were chosen The 3-4 biggest challenges you faced and how …