By Sabrina Lakhani
Ankit had been feeding this dog for a couple of weeks, but could not take her in because he was preparing for his move to Germany and already had a dog of his own.
I asked him to meet me at the park where he had spotted the dog. I also asked Mohit, an INSEAD alum, to accompany me to go see a dog.
As we drove to the park, my mind cycled the negative thoughts on rapid-fire…“You crazy girl, you don’t even know what you are doing in India, and now you’re going to have a dog?”
When we didn’t find her immediately after arriving at the park, my mind created even more doubt…“Maybe this is a sign, Sab. Maybe you’re not supposed to have a dog here in India. You should really be focused on your startup.”
Within minutes of that thought, Ankit arrived and helped her into my arms. She seemed terrified, but remained quiet and still.
Mohit and I decided to take her to the vet. After her checkup, bath, and grooming, I took her home and named her Luna because it was a full moon that night. And that’s when the nightly terrors started.
Sabrina Lakhani is a behavioral scientist, with a background in market research and marketing consulting.
She seeks to self-actualize and create social change through her work. Her inward focus on spirituality and international work experience have influenced her strong passion for social responsibility. She observes patterns and connects the dots. Sabrina is fascinated by human behavior and cultural patterns, and shares her personal insights on self-knowledge, relationships, and community building on her blog.