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September 17 2015
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Aviva Life will ride digital wave for next phase of growth, says CEO Trevor Bull

Hindu Business Line
August 28, 2015

The reality is that 10 years ago people did not use tablets and mobile phones as much as they do now, says Trevor Bull, the new CEO and Managing Director of Aviva Life Insurance Company India. And, it is this significant shift in the way people live their lives that is prompting the company to “refresh” itself and look at a “strategic shift” in its operating model in India. “Digital will be the core,”

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August 31 2015
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Engineering the success of our daughter’s dream

Contrary to stereotype, for some reason my daughter, Sitara when she was younger preferred to play with cars. Even her Barbies wore overalls and sat on dumpsters. We laughed it off and called her tom- boyish and hoped that someday she would get over this phase and she would do ‘the girlie stuff.’ 

She did get over the phase of playing with toy cars. And she graduated to the real one, much to her father’s delight, who was a closet car junkie. His real job was in marketing, but was

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August 31 2015
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Did you know your child was capable of doing extra ordinary things? Only if you choose wisely

Children, these days, can only be described by one word – driven. After a full day at school, they have the energy and passion to wholly immerse themselves into an hour or so of their favourite hobby (or hobbies), without a whimper about being tired.  Literally ‘driven’ too, as every mum will vouch for, sitting behind the steering wheel, glaring at a schedule of back-to-back after-school classes!

Very simply put, having a hobby is a good thing.  If you are good at what you like to do

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August 31 2015
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5 reasons why extra curricular activities are a key to your child’s holistic development

Today, the mounting pressure of proving academic excellence coupled with technology dominated recreation has made our children lose interest in hobbies and other enrichment activities.  Parents and educators are rarely seen encouraging the younger generation to pursue their dreams and passions.  Instead the focus is primarily on scoring high grades to facilitate admission into top colleges; a sure fire means to secure a child’s future, at least professionally.  It’s always about which career

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August 31 2015
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Are you ready for your child to Dream big and go conquer the world?

I guess I have always been a bit of a planner. The hard work, the patience and the meticulousness that is needed for financial planning – I believed I had it. But, the first taste I had of the challenge of being a parent was when I heard the exorbitant admission fee for pre-schools. Admittedly, when you become a parent, you have to take planning to a completely new level.

From managing vaccination records to school admissions, from choosing hobby classes that give wings to your little

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