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Lessons from an alcoholic

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Lessons from an alcoholic It is not always the lives of successful people who teaches us great lessons. If you look closely at the people who fail, you will get to learn some very valuable lessons. Day 16 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Photo by Adam Wilson on Unsplash This is a real life story. Before I start the tale, allow me to establish...

How to build EXCEPTIONAL relations at work

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How to build EXCEPTIONAL relations at work I am not good at networking — ok, that’s not entirely true but I have never really enjoyed networking. Building relationships? Now that’s a different cup of tea altogether. Day 15 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Photo by Robert Collins on Unsplash A colleague recently complimented me on my “skill” to...

As I say Good-bye

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As I say Good-bye As I leave the city today, I thought back on all that I am going to miss in this place I call home. [Day 14 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] A lot of love, friendship and trust This is the last morning in an apartment where I have lived the longest stretch. 8 years and 7 months. The nostalgia is overwhelming. When I look back...

A Love Affair — with Gold

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A Love Affair — with Gold I have always loved how pretty gold ornaments look. I do not wear them much but I enjoy admiring the craftsmanship of some of the traditional designs. It gives a certain joy to posses a beautiful work of art, art that you can wear and is an investment. Today’s blog is a reflection on some of the dark aspects of this “joy”. Day 13 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I...

Star Wars — A late addiction

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Star Wars — A late addiction Star Wars motion pictures and I were born at the same time. But due to accessibility, I got introduced to Star Wars only in my 30s. I wish I had grown up with this amazing series! Day 12 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. The first Star Wars series I watched were the “modern” editions. I did not fall in love with it...

Believe in God…or at least, in Avengers

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Believe in God…or at least, in Avengers “Man is what he believes” — Anton Chekov. Day 11 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash Given below is a conversation between a friend and his 15 year old son. Father: “Do you believe in God?” Son: “Dad- if one thinks logically, such an entity cannot exist. But I find myself...

What NOT to do on LinkedIn

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What NOT to do on LinkedIn There are a lot of wonderful articles on the best way to use LinkedIN. Unfortunately, people still forget some of the basic rules. This is a collection of my personal “pet-peeves” of what people do on LinkedIN. Day 10 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. LinkedIN is a wonderful platform for professional networking. A few...

Feedback: A critical factor for personal growth

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Feedback: A critical factor for personal growth Companies are doing away with annual performance reviews. It’s a good thing since we all suck at giving feedback. But what’s the alternative? [Day 9 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] Photo by Bewakoof.com Official on Unsplash A while back, I was working in an MNC. I had an awesome Boss. As I was...

Climbing the mountain, one step at a time

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Climbing the mountain, one step at a time Is physical preparation all that is needed for a high-altitude trek? You may need just one more ingredient.[Day 8of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] A view of the Himalayas near Rohini Bugyal ( Day 2 of the Trek) It was 4:00 am. Pitch dark at the base camp of Chandrashila when 24 of us along with our...

A Trek That Changed My Life(Part I — Preparation)

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A Trek That Changed My Life(Part I — Preparation) Life transforming events can happen in many forms. For me, it was a trek — my first high altitude trek that changed it all. [Day 7 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] me and me — Left is 2016 and right is early 2017 It started with a phone call. Suchitra Menon (aka Suju) called me on a weekend...

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