I'm 40 years old. Last few years have been a struggle. Financially I've been close to ruin, which in turn took it's toll on me personally. I was in despair and blamed my 'bad luck'. I blamed some people for the situation I was in.
I became a person I couldn't recognise. My family life suffered, I indulged myself in immense self pity and guilt. Started drinking excessively on occasion, and then more frequently. The downward spiral was at it's peak, all that was left was to…Continue
'What do you want to become', 'Where do you see yourself five years down the line'; 'Why do you want this job'; 'Why would you like to become an entrepreneur'; 'Why did you chose this field; - These are variations of the same question, and somehow the answer to this determines the starting point for everyone.
We are human beings, we make mistakes; some are able to correct them sooner, and some take their own sweet time. For instance, when we were small we had a limited exposure to…Continue
When you have an idea you proud of, its more satisfying when you have a team that delivers it.
Feels good to create a property of pride that's important to every Indian.
Your values are a reflection of the country you live, represent and build for tomorrow. Respect your vote as much as you want the country to respect you.
Forefingerfirst.com is a compilation of manifesto issues of all…Continue
On 6th of April’14, The Undertaker's [Undefeated] Streak of 21-0 came to an end at WWE’s yearly event - WrestleMania 30 (it’s been going on for the past 30 years), now resting(in peace) at 21-1.
Till now, he had won 21 times and lost none of his fights in this yearly event
The reaction of the fans was a complete and utter silence followed by sheer dis-belief that they have witnessed the…Continue
What's in a name?
We all have heard this umpteenth number of times? Many times we have even wondered whether this really is true or not and whether this holds in all situations.
Depends.... that may be our conclusion in most cases. But today with the election fever on a high all around our country, I felt like pondering over this phrase all over again.
We all, as responsible citizens of India, should vote and we will do so.
But whom will we vote for?
A short trip to mountains last week made me realise “How mountains can teach us so much and specially can teach us Heaps in the area of Personal Finance management.” Sharing five things that I found that one could relate to:…Continue
Added by Gurleen Kaur on April 8, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Among all Govt/semi Govt organizations I know, DMRC is among the most professionally managed ones. Below two incidents explains why I feel so. Its perhaps a lesson for many start-ups.
1st Incident : Sikandarpur Metro Station, Gurgaon
On my way to caching a metro for Delhi, I saw a strange thing, which is not actually strange if put in Indian context, see below image.…
Read some beautiful lines recently by Scottish poet Robert Burns...
"The best laid schemes of Mice and Men
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
Added by Amish Mody on April 4, 2014 at 12:11am — No Comments
That's what happens, whenever I see anyone shaking their head as a blatant non approval of me, my bizarre ideas and the absolute confidence with which I add 2+2 as 5!
But being a rebel is supposed to be cool, isn't it? The thought of proving everyone wrong and emerging a super hero at the end of all the struggle keeps all of us moving, right? I guess my problem is bigger - I never forget. I do not forget the good, the bad and the evil and surprisingly enough, I call my critics…Continue
Added by Rohan Mahajan on March 30, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Ajay is a good friend and a fellow Michigan Ross alumnus. He runs a fabulous sports management startup by the name of Sport365. Earlier this year, I was helping him organize second edition of …Continue
A monologue in the deep, short-tempered crevices of my mind.
"The alarm didn't ring, of course. Thank Goodness I still woke up in time to rush to work. Must be my efficient body clock. There's 1 point for me and 0 for my smartphone." Getting ready, leaving home. Quickly jotting down my tasks for today and the grocery list on a piece of paper. "Well, technology, perhaps I can do without you."
Rushing to work, and here's a traffic jam. Can't look for alternate routes, and even if…Continue
Last night, 4 of us were leaving a friend’s party in an elevator which stops at a lower floor. A couple were trying to enter the elevator. We politely smile and suggest that they take the next one. The lady stubbornly insists on entering the crowded space. Chivalry takes over common sense and we oblige. On reaching the ground floor, the elevator sinks a foot lower than the exit. Stuck in the elevator. The lady starts cursing the fact that the elevator was overloaded. We look at each other…Continue
Added by Saroj Paul on March 6, 2014 at 10:58pm — No Comments
This is my first Article, Tell me what you feel about this.
Entrepreneurship is like entering a Dark Tunnel where there are hardly any directions or lights. There are Multiple Exits, but the one which you long for is only One (Desired Exit). All exits lead to different goals being accomplished.…Continue
I have been a member of community since Jan'12 now but you guys don't know me yet. The reason is there in the title.
I was a thinker. Just Thinker.
Been THINKING of writing a post ever since I joined but could not. Sometime time has been a factor and sometimes it did not make any sense and sometimes when the post was almost complete, I did not find it perfect and it was scratched.
Been THINKING of writing a…
After this week’s interview would you prefer to ignore the truth or be ignored?
Or you hope that the audience simply switched off their televisions being bored?
Methinks thou protests too much
You really lack a leader’s touch
Would you prefer to be loved or be feared?
Added by Amish Mody on January 31, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments
Ever wonder when a royal dynasty begins to fall?
Does this happen when the enemy breaches the kingdom wall,
Or is it apparent when all progress in the kingdom begins to crawl,
Or when the subjects suffer and yet the royalty defiantly stand tall.
Is the end near when the queen does loudly snore,
When all hopes and dreams of her subjects are dashed to the floor,
I have been running the Mumbai Marathon for the last 6 years (1 Full, 4 Half and 1 Dream Run) and just ran the half marathon yesterday. I have been an entrepreneur for the last 4 years and have my own consultancy for Films – Magus Entertainment (…Continue
This blog post comes out of a conversation at Delhi's Nehru Park with my brother-in-law earlier today. Talking about health & the role of organic food, our conversation moved onto old age and i shared (once again) with him my ideas about the need for people in their 60's moving to villages and giving back to society. I've written…Continue
Added by Rahul Dewan on January 12, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments