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A New Home

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:56:26 +0000

Sukshma now has a new home. It’s no longer hosted on and is now self-hosted. I did it because I think being able to say whatever it is you want to say, without ads, without the constraints of some corporation is more valuable than ever. That leaves me with another question – What do … Continue reading A New Home

Perseverance, or the Art of Just Not Giving Up

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:20:17 +0000

At today’s deAsra Foundations’ Entrepreneur Excellence awards, Sonali and Anand Deshpande shared 5 ingredients that they believe were instrumental in Persistents’ remarkable success. They are dream and dream big; create your team, you must know you can’t do it alone; focus; be ethical and lastly persist. These are certainly great ingredients for me to take back with … Continue reading Perseverance, or the Art of Just Not Giving Up

Enthusiasm Behind Perseverance

Fri, 05 May 2017 03:04:24 +0000

Mathieu Ricard’s notes on perseverance at meditation encouraged me to write about the examples of people around me transforming enthusiasm into perseverance. At work, I have a colleague who’s now completed more than 2 decades as a founder, CEO of the same company. I had the good fortune of spending an entire day watching him work. His pitch … Continue reading Enthusiasm Behind Perseverance

Meditation Over Time

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:28:40 +0000

For the few who’re keen on learning about my continuing meditation practice. Through 2016 I was not very serious about my meditation practice. I’ve recovered lost momentum since the beginning of this year. I was reintroduced to practice right after I met a friend of my brother. Let’s call him Steve. Steve stays in Bangalore … Continue reading Meditation Over Time

Political Suicide?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:32:10 +0000

Demonitisation day #5. Doubts about the thoughtfulness and preparation behind the move have been widely cited. The system is beginning to appear stretched. FirstPost and Mint present a fairly balanced view of the repercussions of demonitisation. Given the logistical nightmare, and the 100 percent chance that this will result in sheer chaos, anarchy and anger his vote base (since … Continue reading Political Suicide?

Cashless India in a Single Day

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:00:21 +0000

8th November ended like any other day. I’d just gotten home from work. My father called me. Excitedly he told me that our PM, Narendra Modi had recalled 500 and 1,000 denomination notes. I responded that it’s probably a hoax and switched to youtube to check just in case. It was true. A number of my colleagues who I … Continue reading Cashless India in a Single Day

Reciprocity: Simplifying Business Networking

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 05:19:45 +0000

A little and a lot, both can be said about business networking. To write about the little is to summarise all the many little things I’ve learned over the last 9 years. Its quite simple that every business conversation starts with give and take. As a novice I’ve found learning this simple protocol to be long and confusing. A … Continue reading Reciprocity: Simplifying Business Networking

Is the thinking mind a Mirror or a Whiteboard?

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:54:41 +0000

I do enjoy pondering on the attributes of the thinking mind. What is the thinking mind? What’s the purpose of the thinking mind? What is the nature of thought? If we wanted to understand the biological content that makes thoughts possible, where should one look for it? Questions go on endlessly. One fundamental question I … Continue reading Is the thinking mind a Mirror or a Whiteboard?

A clutch of thoughts with no specific objective

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:03:33 +0000

A few thoughts on achievement. It’s a good idea to aspire to achieve. On achieving whatever it is that you desire, it’s certainly possible to lose connection to the emotional content of your work. For instance, it’s never easy to come in every day with a smile. I’m fortunate to know of a few rare, exceptional people who can do that. … Continue reading A clutch of thoughts with no specific objective

My Experience: Startup Leadership Program 2015

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:36:46 +0000

After what has been a while, I’ve put thoughts down on paper. I decided to write about my experience attending SLP Pune 2015. It was in the nick of time too. Admissions to the next SLP batch close on 15 August 2015. In a way, I’m glad SLP came along when it did. Mid-way through … Continue reading My Experience: Startup Leadership Program 2015