Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from 2017

Delhi Diaries & More

I got a severe firing from one of my dear followers & a fellow blogger for not updating or as she says posting my thoughts on my blog for a while.
And I told her, politely, that the entire fault lies with our stars & Anju Modi :)
Yeah, I have not been in Delhi for a while now for  variety of reasons but you can't say NO to Anju. And I, as you know, am a creative person & anyone with a similar passion gets my eye & time. Anju  hosted a beautiful winter wedding collection or red carpet as she calls from her 'Infinite Knot' series & it was splendid to say the least.
That's not all. I have lost count on the number of weddings that I have attended all through November-March and on-going.  
To top it all, a while back, friends and fraternity celebrated the launch of the Anita Dongre Grassroot store at The Chanakya. She presented a capsule collection for Fall-Winter, to mark the launch of the new store. 
The Chanakya has become the country’s leading luxury mall…

Happy Birthday - 2 times

Happy Birthday ! These two words always make you smile- when you say them or hear them. That's the power.

Some people are genuinely happy having you by their side in the journey of life.

What's even more interesting are the relationships that you develop with such people. Some unsaid and some unheard.

I have 2 people whom I have known for close a decade now. And the best part about it is, we haven't ever met in person neither we speak that often. In fact, the only time we speak or talk or connect when are wishing the other person 'Happy Birthday' . In a nut-shell we only speak twice in a year and yet we are in touch. We are usually the first to wish and share birthday greetings.



Strange! I honestly don't have an answer. This struck me over the weekend when on of these person was having a birthday and I wished. And we ended up chatting how we have managed to stay in touch and never miss a birthday.

What exactly will you call such a connect?! I don't know, may be …

Rahul Yadav - The real Yoddha

Last week was a little too sad.  At times you know and feel that we all are merely helpless souls.
Rahul Yadav - an ex student of SIMS, Pune , a fellow batch mate & a blogger, lost his third battle against cancer. While its loss to near and dear ones, in his hard battle against life and death he left everyone around him & more, stronger and braver.
While he was in this, he started a community based group called Yoddhas.
Rahul was suffering from multiple myloma - a cancer of plasma cells.  
In this battle he was an inspiration to everyone. Being diagnosed with such a rare disease he still managed to fight and hold on. Its times like these I have hardly anything to say or share. Be it best doctors, best treatments, best wishes, we all are simply too less in power in comparison to the almighty above us. While he has left a void which never can be filled, together on behalf of everyone, wish and pray that wherever he is, may he be showered with all the blessings and love.




Grab the 'E' in 'Ego 'and let it 'Go '

There is something 'special ' in 'rains' that makes everyone smile: for different reasons though . 
Long back, may be towards the high school we learnt and studied the meaning of the word: ego. Your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your "self." If you say someone has "a big ego," then you are saying he is too full of himself.




Today, after moving on a long path with mixed road conditions, I do value and understand what is it being ' full of oneself '.
Yes, it is a big thing when one is successful, has achieved a lot in a short time frame and more so has all the tick marks in life which are considered to be mandatory, one tends' to be a little in the air  .  
Now, flip the sides and see people around you. 

Your parents. In the whole world you can never be, even remotely, try to be ahead of them, better than them or even to close to them. Yet, parents listen to all your big and small needs and stay modest a…

Share and Care and the stories of Verona

Firstly, apologies for the delay in sharing ( might sound like a typical 'corporate parlance use case ' ). Hardly in Delhi these days.
Secondly, a big thanks for all your genuine shares/comments/emails/social media interactions for showering so much love, support and care for all my previous blog posts. I have received so many connects and hence taking this time and space to say a big ' thank you '. 
Thirdly, ( if that is a word ), as I usually say in my seminars / leadership lessons and industry forums, if you are not genuinely ' pursuing '  anything outside of your work, you are actually not growing. And this is true. 
I happened to meet an ex - colleague at a wedding function last week ( and weddings I tell you these days ...but that's for another day story telling ) and she told me she is an art connoisseur now. She quit her corporate life /space 4 years back, being a single mother;took her daughter and both of them are now based in Verona, Italy. 
Took…

An 'Ex' makes a comeback !

During one of my recent corporate flights, I happened to connect with an e-commerce industry veteran and out of the many things that we spoke about, Shopclues was one of them.

While I try myself to be away from the stories or the controversies that surround Shopclues today, I couldn't help but think can two people, married or at one point seeing each other, be in a professional work space or a similar ecosystem. In the case of Shopclues, Radhika and Sandeep or Sanjay!

The flight was a new feeling and while the honorary leader went for an early sleep, I thought of writing and sharing my thoughts. The flight attendant was sweet enough to get me my hot chocolate.





Before jumping onto an answer, if I can put myself to the test, how would I react. This is fictional ;) , Karan I tell you!

Hypothetically, if me and my ex are in a similar work ecosystem or by the nature of our work again start interacting it will be a not so pleasant scenario. Deep down, a part of us has died and the other has…

Simple yet complex

Saturdays are usually a part of the weekend. But for several months weekends for me were a distant dream. I wouldn't want to brag as to why and what was keeping me busy. It was a mixture of all things techie to some extent and people to add-on.

Launching a new value proposition or a brand or a service are no simple thing. It requires more than just commitment and perseverance. Gone are the days when a single man army could handle everything from start to stop. These days navigating within silos of the complex corporate world is a skill-set which not many have but is often needed to be plugged into.



These are also tiring times when you learn a lot many things about people which often you don't see in the normal course. Patience is a lost virtue & people have very thin level of composure. You need to drive everyone home keeping the fire at bay. Its a tough place and a process to be in but then  when you come out of it, you are a more stronger and a at times more calmer you.

A y…