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
I am one of those who likes the idea of reading books, but somehow, don’t really translate that into reality. As a child, I have read some of the Famous Fives, Secret Sevens, Nancy Drews and Hardy Boys but that’s that. Since then I have been less of a reader, which I am not proud about.
Once, I had recollected all the books I have read and listed them in a Facebook post as follows. Continue reading
As a part of my pledge to read more books this year, the first one I have read is Rafa. It’s such an exciting book, from such an amazing person and one of the best tennis player. The player in me resonates so much with Rafael Nadal, that it was more than pleasure to be reading the story of the legend. It made me recall my old tennis playing days and all the things that came along…
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
What does real togetherness mean to us? What is to be together and what is to be connected? Does being connected the same as being together? Do we really connect these days with others or do we really get together? These are the question a lot a us must ponder about at times, right? 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
Suppose a girl flirts with a boy, and the boy reciprocates by holding her hand, asking for more. Any of the following three cases may follow; 1) the girl might hold back his hand; 2) the girl might push his hand away; 3) the girl might have her hand held by him and do nothing. Continue reading
1. “Whatever Works”
I am a Woody Allen fan, and this is the title of one of his movies. I have also heard the reference of this phrase in some of his other movies too. It just suits a lot of situations you see. I am a relativist, I don’t believe in absolutism, every scenario, every situation is relative and its just about “Whatever Works” depending upon the situation, the people, the scenario and everything such. The reasons are what should make sense and hold value. Otherwise no situation is a right or wrong in itself, its whatever works. Like for example, a couple’s relationship stuff might sound weird to some, but its simply whatever works for the couple. Nothing else matters. Everywhere, it applies everywhere in my world. 😀 Continue reading