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Have you ever thought about what defines you? These days, all I can think of is ‘‘What defines Apeksha?’ Recently, someone asked me to define myself. Such a simple question, right?  But yet, I struggled to answer. I was blank. Then I was asked what......

have been serial procrastinator for a long time & it’s been frustrating. It’s simply so irritating to have this habit as one of my weaknesses.  In a couple of days, I have my final dissertation coming up. I’m in my third year of economics and we......

I was surprised to see him using a makeshift spade to make little trenches. He was planting little saplings in the narrow patch of soil. As I got out of my car, with curiosity I asked him which variety of flowers he was planting. I......

Leadership has always seemed like a concept that’s out of reach for most of us – conventionally, a leader is dressed to the nines, takes quick decisions, inspires people, and in most cases, saves the day.  As Drew Dudley says in his Ted Talk about......

It’s not an event, it’s a movement. My primary takeaway through this journey at Enterprise has been a feeling. The feeling I get after starting something new, after planning something huge- basically, the feeling I get after DOING something. Human beings, I figured, are not......

ne Sunday evening I was having a general conversation with my dad and uncle on “Who taught you money management techniques”. The three of us had a wonderful conversation about this topic and I realized that the more your money works for you, the less......

Entrepreneurship is so much more than just a profession, it’s an approach to life. It’s a mindset that allows you to solve problems innovatively. We are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution. To put it simply, this means that we need to re-think......

It has been 10 months now since I joined the Coffee Industry and these months have been nothing less than amazing for me. Not just in terms of Coffee, Food and Beverage, but these have taught me many more things than just about my job.......

21st July, 2021 – the day where I was going to travel to the farmhouse and celebrate my close friend’s birthday. My excitement had reached its peak and even the rains in Mumbai couldn’t ruin my mood. The farmhouse was located in Neral (a place......

There are some moments in our life when a person we meet changes our life forever. It may not be because of what he said to did. It’s just because of how they live their life. It’s because of their simplicity, their humility, and their......

How does it feel to be abducted by aliens to their strange and peculiar planet called ‘The Space’ where you are held captive. That too not by force but by your own will? It happened to this human who lived a simple life and to......

  I have always looked upto my father. He is my superhero and I want to be like him everyday. All my actions, decisions and behaviors are, in some way or the other, similar to his. My family members call me Chota Santosh (Santosh is......

This January saw huge changes in my life. My sister got married last month. I was quite excited about it, after the long lockdown finally had an opportunity to celebrate. I had to write the wedding toast. When I started turning the pages of memory......

t any given point in time, multiple versions of the same person exist. The person they used to be, the person they could have been if they hadn’t broken their leg in seventh grade, the person they are, the person they know they’ll be when......

  As a person who loves to travel, getting into a college abroad was my ultimate dream. But, soon after I started applying for colleges, I realised that this might remain a dream forever. I was only applying to colleges in India because I had......

I have developed a new passion in the past two years for the subject of Finance. This started back in June 2020 and it has now become an integral part of my life. I was fortunate that I discovered this when I was in 10th......

That day in 2017   Uahaaa.. I yawn, I look at the watch and it’s 3:48 pm. 2 minutes more to go. I have no idea what happened in the last 45 mins. I have had 4 packets of Banti-Babli so far.  Tringggggggg! Finally, I......

I recently went to Panchgani with my junior college friends. We’ve been together for more than 5 years now. At dinner on our very first day, all of us started exchanging our purposes in life. Some were clear, some had it in bits and pieces......

  hen I feel something, I feel it deeply. I tend to get consumed by the emotion, and it takes over me like the smell of burnt garlic in a kitchen. It’s everywhere. It starts to influence what I do, what I don’t do, and......

So it’s been more than a year since I’ve turned Vegan. I used to think that it’s a fad diet. But for the last few months, I’ve spent 700+ hours of learning and unlearning about what Veganism truly is. Now I don’t just stop consuming......

  I’ve had a tough time in trying to achieve this mindset and I haven’t reached even 10% of where I wish to be. I took some steps so that I could achieve what I wished for and there’s been some progress. The 2nd phase......

Attitude is what you think, how you feel, and what you do. In today’s world, information is freely available, work can be automated or outsourced, skills can be learnt, and analysis can be computed. But we still don’t have the technology to replace attitude. Luckily,......

Succeeding the Catapult fest we had started taking orders and we were also working on the product developments. We were overwhelmed with the appreciation and the feedback that we received for our product. There was a lot happening at the back end to fulfil the......

New client projects for the month have been announced at the Enterprise Fellowship. I was just sitting ideally and scrolling through Instagram. [Phone rings] Me: Hi Ankita didiiii. Good morning! Ankita : [After a few minutes of casual talk]  Bhaskar, another thing that I wanted......

The Approach, The Mentality, The Seriousness of doing something, be it a task or even while I am approaching someone or talking to someone, all of this has come to me. I wasn’t taught this separately. I just saw me parents doing it and it......

During my whole school life, I was more of an introverted character, someone who you would see always standing in the corners where people hardly were able to even notice my presence. Once my chemistry teacher even commented that ‘Tu yaha kya kar raha hai,......

Me:- Maa, I love you… Maa:- Kya hua bete? Me:- Why can’t you reply? I love you too… Up until now, I never doubted the fact that people loved me, but these past few months, I am not able to believe their intentions towards me;......

“What do you want to do after college?”   “What are your plans for the future?”    “Am I not doing enough?”    These are some of the common questions we, as college students are asked, either by the society aunties in a condescending tone,......

School days are blurry to me or maybe I try to keep them blurry, it reminds of the times when I was surrounded with a totally different audience as I like to call them. I had this big boulder of insecurity and was a big......

I have always been a pragmatic person. I never accept the things that have been told to me without understanding them completely. I for some reason have this innate ability to question the things which have been told to me before internalizing them. More often......

#Beyond College Share on: BSc Arch student takes an intentional decision to drop out & becomes a barista, uses a fellowship as a launchpad during the lockdown to joining one of India’s top coffee trainer’s startup as a core team member 5th May 2021 Anish......

“Beta, uncle ko thank you bolo!” As a child, all of us are taught to appreciate our relatives, community helpers when they do something for us.   But how often are we taught to appreciate our parents or even our siblings?  How often do we......

o one, who is successful, is self-made. Are you confused by this opening statement? Did I hear you scoff a little? Well, hold your breath and read on to know the secret to success. This general notion that character, intelligence and hard work breed success......

#Beyond College Share on: COEP final yr student opens up a ‘parallel universe’ of opportunities through sheer grit and hard work to expand her mind and potential; builds a reputation as someone who can be counted on for leadership and powerful execution 7th May 2021......

Hi, I’m RahulIn this video I’m going to share about persona, which is most important process for any business to select their target audience and this process personally I did for my projects so in video I’m trying cover each and every aspects which I......

Let me ask you this, have you ever seen a cockroach? It is very hard to find one honestly because they are never on the open surface, they are always in the depths. That’s exactly where you’ll find me also because like these creatures I......

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