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RIP Leila Seth!

Got news a bit late.. very saddened by the loss to Indian Law & Social Society.

Her book “Life On Balance” gave me a glimpse of her life & more than that gave me confidence to tread my path with all the confidence & conviction as per my beliefs.

A chance meeting during Bandra literary festival in 2015 shall be something I will always cherish – Thanks for all your contribution towards the society as a whole & for being an inspiration always. Will remember always in good & bad times. Leila-Seth

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Let the Performance Come from the Gut!

I remember my Mom being an amazing Singer & Singing being her only indulgence apart from the daily household work!

I also remember her being very nervous before every performance & her Sir + co-performers giving her confidence before & during performance.
What I distinctly remember is that after every performance, the audience used to be stunned with her melody.

I used to wonder how – when she’s so nervous & I have hardly seen her practice at home, how do people go WOW with her voice.

Its much later that I realised, that performances need to come from the Gut to make an impact! Let it be an honest performance for it to be a great performance!

Also a quick mention for Pooja Sharma aka Draupadi for coming back from Hiatus.. Thank God & Thank You!

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Past Guys Have explored

  • Engineering Studious Types
  • Engineering Just not sure of what he wants Types
  • Engineering Mumma Boy but chilled out Types
  • MBA – Marketing Go getter types
  • MBA – Softie types
  • MBA – Sales fadu & workaholic types
  • MBA – Fun & yaaron ka yaar types
  • Startup – Travel Explorer types
  • Corporate Professional Types
  • Second MBA Abroad still confused Types
  • Abroad Return yet Faltu Types
  • Sweet but Professional & Intellectually not there Types

Idea Types : ?? Smart + Sweet + Positive…

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A sense of…

  • Humour
  • Good Food
  • Good Dressing
  • Travelling
  • People
  • Conversations
  • Values
  • Habits
  • Etiquettes
  • Health/Sports
  • Art
  • Design
  • Music
  • Books/Poetry
  • Maths (yes)
  • Science (Again yes)
  • Gadgets (Post 2000 effect)
  • Digital Imagery (Post 2010 effect)
  • Emotional Intelligence (Very Critical)
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My Daily Routine

Wake Up : Between 7 and 8am.. The morning routine and checking news, sometimes do Yoga/meditation.

8am : 9am – Get Ready for Work by having a cup of tea, taking bath + getting ready.

Start work by 930am – Like a normal sane person, I like to go through the list of important deliverables for the day and the ones which are also critical from the near future standpoint. Then starts the work for assembling for the deliverables to be achieved – talking to zillion people, following up on million*million small tasks.
Keeping your superiors informed, taking their consent is the most frustrating task in the current headspace. Since we work in a stealth startup mode, not one person will take the call for any small execution as well.
Getting them on one page & ensuring closure of tasks proves to be like a huge mountain climb every time.
Add to that multiple perceptions floating around & managing amongst that conversations, reactions.

Around 1pm : 2pm – When I have my lunch with colleagues/friends, take a small walk around office and come back to our desks.

2:30pm : 7:30pm – Second round of follow-ups, chasing people, bouncing new ideas on white board to set your user journeys more optimised + functional internally & with vendors. Respecting everyone’s viewpoints while not negotiating on the main business objectives and ensuring a healthy work environment becomes all too overwhelming.

Post 8pm – When you arrive home, you still find yourself alive & breathing however feeling lighter post the day spent. But with no energy to workout … Yes its not good but not everything is as you desire.
Unwinding happens by talking to friends, tidying up the home, internet surfing, etc.
Around 9 pm – Talk to my family, eat dinner – check for movies, sitcoms to see.
Sleep by 11pm.

Some things to watch for :
– Do not over think, over stress, over worry – nahi ho raha nahi ho raha.
– Come out affable, comfortable, approachable.
– Despite all the efforts, if still one is keeping you at distance then let it be.
– Let Go of everything you can’t control.

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How was the last year 2015?

When I sit back and look at how the last 12 months/365 days went – I think it was great! Great from learning, personal growth & most importantly getting closer to the ultimate dream of being happy and peaceful 🙂

It began with carrying forward of 2014 learnings of Geeta & Yoga of getting closer to oneself & focussing on the pertinent question of “Who am I?”, focussing on one’s Karma, one’s present moment, focussing on one’s breathing to relax among many others.
There were some personal setbacks too which I choose to not mention here.

Most importantly – I got back to doing Gym & playing TT which helped me in achieving a lot better mental + physical health. My mood swings were much more in control & I could focus on my work & myself a lot more.
On another important achievement, my role developed into something better than I hoped & I believe I can take it into something bigger & better from here having realised my forte` a lot better now – Digital Marketing & Product Development.

What I hope to focus more from here on are –
1) Health – I want to achieve a lot more fitter body & want to be more strong mentally which is more fearless & focussed along with being kind, calm, sweet.
2) Startup – I want to save for the same along with developing my model & wish to gather a core team as well.
3) Travel & Click – As much, as far, as frequent, with as many new nice people possible – Abroad/Hill Stations/Rajasthan/MP/AP on my list
4) Financial Savings – to build it further to give me more options in future
5) Personal Individual Family/Life Partner – I strongly believe now, it will be answered soon now as soon as I reach where am supposed to 🙂 Just need to stop seeking to find the answers – LetGo! I also wish to read more & wide now.

These things pretty much emphasise my short term & long term goals.

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India – a method to the chaos

This statement is quite casually put to explain the way India operates to people trying to understand Indian system. Even scientifically a lot of institutions have  tried to find justification to the above statement with no consolidated results to showcase so far. But it won’t be wrong to suggest that above statement DOES explain a lot what is wrong and still correct with Indian system. Someone can hear a song – “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani.. (Still heart is Indian despite everything).

The traffic is the first and perhaps biggest system management representation of how Indians operate, how they flung the rules, how considerate they are towards others. Not to say that everyone is bad or everything happening here is wrong as 1000+ people die everyday in India on road but as the optimist shall say 1crore+ people are saved as well :). The requirement is definitely for making traffic laws and law guardians ie traffic policemen/ladies more empowered – increase their salaries, make them more accountable, train them, help them in becoming no less efficient than an army officer or an investment banker for that matter.

Same can be said for law & order situation in India – the police administration, the judicial system are pillars without which any democracy or country will fail. In India, there are millions of ways of finding loopholes in here to find a way for yourself. A highly functioning country cannot afford to have 1 in 2 policemen who have oodles of pounds added around the tyre region who fail to empathise forget giving help to the needy. Again, a revamp with focus on their basic qualification, aptitude, attitude, fitness, salary structure is in the order.

Agriculture, Municipal societies, Education, Medical, Government services sectors are representing above examples’ chaos as well.

There have been a few sectors which have seen privatisation post the liberalisation policy of 1992 – Aviation, Telecom/Communication, IT services, Media, Food & Beverages, FMCG, Banking, Pharmaceuticals, Construction/Infrastructure are chief I can recall among others. These sectors have seen practices from abroad coming into implementation, a good level of competition to out do each other, high influx of educated youngsters joining them, consistent growth & contribution towards GDP, certain positioning at international scenario for India.
Not to stress that jobs in these sectors are in high demand at engineering, MBA and other colleges.

My country is great – nobody can deny or takeaway that from me. Am moment and again filled with the optimism for the highest notch that my country can reach. I am also one of those old school people who value the rich culture, family values, history values that my country keeps close to Her heart. Though what is required along with the Govt reforms is change of approach/attitude of my own countrymen/ladies – to not think of themselves first at every opportunity. In public places – think for the public too, while in a queue – keep your patience for others too, while driving or being driven – respect other people’s comforts/lives too.

Today, my country is highest growing nation in the world – its no mean feat achieved basis hard work of countrymen favoured by govt policies. Let us not stop till we are able to provide every single Indian anywhere in the world with clean food to eat, clean water to drink, healthy air to breathe, clothes to cover, shed to protect heads and few other basic amenities along with respect, dignity to withstand anything.

Love, Power & Amen!

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