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Thought for the day

July 14, 2014 Leave a comment

You can never be a salesman until you accept routine failure as a part of the job description

– Me

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Carpe Fatum

November 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Wake up.

Open your eyes, and look inside.

Recognize who you are, and accept your strengths. Seize your dreams.

And don’t worry about what the world feels – they are your dreams. Not for anyone else’s consumption – solely yours.

Wake up, Neo.

A tough choice

February 1, 2013 3 comments

Should you do:

  1. What you want to do?
  2. What you think your audience wants you to do?
  3. What your audience actually wants?

It’s a tough choice, isn’t it? I think the best thing that can happen is for #1 and #3 to coincide.

My fingers are crossed.

Questions

November 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Can I? Yes, of course. No doubt about it.

Will I? Not so sure, actually.

Un Momento

October 15, 2012 3 comments

I got down from the bus, crossed the street, and started to walk towards my apartment. I took the shortcut between the B and C buildings, but instead of going towards the water fountain, I kept going straight around the shade tree. As I turned left, a stray ray of sun hit my eye, and I turned to look.

The setting sun was peeking through the two buildings, and the leaves were shimmering with a brilliant shade of yellow. The grass around the tree was strewn with fallen leaves, and there were three ducks swimming in the water. In an instant, my mind was divided in two – one part of me wanted to run to the apartment, get the camera and shoot this magnificent spectacle. The other part said – will it still be this enchanting when you are back with the camera? Probably not. So it’s better if you just stand here for 10 mins and watch it until it lasts.

As I wrestled between these two thoughts, I finally found middle ground. No doubt, the moment would be lost by the time I came back with my camera. But at the same time, if I stayed there till dark then my memory would get distracted by the beauty of darkness too.

So I stood there for two minutes, took in the whole scene, and walked home with a memory of a beautiful fall sunset.

Much Ado About Nothing

August 29, 2012 2 comments

A month ago, 13 people interviewed me for a position. One of the questions that they asked was “why are you interested in this job?”

“Because it will be a career-changer for me,” I explained.

That’s right – a career changer. That’s the reason why I decided to renege on my earlier decision. That’s the reason why, 2 days ago, I entered a taxi cab alone while my family bid me adieu.

33 hours and over ten thousand miles later, I disembarked in Denver.┬áMy nose wasn’t bleeding due to the altitude – probably because I am no stranger to this city. A part of her always stays with me.

When I got off the shuttle, it was drizzling and the air was brimming with the scent of the fresh rain. But I was not as happy about it as I would normally be – I had left my heart behind in Mumbai.

Deja vu

August 12, 2012 6 comments

It was confirmed last week – I have to go to Denver once again. Within 3 months, I will know whether I have to come back to India for good (yet again), or if we all need to stay in the US for another 5 years or so.

I know. It’s not what we wanted – but then you can only resist so much…

So I accepted the news, kept a straight face, and came back home to another Deja vu.