My friend, who is working for an MNC, made a flippant remark that her Manager is hiring more women, just to promote diversity in her team. I told her,’ Well, the woman must be qualified to do that job. Nobody gives you a job just because you are a woman. It is not that your Manager picked her off the street.’
This is the common opinion when it comes to promoting diversity, in any field. People often forget that women did not pass different exams to become Engineers (or any other profession).
The lunch time at my workplace is a melting pot of discussions. The topics include politics, movies, missing planes, latest gadgets, Bangalore traffic and many more. During one particular lunch, a good colleague of mine, told us about the life lessons he learned after succumbing to Malaria and recovering from it. Let us call him Mr. A.
Yes, it is that time of the year again. You must be thinking, ‘Another post about resolutions, how boring!’
The blogosphere is inundated with posts about resolutions so you have every right to think so. I will keep mine short. I will give an audit of my 2014 resolutions and reveal my 2015 resolution
When we are fresh out of school, we are used to routine. We know the schedule of exams, when they take place, what is the syllabus etc. We can also guess the outcome of the exam. In life, the date of exams and the syllabus is unpredictable. You will be tested when you least expect it. You can never guess the topic of the test and the outcome.
The New Year is around the corner. You should be itching to come up with resolutions for 2015. Here are three reasons why you should renew your passion for a hobby and include it as one of the resolutions.
Life is made of ‘ups’ and ‘downs’. Social media helped me during both the good and the bad times.
How did I use social media to my advantage?
I did my PhD in Chicago. During my PhD, I took three semesters of self-defense classes. The instructor was a middle aged white male, with a bald head and a strong grip. He taught us two lessons of life.
The ultimate goal in life is to be happy. Everybody has a base level of happiness. No matter how happy or how sad we are, we eventually return to that baseline. The baseline of happiness is dictated by psychological and sometimes socio-economic factors. Our busy and stressful lives are taking us farther and farther from our baseline, without giving us enough time to return to it. What can be done about that?
Bengaluru is a city known for its perfect weather. The city is also notorious for its traffic. My favorite story when people complain about traffic is, ‘I take 45 minutes to drive 3 km. My husband also takes the same amount of time to drive 15 km. The non-linearity in time vs. distance is because I have to take a right turn at the badass, ‘Graphite India Junction (GIJ)’, to go to office.
Over these two years, I have gained some traffic gyaan, on the roads and the junctions. I observed that a few people have psychic knowledge of the traffic signals. Even before the signal turns green, they start honking. When I encounter such a situation, I willfully move slowly the first few seconds to raise the blood pressure of the driver behind me.
Diwali is an Indian festival, also known as the festival of lights. The diya (lamp) is the symbol for this festival. The light signifies victory of knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. There are different mythological roots to this festival.