It was on of those unusual work Tuesdays and the unusual part about it was my best friend’s birthday. While, I am a lover of great healthy breakfasts, it is a tradition for both of us to have breakfast treats on each of our birthdays (well, I just need a reason to have great breakfasts, it’s like celebration ;)).
People come and people go;
Dancing around the candle light’s glow.
You see a face, you hear a voice;
Now intrigued, this is your choice.
You listen in, hear their words;
Sweet but silent, like chirps of birds.
Making out the words, they speak;
As you listen, you grow weak.
They speak of you and all your flaws;
The words they tear, like tiger’s claws.
Who you are, what you do.
All these things they speak of you.
Broken spirits cloud your mind.
Now they leave you in this bind.
Their words continue without stopping.
Well…that’s what you get for eavesdropping.
Being lost is found
Skies meet the ground
Circles are infinite
But squares come around
Your life won’t turn out
Quite how you think
But deep down in your soul
Your dreams and fate link
Once upon a time
Stories that never grow old
Quite like the sunshine
They always stand bold
You have made mistakes
You will make them again
The enchanting charisma of life
Will never let you find Zen
You say you find pleasure
In the pathless woods
And rapture on the lonely shore
Where none intrudes
By the deep sea,
Watching spring take its stroll
Lingering on the moment of joy
Let the calmness acquire your soul
Ask any startup founders to rank their greatest challenges, and naturally human resources makes it to the top of that list. One of the biggest challenges in starting a company involves hiring amazing people. For new ventures, a little preparation can mean the difference between creating a culture of success, or becoming completely bogged down by people problems at a time when you can least afford to make mistakes. So, how does can entrepreneurs be prepared to recruit the right talent and retain it? In a candid chat with two startup recruiting experts – Chandrika Pasricha, founder and CEO of Flexing It and Jeyadev Parthasarathy, CEO, Career Access, a division of Executive Access (India) – we figure out human resource challenges faced by technology-based startups and how to deal with them.
According to Jeyadev, when hiring someone in the technology field…
View original post 1,699 more words
Two words that startups choose to ignore, but should notice without fail – Human Resource! Onboarding, training and employee retention are enormous tasks for companies of all sizes. More so, start-ups need to be prepared for personnel crises that can upset the workplace environment, operation cycles, business continuity and customer relationships. Experts even add that HR professionals these days need a whole new set of skills to navigate the thrilling, roller-coaster work atmosphere at startups.
We spoke to the founders of four of our startups in the ICT space on this topic – Chitra Gurnani Daga of Thrillophilia, Anuj Tandon from Rolocule Games, Yash Shah from Gridle and Ritam Bhatnagar from wWhere – on the various aspects of their recruitment strategy, the entailed processes and other people management issues. Before we hear what they had to say, here’s a quick snapshot of the companies we spoke to and what they do:
View original post 1,024 more words
Loans for long have been a well-known and well-used method of raising capital. The drawback for taking out a loan for your company is repayment of the loan, both in principal and interest. However, the positive aspect of loan or debt funding is that the lenders are only entitled for repayment, not an ownership which is why debt funding is considered advantageous for growing companies. When you are just starting your business, it is cheaper than raising equity and it makes sense to preserve your equity for as long as possible.
Funding amount may vary according to different loan providers and may sometime pose a challenge like requesting for mortgage(s) or gurantee(s) of repayments. To understand how the debt funding scenario works further, CIIE connected with Jaisingh Dhumal, Chief Manager at ICICI Bank who also leads operations at Technology Finance Group of ICICI. More about TFG can be found…
View original post 1,662 more words
It hurt so long
It mattered so much
I was equivocal about moving on
Lamenting on what had happened
Is there a life beyond this, was the question I used to ask
I gainsay the answers my mind would postulate
Threw it down the yacht
Over a year has worn on, yet it felt like yesterday
Why can’t I put a lid on it?
Why does it feel so inexpedient?
When his mendacity feels perturbing
Inklings the right decisions made;
Then why the heart doesn’t beat the retreat
Why does it still wants to bear the heat
Suddenly the reality hits
He was a glib; it’s over now
Let’s put this to an end
let this all go to the grave
Breaking free from these memories
I am setting it on fire
Burning it down the sand
I’ve finally said goodbye
Just letting it all go
I have finally forgiven you;
I now rule the flow
The December lonely nights are all gone now
A new January morning awaits
I let it go, and now I know
How beautiful life could be
Feeling happy like never before
Down the tunnel, finally finding the light
A brand new life, down this road
Where it all seems right
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 700 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.
It’s interesting how words can make you, break you, bless you, destroy you. Words…
I should start by saying sorry
Though I’m sure you don’t want an apology
You don’t wanna hear how life is too long
How I wish that I could’ve been more strong
I guess I’m not the person you wanted me to be
I just got tired of living someone else’s dream
I know if I’d asked, you’d have found a way for me
But it’s all over – and all I can say is I’m sorry
I’m sorry to leave you by yourself
I’m sorry for never asking for your help
I’m sorry if I caused you any pain
And I’m sorry if I left you in the rain
Never meant to hurt the ones I love so dearly
Never thought I’d see life as it is more clearly
You live then you die, your best friends cry
It seems so pointless to me
But if I hurt you in any way, then I’m sorry
I hope that not a tear falls from your eyes
When you wake up and realize
That I’m gone, and won’t be back any time soon
Though I never left your own bedroom
I’m here no longer, but I’m with you always
It’s my own fault – and I’m sorry
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I never meant to hurt you but I had to go….
When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students, if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
‘Now,’ said the professor, as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things – family, children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions – Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else –The small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ He continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
‘Take care of the golf balls first —
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.’
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled.
‘I’m glad you asked’.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.’