Vrunda Bansode is the Co-founder and Business Head at Cloud Mentor. She was earlier with Versaware, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Robert Bosch, and All India Radio. Vrunda is also the co-author of the book ‘Become a Junior Inventor’ (Penguin India).
She is passionate about social causes and cares deeply about creating a fair, unbiased and just society."
It is heartening to hear a whole lot of dialogue and conversation happening around how to get more women in tech and how to help them succeed in their careers and so on. But pardon me everyone, at some point it all started becoming noise and not meaningful conversation. I have good reasons for saying this.
Hey there! Mom here. You are not surprised, right? Moms always love to send tons of words to their children--written, spoken, thought of, dreamt up, copied, heard, wise and more--yada yada and blah blah! But guess what, I am writing today because some words that came my way made me squirm a little. The ones that normally go around during Mother's Day season. Am I really that great? Such a gift to humankind?
I have been inside the temple right up to the idol with no issues or obstacles whatsoever. No one harassed us or stopped us for being girls. No one asked us ever to change our attire before entry. We liked going there to admire the beauty of the place and bask in the serenity of the surroundings. What changed in the years in between? Who changed the rules?
Now who would have thought you could make such easy money, right? But well, if a big company going for an IPO can do it, why not me? Just because I am a nobody, doesn't mean I can't care about the #theblisteronmyfoot! I do care and I am sure you do too.
I strained my eyes well past midnight to finish reading the stories of the day. There was just so much to learn! Ten places in India that serve unique versions of pani-puri, 10 mountain peaks that have peculiar shapes, 5 things I should never do to my hair, 3 things to ensure perpetually happy kids, 25 tips to get my kitchen clutter under control (which was actually multiplying due to my new hobby), 7 habits of an effective housewife, 1 thing I should stop eating for a flat tummy...