Great things that’ve come from spending time in isolation

I love the experience of sitting in complete silence, having a conversation with my mind. Thinking through my thoughts and emotions and understanding why I have them. That’s why a crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic, with all the anxiety it brings, can also be a time to spend quality time with ourselves. Here’s what being …

Five ways to become a better writer

In high school — grade nine — I started keeping a diary where I wrote about my everyday experiences and emotions. Because life happens everyday, I had something to write all the time. I wrote more when there was this one girl, studying a grade below me, whom I liked. I was in love. I …

Writing skills in the age of remote working

"Hey. Please have a look at the changes I made to that document and get back to me.” And then the back-and-forth ensues, tracking and effecting changes on the document, a lengthening email chat, some WhatsApp texts and eventually one part of the project is finalised and communicated throughout the team. And the process begins …

Seven things good people DON’T do

1. They never pass blame onto others This speaks directly to integrity and having zero ego. Taking total accountability is a superpower, especially when a person may easily duck and shove someone else under the proverbial bus. ‘Honesty is the best policy’ still rings true even today. 2. They listen to listen (not to merely …

“I am such a perfectionist”

It dawned on me precisely a year ago that holding onto being a perfectionist was actually holding me back. In many ways too. It also occurred to me that it was connected to my lack of confidence to push things out in their simplest form — be it blog posts, documents written at work, ideas, …