Monday, January 28, 2019

The Absolute Wizard! In Life And Tale- J.K Rowling

J.K Rowling! The name needs no introduction. We all know this creative wizard of an author
who churned out tales of fantasy in the form of the famous Harry Potter series! Be those tiny
tots who jump around with school bags on their shoulders or the elderly people who stretch
out their legs on the patio and pick a “Harry Potter and the half-blood prince” with a gleam in
their eyes; we all love “Harry Potter”!
Ever wondered how the life of the creative head that spun the tales of awe-inspiring tales were?
Let us unlock the chambers of the secret in her inspirational life of courage, perseverance, hard work
and above all belief in oneself and one’s talents!
“It Matters Not What Someone Is Born, But What They Grow To Be”

Let us begin the tale with this well-known quote by the author herself. How many of us
blame it on our fate for the failures we faced in life? Let us pick a cue from this brave woman
who fought against all so-called hurdles life threw on her and went on to become the most
loved author with her books translated to over 73 languages and sold millions of copies
all around the globe.

Rowling was born and brought up in the borders of England, in the southwest part to be
exact; along with a small family that comprised of her father, mother, and sister. Little
Rowling was a born writer. Writing was inscribed in her blood, and she wrote her first book
"Rabbit" by the age of 6, an age when we were busy fumbling with spellings and grammar.
“What’s Coming Will Come And We’ll Just Have To Meet It When It Does”
As she grew up, life started throwing perils on her path, beginning with the strained
relationship between her parents. Quarrels and disagreements were an everyday affair,
and soon her father left her mother alone with their two teenage daughters. But, that was
not all! The next blow was her mother being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Soon began
the turmoil of long 10 years of battle with the disease and it slowly took a toll on the family!
Rowling describes the most devastating day in her life as the day her mother died. It was a
new year in 1991. The day when the whole world rejoiced and wished each other, a 25-year-old
Rowling sat with hot tears streaming down her eyes. Her mother passed away 6 months after s
he began penning down the first book of the famous Harry Potter series. It was a delayed
train which sowed the seeds of Harry Potter, Hermoine Granger and Ronald Weasley in
the magical fingers of Rowling.
After her mother's death, Rowling started putting bits and bits together and started life
afresh with a new love that entered her life. His name was Jorge Arantes. But, the couple
couldn't stand the test of time, and soon their lives took a tumultuous turn with a miscarriage
and a rocky marriage that lasted for only 13 months. She was again left alone with no job,
no one to support and a baby girl to care for. She just had her daughter Jessica and 3 chapters
of Harry Potter as her only priceless possessions.
“Rock Bottom Became The Solid Foundation On Which I Rebuilt My Life”
She lived alone in a cramped apartment and slipped into a deep depression with the thoughts
of suicide as an escape route ringing bells in her mind. She relied on the state benefits to live
life and kept on writing and writing. To get relief from the monotonous life she used to step
out and write Harry Potter while sitting in cafes with Jessica sleeping soundly in the pram near
Soon, she finished her first book and started trying to get it published. But publishers after
publishers kept on rejecting her book and her mailbox was flooded with rejection letters.
“By Every Usual Standard, I Was The Biggest Failure I Knew”
She still didn’t lose hope and kept on trying to get her book published. Finally, due to
her continued belief in herself and her talents, Bloomsbury, a publishing house in London
agreed to publish the first book, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone." Soon enough
her books started garnering attention, and people started loving Harry Potter and its author,
J.K Rowling! She rapidly rose up like a phoenix above the ashes and rewrote her history to be
one of the famous authors her generation has ever seen!
The tale of Rowling teaches us that, no matter how many failures you face, how many rejections
you face, how many people let you down, how many people sneer and laugh at you; still you
can taste success if you refuse to accept defeat and move on with perseverance and belief in yourself
and your skills.

I stumbled upon this inspirational tale of Rowling when I myself was facing some major setbacks in
life. I was almost ready to give up on myself and that is when I happened to converse with one
of my friends, Eivine Renny, working at Digital SEO, a reputed Web Designing Company in
Tirunelveli and Chennai. She narrated the tale of Rowling and asked me whether I had to face
all the troubles Rowling had to face. My answer was no! That single question opened my eyes,
and I realized that failures are indeed stepping stones to success and I can also taste success if I try
again and believe in myself. Soon, life began to change for the good, and I realized there are indeed
two sides to any coin! Let us draw inspiration from this tale of perseverance and start believing
in ourselves and never be belittled in the face of failures and rejections!

“You Control Your Own Life, Your Own Will Is Extremely Powerful!”

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Experiencing The Real India – Our Amazing Trip This Spring

This spring we decided to take a long break and visit India. The vacation was all about journeying to 4-5 different cities in the nation and getting to know the culture, the religions, and locals. Instead of sightseeing, our focus was more on roaming places and gaining a better understanding of the country. Here are some of the experiences we went through and our opinion of it.

     There are people everywhere. We were amazed to see that so many of them could live in relative harmony. No site or place you visit will be ever empty. This is especially true for Mumbai. From Haji Ali, the famous place of worship, to Dhobi Ghat, the popular clothes washing area, people jam pack everything.
·        Food is a big part of the culture. From the smallest home you visit the most lavish hotel you can stay in, food is offered constantly. It is a means of showing love, caring, and respect. Also, the taste, the style, and the flavors change from almost mile to mile. Each region of the nation has their own way of cooking and each dish is better than the first. They have equally amazing names.
·        The younger generation is highly talented and intelligent. Furthermore, Indian parents really invest in the future of their children. You cannot walk a few paces without missing signs and hoarding of an All India Civil Services Coaching center like These institutes prepare kids from a very young age to become public officers of the highest cadre. To be a civil servant is one of the most respected career options one can choose in India.
·     Driving is a nightmare and it is fun. Rarely do drivers follow rules? Cutting through while constantly honking the horn is almost a norm. Driving in the allotted lane seems more like a suggestion than a rule. Even though the driving is shocking, the numbers of accidents that do take place are very low.  Also, if you see a dog or cow rambling along the middle of the road, don’t panic. It is a standard sight in India. Our advice is to just enjoy the experience.

Haggling is the true way to do roadside or flea market shopping. You can always bargain and bring the price down of almost anything. But this rule is applicable only for shops you see on footpaths (yes,  it is a common sight) or stalls. Proper shops do not bargain. But be aware of salesmen, they can become really aggressive if they think you are almost going to make a purchase.

All in all, India is a blast to the senses. From the smell to the sights to even touch, everything you experience will leave an indelible mark on you.  The people, the food, and even the young children are extremely friendly and ready to help you at a drop of a hat.  To anyone who has not visited India or is thinking of it, we highly recommend it.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Moving Abroad still you can take care of your parents

We Indians are caring, till today we have our roots binding to our country and those roots includes our family and loved ones. There are times when we have to take a call should we move ahead

abroad with the better job prospects or should we stay back and be with our family. Yes the decision is tough but we in 90% cases accept the offer to move abroad for better future.

There is no harm and many a times our parents also agree to our decision, but this is we who should have to take a lead in making the arrangements back home so that our parents remain healthy and our responsibilities are fulfilled.

So what all you need to do while preparing your parents to lead a better life:

1. Make them learn computers: Yes this is the most important thing which is a necessity these days. make you parents use computers so that they can operate it confidently. This will help in interacting with you while you are away through skype and viber.

2. Latest Mobile: Get them a smart phone so that they have the confidence to use it properly.

3. Learn to drive: If your parents have not learned driving by now, its high time they should learn or if they cant drive than its always a good idea to have a driver who can be available around when they require him There are several online driver services available who can be utilized for such purposes.

4. Caring for their Health: one of the major factor is the health concern, there are various care providers who are now available they days who provide home care and home visits for the elderly people. They are sending their trained staff for regular check-ups.

5. Health Insurance: However, most of the times we have health insurance or we have provisions of health benefits from the previous service providers. but in case there is no provision made up till now, then its the high time that you should make all such health related arrangements before making  a move.

6. Make them register with online banking: Get them registered with the online banking facilities so that they can have an access to their money without hassle.

However, if you have not made such arrangements till now, than these things can also be arranged from a distance and you can make the registration in regard to everything. Its just a  matter of understanding that you have to take the responsibility of your parents and being at distance doesn't mean that you are now no more connected with your roots.

There were times when our parents have made efforts so that we can become independent, now is the time when you should make your parents independent. Well the trend has been in the past that you should always be with your parents to take care of them, is not getting diluting due to the younger generation becoming migratory birds.

These things are now becoming very common in Indian society, so rather than just packing your bags and moving out without making the preparations for your parents is a bad choice.

On the other hands the parents also need to understand that their kids will have to move, weather abroad or to another city for work, the world is getting shrink-ed. So, they should be prepared to lead an independent life mentally, this will make them feel better rather than feeling depressed about their expectations from their kids.

Further, the parents should be eager to learn the new ways to lead their life conveniently, many a times this is observed that the parents are comfortable with the lifestyle that they are leading and take a back when it comes to learning or adapting to  the changing world. Rather than getting shattered about this fact parents should feel enthusiastic about learning new ways and techniques which have made our lives simpler and easier, which includes everything being social on facebook or ordering grocery from online apps or booking movie tickets from

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Moving to a new region for sales

We are moving to Jakarta - Indonesia with sales team

This blog will be helpful to the new entrepreneurs who are willing to establish themselves for the business purposes. This will help them in developing a handy schedule for better preparedness. 

Hey, there is no denying that the sale is the ultimate driving force for any product/services selling. On one hand the online selling will be helpful. On the other hand, the sales force team is equally vital. The fact is there is no hard and fast thumb rule to adopt. There is always a mix of strategy which needs to be adopted to generate good figures in monthly and quarterly sales. 

Now, what is best strategy, we may not be able to decide ourselves, but yes we can always look for help from the consultants, especially when we are catering to new region or country for sales pitching. In this example we are catering to Jakarta region of Indonesia.

How, best are we prepared to enter a new region. 

1.      The first thing is to have a branch office and investment association partner.
2.      The reason to have business partner is that you will have a better understanding about Jakarta through this association. They will act as mentors.
3.      Indonesia is majorly an isolated country when it comes to business. There are very few businesses which are successful there; the reason is acceptability and language.
4.      My suggestion is to have a sales team recruited with the cultural mix employees.
5.      Train them and make them aware about the cultural diversity and sensitive issues.
6.      Develop a training module for various topics. Such as cultural information, Region wise important details, who should be going to which region?
7.      Get hands on experience over the language command.
8.      Hire the local trainers who are bi-lingual, so that they can make you acquit with the other vital information.
9.      This is equally vital to know the legal guidelines and formalities to be performed by the investors. Best will be to have a associate who is at influential position in that region say in Jakarta and can mutually benefiting agreement done.

You and your team will gain confidence, before moving to new location. For the new location sales, you need to assess the employee safety and relocation issues as well. It’s always better to look for people who are willing to relocate at first hand rather than, asking this question after training schedule is confirmed.
How to reap the perks of Salesforce education
Enrolling in a Salesforce training class offers a lot of benefits, not only for the organization itself, but for its members as well. This is because everyone in the agency is educated on how to manage the operations of the organization, may it be for profit or non-profit, in various levels, from data management to making campaigns, and most importantly, handling funds coming in and going out of the agency.
There are a lot of Salesforce education courses being offered today by different establishments, but they essentially offer the same lessons, just in different packages and approaches. My friend runs a SalesforceTraining and certification agency in Chennai. Much of the details you can read here are from my conversation with him. 

So how exactly do you get the best out of your Sales force education?

1. Attend all classes.
Not everyone in the organization gets to attend all classes in a Sales force training program. Some of them would only sit down on the specific subjects assigned to them, such as the Marketing Cloud, Sales Cloud, or Service Cloud. You may, however, sit in all subjects, even if you are given a particular expertise to master. This is because by attending to all clouds or classes, you get the feel of how the Sales force environment works. Getting a glimpse of these features also allows you to support other colleagues as they study further into their specific area assignments within the Sales force world.

2. Take part in role classes.
Some Sales force modules come in the form of lectures and individual quizzes. While these are convenient, they can be boring in the long run. Hence, it is recommended that you attend role classes as well, wherein all members of the class have a specific character to play during simulation exercises.
Role classes give you a vibe on how management operations actually work in Sales force. You are able to see how using Sales force changes the attitude not only of your fellow workmates, but also in the organization as a whole. Simulations help prepare you to the real world, and by the time you complete these classes, you are already a master of Sales force.

3. Choosing the right Sales force training.
As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of Sales force training's being offered today. All training packages come with their own pros and cons, and you have to choose wisely. You may want to check out the contents of the packages you find, seek reviews, and even talk to expert advisors on the packages you intend to enrol in. By gathering different opinions, you are able to organize your thoughts and choose the training package to get, based on your need and target objectives. One possible option can be

4. Talk to an advisor.
Talking to an advisor may not only be done before purchasing a training class; it can also be done while you are already on training. Let’s face it; there are instances in which you find it hard to visualize what the lesson is talking about, and you need an expert to help you through the ordeal.
Talking to an advisor gives you a more confident and comfortable way of understanding the lessons being taught in a Sales force class. This is because advisors have not only mastered the subjects by heart; they too have encountered actual experiences related to the lesson you are dealing with.

5. Public vs. One-on-one classes.
Sales force training classes can be done in either public or one-on-one sessions. When purchasing a training class, you can choose whether to attend a public session or go for a one-on-one training with a mentor. The latter can be more expensive, since it provides detailed teaching and undivided teacher’s attention. The public class meanwhile gives a plenary classroom experience, wherein you get to share the lessons with other Sales force students.
If you are new to a Sales force class, then it would be more beneficial to go for the public classes, since you have classmates to interact with. Public classes also offer more spontaneous interaction, and you have more people to seek opinions from, not to mention simulation exercises are conducted in a more relaxed manner. However, if you are into more advanced training, then a one-on-one session can be more suitable.

A video can assist you better let’s have a look:

Thursday, January 7, 2016

What Have you been doing all this while

Hey all the readers of my blog, I have been away for a while. Well but I have missed my blog really very much. in the first week of new year. I wish to express my gratitude to everyone who have been partnered in my success. Today I am a content writer. professionally and have been doing nice in professional world.

the very first piece of my write up was for my this blog itself and have been appreciated so much. So this platform deserves to be a appreciated from this I have transformed my hobby into a profession.

Let me share some of my featured posts and articles here on this forum as well.

This one is posted with TOI, and my personal favorite. Yes, I may sound biased towards ladies, as I feel that they need to shed their inhibitions and should step out from the hubby and family cocoon. Here goes the article:

Another one is about the tips to become a great writer.

Soon will be updating more of my write -ups.

Will try to be more active over this blogger forum as well. To keep in touch with you all.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

So you want to settle in Jakarta - Read this blog n decide

Let me say Jakarta will offer you a lot of good things. 

1. The availability of maids: You will get maids for your daily home chores, 90% are pretty good in  their work and have honesty. They perform cooking work as well. Take care of the kids. Wash your clothes press, dusting, cleaning and other tits - bits.

2. Have a job: It's always good to have a job in hand before you move to Jakarta. With a job, you will be better off to enjoy the Jakarta life. A good salary per month is a minimum of 2500 USD and above. For 2 people in the family. The taxes are paid by the companies in many cases since you are an expatriate in Indonesia.

3. Schools: Gandhi International and a few others with IB syllabus are good. Most of the Indians are concentrated around the good schools. As it is easy to manage life with kids.

4. Bachelors: The life is great for them. They will have a huge range of pubs and clubs. Jakarta is a cosmopolitan city. You will get lots of exposure to various nations of the world, gelling well with each other and party hard together.

5. Pub's for all: Yes the culture is western and open, the pubs are open to all, even the married oldies are also found relaxing and enjoying with you! There is a great list of expensive and good pubs and clubs for you and even sports bars are equally great place to chill.
You may also be interested in the Indian Restaurants list, here you go:22 best Indian Restaurants list

6. Accomodation:  Mostly the apartment system or you call condos are mostly available for expats. They are available from 2BHK till a penthouse, depends what is your pocket. Many a times, the office assists in providing accommodation for expats. Else you have to search over online there are many Facebook pages and Indian communities to help and assist you. My advice is you look for office location, school location, then decide your preferences for residence. For more you can click on this link: Places for Indians accomodation

7. Indian Grocery: You will get many things in Jakarta, there are few dedicated shops where you get mostly all Indian items food till decoration etc.

Lastly, my experience about Jakarta and few tips which are worth a read: are available at: Indian's experience about Jakarta Life & Tips

Further, there is one article of mine over TOI focusing on Women: My article in TOI

There are a lot of other articles pertaining to Jakarta is written by me: As you scroll right side down you will find them all. Here is link to my blog

This blog is also a featured blog over various reputed expatriate sites. Have a happy read.

If you want to know more or have any suggestions about other topics, please write down your comments in the comment box, will try to incorporate.