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Bouncing Back (when you get the boot!)

On a street level, I’ve heard that losing your job is like a death in the family. But personally, I feel more like the people I worked with were my family and…

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Employee Engagement

Stop Working for the Bank!

In a recent interaction at a reputed MBA school, I was stunned to hear a student tell me, “The day I got my placement was the most depressing day of my life.” He further explained that he wasn’t looking forward to a life in cubicles and his heart was in starting out on his own venture. 794 more words


My novel was treated like a song of freedom

Interviewed by Faizal Khan for the Economic Times, November 18, 2010

When a publisher of cheap detective novels in Tamil asked Charu Nivedita if he agreed with him for a cover price of ten rupees for his new novel, the writer didn’t flinch. 633 more words


In defence of quirkiness...

The Sunday Economic Times today has a very interesting cover story: India’s Quirkiest Entrepreneurs. Actually, it is more about the quirkiest startups in India, rather than quirky entrepreneurs, but that is splitting hairs…Two of my friends – VT from Sequoia and Rahul from Helion have weighed in to select them. 605 more words