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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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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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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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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