Why I Won’t be creating my Facebook ‘It’s been a great year’ Post

Facebook keeps telling me “Vinod, here’s what your year looked like!” Really…? And once I accept it, FB will relay to the world that “It’s been a great year for me” Facebook wants people to say that “It’s been a great year; Thanks for being Part of it” I am perfectly OK with the second part…. Thanking you all…

10 Things for us to Think and Do Everyday

Life is like playing cards, we have no choice on the hand being dealt, but we are in control of putting up the best game we can. If there were 10 things to think and do that can fit into an everyday routine… what would they be….? It is an interesting question and many would…

Resume Building and Jumping Ships

Earlier there was nothing called a resume building process that is tightly coupled with a person’s career. You finish education, get on the first job that comes and then retire from that job. Working for the Government and the private company was nothing different when it comes to the tenure you spend in a place….

Education, Career and Passion

If you started your career in India as I did in the early nineties people had two choices Computer and Non Computer and as I moved on the years I found several people who in spite of taking non computer streams of education ended up in the computer field. Having done electrical engineering I myself…

Doing something as your Life depends on it

This was what I learned when I started my professional career, told by someone as the definition for being a professional. Though over my career I have done several things both as if life depended on it and otherwise there was a stark different on the achievements and results. Obviously when my life depended on…

Failures are louder than Successes

I can remember much of my failures than my successes and if I take a tab the side of failures will far outweigh successes. Is that bad? I don’t think so. It is just that your failures are much more louder than your successes. Your failures will be more remembered and acknowledged by others than…

Converting some stress into an element of joy

One of the troubling tasks in life is to find ways to avoid stress and do something regularly that makes you happy. The catch is that some of these items in life that make you happy have an expiry date. One such item is the time you spend with kids because they grow up so…

What is your Response Time?

Response time make and break customer relationships. Not just customer relationships, but any relationships, be it professional or personal. But interestingly all non responses are not because of tight schedule or a because of being busy, sometimes they are intentional. Lack of knowledge on the responding side is a strong reason for non response to…

Learning without being Taught

I often joke saying “My Learning started after my formal education ended”. It is not all that wrong in my case because during formal education I felt I was mostly taught and learning happened as a result of being taught. But Life after the formal education was different, you had to take the initiative and…

Standing up after a Fall

It is important that you stand up every time you fall because falls are inevitable in life and for life to move on you need to be in a standing position. To avoid a fall you should always be lying down and you do that only when you are dead There is one more reason…

Rushdie, Freedom and Jaipur Lit Festival

When Salman Rushdie decided to pull out of the Jaipur Literary festival, seems like it shattered many hearts with people calling the action cowardly (even calling him a coward) and many telling that it is sad and it should not have happened. But is that really true? While it is true that the Government did…