Her Own Story : A Short Story

She stubbed out another cigarette in an already cramped ashtray. Even her ashtray had taken to the city life; cramped yet comforting. She was a storyteller; she always has been. Even in her day jobs, through illustrations in ads and posters, she was able to paint a story that would resonate with the people who…

You can choose to read this!

Last week, a strange turn of events and an overboard introspection rendered me jobless. I was out again, exploring. People have always been kind enough and were ready to hire me. But all of this, landed me with choices. And there’s this thing with me and choices, I don’t like ’em much. It’s not that…

My Experiments With Startups

This is funny. Me, sharing a funny meme – not surprising at all. What’s surprising is, a lot many people getting the meme and laughing about it. Start-ups have suddenly become the ‘cool’ thing to do. If I would have to draw the caricature of the coooooolest guy out there right now, it would be…

Road rage, Murder, Communalism, Immigrants or Plain Lawlessness?

The killing of Pankaj Narang in Delhi has shook many people at the same time. For some, the concern has been an upper caste Hindu killed by Muslims. For some, it is bothering because the killers are allegedly Bangladeshi immigrants. For me it is quite different and to understand why it is different, you need…

Jobs, Break-Ups and Both

Not long ago, I left a company I loved. Officially, I am out of there, but I still can’t get it out of my mind. To be honest, I miss it. Interestingly enough I realized, it feels an awful lot similar to a break-up. Extrapolating it to the break-ups, pink-slips and resignations in my short…

Zindagi : A Poem

A poem about how we miss the real pleasures that lie in small things while we are chasing life or the life is chasing us.

1.2 Billion People Killed V. Rohit

For all who have been living in a well or so busy in the rat-race, to care, this is the full transcript of the last letter written by V. Rohit, a Ph.D. scholar who killed himself on 18th January. Funny, it took me 3/4th of an article to figure out what his name was! All…

Arranged : A Short Story

“Arranged marriage? No way in hell!” Lata shrugged off the discussion in one swift blow. “I was just asking for your opinion! Aunty would bring it up someday.” Aditi continued. “You know, we have reached the ‘marriageable’ age.” She couldn’t keep the sarcasm to herself. “What is up with people? Didi is getting married; I…

How to Royally Screw-up Your Team (In Just 5 Steps)

Through my short and eventful career, I have been fortunate and unfortunate enough to work and observe different teams within an organization. I have witnessed people leading from the front, standing up for their guys and building up amazing teams. And then I have seen few royally screwing up. Since you can find innumerable literature…

The thing with books…

There is this thing about books — the common alterations used or any such demeaning word signifying it not being new, does not do justice to books. A book is never second hand or third hand or any number of hands you can mention. If a book has already been read by someone, it simply means, it…