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”

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!”

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!”

Free fall!

“You know what, I am tired of your excuses now!” She was looking at him with an intensity unknown to him. She was furious. The devil was dancing on her face, and the tune was vibrating through her cheekbones. “What excuses?” He tried to play dumb, but he knew what she was going to jumpContinue reading “Free fall!”

Deepest Fears!

He got out of their car and looked ahead. The weather was stormy, drizzle was a constant and the night had started stepping in the horizon; yet he could see the vastness and depths of Baoli step wells slowly unfolding in front of him. His mesmerized expressions matched with the friends accompanying him, as theyContinue reading “Deepest Fears!”

How to know a job or company is ideal for you – The PWC framework!

“Hello Abhishek, I hope I didn’t disturb you.” The half-slept, half-awaken me took some time to recognize that voice on the call, as it broke my sweet sleep, with my bed being the back seat of my Uber. A sudden speed-breaker helped me to get back to my senses, and I looked at my phonesContinue reading “How to know a job or company is ideal for you – The PWC framework!”

Love in the time of an MBA – pearls by a sea!

“That was a great presentation, Anay!” They were impressed by his work, but he didn’t care at all. He quickly completed all the formalities and escaped that place as soon as he could, rushed downstairs and started his bike. It was 2 PM in the afternoon, and he needed to reach Alibag as soon asContinue reading “Love in the time of an MBA – pearls by a sea!”

The Indian Society is fu*ked – but who gives a damn?

I just wanted to scream about what is wrong with me (and you too)!

I See A Light

At the horizon, I see a light, not so bright, but I see a light, through the paradox of burning mind and frozen night, I see a light. In this darkness so dark, I see a ray, a ray of hope, making me believe, somewhere far away from this world, of dancing shadows, and frighteningContinue reading “I See A Light”