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Experiments with writing since 2006.

  • So I recently became… A Father
    As I type this, I have in close vicinity, a small human cooing and making the sound of a vehicle applying breaks. It is one of the most inexplicably weird emotions felt as a human – to have another human that is your own doing. That human was (re)produced by me and my wife andContinue reading “So I recently became… A Father”
  • Do what you can!
    I always used to wonder how would people who lived in history felt when they had to undergo some calamity. Natural disasters, Wars, Revolutions, and whatnot. Well, we got the opportunity to face a pandemic during our lifetime as well. Pretty depressing couple of weeks, aren’t they. I just hope and wish that the crisisContinue reading “Do what you can!”
  • Writer’s Block
    I haven’t blogged for 10 days straight. That’s the longest span since I started blogging daily last year. But I didn’t have any writer’s block. I had too much to do with work and the life which remained apart from work left me so tired that I slept like a baby as soon as IContinue reading “Writer’s Block”
  • Too Small to be Effective?
    “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.”– Betty Reese
  • Problems vs Solutions
    As Sunny Deol said in Border, the word Problem is synonymous with the word Life. Complaining a lot? Read this I had shared the quote in above post just a couple of months ago. But then I got a chance to complain about certain things. Lately I realised that harping about problems don’t make themContinue reading “Problems vs Solutions”
  • What’s really natural?
    Anything which hasn’t been meddled with by humans yet could be called natural. But everything gets impact by human activities. The remotest place on the planet would have had some impact of things happening elsewhere. El nino and what not! When it comes to food, normally we wouldn’t check ingredients. But there’s a reason thatContinue reading “What’s really natural?”
  • Bhrahmaand
    Ravi and Bhaskar, two teenagers who have keen interest in space, go on a school trip to a Planetarium. While they learn about space and the Solar System, we as audience learn with them. And with that we take a deep dive into the nostalgic TV program Brahmaand of late 1980s and early 1990s. ItContinue reading “Bhrahmaand”
  • Green Lights
    There are days when every traffic light you encounter turns green from red as soon you are about to stop. Then if you keep your pace optimised till the next stop, you encounter another green light, and so on. You get going, get happier, get luckier. Somedays the opposite happens. You try to go faster,Continue reading “Green Lights”
  • When the going gets tough
    The tough might be too tired to get going. Responsibilities grow when you grow older. The sooner one learns this lesson, the easier it becomes to tackle. I didn’t want to just rant on this blog and just do for the sake of it. But sustaining a daily blog can work only if the scheduleContinue reading “When the going gets tough”
  • Things change
    I have always been interested in being able to take good photographs. The process of capturing scenes, the moment, the landscape. And the process of editing, ah what fun. When I started and bought by own camera, Flickr was in vogue. Later 500px was buzzing. Then to a certain extent Instagram became the go toContinue reading “Things change”
  • Discipline
    This is often said “Confidence comes from mastery. Mastery comes from repetition. Repetition comes from discipline.” Having said that, discipline is actually the hardest thing to achieve. There are several factors at play to distract one from staying disciplined. If discipline was the peak, it’s a very pointy peak and all sides around it areContinue reading “Discipline”
  • A Layman’s Guide to The Annual Financial Budget
    It doesn’t exist. Sorry for the clickbait.
  • New Year Resolution starts now
    Every year, I tend to start working on my resolutions from Feb 1. By this time, gyms are back to the normal footfalls, people have forgotten their promises, and I am left with no choice but to start working out again. The year 2020 has been a year that took me off guard. By me,Continue reading “New Year Resolution starts now”
  • Life is hard
    “When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard“, I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” Sydney Harris
  • Sweet Spot
    You know when the ball hits the Cricket bat at the sweet spot, it makes that crackling of sound and the ball just rushes towards the boundary. That knocking sound and the power generated from that Sweet Spot is one of the most majestic things in Cricket to a player as well as the viewerContinue reading “Sweet Spot”
  • My profession is Better than Yours?
    In any office cafeteria in today’s day and age, there would be flocks of people coming in and going out during lunchtime. They would come in groups or alone, sit at some tables, have their lunch, and go back. There’s nothing unusual in this. But there would be a bunch of folks who would cleanContinue reading “My profession is Better than Yours?”
  • So I recently read: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
    I didn’t read but I listened to the audio book actually. I am following blogposts of Morgan Housel for some time now and I find them really insightful. Moreover, this book got enough good praise so it was due. Some key lessons which I learned from this book are as follows: Compounding Works Money mightContinue reading “So I recently read: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel”
  • Irregular Weekend Programming Halted
    As this is not a competition, I am going to not write a daily blog on Weekends from now on. Not that I can’t, but I want to let the brain take a back seat on weekends and indulge in other skills I might want to improve on. Not that someone is complaining, but IContinue reading “Irregular Weekend Programming Halted”
  • Nobody’s going to believe you if…
    I was recently listening to a podcast by Sanjay Dixit called ‘The Jaipur Dialogues’ in which he had invited Shiv Sastry. Dr. Sastry is a retired Surgeon and is apparently the son of the founder of the famous Mysore Sandal Soap. The podcast mainly dealt with him talking about his new book about the mythContinue reading “Nobody’s going to believe you if…”
  • Reaching out to people whose work you like
    It might seem a far-fetched idea in today’s turbulent time but people do respond back when you write to them, normally. As it is clear from the fact that I have a blog for over a decade and I do enjoy writing, I like many others who write too. I always want to write backContinue reading “Reaching out to people whose work you like”
  • Unoffendable Belief System
    I just wish to have a belief system that is un-offendable. No matter what anyone says, it shouldn’t really bother anyone. Like offense-proof. How does it matter if someone disrespects it by calling it names? They are just names, right? Say if someone abuses someone. Nothing changes in them physically at any level. They areContinue reading “Unoffendable Belief System”
  • Words to live by if you want to Excel in life
    Power Corrupts. PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely. Edward Tufte
  • The Waiting Time
    In whatever hurry, you may be, the waiting time doesn’t care,ok, you might have an appointment,but crossing the receptionist, you shouldn’t dare.
  • Happy 20th Birthday Wikipedia
    There might be hardly a day on the Internet when I would not have used Wikipedia to satisfy my curiosity about something. And there has been no day when I didn’t open a page on Wikipedia and just closed it after reading. It has always led to opening a link on that page, and anotherContinue reading “Happy 20th Birthday Wikipedia”
  • It is here and that’s great but…
    People around the world would react differently to Corona Virus Vaccines. Not biologically but with their actions, they would act differently. In India, Manish Kumar was the first to get inoculated. The name might not have the same zing as William Shakespeare who was the 2nd person to be vaccinated in the world after MargaretContinue reading “It is here and that’s great but…”
  • Injured XI to Underdogs XI
    No the name above is not a name of any country’s president. What would one do if almost every ace player in the team is either injured, or is on leave, or unavailable? The show should still go on, they say. For instance, currently, in the Indian Cricket Team playing a series in Australia, theContinue reading “Injured XI to Underdogs XI”
  • When any experience is never enough
    Sankranti Kite flying is a sight to behold and a sport that matches nothing. The numerous colorful rhombuses adoring the blue and bright sky of January make the wintery day feel warmer than it might be. People of all ages climb on their rooftops, put on loud music, and try to compete with the windContinue reading “When any experience is never enough”
  • Decision Decades
    I tried (a bit) but couldn’t find the source behind this quote: Deciding what to do with the rest of your life in your early 20s is like deciding what you want for dinner before you’ve had breakfast… Now when I am not in my 20s anymore, this makes perfect sense. I am guessing thatContinue reading “Decision Decades”
  • Political Mandala
    Being political has become derogatory nowadays. If someone calls you liberal or conservative, it feels like it is an insult while it shouldn’t be. Same way, it has become binary. You cannot have different views on different topics but you always have that. Nobody has black or white standpoints. Most of us are just inContinue reading “Political Mandala”
  • Test Cricket is like life
    As spectators or lovers of the game, we don’t have any control over the outcome. More so when you are watching the game from a distance and your cheer can’t reach the players. The reverse is not true though. The outcome of the game can actually impact your day. Test Cricket, however low attendance itContinue reading “Test Cricket is like life”