Hi, I'm NISTHA!
According to Google, I am a strategic counselor who left MBA at NYU and high paying jobs in Manhattan to mentor students and young professionals in India via Scholar Strategy. It caches what I learned from my failed marriage and turned it into my first book, Seven Conversations (modern interpretation of Bhagvad Gita). It is not a sentimental Eat Pray Love - it is more like Matrix - which is bizarre. You have to read it to know what I mean.
According to Quora, I am kicking ass at giving advice about careers, education and Master’s programs. According to Instagram, I am a Digital Nomad who clicks nice pictures in Bali, Thailand, Auroville and random places and explores spirituality. According to Goodreads, I read a lot of books on self-help and personal development these days. According to my bank account, I spend more on travel, books, courses and electronics than on other possessions.
According to my Computer Science education at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, I am a coder who can hack Linux kernel and write wireless routing algorithms. By my Wall Street stint, I can design trading software. According to my half MBA stint at NYU Stern, I am someone passionate about startups. I love talking to entrepreneurs and ideating interesting projects but mostly, I love writing. All these passions came together and consummated in my latest book called NO SHORTCUTS in which I interviewed few of the iconic Indian founders and got them to share their lesser known decisions.
But when I observe myself, I see a forever student of life who appreciates life for what it is. I am compiling my life lessons on Mental Traps, my latest project to break mental barriers and reach our highest aspirations.
I hate working for anybody else, so I created a lifestyle that lets me travel 6 months a year.