Interruptions are the modern day reality of “work.” Most of the times when you say you are working, you are actually trying to work, but getting interrupted by twenty different types of distractions. Your phone just buzzed…again. Someone needs you to send them an invoice. You spilled your coffee…
Entrepreneurs face the biggest challenge when it comes to time hijacking! Perhaps because they need to keep tabs on everyone and everything, and in the super long list of To-Do’s, many to-dos never get done, or keep getting copied to the list from one day to the next.
As an entrepreneur…
Failure sucks. Success is glamorous. Therein starts the problem.
Everyone wants the mythical “Midas touch” — everything they touch should turn to gold. We want a magic spell to success. We spend days and nights dreaming about being the next “icon,” the next celebrity. All fantasies of the future revolve around earth shattering success trailing behind us wherever we go. That’s all we can talk about all the time. But there’s a catch.
We want only success. We loath failure.
Which is why we need to talk about failure. And when I say “talk,” I mean literally. We need to…
Social media emerged out of a few needs of humans, which were not yet tapped — the need to share their thoughts, and the need to connect with each other. That’s exactly why it became successful with very little effort.
In its initial days, I remember Facebook undergoing multiple face-lifts, each more hideous than the previous one, but people stuck around, just because they enjoyed sharing their vacation photos, their funny stories, whining about their jobs with people they knew in one place, unlike the limits imposed by emails. …
Break the rules. Break the bonds. Dance to your own tune. Whatever you do, don’t conform. Stand out.
Welcome to a world where rebellion is the norm. Conformity is the disease. This is a lopsided, cracked world, where a break from conformity gets automatically translated to rebellion & “liberalism.”
Liberalism is a mainstream thought process. It is neither good, nor bad. It is limited & has no permanent solutions.
While it is reasonable to rebel against an imposition, a forced ideology, or a forced belief, the reasonability ends there.
It is important to understand that rebellions fail and do not…
If you have ever visited India and taken a ride in an autorickshaw, you will be able to identify with this scenario: You haggle for going where you want to go. The auto driver is mumbling and grumbling under his breath. He starts the auto with a sudden lurch. He brakes and speeds up every 2 minutes. Your back is already feeling the agony from the speed bumps lifting you in air every 10 minutes. And then, at a traffic signal, he switches off the ignition, and when the lights go green, the auto just won’t start. The autowala assures…
If a woman has been sexually molested, it is a problem. But that is only the first problem statement.
An even bigger problem is why she was molested or assaulted, what do we define as sexual misconduct, and how do we know who is speaking the truth?
Why did it take so long for our civilized world to wake up to the reality of this menace which has been scarring the lives of so many women?
Whenever human beings do not address their deep lack of fulfillment, it devours their life in some other way — addiction, sexual depravity, violence…
I saw a post going around on social media some time ago, asking what is the most useful thing for any photographer, at any given place and time.
I saw many people answer with “camera”, “eyes”, “brain” etc etc.
My answer was an empty mind.
If we just rewind back a few decades and go back to the world of film cameras just for the sake of drawing an analogy, what happens to a photograph that is taken on a film that is already finished?
It overwrites on an existing image and both become trash. What happens to a music…
Look at those eyes…
Getting a kitten isn’t like shopping, or buying a toy or a laptop or anything else you’ll ever imagine.
Adopting a kitten is something life-changing.
I knew I wanted one, and I knew I wanted to love someone unconditionally, even if I didn’t know what that meant. So I set a strong intention for it…and it happened, after 3.5 weeks of back & forth.
These are 5 ways in which I changed, as a person, atleast a little bit, in 5 days since I got my baby:
I always thought of myself as a caring person…
If you are a designer, you’ve been there.
“So what are you looking for in your design?”
“Oh, I want it to look nice. Really nice. You know?”
You gape and want to shout “NO! I DON’T know!” but stay respectfully silent because that shit won’t get you anywhere. You inwardly say “LOL!”
Good design is a habit. It is not even as much a skill as a habit. …
You are a human being, not a dog looking for a bone.
One of the biggest myths sold to us by “people” is that you got to have one passion and keep at it, like some sort of a pyramid you need to build, and then feel grumpy and give it up anyway, looking like a failure to all those who care.
You know what I call that? Gift wrapped balderdash.
Your passion is anything that doesn’t tire you or bore you.
Needless to say, it can be more than one!
If you restrict yourself to only one passion, it…