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…

The Waiting Room : A Short Story

The hustling of trains, the shrieking voice of the Chaiwallah or the constant rumbling of hordes of people, all combined at once – nothing could break her concentration while she was into a book. A woman of almost 50 was lost deep into a paperback, without her knowing the world around and vice versa. It…

Religion, beliefs and coffee : A short story

“Done with the Darshan?”, He asked to start the conversation. “No, I don’t do it.”, She replied with a smile. She already anticipated a follow-up question. “Why?” “I am an atheist.” He was surprised to say the least. He kept on looking at her for more than what is considered as appropriate. In the midst…

A poetic affair : A short story

“Wow! I never knew you are a poet.” She exclaimed reading his bio on Quora. He had answered something about expressions, rhythm and poetry on the Q&A website. He didn’t even remember what he wrote. But that surprise brought a smile to his face as well. “I love poetry. I loved my literature classes due…

How The 50 Year Olds Are Adopting Technology

Yesterday, I booked a Uber cab. I used to be an Ola customer but switched because of the same reason I switched to Amazon from Flipkart – service. Anyways, this is not about either of them; this is about how the tech is conquering the world one person at a time. So, my Uber driver…