Hello! I am your Captain speaking!

This is one of the most popular articles on my blog. I guess it is true that I am more inclined towards the human side of flying. That is what makes us human inside. The machine teaches us discipline, we add emotions to it.

Enjoy the read! Tell me what you think!

The Thinking Captain!

Recently, I was asked to speak on a worldwide forum featuring women in various roles. During my introductory meeting with them, Gratitude and Re-Focus turned out to be the focal points. Hence, it was decided as our topic for the interview. We felt it was worth sharing this perspective, especially in these COVID times. The interaction received an overwhelming response.

In the post interview de-brief with the team, I was asked about my previous experience as a presenter/public speaker. What is the best advice I have received and how do I connect with an audience? I have conducted a few workshops and presentations but the one thing that came to mind was my announcements in the aircraft. I told them that my tools of humor, honesty and timing were all cultivated by that experience. I had not realized until now, how much impact those Passenger Addresses had on me. It…

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Kickass Year Ending!!

It is the appropriately chaotic finale to the most amazingly chaotic year. Like most of the year, I didn't plan for the year to end this way either. It has been an action packed week. Crazy doesn't cut it. For everything to come together all at once was both overwhelming and exciting at the same … Continue reading Kickass Year Ending!!

How to Be the TOP 1% in the World and Stand Out?

Dare to be different! This is not a clickbait title. It really is a confirmed ticket. Although, this might be a slightly different 1% in comparison to the headline grabbing richest 1% we read about all the time. Those don't interest me at all. On offer here are riches of a different kind. You will … Continue reading How to Be the TOP 1% in the World and Stand Out?

How To Deal With Bullies? Part-IV FEARLESS FORESIGHT.

The motivation to write this entire series came when last month I witnessed a conflict arise between two professionals which quickly turned into bullying and labelling. A typical patriarchal reaction when faced with a challenge. (He later even claimed to be a "feminist.") It was a moment of déjà vu from my own experience earlier … Continue reading How To Deal With Bullies? Part-IV FEARLESS FORESIGHT.

Have You Ever Been Bullied? Part-III Coming of Age!

I have been a sucker for coming of age films for as far back as I can remember. I could not get enough of the depiction of the protagonist's realization of their own worth and pursuit of their desires. Generally, in the movies, the central character is a young adult trying to find their way … Continue reading Have You Ever Been Bullied? Part-III Coming of Age!

Hey! My Name is…

Revisiting the older posts to give them some air. Tell me what you think!

The Thinking Captain!

I wish it was something as funky as Slim Shady!😎 Pardon the reference as I grew up in the emerging era of Eminem. My nickname was close, though. I was mostly called Khaddy by one and all during my youthful years in school. Boarding school tradition of surname calling still stands. Usually, the story attached to the derived name is a funny one. Mine emerged as a consequence of everyone inventing their own pronunciation of the rather unusual surname.

Personally, I preferred being called Khaddy than a distorted version of my already hard to pronounce surname. The more shortened and distorted, the funkier it sounded, like Khadz!. Mine stuck. Many, who had no reference of the connection to my surname, even called me Caddy, as in the golf caddy!! Imagine that!😆

My school principal had a peculiar way of saying my full name while addressing the whole school during…

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Have You Ever Been Bullied? Part II-Adulthood

RedBull gives you wiiings! My entry into adulthood was nothing short of a grand stage entrance high on RedBull!. I was charged-up, driven and determined. I had set out to do something that no one in my family had ever done before. I was going to learn to fly and become a pilot with absolutely … Continue reading Have You Ever Been Bullied? Part II-Adulthood

Show Yourself!

I want to show myselfAnd yet here I hide.I don't rely on myselfWho else is there to find.I want to show myselfBut I am scared inside.How will anybody else seeThings I miss in plain sight.I want to show myselfNot the shell outside.It is a good decoySometimes, I like it more than I.I want to show … Continue reading Show Yourself!

Mission Impossible! Story of A First Time Blogger.

Take a leap of faith! This is a random thought materializing out of nowhere, literally. Almost like this blog. When I first started writing, I had no idea what I wanted to say. So, that is exactly what I said. (Push to Start!) It was a leap of faith, indeed. After my first post, Word … Continue reading Mission Impossible! Story of A First Time Blogger.

Come, Fly With Me!

My family taking wings for the first time in Bir Billing, Himachal '2016 Feeling upbeat for no real reasonDon't even want to know why.It's uplifting everything around meMakes me want to fly. I feel light hearted It's like I set myself free. From the shackles of my own doubts I allowed myself to believe. In … Continue reading Come, Fly With Me!