Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s birthday is on 4th April. On account of it, I wanted to share one of her poems that always inspires me. This poem makes me instantaneously bolder and more confident. Every time I read it, I get a feeling that I can overcome any problem and deal with any villain. It also makes me realize that I do not have it as bad as others, and hence I should stop complaining. Continue reading

Thoughts on “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a French children’s book. This classic is suitable for readers of all ages. I’d particularly urge adults to read it. The story is narrated by a pilot who crashes his plane in the Sahara desert and encounters the titular little prince. The little prince tells the narrator thought-provoking stories about his planet and his travels.
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What impact do you want to make in life?

It is necessary to understand the importance of why we do things and what impact each of our tasks creates. This is a lesson I learnt from a sprint demo. Pardon me for the jargon I use in this post. I hope the message comes across in spite of it.

If you read my older article on retrospection, you’ll know that our team uses Agile Continue reading

The Day I turned Egalitarian

I was born a feminist. Before someone misinterprets this term and calls me a man-hating feminazi, let me clarify what feminism actually stands for. It means that men and women should be treated equally. We never say women are superior or better than men. We just want everyone to be treated equally without regards to their gender. Continue reading

Equation of Life

Our experiences in life are caused by our actions. We often observe this in real time. Help a stranger and a stranger helps you in difficult times. Hurt someone and you get hurt in the same manner by someone else. Conspire to get your hands on something and it gets snatched away from you.

In life, what we get is a function of what we put in.  Continue reading

The Wonder Woman by my side

Being a single girl child, I have always been the apple of my parents’ eyes. Till college, my only job was to study and was never expected to do any kind of household tasks. My parents are quite traditional and believe that girls should be treated like princesses. All that matters to them is that I am brought up with good morals and can think independently, it is alright if I do not lift a finger at home. My dad’s logic is that I need to be cherished while I’m young because I will have a lot of responsibilities once I get married and step into my spouse’s house. Continue reading