Akshara Sharma

27 Flips | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | 7 Following | 2 Followers | @aksharasharpk1e | I like Branding, strategy and am interested in all issues that lie at the intersection of popular culture,technology and consumer behaviour. Also a devout Harry Potter fanatic, and John Green worshipper.

All Stories Are the Same

From Avatar to The Wizard of Oz, Aristotle to Shakespeare, there’s one clear form that dramatic storytelling has followed since its inception.<p>A ship lands on an alien shore and a young man, desperate to prove himself, is tasked with befriending the inhabitants and extracting their secrets. …

Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

On countless occasions, you’ve likely said to yourself “I wish I knew how to do ______.” Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off …

How To Break The Procrastination Cycle

How often do you find yourself procrastinating? Do you wish you could procrastinate less? We all know how debilitating procrastination can make us …

20 Things Nobody Told You While Growing Up

There are so many things I wish I had known while growing up. No one ever tells you the hard truths of life. Maybe it’s because they can’t stomach …

7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life

These 7 survival hacks can help you preserve your life when dire situations arise. They can help save you from danger especially in the great …

DO IT BETTER

“I am officially the weirdest,” I thought to myself the other night as I was driving home from a meditation at Heart of the Dharma whilst bumping …

9 Things You Will Regret Not Doing Sooner

<i>“People always say life is too short for regrets.<br>But the truth is, it’s too long.”<br>―Sarah Addison Allen</i><p>One of the most difficult things to deal with …

16 Of The Best Opening Lines From Children's Books

Once upon a time...a great book had a great beginning. From classic children's literature to more contemporary reads, these sixteen novels will hook you from the start.

34 Greatest Quotes About What It Means To Be A Woman

Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men? <b>Barbara Streisand</b><p>The thing women …

10 Signs You're Burning Out -- And What To Do About It

Several years ago, I started a job that, for all intents and purposes, was my dream job. At least, it’s what I spent four years of college and two years of internships preparing for. This was my big break, and I was not going to squander it.<p>I’m of the mindset that while I may not be the smartest or …

Why Jennifer Lawrence's 22nd Year Was Her Best Ever

Or best yet. Because today is the start of her 23rd year, and who knows what wonderful things she'll bring us next. Happy birthday, J. LAW.<p>Note: year 22 = her being the age 22, but it was the 23rd year of her life.

27 Things I’ve Learned At 27

1. You can’t please everybody. Unless you’re dead. But even that can piss some people off.<p>2. Be nice, or at least be civil. No, it won’t make you the …

40 ‘Mean Girls’ Quotes That Make Everyday Life Worth Living

Quoting <i>Mean Girls</i> isn’t just a sport. It’s a national pastime. <i>Mean Girls</i> is how we make sense of the world, giving the chaos of the universe a …

35 ‘Easy A’ Quotes That Make Everyday Life Worth Living

A critical and commercial sleeper hit, <i>Easy A</i> was one of Fall 2010’s most welcome surprises, a teen movie that didn’t talk down to its audience, …

15 Perfect Emma Watson Quotes That Made Me Love Her Even More

Emma Watson has been Hollywood’s sweetheart ever since she first appear on the big screen as Harry Potter’s brainy friend Hermione Granger. For over …

61 Hilariously Honest Jennifer Lawrence Quotes That Will Make Your Day

If Jennifer Lawrence isn’t already your power animal, she should be. America’s motor-mouthed sweetheart is a forever quotable and gifable treasure, …

25 Hilariously Accurate Girl Code Quotes

If you weren’t ugly in middle school, I almost don’t trust you. – <b>Jamie Lee</b><p>The strongest form of birth control has always been my personality – <b>Carly</b> …

Celebrate Tina Fey’s New TV Show With 59 Of Her Most Awesome Quotes

<b>1/13/2014 update:</b> This was originally posted when word got out that Tina Fey would be producing a new show for NBC. We’re reposting this to celebrate …

Things I Wish People Told Me When I Entered My 20s

Here are some things I wish someone told me on my 20th birthday:<p>Sometimes it will feel good to love the wrong people. Sometimes it will feel good to …

How to Make Awesome PowerPoint Presentations

Not being able to stay productive at work is a problem that everyone runs into at some point; no matter how much you like your job, there are certain …

Time Management

23 Ways to Be a Badass Like Jennifer Lawrence

The Internet's number one celebrity crush Jennifer Lawrence celebrates her 23rd birthday on Thursday.<p>Between her incredible acting chops, GIF-able …