I planted a bougainvillea climber in a big earthen pot in my veranda & watered it religiously for more than a year.  My vision about the climber was to one day -see the plant flower with the intensity of an 18 yr youth. It did but with the intensity of a 60 yr old youth who is on Viagra. Dream and vision shattered.

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One of the most important skills you could learn in life is to negotiate, be it work or otherwise. Great problem solving and negotiation skills can not not only get you out of tricky problems but also help build better relationships, both professional and personal. Here’s a story which I as a Motivational Speaker often share during my Corporate Trainings & Events. It will show you just how important it is to believe in the existence of a solution for every problem, if you are willing to negotiate 🙂 … Read on:

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I naughtily picked up my favorite line for my Events during College fests from the movie ‘Dirty Picture’! It says:

“College fests require only 3 things – Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment. Aur main Entertainment hoon.” 🙂 . Slightly self glorifying. But it worked for me 🙂

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The abbreviations IIMs, XLRI, FMS, MDI etc have hyper fascinated many a graduate in India. Because junta knows that prospective mother-in-laws salivate at such keywords :). This post is a glimpse of the inside of one of the most hallowed portals of management education in India, IIM Lucknow. It has been written by Wamika Mimani. Year 2012 , I was invited by St Xaviers College Kolkata to address the students during their Fest – INSIGNIA. I met Wamika post one of my events as a Motivational Speaker and I instantly saw a spark in her. A smart, bubbly, self inspired and confident girl, I have seen her emerge excellent at whatever she takes up. Here she agreed to share her lessons from business school – after her 2 yr stint at Lucknow – much to my delight!  Read More

Motivational speakers are like Viagra. Only a very tiny minority of people needs them & hence likes them. There is a definite set of people that I know who hate self help books or theoretical speakers. They love stories, real life examples, fun & most importantly logically intriguing write ups & talks. I knew that such an audience will be in majority at the event at IIM Ahmedabad.

So! What did I do? I upfront threw acid & burnt the motivational speaker in me & decided to create a mad event titled ‘Lag Gayi’ – The Secret Science of ‘How we Screw our Lives’. You need to work for your target market!  Read More

In your work life- you will find yourself ‘writing’ many a time. People around you will be silently noting & checking your written presentation skills. These could be through the reports, formal emails, even love / hate letters & anything that you draft and send. “How to Write an Essay” shall help you in your essay writing endeavors for all times to come. And if you are targeting the WAT i.e. Written Ability Test by IIMs and other B-schools, UPSC, GMAT, GRE, SOPs for US / UK applications etc. this post is all you need!

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