I have been holding on to an old phone model from very long. Pixel 2 was released in 2017, and I have been constantly postponing this decision. To make it worse, I specially bought Pixel Buds because talking on this phone was so painful. Often person on the other side can’t hear me talk at all.
But hey, I like to hold on to things. I still hear same kind of music I used to 10 years ago. I still enjoy same kind of food and sports. …
In the summer of 2016, I wrote in my journal that I am struggling badly in life, and I need a guiding angel. Despite trying sincerely hard, I wasn’t getting satisfaction from work and not making progress toward what I wanted from life. I was in desperate need of magic.
Enters a person who told me you deserve better things in life. If you don’t let go of wrong things in life, how will you attract the right things! I didn’t believe it at first but what option did I have. I was anyway not doing great.
I started giving…
On the doomsday, when everything would be put to justice, the world would realize the contribution of Chole Bhature to the progress of mankind.
A long, long time ago lived a famous mathematician in India Aryabhatta who was a big-time foodie. Confused by the subjectivity of taste and decision overload of what to eat every day, he decided to rate the food and only focus on the top ten percentile. So every day for straight thirty days he gave a numeric rating to different food items. At that time, there was no concept of zero, so he rated using the…
The debate between the book and film adaption has been for long. I would obviously lean toward book’s side. Books have fared way better in giving you a peek into the narrator's point of view and pulling into the world created by the merger of the writer’s depiction and reader’s perception. But not this time.
I just finished “The Fault in our Stars”, in an attempt to be all prepared for the final movie of Sushant Singh Rajput — Dil Bechara, which is based on an adaptation of this novel. I am all rooting for “Dil Bechara” to be better…
There is something about knowing that it’s the last time you are doing what you are doing. Every damn thing starting from zoom breakout rooms to case preparation becomes more interesting. You want to notice every detail and perhaps hold on to it for as long as possible. Even poor jokes seem funny. Our professor in an accounting class asked what’s ‘Fs and Us’? With excitement and smile, I said Favorable and Unfavourable variance. And professor quipped, that’s not the first thing that comes to mind when someone says Fs and Us, and we all laughed like anything.
“In the moment of crisis, reactions set leaders apart from a follower”.
This quote is as applicable to leaders as to brand in the covid-19 crisis. As it’s the case in a crisis, some brands struggled. Some showed remarkable resilience and drive for innovation.
But is there a pattern among firms that have successfully responded to covid? Let’s start with usual suspects — access to capital, advertisement or just not shutting the shop.
Unsurprisingly, it’s not just the biggest companies with significant capitals who have impressed the consumers. Similarly, barring a few creative social media posts that went viral, I…
Seeking my destiny in light and dark
Staying on the course during pleasure
I’m just eternally restless
In the journey through success and failure
Irrespective of gain and loss
I choose to be eternally restless
Surrounded by hopes and aspiration
Consumed in pursuit of my goals
I know what made me restless
I’ve walked lonely roads and spent sleepless nights
I’ve sacrificed whatever I could for my dream
I’ve paid the price to be eternally restless
This restlessness is now my peace
This restlessness now my salvation
I’m just eternally restless
Standing in the balcony, I can see the empty roads and parks, and hear the calming sound of dry leaves blown away by winds on the road. It’s pin-drop silence today. Answering the call of Prime Minister, everyone is avoiding travel and staying inside the house to practice social distancing.
But just one block away, I saw a very old person standing outside the house, and he looked worried. Lost in his thought, he was quickly moving between his house and the adjacent house. Realizing that there is nothing I can do, I came inside.
I started watching something on…