5 Books to Read to Live the Best version of Your Life

Books find you when they do. There are books that have been lying on my shelves for years together and then suddenly one day I pick something up and start reading. As I am growing older, I have started believing that books call out to you when you are ready for them. I am going…

The top 5 mistakes I made in my first year as an entrepreneur

I stopped prioritising my health. Prior to being my own boss, I worked at an MNC. Five days a week, I worked out with crazy dedication. I invested in the right proteins, an appropriate gym and the right trainer. For me it wasn’t an expense, it was an investment. The first year of being out…

How can you elevate your craft?

From times immemorial, ever since the formal schooling system has been in place, we have always been pegged at how great or not we are in a classroom. So if you were like me, you probably had a rank in class. A rank in the subjects that you studied and then overall. Throughout your school…

Self Worth doesn’t need external validation. Here’s why.

A lot of people don’t look at you the way you look at them. These could be the ones closest to you too. It could be a parent, a sibling, a significant other, a best friend. They don’t see you in the light that you see yourself. And that’s okay. It makes you feel anguished,…

If good habits are so good for us, why don’t they stick?

Often enough times we don’t even know we are operating based on assumptions. They are so intrinsic, intuitive and pathological that they resonate with clear logic to us. We have all been conditioned a certain way as a result of our upbringing. That upbringing has tinted the world in a certain way. We operate on…

Why am I compelled to write?

As a professional it is easy to get drawn into the race. You want to be more, to earn more, to be promoted more often and so unknowingly you start playing to the race. You follow the rules of the race. You try to beat others at the game. Soon you lose sight of what…

What does the past teach us about the future?

History tells us a lot about what to expect in the future. Funny it is, isn’t it? That the past gives a view of what the future will hold. From the beginning of time, we have seen how homes are built. The mother is the primary caregiver, and the father is the primary bread winner….

The finality of an escape

For as long as I can remember I have had body image issues, sometimes compounded by well wishers and parents. In an effort to get me to a healthier lifestyle or to look a certain way that was more acceptable in society, they undermined my self worth. And it has taken me a large part…