Doing things that do not Scale

As a startup founder/ first employee, one of the biggest challenges is to get the initial traction, first few customers for your business etc. Generally, people get in a grove of doing things perfectly and always think of the future on how ideally things should work. This is where people get it wrong, during the … Continue reading Doing things that do not Scale

Don’t ridicule festivals, understand, adapt & move forward

Diwali is around the corner and yet again my news feed is full of articles, events, posts by liberals for celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali. I still remember my childhood when festivals like Diwali would mean all the market full of light and colorful diyas etc. There would be stalls all-round the market for sweets, and … Continue reading Don’t ridicule festivals, understand, adapt & move forward

An unsaid love story – to be or not to be?

Background Anil came from a small town has a gleam in his eyes to achieve something. Seeing the amount of freedom for the first time got him to another plane of living altogether. He did things like talking to girls, spending time with them, drinking etc. which he could only dream of a few days … Continue reading An unsaid love story – to be or not to be?

Why Indian parents want to get their children married badly?

Whatever I am writing here is crowd-sourced thoughts of my various conversations with my friends and parents and some of my own thoughts on why our parents want to get us married badly? Every time someone asked this question to their parent they would patiently tell the following with an example on each. You have … Continue reading Why Indian parents want to get their children married badly?

When I lost a great friendship?

Today morning it suddenly struck me as I was looking back at how things have unfolded in last 5 years. I realized that I lost few friendship in my journey till today but what I regret is that one friendship which I lost to ego, miss-communication, and lack of communication. This just got me thinking … Continue reading When I lost a great friendship?

Why I wake up at 3?

Waking up at around 3 and writing has become a habit for me now. It helps me to express my thoughts and help me introspect on things I would ignore during my day. Small things like conversations I had with someone over coffee, discussion on a problem statement etc. This is the time when the … Continue reading Why I wake up at 3?

Emotions in Emails makes them super effective

When someone says to you that the email communication should be personalized and must touch emotions. Everyone will say that it is obvious and everyone should do it. But what people end up doing is using mail merge to write people name and certain other details to personalize and that’s it. In a Harvard study, … Continue reading Emotions in Emails makes them super effective