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Ashwini C N

5 lessons that helped my career!

I completed 8 years with TCS earlier this month. The realization feels surreal. I vividly remember my first day at work. As I stood outside, I looked up at the tall building with excitement, nervousness and ecstatic at where I’d... Continue Reading →

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Falling in love with everyday monotony!

I opened my mail to a warning message from my security team. It told me that my access would be revoked unless I completed all the Mandatory courses. There it was, again! Our organization is way too strict when it... Continue Reading →

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For that feel-good factor!

Last weekend, I was happy and proud of what I had accomplished. It was time for me to reap the fruits of my labor. After weeks of tending to, there were 34 tomatoes from my balcony garden. The ravishing red... Continue Reading →

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The power of consistency

Have you noticed what’s common among people who achieve what they set out to? They are consistent with their efforts. They show up and work on improving their skills as frequently as they need to, irrespective of how small the... Continue Reading →

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Yet another primer on New Year’s resolutions

2018 was a particularly good year for me, considering that I accomplished all three of my goals for the year. From being the person who would get excited about a new start on the New Year and then give up... Continue Reading →

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Be less ambitious, achieve more goals!

Have you been in a situation where you see something, get obsessed with it for months, finally forget about it & go on to pursue something else? Does this keep happening to you for every other task that you take up?... Continue Reading →

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Are people compatible?

Last Friday, I came across this lovely old couple who were heading out for grocery shopping. I’m sure both of them must be in their 70s and they looked happy. They were relaxed, busy with their own phones and then... Continue Reading →

A generalist in a world full of specialists!

Last month, I had to take an important decision regarding my career path. I’ve been extremely lucky to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right people. So I’ve had the luxury to choose what I... Continue Reading →

‘A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life!’

There are two kinds of people on Earth - the one who will write essays and still never manage to get to the main point. And then there are people who drop single-liner truth bombs that rattle the entire world.... Continue Reading →

Why you should invest in your happiness

As we step into another quarter for 2019, it seems like a good time to pause and take stock of how the year has been. Ok, let me rephrase - it seems like a good time to take stock of... Continue Reading →

Dear Men – Here’s what you can start doing this Women’s day.

There is a standing debate every year on celebrating Women’s Day. While some feel it is important to dedicate a day to acknowledge and appreciate the women around us, others feel the concept is flawed. They believe that the acknowledgment... Continue Reading →

Getting back to the routine!

Many people think routines are boring. Why, even I used to feel the same way some time back. You know how they say you realize the worth of your nose only when it is blocked. That is so very true!... Continue Reading →

How to deal with frustrations

How many times have you come back home from work and vented your frustration at your family for no fault of theirs? How many evenings have you been annoyed at everything and everyone for something that transpired earlier? How many... Continue Reading →

Here’s to the year that was!

At the risk of sounding cliched, have you realized we’re already into the second month of 2019? I mean, wasn’t it just the New Year a few days back and I was still referring to the year as 2018. Time... Continue Reading →

Why you should write down your thoughts

Sometimes I wonder why I don't have a strong personality. You know how it feels when you look at certain people and know they mean business! I wondered why I couldn't be like them.  It then dawned on me that... Continue Reading →

One step at a time!

Do you know what I love the most about life? You stumble upon treasures in the most unexpected places when you’re least expecting it. I learned a wonderful lesson from my friend, though it was not intended for me at... Continue Reading →

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