Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Why I love interacting with the 14 year old girl and 41 year old woman?

"I hate myself
I hate life
No one understands me
Life is complex"
said the 14 year old girl

"I love myself
I love life
No one will even understand me, and that's OK
Life is as complex or simple - It is a matter of perspective"
said the 41 year old woman

I love interacting with the 14 year old girl and the 41 year old woman
Because they represent two ends of a spectrum
And the cotinuuum of life

The 14 year old is vulnerable
The 41 year old is accepting of her vulnerability

The 14 year old has more questions, and is not willing to listen to the answers
The 41 year old understands that there will be many questions which go unanswered

The 14 year old is unsure of herself
The 41 year old is sure in her skin

The 14 year old is unaware of the many facets of her beauty
The 41 year old is aware that her beauty has many dimensions

The 14 year old is unforgiving
The 41 year old is (more) forgiving

The 14 year old thinks there is only one way to love
The 41 year old knows that there is no one way to love

The 14 year old is scared to break free
The 41 year old knows she broke free

The 14 year old is on the transition to a woman
The 41 year old is living the journey of womanhood

The 14 year old is in denial of herself
The 41 year old is accepting of herself

The 14 year old thinks she knows it all, and knows it best
The 41 year old knows it all, and knows it well - and yet, is willing to hear your view

The 14 year old is at the stage when her choices will change the course of her life
The 41 year old is at the stage when she is living her choices

The 14 year old takes family and relationships for granted
The 41 year old values family and relationships beyond imagination

The 14 year old is raring to go
The 41 year old is yearning to come

The 14 year old is learning everyday
The 41 year old is also learning everyday

Age is a number.. And a state of being
How old are you? 14 or 41?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Video | What is the A to Z of Blogging?

When I was born I did not know A to Z. Thanks to my parents and teachers, I learned. Now as a parent myself, as I’m teaching my kids A to Z, I wonder if there is an A to Z for blogging too! Surprisingly, I discovered YES!

In this post, I’ve tried to share my views on the A to Z of blogging using a video.
To view the video, click here

Please Note: This is the first time that I am creating a video. I hope you enjoy watching it! I know I enjoyed creating it!

Liked it? Leave a comment to let me know
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Newspaper Interview | Twittering Heights (Deccan Chronicle, 2015)
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Interview | My blogging journey – How it came to be?
Interview | A wise Blogger
Interview | Secrets to Successful Blogging
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Does your social behavior influence the way you think?

"The more I tweet, I observe that my thoughts and words are getting tweet sized"

 So I’ve been wondering if my social behaviors influence my real world behavior. By social media behaviors what I really mean is which social channels I use, and how much you use it as a part of your daily lives.

Personally, I can vouch for this based on 3 real-life examples
1)    Days / Times when I use a lot of Twitter – the usage of words (oral / written) even in real-life are ‘tweet-sized’. Short, succinct, to the point. The impact is that I speak lesser, my mails are shorter, meetings end before time :)
2)    Days / Times when my muse are infographics – Everything I do, I keep thinking how I can represent it with an infographic!
3)    Days / Times when I am completely entrenched in blogging – Everything I do, say, think – I’m actively looking for ways to create a blog post…

It appears like as if the more time I put into a social media platform, there is some re-wiring in my brain which compels me to look at all aspects of my life based on my social media behavioral patterns! Something like a re-train the brain seems to happen based on usage!

While there are benefits in being focused and building / enhancing / enriching your ‘social media garden / estate’ – I also think that may be there is a flip-side too! May be in the quest to be ‘social on social media’ – the real-life experience is actually getting diluted , and one ends up creating / building patterns of human behavior which may not serve me well.

For now, this thought has inspired this post and left me pensive!

What are your views? Leave a comment to let me know

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Listed among the Top 10 Marketing Blogs of India

Look what the news brought me today...

Happy and Honored to be featured in the list of Top Marketing Blogs of India published by SEJ (Search Engine Journal). The list includes some of the best / most reputed Indian brands / blogs like Digital Vidya, Social Samosa, Lighthouse Insights, Blogworks . Full reading here

For those who don't know, Search Engine Journal was launched in 2003 and publishes fantastic articles by marketing experts. They spotlight the important trends, news, strategies and personalities in the industry. They have ~95K Twitter followers and 1 Lakh+ likes on FB.



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Connect with me on Nischala’s Social World
Columnist / Byline in : Economic Times | Huffingtonpost | Business2Community | WomensWeb | Sheroes India | PeopleMatters | YoWoTo | 12Most.com | Parentous
Blog : Nischala’s Space, Thoughts, Expressions [Featured in Top Marketing Blogs in India, Directory of Best Indian Blogs, Alltop]
Twitter : @nimu9 [Featured among Sheroes Must Follow Indian Women on Twitter (2014) , 50 Indian Women to follow on Twitter(2012)]

Interviews and Media Mentions
Newspaper Interview | Twittering Heights (Deccan Chronicle, 2015)
Quoted in “Open Letter to Women looking for job
Quoted in “The Best Advice you’ll receive as young women starting your careers
Interview | My blogging journey – How it came to be?
Interview | A wise Blogger
Interview | Secrets to Successful Blogging
Quoted in “Are entrepreneurs born or made?”

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Working Mom V/s Stay-At-Home Mom – Is there a better word to describe them?

It was a tweet which triggered a conversation and this blog post. And the tweet-crafter was Madhavan Narayan (whose Twitter profile reads as Columnist/Journalist/ Tech Writer, Hindustan Times, Delhi. Music and movie lover. Alleged poet).

This was what he tweeted
On a separate note, I immensely enjoy his tweets because they almost always loaded with wit, wisdom, real-life experiences, poetry, humor – so they give ample food for the left and right side of your brain!

As I pondered over this, I recognized that being a woman and working (whether at home or outside) go together. Being a mother and working have to co-exist. There just is no way for it to work otherwise.

So I asked for suitable alternatives. The new descriptors that I liked are:
Stay-At-Home Mother = HomeSlogger

Working Mother = OFHO (Office and Home) Sloggers OR Careerist Mom

What do you think is a befitting word? Leave a comment to let me know

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Connect with me on Nischala’s Social World
Columnist / Byline in : Economic Times | Huffingtonpost | Business2Community | WomensWeb | Sheroes India | PeopleMatters | YoWoTo | 12Most.com | Parentous
Blog : Nischala’s Space, Thoughts, Expressions [Featured in Directory of Best Indian Blogs, Alltop]
Twitter : @nimu9 [Featured among Sheroes Must Follow Indian Women on Twitter (2014) , 50 Indian Women to follow on Twitter(2012)]

Interviews and Media Mentions
Newspaper Interview | Twittering Heights (Deccan Chronicle, 2015)
Quoted in “Open Letter to Women looking for job
Quoted in “The Best Advice you’ll receive as young women starting your careers
Interview | My blogging journey – How it came to be?
Interview | A wise Blogger
Interview | Secrets to Successful Blogging
Quoted in “Are entrepreneurs born or made?”