Monday, November 24, 2014

Indian Women at Work | A round-up of my best posts on this subject

If you’ve ever read or followed my blogs, you’ll know that Women at Work is a topic very close to my heart.

One, I’m a woman

Two, I’ve been in the corporate world for about 14 years now – years which took me across the world through a range of exciting, diverse and satisfying career experiences and also have been defining personally – especially with the 3M’s : Marriage (once) and Motherhood (twice). I have been fortunate to experience in my career (up close and personal) the great, good, bad & ugly; and I survived.. I’ve also been a part of the industry highs and lows including the IT boom and recession, the financial crash, M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) and multiple organization re-structuring ; and all these experiences have given me a holistic understanding of work and life.

Three, I see young women around me at various stages and phases of their career journey. While I see passion, hope and commitment in their eyes and dreams in their heart, I also hear so many questions on the How? When? Where? Questions which plagued me in the past, are knocking their door-step today. I believe I might have some answers and perspective based on my experiences.

In this post, I'm sharing a round-up of my most popular posts on this subject (Something which I really wish I could have read at the start of my career)

Why women should work? – Here are 30 good reasons

50 Things I wish I’d truly understood (as a WOMAN) when I started my corporate career

New to the IT workforce? Here’s what counts

Working mothers career continuum : Focus, Flex, Flow

What working women can learn about productivity from ants?

Getting back to work after maternity leave

Learning to say NO

Asking for help. Are you an A+ or D-

Know a woman in India on a career break and looking to come back to active work? You must read this

Power of only women social networks

Working Mothers : Is there a magic mantra?

What is the most important career choice a woman makes?

Did this help you? Leave a comment to let me know

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A round-up of the 6 Most Popular posts on my blog [as of Nov 2014]

Over the week-end, during a regular blog maintenance I was looking through my blog analytics to see how my posts were performing.

The list of the 6 Most Popular posts here on my blog left me with mixed emotions - Surprise, happiness and gratitude... about how far I have come as a writer, how unpredictable readers can be, and how wonderful it is to be read

Whether you are an old reader or a new visitor, it is always good to have a view on the Most popular posts here. So in this post, I'm sharing a round-up of these posts

Listing them in order of popularity

Extra-marital affairs : The big WHY?

Key Considerations when buying a house.

What it means to be a mother?

What is your personal legacy?

33 Blog Titles for FREE

Pre-Marital Checklist

Did you like them? Leave a comment to let me know..
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Liked my post? Be sure to click-over to my other blog Nischala's Space, Thoughts and Expressions in which I write about Women At Work, Marketing, Social Media and Leadership.

To get a peak into my every day thoughts, words and world, follow me on Twitter @nimu9

Sunday, November 16, 2014

3 minutes of your time for the case and cause of Indian women at work


Do you think that Indian women at work issues are spoken about enough? Or rather the right issues are acknowledged enough?

Do you think the Indian women at work is at the cross-roads to manage their personal and professional lives?

Do you have any views, perspectives, opinions on what the real problems are?

Do you think the 'real conversations' which make a difference are happening? Are they enough?

Any thoughts on what solutions can make it all better for her - Be it your daughter(-in-law), mother(-in-law), sister(-in-law), friend or any women around you?

Here's a chance to share your views and perspectives.. All it takes is 3 minutes of your time.
Fill the survey @ http://goo.gl/forms/19slaO7YzS

NOTE: Survey open all through Nov 2014. Please feel free to share in your network

Thanks in advance

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Liked my post? Be sure to click-over to my other blog Nischala's Space, Thoughts and Expressions in which I write about Women At Work, Marketing, Social Media and Leadership.

To get a peak into my every day thoughts, words and world, follow me on Twitter @nimu9

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When the cards are all stacked up against you

There are times in life
When the cards are all stacked up against you

You can't run
You can't hide
You can't ignore

You simply have to face the reality

It is unfair
But no on really seems to care

It is not your fault
But hardly any one seems to take notice

The cards are stacked up against you


You wonder
Why ME?
Why NOW?
Why-o-Why?


Questions galore
Answers no more

Many pass judgment
Many dole out free advice
Many say what they want to say
Many give you pity and sympathy
Many analyze and dissect you
And the fact is
Most of them don't even know the real story! 

All you need
Is some hope
Is some good wishes
Is some prayers
Is some good-will
Is some new dreams
Is something to keep you going

For
The bad days / times don't last forever
Sometimes they last a second.. sometimes years
But the cards which stack up against you
Do fall down
After all, they are but cards in the game of life
And the fact is
Nothing is really the same forever
Even all the cards stacked up against you

Agree? No? Leave a comment to let me know..

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Of many hues

Of many hues
Are life's many relationships

Sometimes the color is absolute
Sometimes the color is real
Sometimes the color is a dream
Sometimes the color is an imagination

Sometimes you wonder
Is it the eyes?
Is it the color?

The colors change
As you traverse through age
And shades aplenty with the phase

In school
In college
In work
At home
At play

The hues become varied
And the impact is beyond


The color stays
And nothing can wash away
The permanent dye in the hues of life...

Black, Red and White
Stay the longest...

What is your color today?