Open UP: # 137

“I was studying to be an accountant when my father lost his job and I had to drop out of school. I did odd jobs and worked as a tailor, receptionist and what not! After I got married, my husband and I decided to provide the best education for our children. So when our son…

Open up: 136 – World travel in low budget – Shrinidhi

Shrinidhi has been on the blogging scene since the very beginning and has a huge readership in the arena of travel. Over the years he has blogged about travel, technology and what not. Exploring new shores being his passion, writing his past-time, he had no option but to come out with his first book –…

Open UP: # 135

I grew up in a family that inculcated values like standing up for the truth and being true to yourself. I always wanted to be a journalist and pursued it with all my energy. I graduated top of my class with a gold medal. I worked as a journalist for 8 years. Though the work…

Open UP: #134

“I have three younger sisters and two brothers in my family to take care of. All of them are working odd jobs except for the youngest brother who is in school. I wanted to be a beautician but didn’t have any formal training and was looking for a job when a bhaiyya helped me get…

Open UP: #133

  I grew up in a rough neighborhood and was misled in my childhood. I lost my path and got entangled into all the vices like drinking, gambling, drugs and what not. I joined a gang and was very good at beating up people and escaping when needed. My life was in doldrums and then…

Open UP: #132

I grew up in a very studious, modern, competitive family and was always ahead of my peers both in studies and sports. I had the best campus placement among all my friends and was blazing through my career. I thought I am settled now. Then it happened. One of my team managers started getting close…

Open UP: #131

I was in PU when my parents got this proposal from a business man. We got married as soon as I hit 18. As in every arranged marriage we took time to adjust. He was very caring and supported my studies. I soon got a job. His business was stabilizing. All our relatives, friends were…

Open UP: #130

“What makes you come to work every day?” “I believe it is a blessing to have such a huge responsibility to serve my country sir. I left my village, my family and friends to serve in the forces. Yes I am worried about the moment if I have to give it all up. We are…

#129: Kris – the evangelist of Software Quality

He has ‘Code’ for a surname and dressed in a clean grey suit and a disarming smile. When you look at him, it is tough to realize that this composed looking person manages over 50 large corporations across three continents, helping them not just to measure their service quality but to improve those metrics on…

Open UP: #128

“I take every day as it comes – fresh, open to challenge, adventure, peace, joy and a chance to share happiness. I strive to be kind, humble and learn something new. I am truly blessed with many loving people around me. I want to be remembered as a good human being than anything else.” Yes….

Open UP: #127

“I am from a small village near here and I have four siblings. Being the eldest in my family, I have to take care of them. I send most of my savings home. I am saving some money from overtime duty for my wife. I will buy something nice for her. It was an arranged…