My life, my way #FlashFiction

The skyscrapers terrified me as a newbie, its a lonely life here. Plenty of money, luxuries, everything except for love and laughter they said. As you move higher, the lonelier you will get. Is it worth it, I thought a thousand times as I saw the flashy suits and wondered what was hidden beneath the… Continue reading My life, my way #FlashFiction

Count your blessings- here is what the pandemic taught me

In mid March, it seemed like the worst nightmare ever and one that dint look like its ending. Work from home was not fun, I missed dressing up, putting on make up, my shoes and driving to work. I had just moved closer to my workplace and was looking forward to the flexibility of travelling… Continue reading Count your blessings- here is what the pandemic taught me

Work from home- Yea or Nay #CoronaDays

In early March when we had almost no clue of the drama that would unfold in the next month, I was glancing through the newspapers which carried articles of work from home. Many IT companies had started split operations and there were pictures of a woman chopping veggies as she sat beside her laptop and… Continue reading Work from home- Yea or Nay #CoronaDays

Week 1 of Self isolation- Not all is dark

It came like a typhoon and made us realise we are human, we are vulnerable. It takes a few moments to turn life topsy turvy. Last Monday, I went to work as usual after a 3 day vacation only to realise we were moving into split team operations- Team A and Team B where Team… Continue reading Week 1 of Self isolation- Not all is dark

Promotion and Life lessons

4 February 2020 is a day I was looking forward to since quite some time. I had hoped this would have been 2019 as I had earnestly worked towards my goal and expected I will get promoted in 2019 but things did not work out in my favour. It seemed almost impossible to wait another… Continue reading Promotion and Life lessons

Equality in true sense- are we really there?

I had the opportunity of attending a fireside chat with one of our senior women Managing Directors on Friday. Now I have always spoken about the lack of women role models in the corporate world and I am a firm believer that every woman needs her kin. While there are fantastic male role models and… Continue reading Equality in true sense- are we really there?

And then she triumphed- A true Career Comeback story

Almost a year ago I wrote a piece about 2 women– both of whom had taken a career break and were eager to get back to work. For one, the transition was smooth but for the other it was rocky terrain. Finding a job itself was the biggest obstacle. This article was widely read and… Continue reading And then she triumphed- A true Career Comeback story

Aspiring to reach the C-suite- here is why you should not give up comrade

The Economic Survey 2018 had some startling data on gender gap in labour force participation. The gap is more than 50 percent points which is much higher than under developed countries like Rwanda. Despite educational gains, the labor force participation rate for women in 2017 was 28.5%  (compared to 82% for men). By 2027 the working-age population in India… Continue reading Aspiring to reach the C-suite- here is why you should not give up comrade

My Word of the Year 2019: Hiatus #WOTY

Does it sound strange to talk about “Hiatus” or “Pausing”as my word of the Year when everyone’s talking about chasing their dreams, going out and getting what you desire. And thats exactly the kind of person I am. The ambitious , front bencher who will raise her hand first ( read Hermoine in class). The… Continue reading My Word of the Year 2019: Hiatus #WOTY

The monotony of life-is there a way to break it? #MondayMusings

The same routine day on day- “9-10 hours spent at work, the same meetings, emails, escalations, month ends for those in Finance, the drudgery of a daily job. The same politics, year end appraisals, bonus and hike which more often seem measly.” The rut of this daily life can sometimes be overwhelming. I am passionate… Continue reading The monotony of life-is there a way to break it? #MondayMusings