• 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…

  • 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!…

  • Life Purpose

    Struggling to find your life purpose? Welcome to the club!

    Life Purpose’ as a word sounds so heavy when you hear it. Most of the times we do not explore this topic because these concepts look very scary from outside. But when you give some amount of time to think about it, you will realize that life purpose is an overrated word. Today, internet has confused us with too much of unnecessary information. You often see those typical ‘inspirational quotes’ on Instagram Stories, ’10 ways to find your life purpose’ types of videos on YouTube or some random Albert Einstein quotes shared by your uncle on WhatsApp (with a good morning greeting). The problem is, all these words are used…