Hello to those who have been kind enough to open this article! I am Akansha Goyal, a computer engineer (like many of you) from College of Engineering, Pune who happened to land a decent job through the graduate program with Barclays in India. I have been working with this beautiful organization for over 3 years … Continue reading Two cents from Akansha – Especially for those who are starting new in the corporate world
Through this series, I will share a story associated with a photo that has had a profound effect on me, with the hope that it gives you a little more insight into me. Thank you for reading! I came across a picture of the chapel bridge in someone’s photo album when I was kidWithout knowing … Continue reading Untold Stories #1: The Forgotten Dream
Now that I have your undivided attention, let’s put some things in perspective. “Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager — BlackRock,called Climate Risk as an Investment RiskandSustainability as BlackRock’s new standard for Investing.” “Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has promised $10 billion towards curtailing climate change.” “Delta airlines has promised an investment of $1 billion in the next decade to become … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE!
As a kid, I never quite understood why my mother asked me to thank the lord before going to bed everyday. Looking back, I think this was her way to instill the value of not taking things for granted in our lives. You see.. humans are greedy. We are always thinking about “what’s next?” but do we actually stop for a … Continue reading Don’t take it for granted!
What is a burnout? Google defines a burnout as physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. How does one identify a burnout? Its symptoms include feeling of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job and reduced efficiency. Like most of you, I’ve always associated burnout with midlife crisis.. you know people in their 40s and 50s … Continue reading Are you going through a Millennial Burnout?
A very happy 2020 to all of you and a big thank you for continuing to read my blog in this new year. Dec ’19 was quite an interesting month for me. I attended a wedding in Jaipur which got extended into a short vacation with my entire family! We had a great time. I … Continue reading New year, New me?
The other day I met a friend for a cup of coffee who had had a life-altering epiphany. The epiphany was that he suddenly realized that getting into a business school and landing a fancy job with a 6 digit salary at a google or an amazon will not make him happy in the long run. He realized … Continue reading Understanding Millennials
Last week, right before Diwali, my parents returned to Delhi for good after spending 14 wonderful years in a foreign land, Dubai. My aunt funnily compares my parents’ return to Delhi with Ram & Sita’s return to Ayodhya; their return signifying the festival of lights, Diwali in the Hindu Epic, The Ramayana. She even went for a very … Continue reading What moving to a non-native country taught me
First of all, a big thank you for reading and sharing my previous article. You all are extremely kind and encouraging!A very warm welcome to the second part of Two cents from Akansha! I am turning 25 next month (which is a significant number in one’s life for some reason) and I can’t help but … Continue reading Important lessons for the 21st Century!