I have taken a pledge to read books this year. I am happy that I just completed the first one. It was a special book since it was from one of the most inspiring athletes, whom I have looked up to and whom I have also related to, in my tennis playing days: Rafael Nadal. I have written about the book here.
This post is more about what has been my key learning in the last 6 months, the first six months of my post-college professional working life, which this book (quite incidentally well timed) also very well aligns and resonates with. I am glad the validation (although there wasn’t any need for), if it had to come, came in through the tennis story of one of the best player ever. Continue reading
Getting inspired from my sister, I am writing this post to recall the year 2016. The idea is to pause for a while and think about the big and small moments that made me happy, or made me sad or just made me smile 🙂 Think about all those events and experiences that made me learn something new, gave me goosebumps and made me excited 🙂 Continue reading
I am going to present a story that holds very dear to me through this post.
I just graduated college (It’s a strange and different feeling, but I won’t go there). I officially have a degree now (not literally because there’s still some time in my convocation), but the effort and struggle is over. However I realize that the hard part has just begun. I remember a senior addressing our graduating batch on the recently organised “high tea” during the last days of college. He made us all aware about a very true fact that the path we traveled till now was a very well defined path and something that almost everyone follows. School and then college. But as soon as we step out from college, we get to own each and every decision and choice we make to develop and polish ourselves at the personal as well as professional level. We gotta explore and follow our true passions. And that’s not very easy, and at times it’s so damn hard. Continue reading
Hi People 🙂
I have been nominated by Bhakti for the 3 day Quote Challenge. 😀 Thank you for nominating me for this challenge. Here is a quote for the day-3 of the challenge, and here I am choosing a quote inspired from a few lines of a poem: Invictus by William Ernest Henley. I came across the quote in the movie Invictus.
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Hi People 🙂
I have been nominated by Bhakti for the 3 day Quote Challenge. 😀 Thank you for nominating me for this challenge. I read a hell lot of quotes and get inspired by them. However, the ones I am going to choose to share here are the ones that have stayed with me in my heart and don’t require me to look for them to recall them.
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* 10 Days | All Alone | 104 hrs in train | Beautiful Place | Amazing People | Different Work | Lots of Learning | Perspective | I Explored | I lived *
So, I recently got a chance to visit Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala for a field trip as a part of my summer research internship project related to public-police relationship with Rakshak Foundation. I had gone there precisely to study the applied models of community policing (The Janamaithri Suraksha Program and the Student Cadet Program). Continue reading
I am a god believing atheist. Sounds confusing? Of course it would sound confusing. But it should rather not sound confusing just because I have used an oxymoron but primarily because of the ambiguity involved in what it actually means to believe in God. It is something really hard to define. Continue reading
So I read this book called, “How To Be an Existentialist, or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses” by Gary Cox and I liked the book, hence I would like to give out a brief introduction about Existentialism in this post as I might later do another post on the takeaways from the book. Continue reading