Confessions Of A Failed Entrepreneur

Confessions Of A Failed Entrepreneur

I’m laid flat on my back on the fake wood floor in the middle of our office staring up at the disgusting ceiling fan that hasn’t been cleaned in over a year, watching a large clump of dust spin around and around, gathering momentum, teetering further to the edge by the second. I have a deep sense that when it falls, it will fall directly on my face, because that’s just my luck these days, and I…

10 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Seated At Your Desk At Work

10 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Seated At Your Desk At Work

Need that zap of energy to get you through your working day? The folks over at findmyworkspace share simple desk exercises you can do from your seat to boost your productivity! Staying motivated and productive during your 8 hours in the office can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Prolonged hours of sitting might make you restless, hamper your creativity and lower your defence against stress. Your health is also at risk. Apart from the obvious…

How Demonetisation Made Me Lead An Almost Hippie Life & Gain New Perspective On A Few Things

How Demonetisation Made Me Lead An Almost Hippie Life & Gain New Perspective On A Few Things

Almost 3 weeks ago, the #SurgicalStrikeOnCash or #Demonetization was splashed all over the news. It was a spectacle like never before. It was all over Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and even out in the real world. It was the one thing everyone ever talked about. In fact in a way it turned strangers into friends from the aching need to discuss the issue. On my daily walks with my dogs, I would see a bunch of…

How to Create a Team Vibe when Working with Freelancers

How to Create a Team Vibe when Working with Freelancers

    The makeup of typical workplace teams is drastically changing as time goes on. Organizations around the world are hiring more freelance workers to complement their full-time in-house employees. The addition of freelance workers brings in a suite of benefits, but it also comes with its own set of issues as well. Because freelance workers often are not physically in the office as part of the team, it can be challenging to keep up…

Why I Quit My High-Paying Startup Job After Just 6 Months [First Person]

Why I Quit My High-Paying Startup Job After Just 6 Months [First Person]

Having worked at one of the world’s best companies, touted for its supreme work culture, and from otherwise interacting with a ton of professionals during my 7 year career, I know a bit about the corporate sector. Without getting into too many qualifying details, or revealing what the company is in question, let me dish out a healthy amount of critical assessment for my last workplace that happens to be a reasonably well known, 7…

I’m An Assistant Manager At A Bank, And This Is What The Last Week Has Been Like

I’m An Assistant Manager At A Bank, And This Is What The Last Week Has Been Like

I heard of the government’s demonetization scheme when everyone else did – through the Prime Minister’s address to the nation. It was immediately clear that while the government’s move was well intentioned, bankers would have their work cut out over the next few months. I work as an Assistant Manager at a Public Sector bank and Gujarat, and the week has been the the most stressful of my career. Now banks work in a routine,…

How My Indian Amazon Account Was Hacked

How My Indian Amazon Account Was Hacked

I had just got back home after running some errands when my phone beeped. It was an email with the subject line ‘Il tuo ordine Amazon.it che include “Casio A-158WA Orologio Vintage”’. Assuming it to be spam, I ignored it when couple of minutes later, I received another email with the subject ‘Il tuo ordine è stato cancellato’. I opened the emails to see both were from Amazon Italy where the first mail was a…

Why Boycotting Chinese Goods During Diwali Is A Terrible Idea

Why Boycotting Chinese Goods During Diwali Is A Terrible Idea

When Pakistan attacked Indian soldiers in Uri, the public outcry was immediate. There were widespread demands for reprisals, and India duly acted, launching its own strikes against Pakistan. Throughout the tense few weeks, China, as it has done historically, stood steadily on Pakistan’s side. Many Indians now want to teach their eastern neighbour a lesson for lending its support to what they believe is a terrorist state. They plan to do this by boycotting Chinese products. Over the…

How To Get A Patent For A Software In India

How To Get A Patent For A Software In India

  India has become an IT powerhouse. Lots of Indians are write original code and new software every day, but there’s a question that’s often raised – can software be patented in India? In this article, we look at protecting the intellectual rights of a software, a much underrated entity although it makes for some of the highest copyright infringements. Computer related inventions can be really tricky. Firstly, you have to describe the invention very cleanly such that…

I Applied For A Passport In Bangalore, And The Experience Was Nothing Like What I Expected

I Applied For A Passport In Bangalore, And The Experience Was Nothing Like What I Expected

I’ll be honest – I don’t look forward to doing any work that involves going to a government or government office. Government processes are infamous for being depressing, tiring and outright stressful. Thanks to heavy doses of experiences from friends and family, and representations in pop culture, government office conjures up an old dusty office, piles of dishevelled files, and less-than-enthusiastic workers. But this is how my online passport application process in India looked like. However, a…

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