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A Leadership, Presentation & Communication Coaching Success Story

Since knowing Jennifer, my main achievements have been:  Speaking at several events, including Open Source India and Bar Camp Kerala  Writing articles for the reputed Australian based site, Sitepoint (among others)  Compiling a book on Aura PHP My dream is to be a public speaker. Jennifer’s positive energy and coaching helped me to gain the […]

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Thanksgiving: The US Harvest Festival in November

The fourth Thursday of every November is Thanksgiving in the US. Thanksgiving is a harvest festival (similar to Pongal or Onam in India). It commemorates the day the Native Americans and Pilgrims befriended each other and shared their first feast together near to Plymouth Rock in the state of Massachusetts.  Typically most Americans have the […]

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Jennifer Kumar in Malayalam Magazine Vanitha

English translation the article that appeared in the Malayalam magazine, Vanitha in 2013. Read the Malayalam version here at the end of this page.  Every Onam brings fond memories of banana chips, feasts and floral arrangements (pookkalams) for Jennifer. Jennifer Kumar, who is a native of the US, eagerly awaits the festival of Onam every year just like any […]

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Indirect Communication Gets the Job Done in India!

Indirect communication in India can get seemingly impossible jobs done overnight!   The proof is in the photo and story detailed below.   The scene of the photo shows a makeshift ‘tree’ with the Malayalam sign is planted in a very deep, but small, pothole. The sign says, “Onam Greetings from Infopark Auto Labours. We welcome Maveli […]

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Do I Stutter or Mumble?

In the previous post, I discussed about stuttering. Some may be new to this term, thinking mumbling and stuttering are the same. Mumbling is different than stuttering.   Comparing Mumbling and Stuttering: Mumbling is when:   You do not open your mouth when you speak  May breathe shallowly and quickly  Jaw doesn’t open wide enough […]

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What is Stuttering? Is it the same as Halting and Jarring Speech?

In a previous post, I discussed the problem of halting and jarring speech noticed in some Kerala IT professionals while speaking in English. I was asked by a reader of the blog if that is the same as stuttering.  This is indeed a good question. My initial reaction is they are related, but not the […]

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Cris: A Spaniard in India (A Spanish & English Interview)

This second bilingual post on Authentic Journeys is in Spanish and English. The Spanish version is first. Scroll below for the English version.   Cristina, española, ha estado viviendo en Bangalore, India durante casi tres años. Ella es autora de un blog sobre la cultura india en español para lectores de habla hispana en todo […]

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