Marriage is not a full-stop.

To your dreams. To your ambitions. To your goals. It’s not a dead-end, but it’s a bend in the road. A bend that’s worth taking for many of us. Home appliances, productivity hacks and microwave have freed up time, energy and sanity for a homemaker like never in the history of homemakers! There are too many excuses that you and I have heard from housewives. From orthodox in-laws, lack

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Because your work matters.

Now is a good time to fail! Failure isn’t fatal. Ship something small, test your idea and it’s perfectly ok if it fails! what better time than now when most people are quarantined? Further, send your work to people you trust and those that trust you back. Now, they have the time and space to give you worthwhile feedback, spread your work and cheer you on! During this quarantine,

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What will you go big on?

Many of us are blessed with additional time, resources and mind-space during the quarantine period. As people in your network pick various activities to keep themselves occupied, entertained and sane. A different approach may work for you. Instead of asking what all I can do to kill time, why not ask what can you go big on? What’s that one project, idea or initiative that you could dedicate the

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The magic of re-reading

Re-reading books is magical! Especially when you have scribbled notes along the margins, doodled on the edges and created one of a kind Mindmaps when you previously read it. You will get a new perspective even though the content of the book remains the same. Because you’ve grown, applied some learning’s from the book, the seeds which the book planted in you have acrospired. As we embark on a

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Skipping the basics

My generation has taken things for granted. Owning a vehicle seems ridiculous in the face of affordable vehicles that you can pick on the go, Buying wheat in the wholesale market, cleaning, grinding and storing is unheard of! You just head to the nearest big-box supermarket and buy Atta (wheat flour)! The work needed to prepare idli batter is unnoticed because of ready-to-cook batters. what does this mean to

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Reset.

“Don’t talk to strangers!” was apt for the 6-year-old you, it served in keeping you safe. Is it serving the 22-year-old you? At every bend of the road, you’d need to interact with strangers, make connections, collaborate and move things forward. Our caregivers never bothered to update the rules as we got old. fortunately, you have the resources, tools, techniques to unlearn these and imbibe ideas, perspectives and insights

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Start with the clock.

Does keeping your wall clock and wristwatch 5 minutes ahead help you reach on time? It’s a tactic done with a good intent yet every time you glance the time, You are aware that’s it’s ahead! Too often we trick our environments, gadgets, people secretly hoping we’ll fall for it as well. Yet, rarely does it happen. Why not face the time as is? No tricks, no tactics, no

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You can ask.

We have a culture where the act of asking is looked down upon. From folklore like ‘it costs nothing to ask’ to feeling less of oneself when asking. We’d prefer postponing important work, betting on our luck or even abandoning projects rather than taking the initiative to ask! Instead, let’s create an environment where asking has a connotation of increased respect, increase in capability ( 1+1>2) and a chance

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Podcast is an excuse.

For a fun, engaging and meaningful interaction. For connecting with individuals, achievers, change-makers that you look up to. For exploring a topic, issue or a problem’s possible solution! A podcast is a fantastic excuse.