Sonya's Career Rules

How to Choose Right and Get The Life You Want

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 →

How two Israeli Psychologists Got Together to Change the World

Danny Kahnemann and Amos Tversky have changed the world as we know it . The two were the first to establish that people don't make decisions based on hard data. Instead human beings rely  on comparisons as well as swift... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons from the Most Powerful Woman in the World

If you ever wondered what  the secrets to Cleopatra's power were , you may find the answers in the biographies of this famous Egyptian queen . I've been reading Stacy Schiff's biography of Cleopatra  , a meticulously researched story of this cult queen who... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Land a Foreign Internship

Yes, foreign internships have a cost and require careful planning, but it’s time Indian students started pursuing them more aggressively. After all, there is nothing quite like an internship to find out more about people and places.  Here are five... Continue Reading →

The Economist Who Works For Government

In a large room , on the first floor of North Block in the Ministry of Finance, sits Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, to the Government of India. It’s cool inside with the air-conditioning and the high ceilings, even though its... Continue Reading →

The English Teacher Who Built the World’s Largest Retailer

Jack Ma , the founder of the Alibaba group has never been a techie . He was bad at maths, failing twice in high school and he got his first computer at 33 . Ma’s route to becoming the  billionaire... Continue Reading →

The Judge Who Wrote

My grandfather would be 115 years old today. To celebrate, I’m re-reading his autobiography Memory’s Gay Chariot. He was a judge in the Indian Civil Service. In 1949 he judged the man who killed Mahatma Gandhi. But he had mixed... Continue Reading →

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