Why you consume but don’t contribute?

We are spoilt. The millennials have taken it for granted that music, movies, books, software programs are all for free. Making them pay for it is a daydream. someone offers it for free and then someone else and the chain doesn’t stop, benefitting the customers ( temporarily) but bankrupting the creators, musicians, artists, coders. You can’t automate these; systems can be built around it but humans and their creation

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What do you do?

An open-ended question which usually gets a response of – ”I study X at Y or I work in Z” Actually, You do A LOT of things. Why bracket one among the many? What if we answered differently? I am passionate about business and startups; I love painting and reading books; I am a movie buff, and I also study X at Y. Sprinkle it with your hobbies, interests,

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What are you paying for?

Knowledge has no price. You pay for the infrastructure, the professor’s time, the facilities made available by the institute. But you also end up paying for the brand, funding their future-infrastructure and the time that you are not utilising the resources (Holidays, breaks, internships, etc.) Then, if the university decides to take a new turn, it must be willing to change what it charges. If they are going digital

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Mastery or just a masters degree?

Study well, get good grades, land a job and you are settled for life is no longer true. Even if the equal pay gets implemented. There are no more guarantees. It’s easy in the present to get away with it. Everybody is winging it, why should You add the extra effort? Why skip a few movies, shows, events so You can work towards this? What if You fail? What

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Worthwhile

There are projects where you can cut, edit, paste and you get away with it. Then there are those that make you think, explore and grow. Meaningful work rarely happens easily, quickly, or effortlessly. Failure, roadblocks, dead ends are part of it. In a market or a classroom where everybody else is doing the same, you are invisible! The next time when your boss or professor announces an assignment.

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Where did your friends go?

The millennials were obsessed over Orkut a few years ago, then the craze shifted to Facebook and Twitter, which is fading and now most spend their time on Instagram and Snapchat. Other niche networks also flourished along – Tumblr, Pinterest, Medium and many more. What made you move from one platform to another and start over (literally) again?! That’s a question that has intrigued my friends and me. It’s

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Success is the best insurance.

Buy vehicle insurance before banging into something. Buy health insurance before bingeing on junk and colas, buy home insurance before the next ‘natures-act’. Playing cautiously, preparing for the worst case scenario is fine. What is your insurance, though? Your certificate from a fancy college, A reputable last name, a network of friends, past work, skills sets? You can buy insurance to preserve your present, but how do you build

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Distract or dedicate yourself.

What do you do when you have nothing to do? A few free minutes between meetings, moments when the professor is taking attendance, while someone is driving you around. These are spaces where you can choose to focus on something small that adds up. I used to read a book a week by utilising 5 min every lecture-hour when the professor was marking attendance, I would network with new

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The rush.

Emergency and urgency form potent formulae to drive one’s hormones. The real question then becomes, who’s triggering this urgency? Your boss? Your professor? Somebody else? Or you? The one that triggers it, is usually the one that benefits most from it.You need to move towards creating such urgency in yourself. Without it, your ignition keys are with someone else, they may not have your best interests at heart. The

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