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 […]

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 […]

Guidelines, not policies

Can you recall how many times have you heard the ‘its our policy,’ or ‘it’s against our policy’ (or a variant thereof) comeback? Countless times I’m sure. And if you’re like me you can’t help but feel your blood boil each time your hear it. Of course, it makes me wonder if it has ever […]

Perhaps a little planning would make it better

It always does. That’s precisely why some people (including some of my deepest friends) are obsessed with it. And like most hard and boring things, nobody likes to plan but sure enjoy getting things done the planned way. I’m a big believer in planning the big picture and let the little details take care of […]