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PRAYAS RAJOPADHYAYA

Behavior. Management. Career

Prayas is a human behavior enthusiast, management consultant, and a corporate trainer with more than eight years of professional experience in understanding people, bringing the best out of them and helping them excel in life. As both practitioner and academician, he intends to make peoples’ lives easier through introspection and reflection of self-behavior.

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The Desire Continuum

The actions we take are the results of either conscious or sub-conscious desires deep-rooted within us. As Anthony Robbins says, "All communication is either a loving response or a cry for help", our behaviors - including our communication - are guided by our needs and desires. Some desires are met, and some remains unmet. This stretching continuum shows us our own "Desire Continuum", which could be a useful tool to build our self-awareness. When our desires are...

Reflecting back to School ECAs

Back in school, I was academically studious student, securing my seat amongst the top ten rank in a batch of sixty students. Reflecting back, I realize although I was not very erudite (I never could finish within the top three), I had keen interest in the extra curricular activities (ECA) organized by my school. I took part in almost all of the ECAs organized by the school - from debates to elocution, and from spelling...

Lazy Humans & Principle of Least Effort

Why do people just leave their partners in relationship rather than working and solving the differences? Why do people make excuses rather than taking accountability of their own works? Why do people assume things rather than communicating and comprehending? Turns out, the answer to all these human behaviors can be explained by one profound law – "The Principle of Least Effort", among other possible factors. What is Principle of Least Effort? In 2004, Zao Liu...

Rakhi Celebrations : From Behavioral Lens

“हाम्रो संस्कृतिमा आजको दिन रक्षा बन्धन मनाउंछौ, यो “राखी” भनेर किन अरुको संस्कृतिमा हामी अन्धभक्त भएर पछि लाग्न खोज्दै छौं ?“ Translation: In our culture, we celebrate Raksha Bandhan, why are we blindly following others’ culture with the name of “Rakhi”? After some mindless scrolling of my news feed enjoying my dark-textured black tea, this particular post made me stop, re-read it, and think. If you do not know about this festival, click here. To...

Don’t Be Yourself; Consider Adaptive Authenticity

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” This Oscar Wilde’s quote is a common career/life advice most self-help gurus give in today’s context, where ‘authenticity’ has been more of a buzz-word. Before pointing fingers, I’ll admit myself first – I have given this advice plenty times in the past. However, I needed to overcome my own confirmation bias, and thus, I was determined to look beyond the obvious for this small self-help sentence of being authentic....

Reflections From An Online Class Room

Ever since the lockdown has started in wake of the global pandemic (caused by COVID 19), schools and colleges have shifted to virtual and online class rooms to continue the teaching – learning process. While there have been countless debates about the education now being accessible only to the internet-equipped students, or how education has now become a privilege, let me take this moment to express my gratitude to the educators who have initiated the...