In 2015, I lived very near to a university called KIIT (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) in Bhubaneswar. I joined my first corporate office (which happens to a telecom firm. More on this here) in July when undergraduate college admissions take place too so one of the initial corporate activities was to sell SIMs in… Continue reading Share it on WhatsApp!
I started my corporate career with one of the telecom giants in India as a sales and marketing management trainee. As part of my training, I underwent a 'Sales Stint' (more information here: https://thepillionrider.wordpress.com/about/) for about 4 months. Sales, as most of my wise friends would tell you, is an 'out-of-office' or rather, 'no-office' experience. Your… Continue reading Paper Money
I visit my relatives every summer along with my family. And we never miss it. It is a sacred ritual for us. During one such visit, I directed a family play and named it ‘Jinga La La’. I must have been 8. It was a kid’s version of Ramayana, or rather whatever I understood when… Continue reading The Mind Camera
Date a girl who loves solitude. Yes, you heard it right! I am asking you to date a girl who loves to spend more time with herself than with her friends and acquaintances. Before you ask me the oh-so-obvious question that how do you date someone who likes to be alone, let me tell you… Continue reading Date A Girl Who Loves Solitude
The title is pretty misleading since this isn’t any kind of a discourse on how to go about choosing a gift for someone for an occasion. In fact, I am not interested in debating whether it is important and mandatory or not to give something physical and solid to express your best wishes or convey… Continue reading The Art of Gifting
When do you finally realise that you are at home? When you struggle to stay awake throughout your early morning flight but suddenly become wide awake as soon as your flight lands. When you anxiously look around for your swanky Honda City and realise that your parents have decided to pick you up in your… Continue reading At Home…
When do you finally realise that you are going home? When you book a cab to come at 3 AM for a 5 25 AM flight and play music in your laptop in full volume since midnight so that you don't sleep off. When your friend-cum-fellow passenger turns up with a 10 seater Chevrolet Tavera… Continue reading Homecoming…
One of the fondest memories of my school days is that of the bus journey back and forth between my home and my school. My school was located a good 10 km away from my house which made sure that I and my fellow building buddies spent at least an hour in the 52 seat… Continue reading Bus Rides!
"Sohini, there is something that you should know. I am seeing a guy. He confessed his feelings for me almost a month ago and now we are together. I am really really happy. Very few people know about it and you happen to be one of them." I listened to my friend who bared her… Continue reading You Are Just Not Made For It!
Is just impossible to think about, isn't it? We are so used to 'elec'tronic gadgets hanging from our ears, playing in front of our eyes, blowing up our hair etc. that we mourn a power cut more than the non-availability of water in washrooms! Power cuts are pretty rare in IIT Madras. They occur either… Continue reading Life without Elec(tricity)