Our cell phones are like an adult binky to us. We freak out when we can’t find the phone, can’t find network connectivity in it and when all the signal bars draw a blank. So basically, we are dismayed without a smart phone with proper network connectivity and 4G network. An all too familiar story … Continue reading Connection without “Connectivity”
In the past couple of weeks, I had the opportunity to be an observer at an internal corporate session where employees were being educated about building connections in the professional world. The entire audience was made of young and energetic people in their mid-late twenties. The session covered ground around the need for building connections, … Continue reading Connections or Conversations? Which first?
It takes a lot for a person to open up to another, irrespective of how close one might be. This is especially true when the relationship is that of a parent and child. In today’s age and time, things are very different given the current social fabric and pace of changes that are occurring due … Continue reading Vulnerability in a conversation
As we near the end of January, euphoria of the new year has settled and for many of us it is “Life as usual”. As it was also touted as the beginning of a new decade, we were curious about the type of resolutions people were making for this year and the new decade. Following … Continue reading Resolution of a different kind
It was an incredible commute in the morning – for those of you familiar with Bangalore traffic, you know what I mean. Unannounced road closure had me sitting in the car for over 45 minutes with a distance of 15 feet covered in that time. With nothing else to do, I tuned into one of … Continue reading Lessons in conversation: Awkward conversation
Today, for the first time I experienced an honest burst of anger from someone that I hold dear to my heart. My usual self would have gotten defensive about the topic; was not the case this time. As I reflect back on the conversation with a true sense of introspection, two things stand out – … Continue reading Lessons in conversation: Listening