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Do you have an inferiority complex? What you need to do & know

Almost all of us have faced a situation where we feel inadequate but this is a phase and we quickly get over it and move ahead with confidence once again. if not, here are a few things one needs to know and do to deal with it.



Feeling inferior from time to time is human natur
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It is normal to feel that you are not as accomplished as some of the people out there. Every person has his/her abilities and works within those. But if you think that you are less than the next person, you are very wrong. You have many traits that the other may be lacking. NEVER let yourself down or feel small. Because that means you are suffering from an inferiority complex which is very wrong.

What is an inferiority complex?

It happens when you assign less priority to yourself than others in qualities like how you look, skills and knowledge. Remember, you have certain traits that are missing in another person. It is a habit with its causes. It surges from some past unfavourable situation that later develops into a habit. However, this is something that doesn’t happen to every person who is targeted. Many manage to go through the process inferior-free. They don’t even recognise it and move ahead in life.


Skin colour: One of the main causes of inferiority complex happens to be related to skin colour. Some people tend to make friends only with those of the same race. They’re likely to intimidate others if they happen to be different. This can cause a sense of inferiority complex in them.


If you doubt your appearance and then someone says you’re looking weird and you go and believe that, you’d more likely to feel inferior. This is because the idea was already there in your head. Never self-doubt. Never have preconceived notions; ‘People will not like me’; ‘I am looking horrible in this dress’; ‘I am too fat’ already make you a defeatist even before the whistle is blown. If you think that people would not like you, you’d see hundreds of facts daily fostering that belief.


Another cause of inferiority complex happens when someone is handicapped. But being handicapped doesn’t guarantee inferiority in a person.

Social standing: People sometimes draw lines when it comes down to social life. They make friends and associate only in what they think is social standing. If you go to this society, you’d discover that the lower classes become inferior to the upper class.

Being labelled names:

This is something that parents often do. If a child scored a lower grade and the mother says something like this: ‘Your friends is getting A-plus, you got a B. You’ll always remain stupid’.  The mother has planted the seed of inferiority in the child. Every time he fails a test, he may be thinking his mother was right.

Look around you:

You will see many people’s habits originating from inferiority complexes. In rare cases would you see a person who is not so perfect associating with others happily. Such people rarely look at their defects and this makes it easy for them to associate with others.

Interestingly, there’s a psychological reason behind this inferiority complex. Whenever they try to associate with someone in nature, it is like attracting people’s attention down the street. Another good example of compensating for an inferiority complex can be clearly seen with people suffering from poor self-confidence. If you watched, you’d see that people who lack self-confidence are less likely to find someone appealing if person lacks self-confidence. This is the inferiority complex they’re trying to compensate for.

Human beings, especially Indians, find it difficult to love themselves. Remember, in the movie Kabhi Khushi, Kabhie Gham? Poo says: ‘I am my best friend’. Be that person. Look at yourself in the mirror and say you love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, how will the others? We tend to find others appealing when they possess something we’re unable to see in ourselves. Lacking self-confidence is the inferiority complex you are wishing to satisfy. All you are trying to do is compensate for your weakness. This makes you feel better about yourself.

Compensating for an inferiority complex also targets love relationships. Do you know that many relationships you see today are fostered by an inferiority complex? People believe that inferiority complex is one of those habits which can’t be combated. Remember, an inferiority complex is a habit and habits can be broken. It is just another habit people harbor which has its cures as well.

Overcome inferiority complex

No person is born inferior. The idea was born when people started seeing others as more superior than themselves. People get offended when they are criticised for their looks. People say things to get a rise out of the other person. Usually, people suffering from jealousy and poor self-esteem are more likely to criticise another in order to feel superior.

And why should you not listen to people who say hideous things about you? Why should you ignore them? Well, what if the intention of the comment was to make you feel weird because they were jealous? What if they were even wrong in the first place? The first rule to overcome an inferiority complex is to ignore people’s words, especially those who don’t even know you.

People who are unable to overcome inferiority complex face it from unknown sources. If you know why you’re feeling this way, tackle it immediately. There have been instances where people have gone broke and it took them years to sort their finances because they spend thousands of rupees in buying cosmetics and trying to look perfect but never achieving it.

Nobody is perfect and no amount of make-up can make you look that way. There will always be people who will find fault with how you look. Too much make-up; too little make-up; too much lipstick; not the right shade of blush; the foundation not matching the skin tone the list is endless and so is the range of make-up. You will go broke but you will never be able to satisfy your critics. Learn to love yourself, blemishes and all. This doesn’t mean you live and look like you just got out of bed though!.

So, what if you’re a shy person and find it difficult to talk to people when you are in a crowd? What if you feel that people will make fun of you when you approach them and try to talk to them? Get out of your shell and start going out. Forget what people will say. Learn to greet others and initiate a conversation. The same holds true of how you look. Start doing light make-up only if necessary. Dress in what makes you feel good yourself. Be comfortable.

Leave things if they can’t be changed

Sometimes it is better to leave things the way they are. What if you have a visible burn mark? What if you have a limp? What if you have a lisp? You can’t go back to correct these. What you can do is get past it and ignore it and get on with your life. Not every situation is under your control and sometimes things are better left the way they are. What is under your control is how you think and how much you let others control your life and your thoughts. Just ignore people who make you feel inferior. Be in the company of people who make you feel special and unique.


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What you need to know about Transient Ischaemic Attack

Winter is here. Therefore, it is important to diagnose Transient Ischaemic Attacks. This can help to identify a patient who is at risk for subsequent stroke and prevent the same



Transient Ischaemic Attack
Source: @Oklahoma Heart Hospital

An episode of stroke in any family is devastating. The sad part is that it can result in premature death and lifelong disability. In India, the incidence rate of stroke is estimated to be 119-145 per lakh. This means that there are 1.44 to 1.64 million cases of strokes annually. Unfortunately, when we do not heed the warning signs of stroke, we end up becoming victims of this devastating episode.

One such sign is a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) or a mini-stroke. The risk of stroke in the first three months after a TIA is 2-17%. About 33% of those with a history of TIA have a major stroke within a year if not treated. Hence, it is important to raise awareness about TIA so we can alert ourselves regarding the subsequent stroke.

TIA cause

When the blood flow to the brain cuts off for a short while (less than 5 minutes) it causes transient neurological symptoms. This is similar to observed in stroke but is rapidly reversible. This is known as TIA. TIA is also referred to as mini-stroke because it is like a miniature version of a full-blown stroke. It causes less damage but it sure needs emergency care without delay.

The difference

When an artery that is supplying blood to the brain gets blocked due to a blood clot, it causes oxygen starvation resulting in TIA. In a TIA, such a temporary clog is generally pushed along and is broken down. The normal flow of blood to the brain returns quickly.

Symptoms of a TIA usually subside within an hour (typically less than 15 minutes) but may last up to 24 hours in some cases. In an ischemic stroke, the brain goes oxygen-deprived for a longer period. This causes more damage and brings long-lasting effects that can be fatal and cause permanent disability or death.


Apart from the risks that are not under our control like age and family history, generally, women have a higher risk of stroke/TIA than men. Obesity, carotid artery disease, high BP, high cholesterol, Diabetes, and preexisting heart conditions are also found to increase the odds of stroke/TIA. Excess smoking, alcohol consumption, eating foods high in cholesterol, and using drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine and heroin can increase the risk.


We must attempt to remember the term FAST — Face, Arms, Speech, Time. These are seen if a person is having a TIA. These include:

The facial droop may be observed where the eyes or mouth may droop to one side. One may also experience trouble smiling.

Problems related to speech such as slurred, garbled, or difficult to understand. Also, one may find it difficult to gather the right words.

Weakness or numbness of limbs may be experienced.

There might be trouble lifting or holding up the arms.

One may also notice balance and coordination related troubles, blindness or transient blurring of vision, inability to move one side of the body, dizziness, confusion, and difficulties in understanding others.

Changes to make

After knowing about TIA, it is important to make efforts to have a better lifestyle and adopt preventive measures to reduce the risk of experiencing a TIA/stroke. These include:

  • Quitting smoking and avoiding exposure to second-hand smoke from tobacco.
  • Eating a healthy and nutritious diet that includes a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Having a check on the excessive intake of salt and fats
  • Exercising regularly
  • Keeping away from recreational drugs.
  • Maintaining ideal body weight.

Following the advice of the specialist and or timely treatment plan for heart disease, Diabetes and other health conditions can go a long way in managing TIA. A person can live a healthy life for a long time.


Diagnosis is generally established through a full body physical examination. Neurological tests and various imaging techniques (MRI, Angiography), medications like blood-thinners, anti-cholesterol medications with or without the use of minimally invasive procedures (carotid angioplasty/stenting) and surgical procedures (Carotid endarterectomy) may be advised depending upon the severity of TIA.

When the symptoms of a TIA strike one should get medical help immediately. It must be remembered that there is a lot of uncertainty about whether the blood flow will restore on its own or not. It is impossible to predict if one is having a TIA or stroke because the symptoms are more or less the same. Given the present pandemic, it can lead to blood clots in the vessels supplying the brain. This can subsequently progress to TIA and stroke.

Disclaimer: The article is meant only to create awareness among the people. For any treatment one must always consult a qualified and certified health professional.

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Top 5 online learning tools for your children

Today, parents re looking for overall development of their child. Let’s look at some of the tools that can help sharpen the child’s mind



Learning Tools
Source: @Pew Research Center

Technology has really changed the way we learn today. From a face-to-face tutor to a tutor online to offline classes to online, technology is playing a big role in the education sector. It is providing them with various opportunities.

Not only this, the benefits of e-learning are tremendous. For this reason alone, there has been an exponential boost in the use of online learning platforms.

Learning becomes interesting if the learner enjoys the process. There are many learning tools that make this process effective. E-learning platforms enhance children’s education. It helps them to engage with edutainment videos, fun-packed kits, innovative teaching, and several practical co-curricular activities.

These online courses have an attractive design, suitable graphics, animations, clear instructions and easy language that makes learning fun. The companies provide flexibility to the kids. They can learn at their own pace. Kids are rewarded once they compete in quizzes or chapters. This motivates them to study without outside pressure.

Let’s look at a few such companies.

Class Monitor

It is an Indore-based ed-tech start-up. It caters to today’s needs and provides world-class, comfortable home-based learning. This is an interactive way for early learners in India (0-8). Early childhood development is vital for developing socio-emotional skills. The firm offers fun-packed kits that let you play, teach and bond with your children.

The start-up provides effectively-researched early childhood education programmes blended with traditional and modern learning techniques. It focuses on developing your child fundamentally. It focuses on five core areas: Linguistic skills, logical thinking, sensory and motor skills, cognitive skills, and creativity. The firm’s hybrid early childhood programmes connect real-life learning experiences and hands-on activities with an app designed to help strengthen your children’s learning.


It’s considered to be a market leader in early childhood education. It transforms homes and classrooms into interesting collaborative activity spaces. The company has innovated the early education industry. It follows the e-commerce subscription model. All learning products and tools are intensively researched. The research center works with parents and early childhood teachers to create an ecosystem conducive to realising each child’s true potential.


It is one of the first early learning apps in India. It uses proprietary stories and song-based lessons to appeal to the youngest students. This interactive app aims to change the minds of young people by creating contextual and multilingual content.

This makes it easy for parents and children to identify with. With over 1 lakh-plus user and over 130 kindergarten subscribers, the firm is entering tier I, II, and III with its regional language content.

Kangaroo Kids

It is an online preschool that balances learning and development suitable for children 2 to 6 years old. Its programme aims to help young children develop critical skills in literacy, emotional intelligence, and social and physical development. The goal is to provide children with a safe and well-structured learning environment. This allows them to develop in a fun and exciting way.

They can explore their curiosity and learn at their own pace. Its unique curriculum helps children learn in a friendly environment while giving parents peace of mind.

Ocky Pocky

It is one of the first interactive English learning apps for preschool children. It has been created by Whizkids in India. It uses Artificial Intelligence/natural learning processes to help children meet their English learning needs. It provides feedback and allows children to build an early vocabulary base through voice, video, and vernacular. It is primarily for non-English speaking families.

Remember, a child learns the most in his first five years of age. In the first five years, experiences and relationships stimulate children’s development, creating millions of connections in their brains. A child’s brain develops connections faster in the first five years than at any other time.

It is therefore important to give the child the best that there is so that he has an all-around development. It will help him get the edge that this competitive world needs today.

Disclaimer: There are several other such platforms in the market today. The attempt here is to introduce a few of them and not to be considered as gospel truth.  Parents can choose whatever is best for their children.


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Looking to get recruited? Here are 5 newage technologies for recruitment

There are a few companies that are using newer technological advancements that can be used to solve hiring issues.




The present pandemic has made it tough for everybody looking for a job or for a fresher to get hired. It is just as tough for recruiters looking for the right man for the right job. But there are a few companies that are using newer technological advancements that can be used to solve hiring issues.

It is not just the people who are looking for jobs that find it tough to match their skills with the job. Even recruiters are constantly looking for skilled people to match the job description. Therefore, sourcing and acquiring top talent has always been essential and involves a lot of time and cost for the companies.

However, now, newer technological advancements have made it possible for recruiters in making better hiring decisions and thereby breaking the chain of traditional methods of recruiting. These technological innovations are helping recruiters to plan their hiring processes better and provide the best-fit candidates for the required roles. Several start-ups are using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Analytics to meet the needs of companies.

Artificial Intelligence is one of the most disruptive technologies today. Its potential to evolve and enable innovations is now being leveraged by several industries across the globe, HR is no exception. Integration of AI is aimed at making life easier. This allows HRs to play an increasingly strategic role.

Here are 5 platforms that are leveraging technology to simplify the HR processes.


This is a SaaS-based HRTech and EdTech platform. The idea is to democratise job opportunities and empower college placement cells in Tier II and III cities in India. It is a technologically advanced two-way marketplace. It trains students and gives universities access to companies and startups. It connects corporates to over 18,000 placements cells across colleges and private institutes.

Today, there are several challenges. There is also a huge skill gap in students. The challenges faced by talent acquisition and campus recruiters make it tough to hire the right people. GetWork founders managed to recognise the potential of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to build this company as a solution and scale it up through college placement cells.


It was started in 2016. In the last five-six years, it has managed to create a peer-to-peer (P2P) networking platform. It brings together organisations and those seeking new career opportunities on one platform. The Delhi-based firm aims at building transparency and efficiency.

The entire process involves hiring the right candidate. Once the user identifies the companies they are interested in, the firm starts introducing them to peers in those organisations so that they can look out for an opportunity.

iXceed Solutions

This is a talent and workforce solutions services company. It is a service provider to Fortune 500 companies. It primarily focuses on these domains globally: Technology, IT consulting and Engineering Consulting.

The company uses Artificial Intelligence-based recruitment solutions. It creates an in-class experience for both clients and candidates. Its list of clients is impressive and hence those looking for a change in their job or freshers looking to get recruited should at least come here to check out the options. Some of their clients are: Infosys, HCL, Oracle, Mindtree and NIIT.


This was established in 2018. It is an online recruitment platform based on SAAS in the B2B space. It provides an online recruitment marketplace for recruitment agencies and independent recruiters to speed up the hiring process 10 times.

The platform connects specialised recruiters. They have the best track records for matching jobs. Multiple agencies working on a single job with a single point of contact makes hiring fast and efficient. This enables employers to hire accurately. It also saves them cost and time.

The firm helps in finding companies with the best candidates in the shortest time without any hassle of phone calls, emails, invoices, and agreements from multiple vendors.


This is another Delhi-based HR-tech start-up. It is an advanced hiring platform that uses Artificial Intelligence. This means that recruiters can hire top talent effortlessly. Getting the talent and the employer on the same page has never been an easy task.

This is so true in the present scenario of innovation and competition. With revamped technology, it is easy to find a suitable job or suitable candidate. Finding jobs or source talents has become much easier with the help of this firm.

There are several other companies that are in the business of hiring and recruitment. The idea here is to just give a sneak peek into a few of them and not to be considered as a rule of thumb.

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