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This is a platform for Karan to connect with his universe.Here you will read about issues,some common,while others not so. You may also read some reviews,some shattered relations,some not so & some memorable journeys.In general you'll read all what he feels like writing / sharing / giving gyaan about . Connect with him via his tag @karansayz across top social media channels.
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Travel Diaries & more - Make it count
Everytime I travel, I look forward to meeting new people. New places as well can be explored but what is home without humans!?
Off late, besides the flights getting delayed, I like to reach the airport ahead of my scheduled departure timing & sit around in the lounge & read or chit-chat. Works for me.
Last week was fun & yet a bit hectic. During one of my lounge visits I hosted a dear friend ( though exactly for 15 minutes ) for a small #CoffeewithKaran session & off he had to go. In those 15 minutes we spoke in true blue corporate styles. First 5 minutes updates from him and I sipped my hot chocolate and then the next 5 minutes updates from my side. The remaining 5 minutes were spent on discussing ' better than before' .
During my flight I met an amazing doctoral student or a fellowship candidate as she likes to be described. She was pursing her close 4 years doctor fellowship from a premium institute and such was her focus that she decided not to get married irrespective what society shares or tells her. We discussed some common and uncommon topics and she made me thinking its important to pursue your dreams and take hard-calls. Mostly, when you don't want to.
Market visits for me are way of not only knowing 'what is not working' for your brand but the most important way to meet, greet and hear experiences from your consumers. During my many market visits I happen to meet firebrand sales people, distributors, channel partners & young colleagues entering into corporate life.
At times, I often get questions and queries from people all around what does it take to be a marketing manager. While I am still a learner, together with IIMJOBS.com & Hirist.com we have curated+prepared a series of short and shareable videos that give my learning's and insights over the years. You can check them out here - Link
I am a firm supporter and believer of sharing experiences and learning's and I try on my part to continue doing so.
With the festive season around and festive marketing campaigns all in the pipeline, make sure you do your bit in cheering someone around! #Makeitcount
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You may think its the power and the pride that comes with the post which an IPS officer holds or some of you may say its the
sheer status the word IPS reflects upon one.
The perks like most of us
know, is having an unprecedented power, ( used to-be) a lal-batti , a huge team which does
' Jai Hind ' and a whole lot of a new world .
Given, I have had a good fortune
to be in a family of friends who are IPS and know and understand from them what is it being an
IPS officer most of the above mentioned movies or may be the image we tend paint
in our minds is very different from what actually is an IPS officer and what
all does s/he undergoes to be one.
I would put my take on this and
share with you all my thoughts on how & what is a life of an IPS.
Studying is just a part of it.
The civil services examinations are considered not only the toughest in Indian
There is something about rains and open spaces that make me a little more than hilarious. And not only me, couple of others as well .
Today, rains in Delhi bought back the festive cheer killing the week long SMOG clouding all around Delhi / NCR. As I am usually up for an early morning catch-up breakfast with a few special folks, we decided let's step out and drive away to a place far from the traffic snarls yet has a festive cheer.
While you may think I am crazy and my rest of the gang mad but then this is how life should be - unplanned, unbiased and unimaginable yet positive .
Known world over as the princess of hill stations, this place has made me fall in love all over again. My first thought on reaching here was, this can't be in India.
This has to be a foreign location. Pristine surrounding, lovely people to talk to and spend time with and not to forget the bicycles that can be rented to take a ride or two around the famous Kodaikanal …
Every night when she tried to sleep, she thought of the 'what if's' in her life that lead to the 'what about's'..
What if tomorrow or the next moment she was dead..
What about the dreams and aspirations she wanted to fulfill..
What about the loved ones she fought an hour back..
What about her 'would be' husband and kids..
What about the life she ever imagined..
What about making it big..
What about the home for homeless cause she wanted to build all around..
What about the heartbreaks she went..
What about the travel she is yet to set foot upon..
What about the many thanks & apologies she owes to people..
What about her sweet kitten- Mando..
What about her family and her friends..
As she was watching her favorite sitcom series she realized that one day she will not be around & yet there is so much to do. What she also thought was the time gone by, all these years, she was just basically waking up and sleeping down. In between, it was all air.