In My Happy Place #8thMarch

  Happy Women’s Day folks 🙂 The entire week of March is celebrated to honour women. We live in troubled times but luckily most of us are blessed to have powerful strong women around us who inspire us daily to become better leaders for a bright tomorrow. I have been lucky to have around me women from all age group who have defied the laws of the society, have overly impressive careers while having it all at home. I also know of women for whom kids don’t come before their personal ambitions and that is cool. A women’s job is not to be a mom its to be whatever they want to be.I find it very disappointing to see so much hate on social media for women who openly speak on their choices and thoughts on child rearing and prioritising their personal life over family.There are instances where I see hurtful comments like a women over 30 is disgusting, gender biased and stereotype commercials, offensive merchandise with slogans that are not the right kind of message to send out. I don’t ask for special treatment based on gender but I do ask for not going ahead with an assumption that […]

Are You Facing Quarter Life Crisis?

The quarter life crisis is a period of intense soul searching and stress ranging from twenties to thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful about their own lives, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult.In our culture, there is intense pressure to be in a flourishing career by your mid-twenties, to be married to the ‘right’ girl or guy and be well on the way to be fulfilling family and society’s expectations.Then there is the comparison trap which is never ending.Societal pressure is too intense for youngsters to cope up with.Depression, frustration, detachment, fear of failure, feeling of being stuck in a rut, escapism are common symptoms of people suffering from Quarter Life Crisis.

Getting over fear , How to Reach Your Goals

How to reach your goals? Wow , thats a toughie . Everyone has different goals and different obstacles that they need to overcome.We all shy away from anything that makes us uncomfortable. It could be a irrational fear, a thought anything stopping you from achieving your dreams. As hard as it is to confront our fears its tougher to admit that you have them in the first place. Have you ever let your emotions get the best of you ?Have you ever acted out of sheer impulse and no thought? Have you been driven to insanity in a fit of rage or uncontrolled anger?I am not judging neither do I ask you to share. Please bear with me while I help you journey through your own inter-web of thoughts.I want to help you free yourself of the constraints you have put upon yourself. Its you who are stopping yourself from being the next best ___ fill in the blank.The toughest to get past are  fears imposed by childhood trauma and torture. You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that.Amidst all the other dark places in your heart where your childhood traumas and secrets go is hidden courage.Its high […]

Where did my Money Go?

  Did you just swipe off all your money? Did your credit card debt overflow? did the taxes eat up all of your salary?If you’re struggling with taxes keep reading. The Indian Tax System is insanely complex and convoluted.Add to that the salary structure of these private firms. I highly recommend you to spare some cash for a personal Charted Accountant to handle your finances.If you have multiple sources of income or assets the tax calculation  can get quite crazy.As when it comes to spending that answers your question, where did my money go? The first thing you should do is compute your percentage each month for savings, expenditure and inflow of income. Set a fixed percentage aside as savings if you want some form of financial independence at some stage in your life.   Taxes are levied by governments on their citizens to generate income for undertaking projects. It helps to boost the economy of the country and to raise the standard of living of its citizens. The authority of the government to levy tax in India is derived from the Constitution of India, which allocates the power to levy taxes to the Central and State governments. All taxes levied […]

Quoi Porter : Affordable Fashion

  Quoi Porter is a fresh phrase which translates to What to Wear   Quoi Porter is french for ‘What to Wear’ which sums up the dilemma every woman goes through in the morning.Don’t we all want to stay up to date with the current trends and wish to have couture in our wardrobe? But what happens when we go out shopping and find the cost exceeding a weeks paycheque ?Do I really need that pair of boots? Should I spend 10k on that exquisite leather biker jacket? to answer these questions go ahead.It all boils down to one burning questions should I splurge or should I save.To sort out your dilemma on splurge vs save, I’ve crafted this post to guide you through the decision making process.   When going to shop buy classic splurges-items that will stay in your wardrobe for atlas 6 months and the ones you’ll wear multiple times.Make sure you shop  basics before  couture.Believe it or not, there is a method to buying expensive clothes, in order to maximise style for the price you pay.Here is a magic formula you need to keep in mind “Cost-per-Wear” which equals Cost /Number of times its worn.   The Magic […]

On being a Millennial

  Hello , let me introduce you to myself. I am a millennial.A millennial is anyone born between 1980 to 1995. Usually called lazy, entitled and hard to work with by the older generation.There is some serious backlash we receive being a millennial. I get it with every generation the gap keeps on widening.Every generation finds the next one more and more hard to deal with. Although its a tad bit unfair to assume that if you are a millennial you would be lazy.Agreed a lot of us have good education, in debt from student loans and trudging through the hardships in life. We are hooked on to our cellphones and social media is our life.Some of us are very hardworking.We enjoy open cultures and collaboration at work.We don’t distinguish work and play.We believe in extended workplaces at work.We enjoy unconventional experiences at work.   In an economy which is soon to be mostly made by millennials may be could go a bit easy on them.After all its the baby boomers who made the generation Y who they are.Got to take some credit for it.Yes the Generation Y is tough to deal with in the workplace.They come late to work and leave early.They […]

Fight Like A Girl

  A year back I wrote this post titled “Fight Like A Girl” when I got very moved by a huffington post article .A soul stirring article here inspired me to write this blog post.I am been working on this post since several days but haven’t found it complete till this point.Thinking of the trauma and stress both physical and emotional that they have to go through sends a chill down my spine.90% of women after having been diagnosed with non-metastatic forms of breast cancer survive but the struggle is quite expensive , its a painful journey and like every war it leaves you with scars.Women fighting this battle alone need a lot of emotional support and confidence to come back to their usual self.   Its an extremely sensitive topic to write on and haven’t seen personal instances of people suffering and surviving from breast cancer.It’s so troubling to know that breast cancer affects 1/8 women all around the world. These numbers seem to be growing and are a constant reminder to us about how fragile life is.What is it that’s causing cancer to be so widespread.Is it hereditary ? Is it our diet ? Is it the stress from our hectic […]