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Better Tomorrow !

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The girls have some connection with their hair. Some grow them long, whereas others keep it short. As a child, I have always kept my hair short because I hated plait. Short hair means you can keep it open forever. Once I came to college, I started growing my hair, but till medium long as I felt that long hair is big maintenance. For the last 23 years, I craved for long hair. Wanted to see how I will look if I grow my hair. Being an experimental personality, I crave for change and never ever stick to one thing for a long time.  So I started growing my hair, cutting my hair and growing again till I reach a length beyond which my hair never grew. It wasn't even that long still for me that was the longest and I crave for more long one. It never happened. I had thin hair and after growing it became thinner. I had coloured my hair so the tips were of faded color. Though I had a decent length, I never had healthy hair. Sometime it looked good, sometimes it felt dried out. The m

Take Leave or Leave It

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I always believe that in a year you should take atleast 1-2 big holidays and also few weekend trips. It gives you time to breath fresh air and get out of that monotonous life called 'work'. But organisations in India, especially if it's an Indian organisation, they will treat leave as Criminal offense. As if, we are the only one responsible for work and without us organisation - Can't work. I have worked in 4 - 5 organisation and everywhere I have faced the same problem. The senior and people at higher level feel that we are not dedicated towards our work because we take leave for ourselves. I mean, why being so judgmental? Leave, whether it's paid or unpaid, it's the right of every employee and everyone can decide when they want to take it or not. Why supervisor and their bosses think that we are breaking some rule by taking leave. If your boss is taking it, it's ok as he/she worked so hard but you.. Nahhhh! It can't be done! In abroad,

Book Review: Maximum City

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Mumbai, a city which never sleeps, a city of dreams, a city of lights and fast life. Mumbai, earlier called Bombay, has many names. This city has attracted people from all parts of India to come and change their life. But does their life improved from that of in the village or they created a different world of their own. Being born and bought up in Mumbai, never thought how the life will be for people who come from villages or other part of India. Also the two categories of people, lower and middle class, whose life has many ups and down, middle class people (like me) don't know what it is like to be in their shoes.  For me, Mumbai was a place where I grew up, many things in the city were normal to me. People who grew up in other cities, saw a different side of Mumbai and came here to chase their dreams. From 1990's till 2000, Mumbai as a city has experience best and worst, from Bomb blast to the emergence of don, from the rise of Marathi community to fight between Hindu

Lost a way in Pretending

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The way we act, things we like, things we do, our wants, our need.. is it what we are? or is it made by the person who we are pretending to be? You must be thinking, I am not pretending, it is who i am. But when you look back on things you did or way you behaved, it is all part of pretending to be ‘you’. When we were kids, our parents told us to play less and study more and we pretended to do so for our parent’s sake. I am not saying it’s wrong but we did because someone told us to do so. And now we are here pretending to be perfect kid to parent, perfect partner to your loved one, perfect parent for your children. We are in constant race of being perfect and in that race we start pretending to be who we are, when in reality we are nowhere close to be who we are. We are always in search of happiness, success or just people. This search makes us empty inside and to fill this emptiness we take up something else. We chase money and end up being in job which we don’t like but in the

Reach for the star or adjust in the sky?

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As I entered professional life, I started aiming for the universe. It is said that aim for the stars, maybe you will end up being in the sky. But when we start working, we not just aim for the stars, but we try and reach sun, the star which is furthest from earth. There is no question that we all want to be successful, we all want big salary package or we all want to be head of department or company. We want something which can define our professional life. No one will say that I am happy being manager, or happy working under CEO. To have this hunger, there is nothing wrong in it but is it completely right also? We all don’t reach the top; if that was the case then everyone would be CEO or Head of department. Only few reaches there, few hang in the middle and few leave it in the hands of god. When I started my career, I wanted to be in another industry and not in the industry I was working. When I got another job, it was an industry I never planned to go in. after another switch

Don’t hold the dream tight, just chase it!

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When I was child I dreamt of being Airhostess.  When I was in college, I dreamt of being Fashion Designer. When I did my post graduation, I dreamt of being Brand Manager. Almost 4 year after my post graduation and I am jobless sitting at home thinking, ‘What was wrong with my dream that it never got fulfilled?’ Successful people who have made big in their respective stream say that ‘they always dreamt of this and now their dream is turned into reality’. Hardly anyone said that it is by chance that they end up with this or they thought of doing this and now their dream is true. So what is the deal? Was it their dream and they chased it to be true? Or was it is just by chance they tried and they got lucky? Very vague dream everyone have in life is to earn money, lot of it. Well! It is not a dream, it is a want. So if this is want then what is the dream? Dream is a cherished desire, a desire to be something you are not currently. So earning money is not dream. Dream can be to be

Lost track in chasing

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Suddenly when I started looking at my blog I realised it’s been ages since I lasted posted on this blog.. Wow time passes by so fast. We don’t realise when January came and February went. When was I written a blog on book I read or when I last finished reading a book? When was the last time when I read another blog? When was the last time when all I did in entire day was to read, listen and watch? Gone are those days when we had time for ourselves. Now we live for others or we forget to live. We are chasing our work targets or loved one, we are chasing dreams or lost opportunity, we are chasing perfection or weight scale. Our life has become a chasing game. Either we run to win or we just run to get noticed. Our daily routine has been so stagnant that we are running like a headless chicken. Wake up get ready for office, to go office and finish yesterdays pending work and soon we get another bunch of work for today. By the time we finish that we look at the clock and realise