Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 2

This blog is about Part 2 of my first 130 kmph journey in Indian Railways - unless you count my journey by the Chennai Rajdhani way back in 1993; when I was barely four years old! Of course, I don’t remember anything about that journey; except seeing a few derailed wagons πŸ˜› This was also…Read more Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 2

Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 1

You all know that I have travelled by train more times than I can count; but I have never experienced 130 kmph action, unless you count my journey by the Chennai Rajdhani way back in 1993; when I was barely four years old! Of course, I don't remember anything about that journey; except seeing a…Read more Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 1

Hard Work Doesn’t Always Pay Off

Poem I wrote after struggling with an extremely niche Investment Banking role. Here is the content: "Hard work always pays off"I've heard this many timesBut I would beg to differSpeaking as a recruiterThe nature of our work, is suchThat you may bend your back for two days in a rowAnd ultimately end up getting nothingHowever,…Read more Hard Work Doesn’t Always Pay Off

Choose Your Friends Carefully

A poem dedicated to one of my former college friends. Here goes the content: I counted you as a friend In fact, not merely a friend But a sister Moreover, when I met you I was shy to a fault And it was you Who broke me out of my shell And got me talking…Read more Choose Your Friends Carefully

Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 2

After a memorable trip to Pune (one of so many!! πŸ˜› ), which involved touring the countryside with my friend Omkar and staying at his house with him and his parents; it was time to return to Mumbai. The train chosen was 11302 SBC-CSMT Udyan Express, since it was the only train leaving Pune in…Read more Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 2

Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 1

Yes, you read it right. Yet another Mumbai - Pune train trip, after my first Vistadome journey 6 months ago: https://ashwinkumar1989.in/2022/05/29/vistadomed-first-train-journey-of-2022/ . The purpose of this trip too was the same - to meet my friend - railfan Omkar - and have fun with him; including a night stay at his house. It was planned…Read more Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 1

Welcome To The World Of Investment Banking Hiring

My latest poem on what the world of Investment Banking hiring looks like. Here is the content: Recruitment is never easy Was never easy And will never be easy We all know that Except for some sanctimonious jerks Who think we are making a mountain out of a molehill And thus make it a point…Read more Welcome To The World Of Investment Banking Hiring

Are You A True Leader?

This is the latest poem dedicated to my boss. Here goes the content: You know how hard I work How hard I have worked Over the last five years And how hard I have been working Over the last two years in particular Yet, hearing words of appreciation from you Is a prospect that is…Read more Are You A True Leader?

Poem dedicated to Thatha

This is a poem dedicated to my maternal grandfather. Here is the content: There are many kinds of love Romantic love, the most popular And probably the most overrated as well Platonic love, not as popular But far more enduring And then comes the most important form of love Family love Again, there are different…Read more Poem dedicated to Thatha

Mondays Are Rarely Good

Latest poem dedicated to my boss as well as Mondays in general. Here is the content: Mondays are rarely good However, thanks to you Even a Monday that starts well Ends in the worst possible way You present a benevolent face To prospective employees Luring them with β€œa culture of freedom” Which, in reality, seems…Read more Mondays Are Rarely Good