Do what you can!

His legs linger, his mouth gasps for a breath, as his eyes take a view of the horror unfolding on that deck. The demons of the sea continue to thrash that half-of-a-ship left now. The sons of the sea try their best to save the populous, despite the shortage of resources and morale. The viewContinue reading “Do what you can!”

The portal of truth – knowing your ‘it’!

“So what are you exactly looking for?” A pair of half-slept eyes and sheepish smile had a box of questions today. While the playful conversation of her hands with his hair was keeping the moment casual, but in light of the candle on the table, the topic had the depth of the shadow for sure.Continue reading “The portal of truth – knowing your ‘it’!”

How to give a better Advise?

Yesterday, I asked my friend for some advice. And though he said some wise words, all I could feel was -“Damn. That’s the vaguest thing I’ve ever heard” I gulped down a cup of coffee to get into the zone and decided to make a framework for giving better advice. So here I present myContinue reading “How to give a better Advise?”

What if I asked her out? Mistake vs Regret

So, there is this cute girl in my Cure.Fit dance class. I see her every day and think that maybe I should ask her out. I think about a conversation starter, almost approach her – but then I think that my conversation starter is not the right one, and just walk away. In my mind,Continue reading “What if I asked her out? Mistake vs Regret”

A box full of memories!

Returning hometown, especially to an Indian home, has its own advantages – you get stuffed to the neck with delicious, homecooked food; bed feels warmer with your old blanket, and sleep is peaceful after the ‘champi’ (head-massage) by your mom; the nature smells divine as the pollution is nowhere to find; and friends that areContinue reading “A box full of memories!”

KPIs that matter

Key Performance Indicators, or simply KPIs, well they form the bread and butter of a post-MBA job.Utilization, CPC, CTR – or some cool-sounding professional name to a number – we all are tracking them for sure.What about the KPIs in life for measuring success? How do we know that we have ‘arrived’ finally?Salary is oneContinue reading “KPIs that matter”

Cross the road – and your fears!

I looked at my right- crawling cars and peeping peddlers on a backdrop of a crowded-chawl – all the right things in Pune. But the city served as an acute reminder, “You are not in an IIT”I turned my gaze to the left – an empty square- no hopes & dreams – nothing was left inContinue reading “Cross the road – and your fears!”

Achievements and speed bumps!

“I am worthless, that’s why they fired me” Words hardly making their way through the moist eyes and trembling fingers.“No, that is not the case. You know it is because of the COVID” A comforting voice.“I don’t know. I was never so unsure about my career. I am not ready to handle this crisis. IContinue reading “Achievements and speed bumps!”

Toughest job in the world?

Afternoon. 2.30 PM. Intense struggle to focus on work and combat against sleep after a heavy lunch, only to be broken by an annoying phone call – a sales call.“Sir, I guess you should buy our product, xyz.” A tepid request.“But I don’t need it”“But sir…..” a founder pitching me her new product, which transpires me backContinue reading “Toughest job in the world?”

Fragility: imperfections that make us perfect!

The current COVID situation has put all of our plans on hold and we have suffered in various ways – Job loss, pay cuts, death of closed ones, and counting.This uncertainty got me thinking about my fragility as a human being. Yes, I am a human, and the truth is, to be human is to be fragile.Yes,Continue reading “Fragility: imperfections that make us perfect!”