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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