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WhatsApp Wonder, Worry, War & Watch…

We keep saying that ‘technology is a great disrupter’. While we usually talk about this disruption in context of business, the impact of technology in our day to day life is often not talked about as much.

In my series of blogs, I intend to do precisely that.

First, we are going to talk about ‘WhatsApp’ and various groups that we all are part of – school/ college friends, family, office and so on.

This one focuses on the group of ‘residents’ of a building/ condominium/ society….
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Corporate jargons…what, why…and why not ?

Years of corporate life teaches you that you shouldn’t take most of what is said on its ‘face value’. It’s important to understand these jargons, what they convey and also when & where to use them. The trick is that as a ‘recipient’, you are expected to take it in your stride and wait for you to use these on someone who steps in your shoes…or is already there. continue reading Corporate jargons…what, why…and why not ?

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Pressure of social media…uff…

In the movie Pyaar ka panchnama II, the heroine Chiku gets upset with his boyfriend Gogo (ha ha) as he didn’t change his relationship status on Facebook from single to ‘in relationship’. ‘Don’t you know that we are in a relationship’, Gogo asked innocently but it didn’t cut ice with Chiku and she ensures that appropriate change is made in the relationship status.

Handling social media – Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram etc. – it demands you to be on your toes. The pressure is immense. continue reading Pressure of social media…uff…

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No breaking news please..

On my way back from a vacation in Gangtok last year, my son kept asking the same question ‘will the plane crash’ ? I tried to allay his fears to best of my abilities – that thousands of plane fly each day, its the safest mode of transportation, planes are strong, pilots are very good – but he was not convinced. ‘I saw a plane crash on TV’ continue reading No breaking news please..

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A little bit of ‘thank you’ in my life…

Few days ago in the gym, I met an extremely upset man, an Indian but having lived abroad for many years. The reason – he felt that one of the gym instructors did not say thank you to him – when he allowed him to use the hair dryer before him. The guy went on and on for close to 10 minutes, and many of us around him found it quite amusing. continue reading A little bit of ‘thank you’ in my life…

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Mujhko bhi to ‘lift’ Kara de…

 

If there was ever a ranking for elevator (lift) etiquette, India would figure right at the bottom.

It’s a pain to catch the lift in the morning at the office. There are many who would get onto the lift from ground floor irrespective of whether it’s going down (towards basement) or up (which is the actual destination for these guys). continue reading Mujhko bhi to ‘lift’ Kara de…