Category: Random

  • Self Development

    If you had one option, one opportunity to change the orbit you operate in, would you take it or let it go? I know of people who are happy where they are and I know of some very ambitious people, who just moved into a different orbit as they took that one shot. Why am […]

  • Green shoots!

    In the last 3 months, I have seen a sea change near my house. I have seen at least a dozen new shops, showrooms open up. After 2 years of nearly no new business activity, I find this a welcome change. These are what can be called the green shoots of a recovery. Post COVID […]

  • Why does it have to be this way?

    I have been giving some things a great lot of thought lately. Like why does it feel that I am living the same day over and over again? Why does it feel that any new thing I start doesn’t get to its natural conclusion?I then realise that my mind is not in the right place […]

  • 2022 – Year of the Tiger

    The year of the Tiger, that is what 2022 is, according to the Chinese calendar. Not that I am a follower, but hey, I am hopeful this year would be better than the previous 2. What gives me hope? Well, there are a few things. On a personal front, a few things which I had […]

  • StartUP!

    This word has been used and abused many a time in the recent past. While the ideas of startup culture and startup ethos might seem like a cliche, one can actually learn a lot if one gives a bit of thought to it. Startups are supposed to be a) scrappy – With a “what do […]

  • Work-Life (in) Balance?

    One of the paradoxes in today’s time has to be the concept of a work-life balance. I have rarely seen an individual doing good in both. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Now, can you? I have yet to come across an individual who is happy both at home and in the […]

  • Burnout

    I have been reading a lot about stories in the past few months about some professional athletes quitting marquee events in order to focus on mental health. What seemed to be unthinkable of a couple of years back, is now normal. There are some detractors no doubt, but hey, at least it’s a start. Work […]

  • Self Help

    Last month I wrote on Ikigai. This month I am writing on Self Help. What is happening to me? Well, nothing. Fear not, for no alien has abducted me and replaced me with a self-help books loving clone. I have always found the concept of self help books a bit abhorrent. If you know what’s […]

  • Ikigai!

    I am not a fan of self-help books and trust me, this post isn’t about a change of heart brought about by this book! Ikigai asks one to find a reason for being, the purpose of one’s life. Now I am sure that is good to hear and all, but how many of us can […]

  • Do as I do, not as I say!

    A few months ago, I wrote about consistency. And then two months hence, I broke that rule. I didn’t write a single post in October. Not that I didn’t have time or ideas, but I wasn’t applying myself enough. I didn’t think missing a month would matter. And then it hit me. I am writing […]