Jagriti Yatra Day Seven: Uninvited Interventions

When you are on a train, you have to face many issues. These can vary from physical to emotional to medial and etcetera. There will be water issue, train delays, technical issues and even toilet paper issue! But we must realise the simple fact that it’s a train. It’s a train, young men and women, […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Six: Inspired by the twenty-somethings!

It is the sixth day at #JagritiYatra and we have listened and talked to quite a few role models from different verticals to have an idea about what those people faced and planned when they started in their respective fields. This journey has been an interesting one. There are 450 young people, brimming with ideas […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Five: Still waters run deep

A third of the #JagritiYatra is over as we leave Madurai after meeting Dr S Aravind and Dr Ravichandran, Chairman, Aravind Eye Care Systems. The morning started with a news that the train changed its route and instead of heading to Madurai, it ended up in Chennai. And so, the train had to re-route to […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Four: It rained business philosophy

Keeping up with the title of the post, I would like to put some great quotes from some of the most successful entrepreneurs, young and old, we met today on #JagritiYatra role model visit: “See volume as ally, population is not a problem it’s an opportunity” ~Subroto Bagchi, Co-Founder & Chairman, Mindtree “Risk is overrated […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Three: All the roads lead to education!

The day started with a wake up call followed by a ‘fire drill’ to equip us for any fire accident. We, then, had a great breakfast on the platform of the Dharwad station in Karnataka. The day was dedicated to education where we met three individuals doing three different things in the field of education. […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Two: Creating space for each other

It’s the second day at the Jagriti Yatra and it was a hectic day. After getting the train (remember it’s specially designed yo train with bathing bogies, conference room style chair cars, a 24×7 pantry car cooking unexpectedly awesome meals, a small cyber café, a sick bay with six doctors on board) at the platform […]

लौंडा हँस रहा है, खीं खीं खीं

चलिए थोड़ी देर के लिए फ़ेसबुक नामक ग्रह से छुट्टी ली जाए। बहुत गंद मचाते हैं हम सब। जिसको मन आया गलिया लिए, जिसको मन हुआ चुम्मा-चाटी भेज दिए… और तो और आजकल लोग मुँह से ही दिल निकाल कर बाँट देते हैं, दिक़्क़त उन ग़रीबों को है जिनके मोबाईल में इमोटिकोन सिर्फ ‘पी’, ‘डी’, […]

Some English Haiku

Attempting my hand on Haiku, a Japanese form of poetry which follows 5-7-5 pattern, the two lines have juxtaposition of different ideas or images and the third brings a different perspective. 1: Nelson Mandela passed away somewhere College student stressed his brain a lot What could be Gauhar’s age? 2: Father was BPL* card holder […]