Minimalism as a concept has been around for centuries. Japanese are pioneers at it. Rest of us are living in consumerism. We are living in a world where preachers of marketing dictate our choices and guide us. Marketers and brands are selling us: more is good. Bigger soup bowl, bigger iPhone, bigger car, bigger house, […]
India is a country of villages and agriculture plays a major role in our economy. The population plays a key role in power dynamics during elections. Still, they are most oppressed, silent and lacking on all government benefits. The incredible part is, even with all the shortcomings they are hopeful. Every parent aspires to see […]
Depression is a modern-day plague. There are shops, establishments, and organizations in the business of curing depression. Depression is a multi-billion economy. Books, therapy, yoga, mindfulness, good eating, exercises are on sale. Few of us do need clinical help, psychotherapy, and medicines. For the rest of us depression is a modern-day self-created epidemic. There could […]
I was reading deep work (blog link) and the power of habit for some time. The book narrates the importance of our habit in our life and self-development. In short, the cycle of cue, routine and reward results in habit formation. We get engulfed to our habit and end up practicing it without any cognitive […]
Reading “Deep Work” made me realize I am wasting my precious time. We are wasting time in the hyper-connected app-driven world. It is making us less productive. The author recommends allocating time in chunks for Deep Work. Productivity and deep work are proportional. He gives his example in practicing deep work and being super productive. […]
Something is wrong with me? My social circle has shrunk. The meetups, events, and gatherings have reduced. My consumption and interaction with the virtual world are also limited. I have started to live most of my time with myself. Self-introspection gave some answers: Participating in subjects I have control over will make me saner. My […]
I have been a non-stop talker. My friends close to me are aware of this. I am working on getting this fixed. I have realized silence and listening to others is more relaxing. It keeps brain saner. Listening to others helps in keeping a check on biases. It powers independent thinking. Let see how many […]
Fighting with barista for making frothy cappuccino is easy. What is difficult: having some empathy. Keeping calm and registering complaint. Our problems are prime and the world or people around us should resonate with it. We have the least clue or concern about others. Why would it matter if my apartments security guard has been […]
Consider yourself blessed because : 1. You can think. 2. You have enough to pay for your food. 3. House for a living. 4. The companion you can trust. 5. Access to the Internet and knowledge to read. Because most of the human population don’t have these.
We spend many hours at present, thinking about the past. Does it help us? Does it make us stronger? Does it add more regret or remorse? Isn’t past like a train journey which we completed? Why do we have to carry the baggage of it now?