The Ballroom Balcony!

My heart goes out to herI feel she is trapped.It appears that way to me,It's the view from were I stand. Is this her original colourOr is it what she requires?She has been myriad colours beforeThis one looks acquired. When she looks into the mirrorWho does she see?Between her past and her futureWho does she … Continue reading The Ballroom Balcony!

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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Why Do We Want things to Look or Sound Better Than They Are?

Do you ever find yourself saying you ran more or exercised longer than you did? Weigh less than you do or taller than you are? Filter or air-brush pictures? Say you feel better than you do? Got more marks or earn higher than actual? And those innumerable selfies we take?!?! Well, you can find solace … Continue reading Why Do We Want things to Look or Sound Better Than They Are?

Are You Intelligent? Emotionally Intelligent! Part I

"What a question?" "Ridiculous!" "What do you mean?" "Of course!" These would have been my own answers until a few years ago when I would have replied mindlessly just to defend myself without even understanding the question in it's entirety. So, take a deep breath and answer. Do you think you are intelligent? Do you … Continue reading Are You Intelligent? Emotionally Intelligent! Part I

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?

The Virus of Self-Doubt

Like a disease it comes,The virus of self-doubt.Confined to one's own mindIt's more widespread than thought.It can have many shades.It will catch you off guard.Will incubate inside you,Leave you in a shroud of cloud.First step is to recognize it,That itself takes a lot.Seeing it is half the cure,The rot is on it's way out.Do not … Continue reading The Virus of Self-Doubt

Contradictions!

Opposites attract is a known fact.Why it is so, nobody knows that! Sweet and sour, we like the mix,Love and heartbreak is a good movie fix. Confidence and submission can surprisingly coexist. Watch out as it creeps in from the back exit. Strength may also come from weakness. Let the default reaction come from kindness. … Continue reading Contradictions!

Ubiquitous Assimilation!

I thought of changing the name of the topic. It may be that many do not know what it means and not read further and others may be curious to know more and read on. I decided to take that chance. The words, Ubiquitous Assimilation, sound very fancy. A vocabulary bomb, actually! I was bombed … Continue reading Ubiquitous Assimilation!

Do you want it to be easier? I did too!

Would it be easierIf I was conventional and stuck to the script?Would it be easierIf I just listened to the voice of reason?Would it be easierIf it were as simple as it is in my head?Would it be easierIf I didn't say everything that came to my mind?Would it be easierIf I didn't follow my … Continue reading Do you want it to be easier? I did too!