Close to burning out (from work, and the soaring temperatures), we took a month-long workation in Paris this summer. An excellent decision. Paris allowed us to achieve the right work-life balance, and brought back our mojo. … More A Parisian Workation
A French city with a close connection to India – Chambéry has a delightful elephant trail that you can follow to discover the historic sites of the city, without having to open Google Maps! … More Following Elephants Around Chambery
Less than an hour from Grenoble, the Château de Vizille ticks all the boxes of a fairy tale castle, and comes with a museum dedicated to the French Revolution. Little wonder that I keep going back… … More Fairy tale Castle (Almost) In My Backyard…
A visit to Maison Bergès, also known as the Musée de la Houille Blanche, the family home of Aristide Bergès, famous French hydraulic engineer and industrial papermaker. … More An Immersion in Wallpapers, Art Nouveau and Hydroelectricity
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.
… More (Re)Discovering Paris
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 a name, Geetanjali … 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