A Portfolio Life

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login  “I lead a portfolio life” is my response to the question, “What do you do now?” It invariably draws a …

Cerebral Palsy to Writing!

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login ‘An aspiring academician acting as an administrator by accident’, is how I describe myself today. At the age of eight …

A Bumpy Ride with Cerebral Palsy

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login A Bundle of Contradictions I was a runaway topper in school, college and university, but when it came to my …

Myth to Reality of being an Author

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login I began writing when I translated Ranjit Desai’s short stories (they never got published, though!) Ranjit Desai is one of …

An accidental Author

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Writing: Destiny or Choice? I am an accidental writer. Authorship may have been ordained, but never planned. Though I had …

World Television Day

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Has Television lost its purpose? The year 2020 marks the 30 years of one of the best Television shows ever …

A part Author

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login   A part Author – A story of Partition I was at a much delayed 40th birthday celebration in Goa …

Meet the Astrologer

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login His job at stake? Thanks to the internet and tweets from some celebrities, our neighborhood astrologer in Gomti Nagar of Lucknow became an overnight …

Purpose of Writing

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Did you always want to be an author? How did the transition from the corporate world happen? Circa 1998. I …

Collaborate to Compete

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Collaborate to Compete conversation with Sanjiv Aiyar, President Pan IIM Alumni Singapore “Collaborate, Connect & Change” sums up Sanjiv Aiyar’s …

The Quietest Hour

Reading Time: 6 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login There have been a few rare moments in my life until now when people have asked me to dish out …

The Fallacy of Sunk Cost

Reading Time: 6 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login In business, a sunk cost is any cost that has already been paid or incurred and cannot be recovered. This …

Midlife Crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login I had never really understood this concept of middle age blues till, of course, I hit middle age myself. Isn’t …

Freedom and Women

Reading Time: 6 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login What does freedom mean to you as a woman? Freedom can not be achieved unless the women have been emancipated …

Independence from Chasing Grades

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login “Do not study to be successful, study to better yourself. Do not chase success; instead, target excellence and success will …

I want my Independence

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login I want my Independence I want to be able to buy gifts for my dear ones on birthdays I want …

Grades do not exist in the real world

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Probably it is school where I have felt every emotion of happiness, sadness, curiosity, anxiety, jealousy, success and failure.  It …

Beyond Grades

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login What’s the purpose of education? Why are millions of rupees spent each year on the schooling of a child? The …

Toppers are born or made?

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Much more precious than those few moments of success, are those innumerable moments of the journey to the goal; those …

Being a Board Topper

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login If I were to name my happiest, most fearful and the most exciting memory, it would be in school. I …

Money grows on tree?

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login When I was growing up my parents often told me that money doesn’t grow on tree. I sort of disagreed …

Break free, be you

Reading Time: 6 minutes Break free, be you In business, a sunk cost is any cost that has already been paid or incurred and cannot be recovered. This money is now gone and cannot …

The genesis of Knowledge

The genesis of Knowledge

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week I wrote about how Knowledge will fail you. After I wrote that, I was having a discussion with a classmate from my MBA program on what next to write on …

Knowledge will fail you!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Knowledge will fail you when you need it the most! Have you ever blanked out in an exam? Forgotten the formula you so diligently memorized? Had a tied tongue in …

Why this ego? – Part 1: Time

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Quite often when we achieve something which is slightly above average (be it wealth, fame, intelligence or beauty) a sense of …

What is your duty?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week I wrote about doing one’s duty. An interesting question came from Rastra Kunwar- How do you know what your duty is? This question is quite relevant because very often we perform our roles but not …

Do your Duty

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do your Duty In my school I read a story “Sanyansi” (The Hermit). The video version of this story written by famed Hindi writer Sudarshan may be accessed here. The story starts with …