Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Meet my latest obsession: Steve Jobs

I am at that stage in life, where I have million questions and zillion options. There's one man who's pace and vision can inspire any entrepreneur. His stories have been here long but somehow, just followed him like any other “non-apple user", until I got one myself. Known to be a follower of Zen Buddism. Regarded as “difficult yet valuable” by co-workers. He was complicated, but he sparked innovation and changed the way we spend 10 hours at work.

"What makes Steve's methodology different from everyone else's is that he always believed the most important decisions you make are not the things you do, but the things you decide not to do."

#Life Hack: "I believe life is an intelligent thing, that things aren't random," – Steve Jobs
How was Steve Jobs childhood?
Steve Jobs was adopted at birth by Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Jobs an Armenian American couple. His father was the one, who introduced him to working on electronics in the family garage. It all started as a hobby, that would be the foundation of his future empire.

Do you know who introduced typography?
Steve Jobs had dropped out of college, with so much time on hand he decided to take calligraphy and that’s where he started experimenting with serif and san serif typefaces. Mac was the first to introduce multiple fonts. This was obviously copied by Windows.

What was his personal style?
Steve usually wore a black long sleeved mock turtleneck by Issey Miyake, with a pair of Levis jeans and New Balance sneakers. He liked this dress code as it was a matter of daily convenience and a classic signature style.

Do you know, about his connection with India?
Jobs traveled to India and stayed here for almost 7 months while he became a serious practitioner of Zen Buddism. Meditation was his way to calming his mind.

Was his room messy?
He was a minimalist, his house had no furniture. Just a painting of Einstein, who he admired greatly. A Tiffany lamp, chair and bed. Too many things made him feel chaotic within.

I love knowing tiny details about people, it’s what shapes their personality. This post is an amalgamation of various things I read about him. He gave us a lesson on “how to anticipate change”. Can we use the same vision for ourselves too?

30ish started as a personal blog, today I have readers from all over the world checking my posts and writing to me. I anticipate something very exciting for the blog, and that's why I am ready to trust my gut and leap forward. Leave a comment and tell me if this makes sense to you as my reader.

Hugs, 30ish.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Trouble is you think, you have time- Buddha

We live such restless lives, never in the moment. Either thinking of the past or planning the future. On Monday we dream of Friday, on Saturday we dread Sunday evening. I do it too, and no matter how hard I try I barely live the moment.
Screw your SWAG, work on the soul. We get so excited if we get 30 minutes of "me time", sounds familiar?

#Life Hack: Kama means love* and Sutra is the thread*. We need to string our love towards ourselves, invest in yourself and most important "breathe".
There is a Buddist theory that says, when you meet someone and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, he is not the one. Instead if you feel calm, then that’s the one. Apply this logic to your daily life, it will give you clarity. If you dread your job, then you are probably in the wrong field.

Think about this
3/4 of the things we worry about, don’t even happen.
Disappear! I do this very often, nothing said, nothing done. I sit in my space shuttle and freeze time.
Go to a new place, always helps. When it’s uncertain, you pay more attention to your senses.
All you need is a perfect song on a perfect drive to feel like a superman.
Alcohol is not an answer, but may be you forget the question. If it works for you, fine..but don’t over do.
Sleep solves every problem. If you think sleep is a waste of your talent, then find someone and do it. Whatever works for your Calm-Ahh-Sutra30ish is mid life for an average life span, I am not scaring you just reminding that may be living edgy and free might be more rewarding and fulfilling.

Tell us about your "CalmOlogy".What is it that you like to do in your me-time, leave a comment and share your ideas.
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Confessions of an IPL superfan

Indian's have a PHD on our cricket squad. Everyone has a proven theory which makes complete sense to themselves. I challenge none of you. This post is based on my personal experiences.

With sheer luck and the case of right time right place I got this fab opportunity.The craze was obviously insane during the initial seasons with everyone wanting to know everything about cricket, cricketers, scandals, after parties, owners etc.
#Life Hack: You can question India's PM in court but not Sachin Tendulkar -Sidhuism
What has working on IPL taught me?
  • No matter how cool and unaffected you pretend to be, the moment your favourite cricketer appears, you behave “juvenile”. Giggle, lose all your snobbish SWAG and behave like a retard. He (The Wall) asked me in the most charming voice, "No makeup, is it fine for the interview" and I just looked at him like an awestruck idiot. My reply “Oh you want me to wear makeup” EPIC Disaster.(And see how brave am I, to put it on 30ish)
  • When he (The Spin Wizard) calls his lads in a thick aussie accent to the pool for a warm up, you drop everything and pretend to work.. “Obviously by the pool”. That man is charming in the most unconventional way and redefines brat.
  • There’s a reason why after parties earned the “wicked party tag”. You have to experience them to be convinced that they were not required. Every team has their own mellow version of post game celebration which is quite acceptable.
  • Cricketers are as human as us. They experience fatigue and disappointment, have post game show-downs and lose heart after a tough defeat but the next game is always a new opportunity. They party, have a drink, shop and chill by the pool and that’s absolutely fine.
  • As young cricketers they are exposed to so much money, pressure and stardom. It’s really tough to stand still. That knock of glamour can blind your game. In the last 8 years IPL has seen so much talent appear and disappear.
  • IPL will collapse without its support teams. So much heart and sweat goes into managing this giant logistics nightmare. The amount of work put in by the management teams is most unnoticed.

Working on this project has been my careers sweet spot. I travelled to South Africa, Dubai, most of the home games and collected crazy memories. If you mention a cricketers name, I have an after party story/trivia ready to entertain you. T20 is not the traditional cricket format and lot of fans are very touchy about the dynamics of this tournament, but as an IPL superfan I love all the entertainment.

As I gear up for the coming season, stay tuned for my next post. My perspective is that of a fan who got lucky, nothing more than that. 

PS: I have left enough clues to guess the cricketer. Did I take any names?? Nah!! and the pics are of a fan with their fav cricketers, no big deal ;)

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