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Joining a Technology Startup? Here is a checklist for you

Joining a Technology Startup? Here is a checklist for you

Changing a job is stressful. Going to a startup filled with uncertainties is that much more. That said startups present great opportunities if evaluated right

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Making Goody Bags Good

Making Goody Bags Good

Goody bags are part and parcel of every birthday party today. The contents of these goody bags are however, anything but good. How can you fix that?

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Adopt a school

Adopt a school

Schools have been the worst hit with all the economic downturn. Budget challenged, they are required to cut programs, increase class sizes with reduced staff. As parents, citizens we can help not just monetarily but otherwise.

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It is cold and your water heater decides to die, now what?

It is cold and your water heater decides to die, now what?

It was middle of winter and our water heater decided to call it a day. We were left to scamper to get a new one. Here are some things we learnt.

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20 minutes could save you $40 per month or more

20 minutes could save you $40 per month or more

Telecom expenses have become a staple of our living. It is easy to loose track and keep paying more. With alternate options and hyper competition amongst providers, there are values to be had, if you pay attention that is.

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Home Ownership

Mind your fence

Your fence has become old and crumbling in places. The next gust might leave your house naked from the streets. If it is not the next gust, it might be the rot at the bottom of those fence posts. Note: I am talking specifically about wood fence. I was confronted with this issue as my […] Continue Reading

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Career

Resuming your career after a mommy break

Balancing career aspirations and the responsibilities as a parent is no walk in the park. As a mom, it is doubly tough. If making the decision to have a kid is not big enough, it also comes with a kicker. In the same breath you now will have to make a choice about your career. […] Continue Reading

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Online Smarts

Tired of being tracked by marketing tools ? Opt-out of them

With Marketing increasingly moving online, tools and technologies have started tracking, following users from the time they start their browser all day, thereby building a profile for you. If you want to spared from the the overzealous cookies/trackers lurking around you, you need to opt-out of some of the services that are tracking you. Notice […] Continue Reading

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Career

Joining a Technology Startup? Here is a checklist for you

Every now and then I get a call from a former colleague (typically working at a large company) asking me my opinion about a particular startup that she/he is thinking of joining. Not that I profess to be an expert, but having had my share of working with startups, I have gained some insights that […] Continue Reading

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Career

Make your references count

A friend of mine was looking to change jobs and was seeking some help on how to prepare for the job hunt and the process that might ensue around references. Securing and providing references is a little tricky and here is what I told him. References matter a lot in all walks of like. Whether […] Continue Reading

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Be Good

Say No to Junk

If you want junk mails shipped to you and help the environment, here are some pointers on how to go about it. Stop Junk Mail If you are tired of getting junk mail week-in and week-out and want to put an end to it you have a choice now – Catalog Choice – Sign up […] Continue Reading

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Career

Protect your dreams

With all the challenges we face in life just living life by itself can become a struggle. In the face of such challenge, persisting with your dreams is not within everybody capability. So this video reinforces the will to continue dreaming and persisting with the dreams. Continue Reading

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Be Good

I am not that green after all

If you have known me or have read my earlier posts on how we have made a lot of efforts around our home, office and life in general you know where I stand on being green and sustainable. Every activity that we do at home involves factoring in the sustainability aspects. So much so that […] Continue Reading

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Parenting

Ye Have Not Because Ye Ask Not!

Traveling with children is always stressful. Especially if it involves air travel. With road, you have the latitude to be a little flexible with your time and control the velocity. With air travel, you are pretty much shackled in terms of what can be done. A typical routine would involve Get ready 4 hours ahead […] Continue Reading

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Be Good

Facebook Conundrum that I face. Do you?

Facebook has consumed (I mean spare time-wise) the lifes of 600MM+ people around world, yours truly no exception. There is no update too small to not make it to Facebook. Then from thereon the journey of that trivial update takes a life of its own. Many Likes and Shares later, the journey of that update, […] Continue Reading

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