Want to interface with me? Here’s my User Manual:
1967 in Bombay, India
Female, 5'2", 130 lbs
Hindi (native), English (fluent)
Husband (m. 1992), Daughter, Son
Women in Tech Advocate, Speaking, Podcasting, Writing, Learning, Tech, Cooking
Vegan Food. Preferably cooked by Barkha.
Big 5: 90% Open, 59% Agreeable, 56% Extraverted, 52% Neurotic, 50% Conscientiousness
Small groups, one-on-one, informal, outdoors, Casa Herman
Loud, Expensive, Formal, Large
Topic of Conversations
Fun, new, interesting, fast moving, challengeing, anything to do with innovation, about ideas
Complaint, negative, gossip, long winded, repititious, boring, about people
Due to Stress, lack of sleep, and / or driking, especially red wine :-(
Low range - not made for endurance. Weak Eyesight. Cannot handle high impact activities. Mildly asthmatic. Gets altitude sickness.
Impatient. Easily bored. Intolerant to incompetence.
Dangerous Buttons to Push
Barkha will lose interest in the conversation and start daydreaming or doing something else.
Barkha will purposely start messing with you if she encounters closed mindedness, mostly for her amusement.
Again, Barkha might start messing with you or lose interest and move on.
If you start telling Barkha what to do repeatedly, she will lose interest in you.
Barkha might shun you.
Reward Buttons to Push
If you don’t know how to do this, refer to Barkha’s husband.
Break Bread with Barkha:
Food is very important to Barkha. Go to a cool place with good food.
Let Barkha Cook for you:
This will earn the most brownie points with Barkha
How to Communicate
Do not disturb early. Barkha is not a morning person.
Chat / Text etc.:
Barkha will “pull” information, and respond when she has time to focus on communication.
Unscheduled calls will be mostly ignored.
If it’s not on Barkha’s calendar, it will likely not happen. Barkha worships her Calendar.
Demands vs. Requests:
Barkha will purposefullly ignore demands. Requests will get serious consideration.
Hints and innuendos:
Barkha will avoid all hints. She will be direct with you, and expects the same from you.
Barkha will always be direct in her feedback, but not mean spirited.
Barkha is open to feedback, if clear, direct and constructive. Otherwise, its just boring, and she might lose interest.
Looking for more?
Career & Education:
If you are looking for career and education specifics, check out Barkha’s LinkedIn.
If you are looking for Barkha’s writing, check out her Blog.
Want to hear Barkha Speak to other WiTs? Check out her Podcast
To watch Barkha Speaking, check out her YouTube channel.
Want to speak to Barkha? Book Her Here.