Go on a date with yourself

When was the last time you went on a date with yourself?
When was the last time you gave yourself the priority? It’s about time you did!

Can introverts really succeed?

I am an introvert. No, I don’t have a problem nor am I low on confidence. But just like you I could never really understand my own personality. I was always the different one, the quiet one in every group, I could never really fit in a group. I enjoyed doing something progressive rather than…

How to stop feeling guilty about taking a break?

By simply saying that you deserve a break! That’s correct. Just by saying you deserve a break will ease the discomfort you feel about being on a break. I am often asked this question and as an Entrepreneur I have personally experienced the guilt of taking time off of work. But let me tell you,…

Steps to win back your mojo

“I’ve lost my will to work, I’ve lost my will to do anything at all, All the ideas are stuck and I find it difficult to move!” – Sounds familiar? That is what happens when you lose your mojo or are simply not motivated enough to work, live, move, almost anything. It’s a universal experience….

Why is Vulnerability misunderstood???

The world men inhabit is rather austere. One finds a strange amalgam of contradictory traits. Where, vulnerability is bleak and mistaken. Where one is susceptible to criticism. Where one shields themselves with defenselessness and helplessness to protect themselves from pitfall and temptation. Vulnerability is an equipment to deal with hostility. He beats me every day,…

Self-help books – do they really help?

  As a Psychologist I am often asked this question. “Which Self-help book is the best?”. Being a question of concern, I am often caught off-guard. The trick with Self-help book is that they are written keeping a certain population and problem in mind and if you do not fall under that population or the…

First “Impression” or Judgement??

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Now this is a really old saying and believe it or not, we use it quite often in our lives. But if we should not judge a book by its cover, how is it that we focus so much on making a first good impression? I believed in…

Patience

As the dawn is about to break I realize I haven’t slept all night. It has been an overwhelming month. Honestly, it has been one of the best months I have had in a really long time! Every month has a word. I guess it differs from person to person. Depending on their experiences and…

Uncertainty

Uncertainty, as we know it, is the state of unknown or the feeling of unknown. It is a rough feeling, to not know what may happen in moments to come. I personally, have faced uncertainty more times than you can count! Uncertainty teaches you various emotions.  Some are dark, however, some are pleasant. The way…

How to have more faith in yourself?

“Everything comes to us, that belongs to us, if we create the capacity to receive it!” Rabindranath Tagore You come across some words, that inspire you and then you come across some words that change the way you think. This simple but wise quote, by the poetic, Rabindranath Tagore, teaches us something we often fail…

All those bottled up emotions! 

​It is natural for many of us, to keep our emotions and feelings locked up inside us. We’re afraid to express them, due to many reasons, we don’t wanna hurt others, we certainly don’t wanna hurt ourselves. The pain and trauma is way too much to even express it, sometimes.  But once the intensity of…

Dream a little more…….

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” –Rabindranath Tagore  Dreams are our various thoughts and images that surface while we are asleep. Dreams are those aspirations and goals we always longed for. This is how I would look at dreams, an amazing amalgamation of our hopes,…

Resh Susan – The Book Satchel

Hi, I am Resh. I spend an unhealthy amount of time reading and an equally unhealthy time writing or clicking pictures. I also have the bees knees for a good biryani. What is “The book Satchel” about? The Book Satchel started as a place for bookish talk. I was desperately looking for a hobby as…

Swathi Kirthyvasan – UX Designer, Illustrator and Content Writer

I am Swathi, a UX Designer, Illustrator and Content Writer. I work out of a design studio in Hyderabad where I design apps, websites and applications along with creative graphics and illustrations. Apart from my professional work, I am also an independent artist with love for experimenting and exploring new mediums, styles and techniques. I…

Meenal Sanghi – Paint, Pottery, Products

My name is Meenal. I may introduce myself as an maker / designer who loves to dream, imagine and create with beginner mindset. I enjoy developing experiences in the field of painting, sculptures, home décor, clay modeling and stuff which excites me. Although I have been imaginative since my early years, it took many years…