38 years back when I was making my choice of profession the job options were generally limited to government departments as the Multi-National Companies (MNCs) had not yet set foot on Indian shores. What a transformation it has been from then to now in the office work culture; then there was no concept of weekends, we all used to work 8 hours a day, six … Continue reading Beating the office blues….Monday to Saturday
I have said it before in different blogs that I was a shy child, preferred my own space and to an extent my own company unless some close friends were around who were far and few. The way that I was it was always a difficult proposition for me to start a conversation with a stranger or for that matter even known people with whom … Continue reading Starting and sustaining a conversation…..
A family weekend outing after nearly six months and trust me every moment was worth it; the drive , the location and the weather all complimenting each other’s beauty making the break just awesome. The limited traffic on the road and literally no move of tourists over last six months has ensured a pollution free environment and the lush green surroundings and the colourful flowers … Continue reading Life goes on…
Today as I watched the water gushing out of the open gate of the dam the thought struck me that how the virus is trying to confine the might of the humans within the four walls of the room…but fir how long? The dam can retain the river water to a limit beyond which the gates have to be opened otherwise the water threatens the … Continue reading The freedom….
Corona has in a short span managed to touch every life, adversely affected every industry, and if one takes a deeper look inside a household or any industry/ office a sort of disturbing revelation confronts; the virus appears to have adversely affected the lives of women specially those having professional careers more than their male counterparts. Life in lockdown…. Work from Home. The lockdown ushered … Continue reading The virus and the working women….
‘I would have done a much better job’ or ‘even a fresher will make better decisions’ or ‘What wrong did I do in life to deserve such a …..leader’, a vast majority of subordinates get this thought often during their career but unfortunately most just accept it the way it is, keep applauding even the worst of the decisions taken by incompetent leaders while some … Continue reading Breeding Incompetent leaders….
Post the birth the first real gift the parents give to the child is the name. A gift reflecting their love, blessings, concerns and to an extent expectation. Parents/ elders take as much pride in selecting the name for a girl child as they must be taking in case of the boys. Why is it then that most girls are expected to be just surnames … Continue reading What is in a name?
You ask anyone irrespective of their age, stature or the job they are committed to, ‘How’s life going? and invariably the response, with minor variations here and there is ‘Going good, but busy, hardly getting anytime for self’. Why is it so? Are you busy because you want to be busy or is someone or something beyond your control keeping you busy? Are you busy … Continue reading Work to be you not to be someone else…..
5 Sep, the birthday of Dr S Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President and the second President of the country is celebrated as Teachers Day in India. The late President served as a Professor of Philosophy in various Universities and as the Vice Chancellor of Andhra and the Benaras Hindu Universities before rising to the post of President. It is said that on his taking over … Continue reading Tribute to my teachers…..
Every child is born unique but for varied reasons a large majority lose their uniqueness in the life journey, failing to go beyond routine and end up as a mere number making up the large crowd. Very few actually go beyond and live the life they desire rising to be a Tata, Ambani, Ford or a Porsche to name a few, creating a brand name … Continue reading Your uniqueness is your brand….