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Right or wrong?

This morning I was intrigued by a conversation between my mother and a distant uncle who lives in one of the mountain villages, up north of India. He is a college professor. The uncle was sharing the latest grapevine in the village about a man who brings young girls from Delhi and “sells” them to families who are looking for brides. He put the entire process as “rehabilitation” of destitute women. I gave this man a piece of my mind. My anger was not about the fact that this was a case of human trafficking (I know there are plenty such cases thriving in cities, towns and villages) but on the naked truth that this man was well-educated, respected in the society he lived and yet he was so unmindful about the entire situation. My words fell on deaf ears and the uncle ended the call saying “Yaha ye sab chalta hai. Saalon se dekh rai hai. Kisi becahri ka ghar he toh bas raha hai” (all this happens here and we have observed this for years. After …

Are men better at networking than women? My twitter research reveals some truth!

Few months back I accidentally became a part of the Startup network. Soon I was hanging out with entrepreneurs (primarily tech) and was talking to them on every social (media) platform. Surprisingly in this network I could not find many women. Few were active on social networking sites and many seldom responded. I have never been great at networking. Is it me or are women generally averse to making a lot of contacts? Are men better at this skill? I wanted to find out answers to my questions, so I planned a fun project. I created a survey of 10 questions and collected responses from a small sample group. The results might be a little skewed because of the methodology, but nonetheless I am sure you will enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed doing this exercise! A quick brief of my survey: I got 25 responses out of the 40 requests that I sent Around 60% respondents were my Twitter contacts and 40% offline friends The respondents  are a mix of Entrepreneurs, Photographers, Psychologists and …

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Facing career stagnancy? Draw your evolution chart with me!

We have heard this many times and experienced it atleast once in our lifetime. Yet, when we come across it we feel as if we are drowning in deep dark waters with no hope to see the surface. I am talking about the “Stuck-In-my-Career” syndrome. It is almost like a vicious cycle; comes after a fixed time. For some it leads to climbing to the next position, job in a new organization or a complete 180 degree shift in career. In each case there almost always is a sight of growth. For me this situation arrived a few months back. It looked never ending. I am still not out of it, but I am confident that I will sail through. During those dark days of constant anxiety and nervousness about the future I did every possible thing. Spoke to friends, cried, had sleepless nights, cursed my destiny etc. Finally one Sunday morning while scribbling on a paper, I came up with a sketch. A sketch that completely changed my thinking. This sketch made me realize …

Sharing Love

What can be a better time than this week, to begin a small initiative – “Sharing Love”. All of us have learnt or acquired something in life that can be shared with others. This might inspire them, help them or just give them a moment of happiness. Via “Sharing Love” I will make an effort to make someone happy. This week, because it is the week of Love (Read: Valentine’s Day), I am making Free memorable Wallpapers! Missing your partner, spouse, love of your life or simply want to freeze a memory on your phone or laptop – this is how I will make your moment of love & inspiration come true: 1. Send me your favorite picture – this could be your picture with your Valentine, your Pet, your BFF or a picture that has always inspired you 2. Share in few words what made that moment special or a quick story behind the picture (can be as short as your Twitter or Facebook post) 3. I will make a wallpaper of this picture …

Engineered for change, lesson I learned from an Entrepreneur

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”  ~Henri Bergson We hear this often and still every time when we wake up to the reality of monotony, we take a step back or procrastinate the moment for further some time. We try to brush it off under the carpet. If you are a startup founder or employee or just someone who continuously wants to grow, you would swear by the fact that change is the only thing that has kept you moving. Big companies demand constancy in their employees (or that is what is the accepted truth) and at times you get so trapped in the expectation that you fail to see beyond your current circumstances. You fail to envision the unseen. This is why I more often enjoy talking to entrepreneurs and hear their startup stories. Their world is all so dynamic that they will rub off their pace on you. During one such conversation with a friend, who is running a digital marketing company and simultaneously …