Day: July 24, 2013

Paint my roof black

I have a thing for Roof tiles. Primarily because my childhood has been spent in a house with roof tiles. I love them. Though during summers they become hot during the day, they can beat any air conditioner during nights. But roof tiles can be nasty during rains. The picture is one of the roof tile house in Mumbai. The man on the roof is preparing it for the monsoons. This was new to me. People get their roofs coated with tar so that they can make it waterproof! Brilliant! Apart from the roof tiles what i love in this picture is the stark difference between the way people live in Mumbai. Right behind the man you can see a tall building, where people wouldn’t care much about leakage through their roof (in most cases :D) and on the other side the people in such houses plan way ahead to get their houses protected from rain leaks. This does not mean they are poor, they just enjoy hugging their heritage everyday πŸ™‚   Advertisements

Being a Saleswoman

I had my share of experiences and fun being a saleswoman at the beginning of my career in Sales and Marketing.  The day I got featured in my company newsletter (with my first employer) as the top sales achievers, I was on Cloud 9. Moments later someone read the news, smirked and said β€œAah, you can get that easily, you are a woman”. Those words kept ringing into my ears until I realised that the comment was coated with sarcasm and slander. My achievement was questioned because I am a WOMAN. I do not have extreme views on Gender Equality but I do believe that there are several members in the society who still have limited and biased views on what women can and what they cannot. I do not bother about people’s opinion much, but it does raise a heckle when someone thinks that just because I am a woman I have an easy way out with my work. This article is not to debate over the subject of gender bias at work, but …