13 December, 2013


There are times in one's life when you have to stand up and take account of the situation around you, and the crossroads at which you are in. 

I am at one such junction in my life currently. 

Broke, but still hopeful of the tides to change and get the means to survival.  
Tired, but still energetic of the work ahead and the belief that the work will be loved. 
Anxious, but still happy as one awaits the arrival of the kid.
Excited, but yet calm with the upcoming Jagriti Yatra, as an opportunity to awaken one from within.

With all the good wishes around, one knows that things will change and that too for the good. 

Crossroads like these make you realise the value of focusing and knowing how to put things on priority. 

28 November, 2013

Things that disturb you...

There has been a lot of things going on in India that is disturbing. Some are highlighted in the media to the death, and some remain unknown. But perhaps it does not disturb me so much because they are behind a screen still.

As I prepare to become a parent, there are two incidents of the recent past that left me shell shocked and I did not have nay words to say.

One was when a parent said that my kid is so naughty and a spoilt child that if someone want to take her (almost 12 years), I would give her away!
Second was when a child who is on the verge of completion of the graduate study, says that I am just waiting for the day when I graduate, as I will cut off all ties from my parents that day.

I was speechless the moment I heard the above. It is something I can never even imagine, and I often wonder how could they have come to this situation. It has disturbed me from within and I have no answers . In the later case, the child was asking for help, but I was helpless. How do I react to such a situation ?

Hard are the ways of the world sometimes.

23 November, 2013

28 October, 2013


Bring vulnerable is one of the worst feelings. Till that feeling does not completely go away,  you do not feel safe.

Every day you learn either from family members or friends or could be strangers.

Today I learnt about a very dark side of me.

05 October, 2013

Are you Happy ?

It is perhaps the most basic of question. 
Are you happy? 

The context being work, family, life, situations, etc etc. There could be so many of them. But in the end, all that matters, is whether you are happy or not. 

While we grapple with situations day in and day out, we often forget the very basis of our existence, which is happiness.  Happiness is a state that when used a parameter to answer questions, really changes the way one looks at life. One need not be very rich to be happy.

Of late I have been pondering over this regularly. It's amazing that the moment there is a question mark on the happiness quotient, I end up getting into an introspective mood. I start questioning many things. I start to prioritize.

I start to find myself.

24 September, 2013

Welcoming the 33rd year

I have a feeling that this year is going to be special in many ways. 
I reflect back on the year that passed by and am thankful for all the opportunities that I had during that time to passionately follow the things I love doing. From managing to administrating to teaching to consulting and last but not the least, traveling. The past year had all of it. 

A new year in the life cycle is a good time to reflect back on multiple fronts. 
Questions pop up in the mind. 
Did I grow as a human being? 
Was I good enough as a person?
Did I do enough to make amends for the mistakes I may have committed during that time?

There are always questions and more questions. To some we find an answer, and some are best left unanswered. 

This 33rd year of the life has started on a great note and I could not have asked for better. 

I got selected to a part of 2013 Jagriti Yatra as a facilitator! I get to mentor, travel on a train across India, meet some totally inspiring people and inspire more passionate youth on entrepreneurship! I am glad how dots are connecting! The inspiration to passionately follow what you believe in just went a few notches higher. I feel that the event is 

Jagriti Yatra is a nationwide annual train journey to promote the vision“Building India through enterprise”. It takes 450 highly motivated and carefully selected (national and international) candidates on a fifteen-day national odyssey, introducing them to the unsung heroes of India. The aim is to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit – both social and economic by exposing the youth to individuals and institutions that are developing unique solutions to India’s developmental challenges.

19 July, 2013

Frustration rising

Somethings seems to be wrong somewhere. 
Perhaps the plethora of negative news surrounding, so much so that a few good news are lost in the chaos all around. 
Maybe it is the work pressure mounting up, when the time was meant to be that for vacations...
Or it is the uncertainty around with so many things going on.. and that I am unable to focus and concentrate on anything.. 
Silly points resulting in arguments... things which one feels to be should not be given too much thoughts...

Wonder what will bring this down....

15 June, 2013

The fourteenth day of June 2013

There are certain days that you want to mark for eternity.
Those are the days when you life turns upside down.
Where you get a news that changes your life forever.
For the good this time.

I gave it a day for the news to really set in. The whole of the 14th June, the mind has been in a constant state of anxiety. Unable to concentrate and the piling work load did no good to really ease the situation.

I believe it is true. I believe it with a large grin on my face. A moment of celebration perhaps. Or just a friendly reminder that life goes on, no matter what.

These moments in life are important. It gives you a chance to rectify all that is wrong. All that needs to be changed to ensure that the days following this day are meaningful will be done, and that you realize your worth in a larger context. The family, the immediate ones and the far-relations. You cannot please all. But you know the ones who matter and will be with you in the moment of joys.

Thank you 14th of June.

17 February, 2013

My Aha Moments

Of late, I am really trying hard to manage my time, so that it I am able to manage my stuff and also get time to do things that really interest me, and I am genuinely happy doing. In this exercise, I realized that I am happy when I am my productive best and vice versa. These happy moments are a result of what we designers call the Aha moments. So I set forth to recall the moments and circumstances in which I get these aha moments and as a result am happy.

I made the above typographic poster out of it and shared it with a few designer friends. The interesting part is that many of them connected to it. So I know that when I need to get my happy moments, I just need to do any of these. I know it is easier said than done, but we will give it a try! 

03 February, 2013

In love with Sunrises

Vivekanand Memorial
Should try to see more of them.
Body clock needs to be adjusted.

Confession: It's more challenging than I thought.

17 January, 2013

Do not give up on your dreams

I remind myself day in and day out.

Do not just give up.
Life is a series of highs and lows.
I will fight back.
Many a dreams have been lost already.
I shall not let the ones that I am after ,die out so quickly.
I will chase it.