Break-even

Break-even

Break-even point is something that a lot of us have used in lives. It is the revenue required in order to outweigh the costs during a particular period of time. Considering our own lives, I have always considered the break-even point to be when I have zero debts. Hence my net value would be zero and it is all positive from there on. During the […]

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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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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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