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In Pursuit of Perfection, Enjoy the Journey | Vinita Ramtri

I’m dipping my toes into the world of modelling and have done some photo shoots. Below are some snippets from what some photographers say: ‘I’m a bit of a perfectionist, I would like to capture the real you. We need the emotion,’ says one photographer. ‘Arch your back, chin up,...
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I Feel To Old | Vinita Ramtri

Every once in a while, I speak at women’s networking sessions. Some participants keep in touch and earlier this week, I met one of them for coffee. I noted the difference in how we were dressed. There was me in jeans, flat shoes with no make up on; straight out...
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Strong Vs. Sensitive | Vinita Ramtri

Over the long weekend, I read Lee Child’s ‘Personal’. Immediately after that, I got reading ‘Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.’ While the former was personal to Jack Reacher, the latter feels personal to me. The author, Sheryl Sandberg, is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. In...
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Two powerful stories. Two powerful lessons | Vinita Ramtri

I’ve just picked up Market Wizards by Jack D. Schwager. If you haven’t already heard of it, it’s a brilliant book that contains interviews with top traders. Simultaneously, I am also reading Choose Yourself, another excellent read by James Altucher, who has founded/cofounded more than 20 companies including StockPickr. Two...
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Tuned into c-Tunes by Vinita Ramtri

It’s been a busy few months and as the Christmas party invites start to trickle in, I am astonished that another year will be drawing to a close. This year has totally consumed me – a year made busy by a journey of a new kind; one that covers not...
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Check Me Out ǀ Vinita Ramtri

It’s been a few weeks since Caroline, (a friend, and the Editor of WeAreTheCity India, who kindly supports me with posting these blogs, patiently working through all my typos) has been asking, ‘Where’s my next blog, Vinita’. But when we met at a dinner earlier this month, I knew I had...
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Desiderata | By Vinita Ramtri

As Max Ehrmann says in his poem Desiderata, ‘Go placidly amongst the noise and haste…’ Those seven words sum up the start of my year. After a truly lovely Christmas in Paris, I’ve been so hard at work that if it all added up into miles, I would be ready...
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New Year Resolution? I dare you | Vinita Ramtri

With the end round the bend, Here we go again, Resolutions penned Life on the mend. Technically, the first of January is just another date on the calendar, somewhat like our birthdays. I mean we all know that aging is a gradual process. I’m aging as I type and you’re aging as you read. And...
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It’s Diwali Kick-Off Time | Vinita Ramtri

Diwali is just around the corner and while it is of course, a great piece of history, its spirit and festivity is etched in our culture like no other. Historically, Diwali marks the return of Lord Ram to his kingdom (Ayodhya) after 14 years of exile and is symbolic of...
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The Finish Line | Vinita Ramtri – Desi Blogger

10th July 2014, Battersea park. A crowd of almost 15,000 people from 326 companies gathered at London’s Battersea Park to run the 5.6k JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. The event quite rightly claims to celebrate the balance, cohesion and competiveness of the London workforce. We had got sight of the...
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London Calling | Vinita Ramtri – Desi Blogger

People ask what I like about London. While I’m normally workaholic, (and fitness-aholic) I just love my weekends in London. I live by the river Thames and I just love to sit by the water and soak in the views, the impressive skyline beyond the waters, the magnanimity of the O2, or even just watch people go...
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Desi Women Abroad: Vinita Ramtri

I’m not quite sure whether I’m ‘videshi woman’ or ‘desi turned videshi’! All I know is that as an Indian turned British, single mum of two lovely children, I would love to share my journey with you. To those of you who are in India considering a life abroad, or the videshi women in India who may...
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