About Me

Early Years: I was born Rachna Thakurdas to two very talented people, Ajit and Kamalini Thakurdas, in Allahabad. I studied at St Mary’s Convent and the University of Allahabad (Psychology). While I inherit my wicked humor from my dad, my love for writing comes from my mom!

Young Professional: I joined Tata Motors (then, Telco) at the Lucknow operations in 1994 in HR, working in the area of L&D Strategy development and design and deployment of learning and talent development solutions. Subsequently, Infosys in Bangalore, in 1997, in the same areas, and OD/OE, in addition.

Family: Married to Alok, alumni, IT-BHU(Meta, ’93), and IIM-Lucknow(’98). Realty entrepreneur, at Azven Realty. In addition, doting father to our two lovely kids, Aisha and Prithviraj. Not to mention the thousand other roles that makes our lives endlessly wonderful!

Recent Professional Life: Japan happened in 2000, and, in addition to welcoming our gorgeous daughter, Aisha in our lives in 2002, I took time off work to upgrade my skills. I did a course in ‘Acculturation Skills’ at the Tokyo Academy of Communications. On return, worked with Idea Cellular (then, Spice Telecom) and then, with Dell. My stint at Dell was the longest, over 5 years. Prithvi, our handsome brat arrived in 2006.

So, with two brats to manage, I needed an easier lifestyle and made a career shift to Consulting.

What is love’s not hereafter;

Present mirth hath present laughter;

What’s to come is still unsure: In delay, there lies no plenty!

- Shakespeare

Dreaming as the days go by,

Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream–

Ever drifting down the stream–

Lingering in the golden dream–

Life, what is it but a dream? - Lewis Caroll

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