Life is like a highway. Irrespective of how fast we run, there always be people ahead of us. Irrespective of how slow we run, there always be people behind us. It’s pointless competing with others on a highway Compete we must, but with self, not others!
Yellow Fever Vaccine I begin my much awaited journey to Savannah of Kenya in few hours. I cannot but start this journey without writing my experience in Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai. As I went about planning this solo trip over the last couple of months, the only thing that bothered me was the Yellow Fever […]
I got few angry messages after I posted a blog ‘Is quitting an easier option for women’ Several expressed anguish at my inability to understand the predicament of women who had to drop out. They felt that it’s easier for someone like me to talk.. someone who has not faced challenges or failures like them, […]
Thanks to my colleagues & friends who shared their thoughts on my last post Is quitting an easier option for women, I feel encouraged to launch this online qualitative study. Women do not vanish from workforce suddenly. They slowly trickle out, drop by drop, across management levels (including senior). Worldwide, organizations are focusing on enhancing […]
It’s disheartening to see professionally qualified women drop out of workforce, specially after pursuing career for decades. Why do they quit? Is it lack of grit, determination, adaptability? Or is it something else? I spoke to few women who left workforce after reaching mid or senior level. These women did not quit for personal reasons […]
“Gosh! This project is driving me nuts” cried Sonia. “Things seem to be constantly changing, I rarely have information to make a sane decision. Even my boss doesn’t have answers to most of my questions. What do I do?” For most people, ambiguity is not just frustrating, it is deeply frightening. What is ambiguity? In […]
“I don’t agree, this is not the best way to solve the problem” “I know you want me to do it, but I don’t want to because ….” These are snippets of my conversation with my son. This is not unique! Similar conversations are happening between parents and children across families in India. There is […]