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Groundhog Day – A Fun Observance in the US & Canada

What is Groundhog Day?  Groundhog Day is a observed every February 2nd in the morning around sunrise, when the groundhog wakes up.  While Groundhog Day is not an official holiday or a day off of school or work, some who follow this holiday look forward to watching Punxsutawney Phil‘s prediction on TV, or if lucky […]

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Training for Online Tutors Living in India with Students in the USA

Tutorwaves was featured in the Building Global Teams: 2014-2015 Authentic Journeys Chronicle of Projects and People. Tutorwaves is an online tutoring platform built around strong values by a group of elite academics and educationists. They provide quality learning-teaching experience at an affordable price in a technology-enabled environment. Students in grades 1 to 12 from the […]

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Culture and Language Consulting for Sales Teams in India

Suyati Techologies was featured in the Building Global Teams: 2014-2015 Authentic Journeys Chronicle of Projects and People. Suyati Techologies with offices in the U.S.A. (Forest Park, Illinois), Europe (Laatzen, Germany) and India engages with clients worldwide. Suyati Techologies develops software in a cost-effective way for small and medium companies by leveraging the best technical and […]

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Managing Differences on Cross-Cultural, Virtual Teams

Litmus7, based in Infopark, Kochi was featured in the Building Global Teams: 2014-2015 Authentic Journeys Chronicle of Projects and People.   Litmus7 specializes in stabilizing, scaling and transforming omni-channel eCommerce systems. While Litmus7 is headquartered in Infopark, Kochi, there are two other offices in India (Technopark, Trivandrum and Bangalore), one in the U.K., and two in […]

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What is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Martin Luther King Jr. day falls on the third Monday of every January (In 2020 – January 20). Meant to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s (here after, MLK) birthday, it’s a day to observe the ideals of MLK including interracial harmony, non-violence, and civil rights. (Ironically, due to this, “Civil Rights Day” is another name […]

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How Much Does it Cost for a US Work Visa?

With aspirations to go to the US, many Indians may join companies and become part of offshore teams, with the hopes of someday going onsite – to the client site in the U.S.A.  Getting the chance to travel abroad for work should be considered a privilege and an honor, but as so many have gone […]

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Jennifer Kumar & Authentic Journeys featured in Malayala Manorama and at KMUG

It’s always exciting to be mentioned in popular media and among colleagues! The best reference, as they say, is by word of mouth. And, people are reading, watching and listening to media which featured Authentic Journeys in 2014 and 2015.  The slide to the right is an excerpt from the 2014-2015 Authentic Journeys’ chronicle or […]

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Facts About Pongal: Thanksgiving Festival Facts of India

If you have Indian colleagues who celebrate Pongal or are from Tamil Nadu and observe this holiday in India or abroad, this article will offer some insight into the festival and also offer conversation starters with your Indian colleagues.  When is Pongal?  Pongal usually falls every year on January 14 (though in 2022, 2023, and […]

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NRI Pongal Celebrations in the USA and Beyond

What is Pongal? Pongal a four day South Indian Thanksgiving celebrated in mid January on the first day of Tamil calendar month Thai. Rituals and observances of this holiday, in a typical Tamil village include: “spring cleaning” and ridding of all old items through a bonfire, purchase of new items for household use, harvesting of […]

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College to Corporate: Professional Networking Skills Seminars

Being successful in college is not the same as being successful in the workplace. Getting admission into college is not the same as acing an interview and getting a job. The transition from college to corporate IS a culture shock for many students. While college is a training ground for the future workplace, often some […]

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