3 changes that improved my life in 2019

2019 will hold a special place in my heart for years to come. The last few years have been hectic. I was constantly chasing deadlines. Though there was always something to look forward to, the formalities and endless waiting games did have its shortcomings. After a few action-packed years where I felt I was always running, it was finally time for some rest.  Over the … Continue reading 3 changes that improved my life in 2019

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 landed. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine to get where I am today. Things did not go my way many times, but … Continue reading 5 lessons that helped my career!

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 comes to compliance. People can complain and whine all they want, but no one is spared. While most people wish they didn’t have to do … Continue reading Falling in love with everyday monotony!

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 bubbles against the backdrop of green leaves, the yellow flowers, and the black soil, made for a pretty sight. It was difficult to convince myself … Continue reading For that feel-good factor!

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 task is. They just do it. It’s no secret that if you want to be good at something, you should do it regularly. The first … Continue reading The power of consistency

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 wanted to do in most of the critical junctures in my life. I never take risks. I weigh the pros and cons, take calculated steps, … Continue reading A generalist in a world full of specialists!

‘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. Mark Manson’s book – ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’, falls in the second category. He doesn’t sugarcoat his thoughts and calls a … Continue reading ‘A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life!’

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 how we’ve fared so far. Passive voice not only brings in an element of ambiguity but also conveniently absolves us from any responsibility. Now you … Continue reading Why you should invest in your happiness

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 and appreciation shouldn’t be restricted to one day- but should extend to the rest of year as well. Fair enough. While we have come a … Continue reading Dear Men – Here’s what you can start doing this Women’s day.