Lost between your lens and their eyes.

Do you speak for the camera or the real people on the other side of the machine? Most are not trained to look at a camera lens and speak as if it doesn’t exist. And, when you look at the audience on the screen and speak, you fail to establish an audience connection because you are looking down. The dilemma of today’s digital speaker is whether to look into

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Vulnerable.

We are encouraged to speak only what’s required, share what’s asked and keep up a facade. Being vulnerable is exactly the opposite. It entails speaking what you always wanted to share, risking over-sharing and tearing apart the facade only to reveal the person you always were! What if we as a culture supported, encouraged and celebrated those courageous enough to challenge the status quo, be raw, real and vulnerable?

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Use distractions wisely.

Distractions are a soft target. Behaviour that you can blame, a crutch you can get away with, an excuse that you can hide behind. But, distractions could be purposeful, fun and valuable for you. Now is a good time to dedicate your distraction towards your goals and dreams. Movies that you can learn from, books that lend you a new perspective, podcasts that inform you and so much more!

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Binge and step-back.

The problem with binge-watching is there’s no space to process what you’ve just seen. Even before you form thoughts and opinions about the show, the comments and reviews influence you, the next episodes begins playing and you lose the chance. If you are going to make your entertainment profitable, you’ll need to take the time and make the space to think through, process and dive deeper into what you

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Designed against you.

Many apps are designed to hook you up. The 5 seconds decision window that you get at the end of a YouTube video, the auto-play of next episodes on Amazon prime or the endless music playlist by Resso’s algorithm. These are designed to work. Just not for you. Because it’s hard to turn away and focus on something that isn’t calibrated to hook you up, tug at your emotions

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Follow the book’s trail.

Imagine this, when one writes a book, she deeply reads and thinks through multiple books before making an opinion and building on to it. Sort of climbing the giants before her to get a farther view! The books which the book you are presently reading leads to is fascinating! Follow the trail. What an effortless, insightful and immediate curation. An invitation, if you will. To dig deeper into the

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Binding a culture.

Culture is held together with the activities it shares. When the world ceases to be your locality you revert to the neighbours that always lived in your locality but we’re at the edge of your reality. Activities like lighting a Diya, clapping together are becoming the bonding force, the conversation spark, the common ground through which we feel one. Though we are divided by the pandemic, we are united

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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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