Two sportswomen, their crusades and the difference they’ve made

“We got pink hair and purple hair. We got tattoos and dreadlocks. We got white girls and black girls and everything in between. We got straight girls and gay girls.” - Megan Rapinoe, US soccer player, world cup winner  “God has made the world this way, and everyone was not made the same. They take … Continue reading Two sportswomen, their crusades and the difference they’ve made

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Father’s Day letter to my daughter: How I overcame the fear of getting punched, and what it taught me

Dear Sadiyah, Seems like yesterday when you started school and already it’s time for college. You must be feeling the nerves, though I know you’ll never let on. So, I thought I’d write about fear in this year’s Father’s Day letter to you. Last year, around this time, I finally started learning a sport I … Continue reading Father’s Day letter to my daughter: How I overcame the fear of getting punched, and what it taught me

How bookstores can turn the page on terminal decline

Almost every evening I pass by the Crossword bookstore on Turner Road in Bandra, a Mumbai suburb, around the corner from where I reside. Its opening more than a decade ago was a big deal – book lovers flocked to it and there was much oohing and aahing over its size, a ground-plus-one-storey format. The … Continue reading How bookstores can turn the page on terminal decline

Father’s Day letter to my daughter: Stay curious

I recently read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci. Other than being a genius – artist, scientist, anatomy buff, engineer, and self-taught at that – Leonardo was precious in another way: he was very human. He would alternate between glacial laziness and frenzied output; he procrastinated endlessly, driving his patrons up the wall; he … Continue reading Father’s Day letter to my daughter: Stay curious

Cause, effect and the opportunity in it for you

This blog was originally written for the School of Communication and Reputation (SCoRe), India. My students often ask me what specialisations a career in public relations (PR) can offer. Since PR agencies have now firmly moved away from a media-relations-only model to an integrated one, there is a range of choices: employer branding, public affairs, … Continue reading Cause, effect and the opportunity in it for you