“The combination of passion and art is what makes someone a linchpin” –Seth Godin.
I dedicate my first post to ‘Linchpin’ by Seth Godin which was first recommended to me during my post-grad as the Social Director of a student led group called “Institute of Leadership Education in Engineering (ILEAD: Grad). I bought myself a copy hoping to become a linchpin and a better leader for my fellow graduates however; I spiralled into what adults call an endless loop of life. My endless loop revolved around my recent wedding, travel and job searches. My decision to pick up Linchpin in the midst of ‘life’ was without doubt one of my best decisions!
As a linchpin, let me start off with my first advice. Just kidding! I am no linchpin (yet) but I am one step closer to becoming one because I am starting to face my fears and step out of my comfort zone and begin My Indian Roots.
Colours in India are symbols of myriad emotions and traditions. For example, white is worn at Hindu funerals as white symbolizes purity and respect. Married women generally wear bright colours preferably red as it symbolizes love, seduction, power and holiness. Yellow/ mustard on the other hand, represents knowledge and learning. It is said that ‘single ready to mingle’ girls wear yellow to attract ‘single ready to mingle’ boys (not sure how factual this is).
I am representing Gujarat by wrapping this saree the Gujarati style - Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat!