Flipkart

Why Flipkart rejected me after the Job Interview

A few months ago, I interviewed with Flipkart for a job. They threw me out after the second (and final) round of interviews. I was really hoping to get through, and to shore up my candidature I decided to create … Continue Reading →


Viswas Employee of the Month

Problem Solvers versus Solution Providers

Viswas Iyer is a Business Analyst working with A3Logics in Jaipur. A3Logics provides IT solutions to customers worldwide and has about 350 employees on its rolls. Viswas is a high performer who was recently awarded Employee of the Month and … Continue Reading →


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Two Minute Guide to an Awesome Professional & Personal Life

So here it is, the 2 minute guide to having an awesome professional and personal life. Simple stuff that I’ve come across on various blogs and websites. Almost all of it is research backed but I don’t remember the references. … Continue Reading →


Safest Minimum

The Trap of “Something for Everyone”

About a fortnight ago, around 14 of us went to a bar for drinks and dinner. Most were about to leave Kolkata in a day or two and this was one of those “we might never meet again” things. At … Continue Reading →


Love and Courage

Core of the Issue: How Love and Courage are the same thing

One of the best things about being with some really smart people at IIFT was, pile them with strong beer and they’d be on their way unraveling the deeper meaning of life. On one particular occasion, the discussion turned to … Continue Reading →


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Realpolitik: Don’t ever be a Puppet

Political Puppet: A politician or other political figure who is controlled by another (sometimes illegitimate or secret) person or party. In my 25 years on our beautiful planet, whenever I have witnessed elections & politics in educational institutions, I’ve seen puppets … Continue Reading →


Life in Sherwood: Horsman Wing

To get started, Sherwood College is a boarding school located in Nainital, Uttranchal, India. The school started in 1869 by Robert Milman and has two wings: Horsman Wing (junior school, classes 3 to 5) and Dixon Wing (senior school, classes … Continue Reading →


what is god

Core of the Issue: What is God?

Most of us have, at one time or the other, wondered about the existence of God. I did too, and this while I was in an autorickshaw on the way to college. A little pondering and methinks I’ve kind of … Continue Reading →


Strategies for hitting on women a la BCG Matrix

I recently caught a good friend of mine sneaking in to the hostel at 3 AM in the morning. For the purposes of this post, let’s call him Aberle and only because it is a cool Austrian name. He was … Continue Reading →


How do you react to brands?

(Image courtesy The Brads, one of my favourite webcomics) Have you ever felt like this after talking to a marketing professional, or after reading a report about the research done on brands, ads and social media campaigns? Well, it happens … Continue Reading →


A good laugh over the bullshit we peddle

Want to have a good laugh and at the same time, spend a few seconds of your life ruminating over the bullshit that we as a society are given to peddle? Well then, check out the following two links IIMC … Continue Reading →


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Why our first startup failed

Our first venture was a completely new experience for me. The three other founders had a fair bit of experience in setting up and running a business (13 years, 6 years and 3 years, in descending order) while I was … Continue Reading →


corruption

Core of the Issue: How Democracy leads to Corruption

About a day or so ago, I was with a group of friends and we were having a discussion on the topic “Corruption is the main outcome of democracy in India”. Corruption as an issue comes up almost every day … Continue Reading →


Case Study of Change Management and Online Magazines

Continued from my last post, probably the most difficult thing to do is bringing in “change”. In my experience, this is so usually because of the following reasons The person(s) trying to bring in the change did not completely understand … Continue Reading →


Vice Presidential Experiences

Thanks to classmates who voted for me in the IMF (Student Body of IIFT) Elections, I’ve had the excellent opportunity of having been the Vice President for the year 2011-12. After my two startups, this counts as my most valuable … Continue Reading →