• Learning

    What’s the best summer internship you’ve ever had?

    Let me take you back to the time when I experienced a unique opportunity. Back when I was pursuing my Master’s in Marketing, the talk of the town was the elusive Summer Internship. I’ll admit, I was feeling quite anxious as I was yet to secure a position. Unlike some of my peers, I hadn’t landed any leads, and the pressure was building. In our institute, students were responsible for finding their own internship opportunities, and I was doing my best, but luck seemed to be avoiding me. Then, like a stroke of serendipity, it all changed. Merely a week before the summer break, a few companies came to our…

  • Creator's Cassette Podcast

    Creator’s Cassette

    Hello and Welcome to Creator’s Cassette with me Pushpak Pawar. Creator’s Cassette is all about getting to know the Millennial Creators and artists in different fields. Knowing how they became a creator, their life journey and finding out some fun facts. The idea is that eventually you get to learn something new from this person. Enjoy the show! You can listen to my podcast on following platforms.

  • Lifestyle

    How Being Proud of Bad Habits Works Against Us

    Hello there, here I am. Back writing after 4 months. Now you may ask why I was not writing for these last 4 months. Well the answer is I was literally becoming the victim of my own bad habits. Although, I did not stop writing completely. I was writing for myself in a journal to get clarity of thoughts. Something we all should try. Especially when you are overwhelmed with multiple options available in front of you and the decision-making is tough. Anyway, back to this topic. I read an amazing book called ‘Atomic Habits‘ by James Clear. It is the #1 New York Times bestseller and it clearly deserves…

  • Learning

    How a Simple Course on Voice Over Changed My Life

    It was the month of March in 2016 and I was on an official trip to Bangalore. 2 days of work was finally over and I was waiting at the Bangalore Airport lounge for my flight back to Pune. Due to my marketing profession, I normally travel for 3 to 5 days in a month, and naturally end up spending a lot of time at airports. Bangalore Airport lounge is one of the best in India, and I love spending time there. In fact, most of the times, I reach the airport a little early so that I can spend some good time at the lounge. It was one of…

  • Relationships

    What I Learnt in My First Year Being a Father

    2nd April 2020 was the date when I became a father to my gorgeous angel Ira. Now if you observe the date closely, this was the exact period when the pandemic had made its roots pretty strong in India. This was the exact week when nationwide lockdown was announced. We had not even realized yet, how big all this was going to be. Since it was a pre-planned delivery, I had to take all the prior permissions from authorities and police station so that we could reach the hospital without any hassle. Honestly, the lockdown worked in my favor immensely. In normal scenario, I would have taken merely 2 weeks…

  • Life Purpose

    Don’t Make Your Goals Rely on External Factors

    I had spoken about goals in my first ever blog. It was more about turning goals into your life purpose. Recently, when I read some more stuff on this topic, I thought I should share some more insights with you. Author Cal Newport has written a nice book called ‘Deep Work’. Deep Work teaches how to develop your focus and resist distractions. In this book, he primarily states the two types of work on which we spend our daily time on – Deep Work and Shallow Work. Deep work is something which is focused, uninterrupted and undistracted, which extracts breakthrough outcome. The best ideas and the most meaningful progress comes…

  • Lifestyle

    Make Your Weekends Feel Longer without Magic

    It was 8 am on a Monday. I opened my laptop to start my day and pressed the power button. Just before the Windows 10 logo appeared on the screen, a sudden thought crossed my mind. “Am I really opening my laptop after a weekend?”, Because it did not feel like that at all. It was more surprising because I had not worked on either Saturday or Sunday. It took me 3 series of weekends, before I found my answer. I never had a Saturday off during my entire school life. It used to be full day school on Saturday and then I used to come home literally dancing in…

  • Friendship

    How to Remain in Touch with Your Friends : Practical Tips for 2023

    I don’t know if you have heard of the book named ‘Top Five Regrets of the Dying’ by author Bronnie Ware. According to Bronnie Ware and based on his systematic research, there are five most common regrets shared by people who are nearing death. And those 5 regrets are the following. “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.” “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.” “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.” “I wish that I had let myself be happier.” Now if you read the point no.…

  • Productivity

    How My Love Affair Started with Productivity

    It was 7:00 am in the morning and I woke up without the alarm. Normally I do not need the morning alarm but I anyway use it, just to be on the safer side. I opened my eyes with a sigh because it was a Saturday. More so because I had to finish a lot of personal tasks and had only this weekend in hand. Morning became afternoon and I was still on my ‘To Do’ list, trying to figure out which task should I take on priority, because everything seemed ‘Urgent’ and ‘Important’. Frustration started increasing every hour because I was so determined to finish the work as per…

  • Learning

    Convenience Learning has got a new fan. That’s me!

    You have to give it to Instagram and their ad targeting. Sometimes it works like magic. Something similar happened with me recently. I have been an Android phone user since start and somehow I resonate better with the Google ecosystem. Yes, we all know that unlike Apple, Android users are more like an ‘open book’ for the advertisers. But somehow it worked in my favor. I believe, that if the companies know you better and are able to target you with right products and services, there is nothing wrong in that. Ultimately, whether to buy that product or service is completely your choice. But at least you’ll have a choice!…