An encounter with life and death

Lifeso beautiful. That smileso beautiful. Those eyes,they look towards the ocean, towards usthey take so much in; they say so much out. Deathso mundanecold and tightso dark. In the beginning of a death,it’s not the life so much,it’s the moment before death, that we keep playing in our headsWhy did it happen, how did it... Continue Reading →

Content Curation is an Art

I can’t think of a better example than The Trevor Noah Show or The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, for this topic. Or may-be I can, but I really think these shows get to the point real nice. These are talk shows that divide their content strategy into 2 parts – A. They invite celebrities... Continue Reading →

5 ways to survive the COVID19 recession

No doubt this pandemic is hitting us pretty bad. The economy was already moving slow and this whole catastrophe has made it worse. I know it’s bad and I am not even trying to sugar-coat it. Because that’s not going to help. It’s like depression; unless you talk straight about your feelings, no one can... Continue Reading →

How can you put heart and soul into cold emailing

Cold Emailing – “A cold email is an unsolicited e-mail that is sent to a receiver without prior contact.” – Wikipedia. By any definition of cold emailing, the premise holds that the sender doesn’t have any existing connection with the receiver. Nada. The sender doesn’t know the receiver and the receiver doesn’t know the sender.... Continue Reading →

It gets tougher before it gets better

My grandmother was a very simple and an extremely hard-working person. Back then, women were not allowed to go out of their homes without permission of an elderly male member of the family. There were many conditions attached to this permission, with a lot of why’s and where’s. This system still prevails in a lot... Continue Reading →

Religion ‘and’ God or Religion ‘or’ God

Life is beautiful. God is powerful. Religion is wonderful. Then why is it that religion always comes in the way of humanity and makes lives miserable. Do you think Jesus, Allah and Ram, WaheGuru- they would treat people differently if they belonged to different religions; they would protect people basis their religion and harass the... Continue Reading →

Smart Conversations: Key to a smarter world

Scene 1 - “I don’t like Mr. X.” “How can you say so? Do you even know anything about him?” “Well, for starters, he is not a great personality to know much about.” “Well, it’s really naïve of you. You should get your facts right.” “Like you know anything at all.” “Sure, I do” “Whatever”... Continue Reading →

Thank God, life is complex

It takes 2-5 weeks for a caterpillar to turn into a beautiful butterfly. It takes about 150 days for an eagle to take rebirth and be able to enjoy another tenor of life. Life is complex, some lives more than others. Remember the first piece of writing of yours that everyone loved? Remember the first... Continue Reading →

Showing up and showing up

Nishant was scared. He had never talked to his father like that before. But he really wanted to pursue fashion designing course. It was something he just couldn’t live without. Every-time someone wore non-matching clothes, it horrified him, no kidding! He knew it was his calling. But unfortunately, fashion was not a ‘Man’ thing for... Continue Reading →

Is success a straight line?

I don’t know, but I hope to come to a conclusion by the end of this article. Let me start by putting together the standalone meanings of ‘Success’ and ‘Line’. A line is a one-dimensional figure that extends infinitely in both directions. As for success, Oxford dictionary definition of it goes like this: The attainment... Continue Reading →

Self-worth

From the very beginning her fate they drewBut her dreams could fly who knew You are someone’s responsibility, she was always toldBut she got other plans, she is smart, she is funny, she got all gold She fought every man, every woman, every thought that resisted her pathShe is fierce, she is ambitious, she can... Continue Reading →

If Only…

If only I had turned off the main switch a little sooner, if only I avoided eating those chocolate chip ice creams in the middle of desperate nights, if only I had broken up before it got too late, if only we all listened to Mr. Bill Gates when he warned us of a pandemic... Continue Reading →

Illusion

In the unlikely event of an emergency, my mind wanders. In those heavy moments, where you can feel the rhythm of your heartbeat, I feel light. There is so much to life and yet it’s so meaningless as if we are all inanimate structures of a large establishment that no one cares about. We plan... Continue Reading →

Hope

A story from a long time back A girl, a tortoise, a train and a bag. She lived in the train, tortoise was her family The bag was a secret, she cared for dearly. Many came looking for her, but she was never found A mystery herself, living in a train, well it was never... Continue Reading →

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