Who will miss you when you’re gone?

It’s a great question and most of us are mortified when asked to ponder over it. The most common excuse is that people want to “live in the moment.” Fair choice. But I’ve personally thought of this question more than I should because it gives me a sense of meaning, belonging and assurance that I’m […]

Character certificates

I think character certificates are unnecessary (even bordering on stupid). Especially the kind that requires us to visit a member of legislative assembly or a gazetted officer (managerial ranked public official in India). Some organizations and/or institutions require it’s employees/students to produce one as part of their documentation process. As much as I respect the […]

Plus minus and equal

So, I decided to take a break from listening to podcasts for a couple of weeks and instead just do audiobooks. All the time. And boy, I’ve accumulated a lot of hours over just the past week. Instead of going for the newer titles in my library, I’m focusing on the books that I’ve already […]

Close the loop, always

Picture this — you’re out there in a sub-Saharan desert or some country thousands of miles away from home or just at your home in your study working hard to make ends meet, to make it matter and to make a difference in the bigger scheme of things. Everything’s fine until you think of a […]

The right and wrong way to travel

A quick search with the headline above will fetch you 1,320,000,000 results. I’m amazed how wanderlusts are get into the minuscule details of traveling just right. I guess that’s what passionate people do. There’s another bunch of folks who’re into lifestyle design or just want to break free from the daily mundane with alternative ideas […]

Hard to stay motivated when you’re not appreciated

Every organisation big or small should give a considerable thought to a rewards and recognition program. Every HR professional out there out to think, propose and evangelize about it across the board. Ignoring this key element of people is anathema! And it surely beats the purpose of having a human resources department or even being […]