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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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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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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