As I analyse my Way of Working more..

One thing very clear for me is that studying & giving exams did not come naturally to me as Sports & Theatre did or even other sort of extra curricular during my growing up years. Reason being the former seemed forced while the latter seemed like a flowing process in which one can choose to mould & shape.

However I must say I have reaped benefits from both though I still respond better to the latter as a form of learning & inspiration.

In terms of future as well – my way of interaction with other people moving up the path is ingrained in the basics of discipline (10%) but after that it is about mind allowed to flow free & mould, choose.

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ZINGOGRAPHY : TECH/PRODUCT/UX/STARTUP UPDATE # 7

Sharing my list of most useful Apps (based on popularity, experience, usefulness) :

  • WhatsApp
  • Gmail
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Amazon
  • Google Maps
  • Wikipedia
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Last two are my least favourite of all – they are just latching around for lack of options!

Will add more in due course

#2018 My First Article of the Year

As you grow younger 😉 you realise there is too much noise around you which can overwhelm you so much that you can lose touch with yourself. So I decided to write some hard to move things about myself that I shall always keep checking & coming back for reminders :

Personality :

Basically Timid, Soft, Introvert & Caring, Loving, Friendly + too empathetic to a level of fault! But as & when required strengthen myself to being rock solid focussed especially with nerves of steel. Love being inspired & pushing myself to achieve the ultimate journey! My recent social meetings have told me that I tend to not understand other people’s perspectives that they are trying hard to make me understand – which I promised them I will work upon! Another thing they have told me is to work on my appearance which also I will! Also to thicken my skin more to not be impacted emotionally or verbally!
I started by playing sports & identify a lot with people who play physical sports & understand its nuisances.

Work :

I work for Consumer Product Solutions & I quite love it coz it helps me think from consumers Hats & use Technology (especially the gizzzzyyyy fizzzzyyyy ones) to solve their problems!
Love UX Totally completely like a Mushy Baby! But I believe everything should be done keeping consumers in mind & when I work in teams I believe in keeping my team forward even if that means taking a step back or not getting appreciation or not being heard at times.

Passions : (That I can’t stop thinking & it only makes me Happy doing more & more about it)

Travel – Yes all of it, any of it even as simple as going to office & coming back or going for a walk around my building or going home or waiting at airport listening/observing customers stories and/or strangers stories making spontaneous friends!

Clicking – Yes all of it again especially the technicality – camera mechanics, Image details & improvisations.

Reading & Writing – I think Reading is the best form of listening & Writing is the best form of speaking when in Silence. Also I call them one because they work in tandem for me. Wish to learn some more intricacies around it.

I feel personally these 3 things have played the maximum roles in my growth as an individual & been completely with me when none or nothing has been so I can’t leave them anytime soon.

Other Hobbies :

Music – Yes it helps me declutter a lot

Food + Cooking – I love experimenting with new ones while sticking to the good old basics

Movies – It gives a huge good perspective! Sometimes redemptive, sometimes imaginary but it has become like finding a diamond in coal mine.

Yoga + Health + Sports – Love Yoga & totally recommended, Health (Mental + Physical) comes first & Sports is my way for life.

My Favorite Ideal Work Routine :

  • Wake Up 7am
  • Have a glass of warm water
  • Do Yoga & Meditation
  • Get Ready
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Reach Work (Preferably 9am – early enough to set the agenda)
  • Set Up meetings & attend them with Sales Team 🙂 with white-boarding & hustling prowess – come out with deliverables for each!
  • Follow up with developers & designers
  • Have a quick lunch preferably at desk if there’s nothing else on agenda like networking or talking to a team colleague about something
  • Second round of followups & meetings – even if it means going outside for market studies or partner meetings
  • Come Back Home by 7pm
  • Unwinding by music or shower or talking on phone or surfing net on a subject thats been bugging me whole day or cooking while watching a classic video 🙂
  • Have Dinner, Read & Sleep

My Favorite Ideal Weekend Routine :

  • Get up a bit late 😉
  • Sort out home stuff – cleaning, grocery + daily needs, clothes, wardrobe, personal care, setting 2 day plan basis current need like socialising, blogging, cooking, Course updation, Skill enhancement, Networking, Personal Projects alignment, visiting my favourite bookstore or salad place or ordering my favourite pizzas
  • Am cool coming back late on Friday Nights & Saturday nights & a good brunch on Sunday shines my day! 🙂
  • Completing my weekdays read is extremely joyous moment!

Should be enough for now, if can think of more – will come back 🙂

 

Indian Gifts that will shine always #2018

  • YOGA
  • Ayurveda
  • Indian Education System
  • Family Ecosystem
  • Business Culture of the small families, SMEs & SHGs
  • Mahabharat + Ramayan epics
  • Peace – Buddha, Gandhi, Jainism Message
  • Technology Outsourcing yep – The Brain Drain!
  • Strong depth of History & Culture

What India needs to be known for even more :

  • Creating an indigenous model for rural + urban cooperation in health, education, individual spending habits
  • Lost & Found unique examples of Art, culture, food, handicraft, faith, medicinal treatments, astrology, science, maths
  • Unique Business Models like Dabbawala serving masses involving huge labour & connect with upper middle classes
  • Adopting Modernism in Agriculture (yet to happen)
  • Developing models around sanitation, cleanliness, desalination of water, renewable energy, Better Forecast Mechanisms

My Fears for Indian Growth :

  • Money Ownership concentrated to limited HNIs much like Middle East
  • Aspirations & Representations like USA but lack of system might topple them to the other side
  • So far rapid growth & development in manufacturing, electronics, Digital is due to China (aping)
  • Laggardness in promoting Pride & History like Europe
  • Different cultures & variety like SEA & Europe again proving to be a challenge

In reality – India shall grow by a unique model of Govt & a few HNI hand in hand for now. Remaining Pvt bodies as well as SMEs will have to be alot more cooperative to Govt regulations & financial guidelines to ensure the growth is entirely & completely inclusive. Once that happens & penetration of the Good can go deep, growth will automatically happen which I have no doubt about.

Also India & Indians need to understand a few other things :

  • Less spending time on mobile & digital devices
  • More time being spent on exploring & understanding the world + people around you
  • Less spending time & energy & giving less importance to celebrities & entertainment modes or other distracting modes
  • More time being spent on knowing your trueselves & your true potentials
  • Aping others blindly for solutions, inspirations
  • Being independent, fearless, self reliant in true meaning

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Its quite Peaceful Here… BUT

As am home of my parents in Dehradun, am feeling very peaceful – almost Zen with no wishes & no consequences concern whatsoever!

But its almost to the tune of being inactive which I detest quite – so I try & form a routine to please all around me including self which involves reading, taking a stroll, a physical activity, prepping for future as well.

But in the midst of my writing this blog, I did not estimate my father’s extreme temperament into records and so I will need to rattle a bit about it (more for the need to vent the same structurally). It so happens that he’s a product of the patriarchal family (though his mom & my grand-mom was an extremely strong & expressive lady) & has been given extreme importance for his immature & rash behaviours of the past. He did well academically & professionally on comparison in our family – so that gave further boost to his ego!

I do give a-lot of credit for my convent education & freedom to him but still that doesn’t take away from the fact that he tends to his rash & aggressive behaviour every now & then especially during my visit home. What gives me further hurt is that might be extending to my mother as well. My sister being the smart ass she is, gives in to his tantrums in order to get her own pocket money & course of life.

To summarise, I cannot bring up myself ever in life to love or respect him or even probably care genuinely but I cannot ignore him completely since he happens to be my father & still the head of the family.

I do hope that he realises that in behaving so he is losing out on so much & creating so much negativity around! But I know for sure that despite realising his mistakes he will never be able to accept his mistakes nor change it – these are the typical characteristics of “Indian Male Superiority Complex” syndrome which is incurable in my understanding & I shall not be victim of! Even if it means I will need to marry a foreigner & live my life outside my country now coz I have realised it is unbearable to the extent of being suffocating & painful.
I have seen enough victims of it – male & female who I have no respect for honestly.

But I would still choose to be & will show everyone to be the happiest & best & most favourite version of myself in this life itself.

Celebrity Diarrhoea!

Had to write this to get it out of my system!

These days when the economy is on a sort of stand still & not much movement is happening on the policy decision making after a few biggies like Demonetisation, GST, Jio, Patanjali – it looks like the media especially the Digital Media is hell bent on making someone a Hero & creating content around them! They are making anything around a movie ‘star’ or a cricket ‘star’ a national event & wish everyone involved to be following every hook, step, twitch, bowel movement or what not! Am Sorry! Spare me the least!

When I open my newspaper – I want to read actual news in politics, economics, public policies, education, rural reformation, science or even art, literature. But this celebrity worship syndrome (CWS) that the media seems to be suffering from & want to infect the remaining sane audience is just not cool, so very unhealthy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrity_worship_syndrome

It has reached to the level that am afraid of opening my Google Feed News, Youtube Feed, Various News Channel Feeds, websites – am also sceptical to meet some of my wannabe friends & other immature people, who cannot help but discuss Celebrities & their wonderful lives. How their lives are perfect & how we are made to feel worse. Am sorry again, I refuse to be part of this shanghais! #SpareMe again!

I anyways have started to lose a lot of respect for the internet generation & the Smartphone generation (15-28 yrs old, well provided for the first 3 needs on Hierarchy Pyramid) who seem to be hell bent on only following what looks, sounds, appears “COOL” & have stopped understanding the harsh parts of sacrifice, hardwork, dedication, mental toughness, focus, attention span deficiency! But they are hell bent ambitious & know how to get their work done.

Current Digital Media & this “COOL” generation are a lethal combination who shall take our social, mental, physical, financial, economical sensibilities to a quick down trail very soon! #SpareMe

Mithali Raj – Second Blog in 6 mths!

http://www.livemint.com/Sports/P2K1h746W6lHenFvfNWYZJ/Mithali-Rajs-long-innings.html

This article made me write a 2nd blog on her!

I feel so much common with her that its difficult to describe in words. The struggle, standing up for self, not giving up on one’s values, keeping parents & performance first – these are the simple but strong values that middle class girls in India from 80s & early 90s were brought up with.

So many of them gave in to marriage, materialism, shallowness for reasons unknown! Yet it feels so RIGHT when a few of them make it to the TOP & wish to be raring to go even more – Mithali Raj, you inspire me to not give up despite all hardships & disappointments and am most thankful to you for that.

Second, you inspire me how to carry myself with grit & humbleness!

Am sure you inspire so many others a lot more – my wish & pray that girls in India find a permanent place for sports in their daily lives for keeping fit & personality development. Also I hope more parents encourage their girls to not give up on sports!