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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The mirror of time

The mirror of time does strange things. The princess was shown hanging upside down. The poetess, changing diapers. The king of sarcasm with his mouth zipped, his mistress at the background. Characters of old, fading to pure white. And finally, the storyteller, hiding within the graduate, who was in turn groping at minimalism & nothingness!

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Getting serious about Minimalism – How to eliminate clutter?

Getting serious about Minimalism – How to eliminate clutter?

It has been close to three weeks since I bumped on minimalism and I am taking slow but sure measures to declutter. Most of you must have seen my initial measures which I wrote about last week. I touched upon the topic of downsizing my stuff and also enforcing check points for reducing my time spent on social platforms. Here are a few ways that […]

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Is minimalism necessary for Indians?

Is minimalism necessary for Indians?

Ever since I got introduced to minimalism, one question has kept ringing in my head. “Is minimalism necessary for Indians?”. In true Indian sense, I want to deny and dismiss the thought and say “no”. How can a western concept be applicable for India? Have our elders not always taught us to save and not be consumed by consumerism? On the flip side, if we […]

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My first brush with minimalism

Minimalism is the practice of consciously reducing the amount of stuff in your life. This could be both material as well as other kinds of stuff. For more information of minimalism, I would recommend this TED talk by the minimalists – Ryan and Joshua. These guys gave up their six figure salaries to live minimal lives. Soon, they found more time to follow their passions […]

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