Introspection & Retrospection

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

Books | Year Wise List

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

Aspire to Work For Sport

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

5 Phrases I Use In Almost All Situations :P

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