2021 has been a year of madness, marked by packing, unpacking, moving in and out of houses…and mastering all kinds of household appliances, of which ovens have given me quite a few gray hair! … More A year of packing…and mastering ovens!
Heading back from Bangalore to Grenoble, we decided to spend a few weeks in Paris to explore, meet people and understand the French Tech ecosystem. Living in Paris like a local (well, almost), taking public transport to co-working places & meetings, and dealing with Parisians outside the tourist track opened my eyes to a different Paris.
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You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit obsessed with agility over the last few months. I’ve read several research papers, and case studies, but the biggest example of agility over the last few months has been Arya. From being a dog that refused to step out of the house because of her extreme anxiety, to traveling across continents to be with us in France, she has surprised us with her agility! … More Lessons in Agility from Arya
How entrepreneurship is forcing me to come out of my shell, do things I would have never done otherwise. … More From Wallflower to Reluctant Networker
What’s in a name, you ask? Quite a long story, I say. Take my name. Geetanjali Shrivastava. I was named after the collection of poems written by Rabindranath Tagore, since my father had hoped for a girl with a sweet, melodic voice. He didn’t get that, but that’s a different story. As name, Geetanjali is … More What’s in a name?
A story about shoes, global warming and the importance of agility, whether in something relatively inconsequential as my attire for the day, or something as important as the next steps in our startup. … More Lessons In Agility Courtesy Global Warming
A few months ago, I shared my journey from teaching to building startups. That was the beginning of a long journey in entrepreneurship, in which I am learning much about the world, and myself. When we first started working on our start up, our focus was on the gig economy, a booming market trend in … More From Bangalore to Grenoble: Part 1 Of A Long Journey
One of the biggest challenges in building a startup is acquiring users. How can you convince people to use your product? Why would they choose your product, over the dozens (often hundreds) of other similar products? – You build their trust. – Yes, but how? – You talk to them. You tell them a story. … More Learning to write to build audiences and attract users
As a cataloger of events, experiences and thoughts, I’ve always been narrating my life in diaries and blogs. So it’s only natural that I’ve decided to record this (not-so) new journey on which I’ve embarked. It all started in 2009, when my friend approached me with a content writing assignment for his new venture. It … More From teaching French to building startups
I still remember the first time I heard the terms comfort food and soul food. It immediately brought up images of not-too-well-done toast topped with boiled tomatoes, and a light dusting of salt and powdered cumin. Growing up, if there was one meal that I wanted irrespective of the weather or my state of well-being, … More Hearty Stews To Heal The Soul