Some Book titles for you from my reading collection of 2019

Here are some books I read and enjoyed in 2019. I am compiling this list for those who are looking for any of these kinds of books. Will love to get your recommendations as well (Please comment). I read many of them in audio book form (some in both paper book and audio!) during my…

Notes from Talk by Madam Secretary Albright @VMware

These are notes from a very memorable event at VMware in Sep 2018. Even though I am not a follower of political issues, it was such an honor and privilege to have Madam Secretary Albright visit VMware as a speaker for VMware Speaker Series. The room full of people was spellbound, laughing and inspired by…

Notes from the WT2 (Women Transforming Technology) 2019

I look forward to such conferences. They are a wonderful way to take some time away from work pressures and think holistically about our environment and the issues that need to be addressed. A big thanks to VMware especially to Arti Sharma, Mimi Finkel Schulz Marla Beatie Amber Boyle Ray Parr Alexa Tambellini Betsy Sutter Deanna Kosaraju and all the…

A Tribute to my Papa and my Dad

A lot of people influence our lives. Our parents are some of our biggest influencers. So, on Father’s day today, I want to talk about two people who have greatly molded and influenced my life. I have seen that we usually remember all the good things about people after they are gone. I want to tell…

Notes from Women Transforming Technology (WT2) 2018

Attending conferences, workshops gives you a pause in the middle of your work, helps you develop soft skills, make connections and listen to a variety of ideas that you would not have thought of – and get inspired ! Women Transforming Technology was founded by VMware and it is in it’s 3rd year.  It strives to…

My birth and when everyone thought I had died…

In my Dad’s words, “Your mother started making “halla” (commotion) at 9 in the morning. Since it was too early to arrange the car, I had to take your mom in a rickshaw to the hospital. And then you were was born at 9:45 am. (well that explains the halla :)). Your grandma was at…

Notes from – The Power of Personal Brand by Mona Sabet

Few months ago, I had attended the WCW Development Workshop conducted by Mona Sabet to talk about “The Power of Personal Brand”. It was a good workshop and gave the participants something to think about. Here are some of my key takeaways: According to New York University, Graduate School of Business, people make 11 decisions…

What I think about Women Empowerment …

I am currently reading Louise Hay’s book called ‘Empowering Women’. In the first chapter, she wrote that this is what she had found in economics textbook used during 1950s. These are the things Women must do:- Make sure that the house is clean and tidy before the man comes home. Make sure the food is…

Notes from Watermark Enterpreneur Conference (Oct 17, 2015)

I got a ticket from my company, VMware to attend the full day “Watermark Enterpreneur Conference“. Just before the day, I was not sure if I really wanted to attend it. (Thoughts running in my head were – Who am I kidding, I am not an entrepreneur, Will I really gain anything ? ; I…

The Meaning of Suffering

When we talk about meaning of life, many people start questioning the rationale behind suffering. Why would someone want to go through this kind of life where there is injustice, cruelty, crime, sickness ? I have come to understand that we may not be able to comprehend the reason for our suffering as of now. But…