Wedding loans are bad debts to society #MondayMusings

When our house help’s third daughter was getting married my father asked me to give him five thousand rupees off my salary. I had just about started earning and it was one of those early life lessons that my father decided to offer me as a way ahead into money...

Dear Mom, #MondayMusings

Dear Mom, It has been a long, long time. Only in the last few years have I had the courage to put my scribbled diary pages online. To share things about you. Make people laugh and cry with your memories. It is something that had been pending for a while. A part of the...

When I met Brett Lee! #GlobalHearingAmbassador

HOWZATTTT! When young Austin Philips says this out loud he can hear the plea in his voice. He can feel the emotional carnage that the next few seconds become while the standing umpire is taking his time. This is not a word in the English dictionary, it is a sound in...

Content converses with content #MondayMusings

We connected some twenty odd people through the much popular Blogchatter Classes in Mumbai. The session that lasted four hours got us engaging on many ideas and discussions. One of the ideas that got extensively discussed was, content converses with content. Today...

Focus on Focusing in Community #MondayMusings

I stumbled upon TieCon Pune to meet a few people outside Westin. But it was the live tweeting of a few sessions that really got my attention. One such was that of Anurag Batra in which he stressed that startup founders today need to : Focus on focusing But when have I...

When I met Sumit Jain CEO & Founder Common Floor #MondayMusings

How I met him. Or as many want to know, why I met him. Are not the questions that deserve discussion. Sumit Jain, better known as CEO and Founder of Common Floor looks just like your next door friend probably. Even interacts like one. He is funny, resourceful and of...

West Indies Team and their defiance this #WT20 #MondayMusings

It takes many backspaced drafts to finally get going. Writing honest content is risky. It shakes you from inside. Brings about memories and ideas you had thought were shelved. In-competencies that left the hall but remained behind in mistakes somewhere. Lurking in...

Are spontaneous people born or made? #MondayMusings

How spontaneous are you? These words seem to be a regular form of addressing when it comes to people interacting with me in a group. If that group is necessarily created to manufacture ideas or generate action plans, then this seems to come at a faster rate. And more...

How community grows through its weakest member #MondayMusings

You must have heard in project management that the task which takes the longest time to complete automatically becomes overall project’s critical path. In communities contrary to popular belief, I feel the weakest member of the tribe defines the direction the...

Brand me not. #Blogchatter Prompt

Rebel without a cause. These words made a lot of sense to me. Always. Not that it has become cliched and may also evoke some banality in the idea itself. But the essence is what defines me. When Kala suggested (yes Blogchatter community you can suggest us prompts!)...