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Sonya's Career Rules

How to Choose Right and Get The Life You Want

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. I’d wake and... Continue Reading →

From a Life of Petty Crime to Comedy Show Host

Who would have thought a high school kid who hung out in the black neighbourhoods of South Africa, selling pirated CD's and other stolen goods , would one day become the star host at The Daily Show ? Moving from... Continue Reading →

If You Have Stayed at an Airbnb, Read This Story (Or Even If You Haven’t)

Last year at this time , we were living in Nicholas' flat. A living room full of books, pencil sketches of cats and horses, and a dining room with a polished mahogany table. Even our hard to please three teenage... Continue Reading →

How Divergent Are You ?

‘In a society divided into 5 different factions based on human virtues, what makes you different makes you dangerous. Take the test to find out what you are made of ’ . It’s irresistible. 10 questions and it tells you your... Continue Reading →

A Swedish Murder , an Immigrant Victim & 2 Nymphomaniacs

Commissioner Martin Beck is the original Swedish detective, the inspiration for cops like Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander.  Written years ago , much before the popular Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , it was even was made into  a popular Hollywood movie.... Continue Reading →

How I Ended up Dancing to Zalimma on a Saturday Afternoon

Holidays are a time for fun, but it also makes you wonder where you are heading in terms of your career. I binge watched ‘Entourage’ only to have an existential crisis . And then decided to save my life by... Continue Reading →

How to Dress for Interview Success

“Suits are expensive , but you need at least 2 for the placement season“ says Ganesh Shashank. The 24 year is completing his MBA from Management Development Institute  (MDI) Gurgaon, & he has a job already - with Spencers Supermarkets. Here... Continue Reading →

The Style Guide: Placement Edition

Preparing for placements comes as a part of the IIM package, and I was thrown into it as soon I started business school. Not only did I have to tackle forms, mock interviews, and group discussion, I also had the... Continue Reading →

Meet Jagruti Jaykar : Dietician turned Designer

As a young girl, Jagruti Jaykar carried her sketchbook everywhere. When she joined college, she would take it with her on the long train journey from her home in Virar to her college in Mumbai and sketch people and places... Continue Reading →

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