Its That Kinda India

Yes India is growing & India shall keep growing fast for next few decades! The standards of livings shall improve, the infrastructure shall go up, Businesses shall prosper, education & qualifications shall go up!

There will be alot we will miss & complain – but lets keep that for some other day!

Today, I wish to mention that how Different India will be once it grows up more! We have examples of plenty of developed economies in Democracy & Communist spaces – USA, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan. But India is coming up different – very different from others.

The colours, shades of Culture, Family orientations, Concerns/Fears form very much part of the pattern developing!
It does seem confused many a times – not here neither there. You see alot of aspirations, a lot of efforts not getting completely through, alot of announcements at govt & institution levels, alot of drama in the names of celebrity lives, the great divide between the few privileged & majority deprived, alot of arrogance & over confidence at Youth level, etc. etc.
But it seems to be GIVING ITS OWN FLAVOUR to the whole story!

India shall be dominant in many spaces for sure – Sports, Fashion, Movies, Technology, Health, Medical, Manpower, Agriculture, etc. etc. – everything will have its own roadmap period to achievement & some even might not however the lives of everyone shall be improved without differentiation & that is a DREAM we millennial have grown up with!

One thing is very clear that there is a huge section of Flamboyancy which has found its place in the Indian Social Fabric – lead by movie stars, cricketers + league sports (I would love to slip in National Women’s Cricket & National Football Team), Industrialists, Fashionistas which could be too much into your face many times but it also provides the much needed energy & visibility to Keep Performing, Going, Life in general.

My wish – there was enough importance & visibility & encouragement given to the process + effort that goes behind making our Country Great in fields of science, engineering, administration, law & order, etc. Its these struggles & how people excel despite this is what defines Human Success in my opinion.

Second thing very clear to me is that there is this huge section of aspirational middle class audience which wants fast fame, fast growth, they want to emulate these so called “media created stars” in terms of lifestyle, relationships, fashion genres, etc. It looks very scary & downhill for me + am sure there is a better way to attain that.

Regarding my own space in it – am sure there will be one amongst many/few 🙂

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My Own Thing.. Stamped MS

I just want my own things….. I don’t wish to compare or discuss or envy or even boast!

I just wish things to happen the way they should for me….

At Work : Create some great Products with Great Funny & Intellectual Beings… Grow Gradually without any conflict & envy…. Significant enough to be noticed as an achiever & a Happy Good one!

In Family : A happy, motivated Soul with a sense of Objectiveness! Small Loving & Supporting Family who Love doing their own things & still enjoy look forward to doing things together! Everyone is Proud of each other & themselves.. Comes across as Pvt & still Social to Others around. Very Much at Peace

Husband : Someone Loving, Caring who believes in Simple things & is an old soul yet Fun in contemporary times! Passionate about his own things & supportive of mine. Patience to be a virtue, Smile to die for!

House : A small cozy yet Modern abode which loves to welcome one & all – smells of warmth & bondings!

Hobbies : Hasn’t Travel & Click become too cliche` .. Still they do form my very strong Pillars along with Reading, writing! & Yes Sports

Passion : To create & execute Product Ideas for different use case bases

My Own Ventures : Agency + Dream Realization + Product Startup + SHG + VC + Startup Cell in own alma mater!

I just things to be stamped with my own individuality! AM YES!

That VISION For Me!

Till I don’t achieve it!

Till I don’t remove everything that’s blocking me from achieving it…

Till I don’t make every change in my life to make that VISION a reality…

I won’t give it up…!

And achieving it while not letting your values dilute – is most essential!

That vision is me at peace, calm, happy, smiling, dressed in pastel shade indian clothes or loose western clothes with no fear, concern – just satisfied & positive for life ahead!

  • Global Product Role
  • Executive MBA
  • Healthy Lifestyle + Amazing Wardrobe
  • Financial Strength + Savings Build
  • Dream Realization
  • Product Initiative
  • SHGs Series
  • Agency MakeUp
  • CEO of Consumer Tech/ Product company
  • Family – small & happy, loving
  • Parents Travel + Bungalow
  • Dikku’s Lifestyle
  • Startup Cell in XLRI + Societies in SMC
  • Tourism Experience Transformation for true appreciation of history, heritage, culture, people, values, etc.

 

Taking my Own Path

Creating my own Path has been something I have known & practiced since age small. Being different, trying to be my own person – following what is acceptable to me as a human but also not coming anti – society has been something that have been extremely important to me & I have been proud of.

Be it my taste of music, food, clothes, choice of career, entertainment, hobbies, passion, people, friends, people around me – I have tried to be my own person & some have understood it. Though many I believe have silently appreciated it!

It has landed me somewhere – it has made me socially awkward or difficult to mix but I have let my humility & helpfulness guide me when faced with such situations.
Also it has made me more focussed to achieve my dreams – go from strength to strength!

But I feel I have found a great friend in me who tends to care for me & understands my past, present & future plus always edges me to achieve the best!

Its that Kinda Phase

Its just that kinda stationary phase with alot of inbuilt inertia – trying to set things in motion but only receiving a force back to square one!

Rarely happens but happens am sure! Also there is no definite way to navigate through the same!

  • Some stay still
  • Some try too hard to make things happen
  • Some take solace in religion, astrology
  • Some find peace in loved ones
  • Some find solace in their hobbies/passion
  • Some keep planning for future
  • Some find peace in materialistic things
  • Some by focusing on physical health

I have decided to learn from the same as much I can – patience, working on my personality, knowledge, skills, networking, assets being some!
I have also decided to become my best friend in the same phase as none whatsoever can understand what am going through or feeling or why/ what I think to the exact detailed point.

Am quite certain that nothing remains constant – happiness, peace, noise, sadness! That’s how powerful Time is!
However what remains is your capability to manage the sail of your boat to face all kinds of weathers.

Am hopeful & optimistic for better times as ever!

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.

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