When Gods Seek Your Company

Ever wondered why do the most remarkable people die young? Why do the best people you meet leave you early? Dr. Surbhit Choudhary is one such example. I knew him for only a couple of years. However, the duration of my association did not matter. Every time I met him, our bond strengthened.  He was both aContinue reading “When Gods Seek Your Company”

Talent Matters But….

Do you hire solely on the basis of talent? When I am looking to hire, talent is a key requisite in the selection of a candidate. But I pay equal attention to other attributes such as team-playing ability, honesty, integrity, stability etc.  If I have to decide between a smug super achiever full of vanityContinue reading “Talent Matters But….”

Strict or Liberal Boss: Which Type is More Effective?

You have had all kinds of bosses, right? Strict, liberal, etc. Which type is more effective? Bosses fall in two broad categories – strict or liberal. The demeanour of the boss determines how the team conducts itself in her presence or absence. It also impacts the state of mind of the team and how itContinue reading “Strict or Liberal Boss: Which Type is More Effective?”

Two Sure Ways to Prevent Disappointment in Relationships

Do you easily get disappointed in life? Over the years, I have observed in many cases, the cause of disappointment in relationships is usually on account of either expectation or comparison. Or both. Can you avoid it? You only need to resist the lure of expectation and comparison. Let me explain. No Expectation, No CryContinue reading “Two Sure Ways to Prevent Disappointment in Relationships”

When Confidence Masquerades as Competence

How many of us have been in a gathering or meeting where ideas are sought and amongst the first to speak up usually know the least about the subject? Confidence not always equals competence Irrespective of the quality of content, the confidence of the speaker is never in doubt. Right from school days we haveContinue reading “When Confidence Masquerades as Competence”

On Your Marks: Get Set, But Know How To Go

The recently announced Class X and XII results reminded me of my time as a student. Class X was the biggest examination in school. It was also the final school exam before I entered college. My school did not have Class XI and XII. Some of my dearest friends were the best performers in school.Continue reading “On Your Marks: Get Set, But Know How To Go”

What Does It Take To Be A TV News Producer?

While a lot of skills can be acquired on the job, it is the personality traits that are mostly congenital. Either you have them or not. Which is not difficult to find out in the 20 odd minutes chat during the interview. I have been lucky to have made the right choices more often than not. Choices which can make or mar a newsroom.

After Or Before SELF Defines Your Personality

I have, for as long as I can remember, been a keen observer of people. Over the years, it has helped me to understand them better and later in my professional life, try and manage them effectively. I have had the opportunity to lead a team of 300 professionals and interact with different personality types.Continue reading “After Or Before SELF Defines Your Personality”

Short Term Loss, Long Term Gain

Half of 2020 is behind us. As harrowing it may have been, there is always hope that the tables will turn in the other half. After all, nature does find the balance between ups and downs. Given how dismal the first half of the year has been, one can only hope, down the year, thingsContinue reading “Short Term Loss, Long Term Gain”