I can still remember the first time I almost got fired. Continue reading The Art of Ending a Business Relationship
Without her, I might have been swept up in a tide of eternal bachelorhood. She was my anchor, my home and my best friend. Continue reading The Withered Rose | A Story of Starting Over
I believe the true entrepreneurs are called; or should I say awakened. Continue reading What Maketh the Entrepreneur?
Why are we caught up in tolerating less than what we want; less than what we deserve; and less than what we are worth? Continue reading I Prioritise. I Commit.
Courtship. A period during which a couple develop a romantic relationship before getting married. But does courtship end once you’re officially together? How can it? Continue reading What Happened to Courtship? Musings from Our Modern World
What is my ideal day? Like all innocuous questions, it was easy to ask and difficult to answer. I think of all the things I love doing – like travelling, eating out and hiking – all of which are not possible right now because of the Coronavirus. Continue reading My Perfect Morning: harnessing the power of your imagination
Apprentice-style learn-by-doing is a trademark of Gujarati businesses. I had learnt under a master from the day I emerged from the womb. Business school felt trivial and theoretical in comparison. During my first year, I gave my lecturers a hard time by misbehaving and sleeping in class. My good grades came as a surprise to them. Who needs school when life is our best teacher? Continue reading The Journey from Bookkeeping to Poetry
I finally get up and get changed. Not that I had any interest in getting ready. I put on some casual pants and a shirt that I didn’t care much for. The thundered roared outside. I didn’t use to like rain much – but ever since my very first Chopda Pujan at Sri Mariamman Temple, I have a new found respect for rain. Mariamman – or Mother Mari – is the Rain Mother. She is a pre-Vedic Tamil folk goddess. In agricultural societies, abundance was contingent on adequate rainfall. Without rain, crops cannot grow healthy and strong. Continue reading Mother Mari’s Gift: A Story of Rain
Courtesy of the coronavirus, many of us are on lockdown – spending unprecedented hours at home. As someone that’s accustomed to being in professions where people are the heart of everything I do – this lockdown has urged me to slow down. To zone in and figure out what really matters to me. Continue reading The Art of Zoning In: the lockdown on quality time
Sometimes it takes a serious blast from the past to make you realise how far you’ve come from where you first started. Two nights ago, I unexpectedly found myself in Singapore’s Holland Village. I hadn’t been there in years – not since I was an accounting student. It was a popular date spot and I had many flashbacks of my life in my late teens. Continue reading The Fulfilment of a Dream