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From the Founder's Desk

What is TheUpstreamLife all about?

Inspiration is found in the strangest of places. I found mine in the script of the stop-motion animation film Fantastic Mr Fox (an adaptation of Roald Dahl's book), where Mr Fox says:

Who am I, Kylie?

Kylie: Who how? What now?

Mr. Fox:

Why a fox? Why not a horse, or a beetle, or a bald eagle? I'm saying this more as, like, existentialism, you know? Who am I? And how can a fox ever be happy without, you'll forgive the expression, a chicken in its teeth?

This parenthetical has been growing inside my head for the last decade and it had reached a point where I had to do something about it.

In my twenty year career as a journalist I took just one year off to experiment with Corporate jobs.

For lack of an expression I was "Jiving" or "Kidding" myself - I could never pull it off in a corporate career.

Just like Mr Fox I was not happy. I had to get back to journalism and the only way I would be happy was to launch my own platform.

This platform would become where I celebrate stories with conversations.

On this platform I get to discover personal and business transformation stories of the thousands of businessmen and women, many of whom I have encountered in my two decade old journey.

Now it is time to discover, not just the next phase of my personal journey, but in presenting to the audience a platform that can inspire young and old to discover a little bit themselves during their journey towards achieving their dreams.

Wishing you all the very best.

Yours truly,

Vishal Krishna

Founder and Editor of theUpStreamLife


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