If I really wanted to… I would become the best

If I really wanted to… I would become the best

Blog, Personal Growth
Have you heard anybody say to you or maybe you have said this before- If I really wanted to, I would be the best entrepreneur in the world. If I really wanted to, I would build a big podcast. If I really wanted to, I would build a really big youtube channel. If I really wanted to, I would be in shape If I really wanted to, I would be a millionaire. If I really wanted to, I would make the world a better place to live You must have heard or said yourself numerous times before. “If I really wanted to….” Over the past 4-5 years, I have heard this phrase being said by many learned, talented and extremely critical people so many times… I am like.. why don’t…
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Why is curiosity important for success?

Why is curiosity important for success?

Blog
Continuing on from the previous blog on the Kunal Shah’s thoughts on “how we can make India better?” Let’s continue. What is the struggle in India from the perspective of outsiders, i.e. NRI, foreigners etc.? My conversations with various people who have either travelled to India or have heard from others who have crossed led to similar conclusions. They have all concluded that there are a lot of beautiful aspects like culture, spiritual sensibilities, empathy, sense of warmth and friendliness in general, but people here have way too many internal battles to fight. Everyone has an ego, and their sense of ego is so strong that it echos my previous point of status-driven vs wealth driven society. Most people here are fighting for “respect” in their life and career. Attracting…
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How american Express makes money?

How american Express makes money?

Blog, Business, Incredible Stories
American Express- The most prestigious of all the credit cards. Visa, Mastercard everybody has those, but only a select few have American express. In 2019, there were about 3.3 billion visa cards out there, over 2 billion Master cards but only 114 million American Express cards. That is 29 Visa cards and 17 Master cards for every American Express card. And that’s because they are not as concerned with volume as doing a lot of things differently. So, does profitable business means the more extensive sale of their products? Visa and Mastercards are issued by banks, but American Express handles most of them by themselves. You can now get them from Bank of America, but 70 million were allocated by themselves. Possibly because they are not only offering a charged…
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How to make India and ourselves better?

How to make India and ourselves better?

Blog, Business, Personal Growth
This whole blog today is inspired and taken from a podcast. I wanted to channelize my experience, thoughts and learnings from various articles and books which also resonates with Kunal Shah’s various interviews on multiple platforms. Some answers are intriguing, well-informed thoughts. They also portray the “big picture” which I have gathered through numerous conversations with varied people. I hope this amazes you as well. Does Kunal Shah consider himself the smartest person around or in the startup space? To which he says- “I don’t think that I am smart. Most of the time, I vocalize my thoughts which appear smart. Sometimes it goes above my head and people’s head, which people assume to be smart. I am just curious, and I will not say that I am smart.” His…
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Which is the best voting system?

Which is the best voting system?

Blog, Curiosity questions, Personal Growth
Hey ya. In 2014, Modi became our country’s prime minister, with only 31% of the vote share. That means 69% of Indians voted against him. What kind of logic is that? On the other hand, in the 2016 US presidential elections, Hillary Clinton got three million more votes than Donald Trump. But Donald Trump became the US president. In what kind of democracy does the person against whom the majority votes become the country’s leader? Friends, this is what I want to discuss in this blog that how do voting systems work in the world’s democracies? After reading this, I am sure you will start thinking about which voting system is the best for democracy. Let’s understand. Here’s an example. Imagine four candidates present themselves in your constituency, i.e. Akshay,…
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India’s obsession with arranged marriages

India’s obsession with arranged marriages

Blog, Business
Hey readers! Today I want to unravel the Indian mystery of arranged marriages or Indian matchmaking😁. You must have seen the show Indian matchmaking on Netflix and if not even better because today’s blog won’t be a spoiler at all. I would look to answer the following questions today- Why is “Indian Matchmaking” is becoming a popular show on Netflix as well as still prevalent in our society?What is the obsession that India and Indians have with marriage?And how lucrative is the Indian wedding business? Do read till the end as there's a fun conversation with a friend of mine. I got many reality checks and I hope to give you too. Let’s start right away!! The popularity of arranged marriages I think our urban Netflix watching generation and we…
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How fulfilling experience is- serving people?

How fulfilling experience is- serving people?

Blog, Personal Growth
Today on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s birthday and my mother’s birthday, I want to talk about a term which has shaped me up to be a better person. A term which is selfless yet powerful, a concept which we have slowly imbibed from our parents, a character trait which was an important pillar behind the story “Piku”, a term which becomes the core of every large organization that lasts. It is called “service.” What is "service"? Service is the most important thing. When you get into that mode of service and you are willing “to serve” and ultimately remembering you are serving the “almighty” then you can never go wrong. We all are sitting in this particular “pandemic” wherever you are across the world and life…
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What is wrong with the Indian media?

What is wrong with the Indian media?

Blog, Curiosity questions
Hey, Witbylogical community! Seeing the current coverage of news by Indian media, it compels me to write about what is wrong with the Indian media? Today in India, news channels like Republic Bharat, Aaj Tak, India TV and News 18 India are always seen at the top of TRP ratings. In all these channels every evening a Prime Time debate is aired which debates about a topic. I would like to show you a past analysis of these discussions. Debate topics on the highest rated TRP channels In the past 10 months, the actual agendas to be discussed were the Hunger Index of India, Economic crisis, the unemployment rate in Haryana being the highest in India. But were these topics discussed enough? I don’t think so. The role of the…
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Networking definition and why is it important?

Networking definition and why is it important?

Blog, Personal Growth
Whenever this topic comes up, we usually think about a roomful of nicely dressed up people sipping coffee or cocktails and exchanging business cards and pleasantries all hoping to meet people that would help them. They are either looking for opportunities or solutions to their problems. For most people the definition of networking is connecting their friends on social media casually. Remember? In my childhood days, our parents used to tell me, “Son, You are travelling alone. Don’t talk to strangers!” A software engineer Praveen Wadalkar says he got the same advice from his parents until he became a solo traveller. He says his job involves creativity, but creativity every day is monotonous as well and to kill it he started solo travelling. Interestingly he played a “game of trust”…
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Unravelling the myths of GDP growth rate

Unravelling the myths of GDP growth rate

Blog, Incredible Stories
GDP!! Every 3 months in our country, we often hear news about this term GDP, meaning Gross domestic product. Whenever the GDP growth rate comes in headlines, we start talking about the economy, be it for a brief period. (why? Because Rhea Chakraborty, Shiv Sena and Kangana Ranaut are more critical. hehe) We talk that whether India’s economy is growing fast or is slowing down? Is the Indian economy strong enough? How many days will it take for India to become the superpower? Most talked about question always asked- Can India overtake China? Overall whenever the news of GDP numbers comes out, there is always a ruckus created. So, the question arises- What is this GDP growth rate?  And why should we be worried about it? Let’s try and understand.…
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