You might have heard about people learning variety of stuff for fun, for show off or as a life-skill. Let's skip the middle one and talk about the other two motivations.

Have fun, Learn a Life skill! Sounds like a good mantra. In the age where an average user unlocks…

The listener who doesn’t listen

There is one possibility when the speaker might feel it’s relevant and the listener can find it irrelevant. That is when the listener is not able to connect the dots which the speaker is connecting. Having said both, often the listener can use the word…

Dear MK,

I was intending to write this reply after a phone conversation - which is also the phrase of the month for me. But, going ahead here since that will take time. Hoping to speak soon.

Phone conversation because like an aeroplane crashes, my message for better collaboration didn’t…

The Hand of Impact

Five Fingers of your palm are different from each other. Imagine if we denoted each finger with a department / organ of an organisation / company that is investing in changing the status-quo. Note that this organisation can be a tech outfit too provided we erase…

A collection of Terribly Tiny Stories

#1
She: I am afraid. You give me too much freedom.
He: That's weird. Everybody wants more freedom.
She: Everybody don't love you, I do.

#2
He: How much freedom do you want after the marriage?
She: Who are you to "give" freedom?
He: I am your fiancée
She: You were.

What’s the Bill?

830 pm,

Moved out of the office, only to return back for personal work!!

Daily budget for a meal was an average 70 rupees!!

Browsed the menu, found the dish!

Fitting in the budget, Tava Pulao was about to arrive!

Watching TV, Listening crap!

Plate & Spoon…

Tangible & Intangible

An engineer & a film maker are in a conversation over change.

E:- Your work is sooooo long-term, slow impact & yet so demanding.
F:- Hmm. And?
E:- Yours is so intangible too. You don’t make a real difference to the world. Just consolidate yourself while hanging around doing…

पुरा परिवार साथ बैठकर टी.वी. देख रहा था |
“मम्मी, आप छोटी थी तब क्या बनना चाहती थी?”, आवाज आई |

“मैं टी.वी. पे आना चाहती थी| एंकर बन्े का सपना था |”, कहकर मम्मी ने पुछा “तुम दोनो क्या बनना चाहते हो |”

“मैं फेसबुक पेज बनुंगा”,
“और मैं विकीपीडिया…

Sub: R̵e̵s̵i̵g̵n̵a̵t̵i̵o̵n̵ ̵ Gratitude Letter

Dear K,

I don’t feel home here.

Gratitude for telling me where I don’t belong.

Warmth (& loads of it, really!),

MK

When home can be a workplace, why do workspaces fail to become homes? You don’t need an answer for this. You just need courage.

Manohar Kabeer

Researcher & Community Manager ✓ Documentaries in India, Film Distribution, Cafe & Third Spaces, Railways, Community Building, Podcasts, …, X ✓

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