The last one month has been one of intense introspection and planning for a different future. Haven’t really spent this much time on my personal goals in a very long time. When I look back in the not so distant past, I see another version of me, happy with status quo, doing projects that offered … Continue reading Day 30: The Flashback
When I was in my last organisation, I organised several agency pitches. We would pit together the top creative and planning minds from across several agencies and measure them on capability, resourcing, ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ and of course pricing. Being an MBA, I’d been hardwired to draw up matrices and bubble charts to gauge them and … Continue reading Day 29: The Best Fit
A few months ago, I had applied to an opening in a reputed animation broadcaster. The opening was for a copywriter for TV programs. I thought it might be interesting. I had sent across my CV and a compelling cover note highlighting my interest and skill in the role (had also sent along a sample … Continue reading Day 28: Career Shift
Being a Gujarati, I’ve always been assumed to be a miser and an astute businesswoman. While the former is true in many respects (lets just say I will avoid treating people as long as I can :P) , the DNA string for the latter unfortunately didn’t pass on undiluted. With parents in the academia, grandparents … Continue reading Day 27: The Gujju Gene
So one of the things on my list was to do something good for someone, in a sustainable way and not as a 100 buck annual donation ‘package’ to some poor child who only exists on a photoshopped brochure. So its natural that I’ve been drawn to opportunities in the social services space. And after … Continue reading Day 26: The NGO Trail
I’ve always thought the problem with job dissatisfaction happens because you begin to expect everything from it. Money, house, respect, rewards, intellectual stimulation, creative challenges and so on. It’s too much to get from one thing, I think. It’s like kissing that frog and wishing for it to turn into Prince Charming. And while we’ve come to … Continue reading Day 25: The Wedding Jigs
We often think that working for oneself assumes that you will have no boss hovering over you making exacting demands out of you and . Well, the little that I’ve seen so far, thats far from true. Firstly, you are always working FOR someone, even if you are working on your own and that naturally … Continue reading Day 24: Who’s your Boss?