When the going gets tough…

You start rolling with the punches. And that’s what life is all about. Ever had a setback? A minor one? I’m sure you have and that hurt a little, didn’t it? Over the course of your life, you might’ve had many or like some lucky souls (and you gotta be really lucky for that), just […]

If you’re tired, suck it up!

Easier said than done. Yet, I admire Pavel Tsatsouline for saying that because some of us really do need the kick in the pants to get going. For me, that’s a lot of things but one of my biggest struggles isn’t hustling, working or even work-related challenges. It’s pushing myself to get through my kettlebell […]

Resume: a personal branding marketing collateral?

I remember the first time I created my resume. Searched online and used a sample resume as a template for an entry-level position at a bunch of places, including Pizza Hut (where I did work for a few weeks). I didn’t have a printer, so I had to visit a cyber cafe (which were minting […]

Please do everyone a favor

One of my biggest peeves is watching idiots train at the gym. I’m not talking about the ones who’re struggling with weights or are weak or are just learning (under supervision). I’m specifically impressed at these overconfident and flashy folks who would hoist a kettlebell all the way to their necks or squat with a […]

Should you pivot?

My response is almost always, “NO.” Because I know, while the temptation of changing course is real, there are no guarantees the new pathway will lead you to success. One of the fundamentals before even considering a pivot is to ensure that you’ve checked all the marks for your business’ position, strategy, branding, marketing, and […]

Zen and the art of car maintenance

I was sweaty, restless and driving across three cities in Delhi-NCR. It was 39 degrees (celcius) outside but felt more like 45, thanks to my car’s clunky air conditioning. The four-hour drive was arduous to say the least. The first thing I did after coming home as guzzle down a litre of chilled water and […]

A letter to a young reader

Couldn’t help but steal a piece from this marvelous Brain Pickings’ post. Maria Popova shares a letter by Alain de Botton to young readers from a compendium of more than a hundred such letters to children. Written by some of the most inspiring people on the planet, these letters illuminate on why we read and […]