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My ‘other’ pair of shoes

My ‘other’ pair of shoes

“Hey man, can you believe it has been five years already since this?” It was a message from Chirag. Yeah, we had kept in touch. The picture was one of us five friends standing on a wall with Edinburgh beach at the background. Besides being a sweet pic, one realization struck me the most. The absence of colors in our dresses. That got me thinking. […]

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The Joy of Less – A book review

The Joy of Less – A book review

As a reader of this blog, I am sure you already know that I am smitten by the minimalism bug. For those of you who do not know yet what minimalism is, it is the concept of owning less things through intentional living in a manner that we only indulge in those that add value to our lives. Ever since my tryst with minimalism, I […]

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Hairy-Fairy

Hairy-Fairy

He was thinking to himself that this could be one of those moments in life where he experiences ultimate peace. He was lying on his back, in his bed, snack-bang in the middle of the day on a weekday and slowly drifting into sleep. He had been reading a novel, a damn good one at that, and yet the habit he had developed during college […]

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Book review – Doing good better – William MacAskill

Book review – Doing good better – William MacAskill

Hailing from a conservative Indian family where we are taught to extract maximum value out of every penny or item, I found “Doing good better” to be extremely appealing. I have had reservations against donating money, the greatest one being that I did not have much to spare and hence would not give it for those causes with minimal impact. So I had to educate […]

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Why I won’t donate to the Manchester bombing

Why I won’t donate to the Manchester bombing

The bombing at Manchester is indeed a very sad event. 22 families have lost loved ones and surely their lives have been shattered beyond wildest dreams. The news has been well published on paper and has garnered a lot of sympathies from across the globe. There is no doubt that this is a tragedy. NGOs have been setup for relief work for the families and […]

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Altruism

Altruism

I have been toying with the idea of making donations to funds that help the world….. Noble thought indeed. However, I have been struck with a realization – I am happy to do the act but very reluctant to write about it. I would appreciate your opinions on whether my thoughts are justified. I believe it is more of our ‘savings’ mentality that people expect […]

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Open offices

Open offices

What is your opinion about open offices? We have recently included music in the office. N Sync and Backstreet boys have taken over the work space. I found myself having mixed thoughts about this. On the one hand, it is nice to listen to songs of old. It takes you to that time and gives you a kind of energy that you had during that […]

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Country of the Year – Singapore

Country of the Year – Singapore

A proud moment 🙂   I like it…. my friends would as well … Share now

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Stayfocused in, Gmail Out – Increase productivity, reduce distractions.

Stayfocused in, Gmail Out – Increase productivity, reduce distractions.

Ok, one month into trying minimalism & simplifying my life, I have been making significant strides. For starts, I have felt bored more often in the past two weeks than I ever can remember. I am creating free time, which is good. I am also through 300 pages of the first ever book I read since Harry Potter! While minimalism at home makes sense, I […]

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Stereotypes

Stereotypes

Introvert, extrovert, ambivert. Gen x, gen y, millenial. Libran, Scorpion, Gemini. Hindu, Muslim, Christian. Tamil,Telugu,Mallu. Northie, Southie,Gujju,Chinky. Paki,Gora,Nigger, Sand Nigger. Latino,Asian,Chinese,Caucasian. MBA,Engineer,IIT,Commerce,arts. IT, Automobile,Cook. Rich,poor,middle class. Thin, fat, man, woman, child, teen. We have a lot of choices in describing anyone. Little do we realize, our choice of words greatly describe our perception as well as the perception of our audience on the subject in […]

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