Yearly Archive: 2016

To write is not to preach

Is the purpose of non-fiction writing to preach to others what one has mastered, or is it to preach to the self how best to conduct oneself? I was listening to an author of a non-fiction book where upon being…
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On Life and Videogames

I remember the times I used to play the game Mario on the gaming console back in the 90s. The music, the stages, Mario himself – shorter and the taller one, the princess, the dragon; the game had a brilliant…
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Sitting at the table

With the advent of social media, the idea of some of our past-time vacations has been highly marketed and hugely elevated into some amazing experience of a lifetime. Most common of these are photography and travel, particularly travel. Ah the…
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How to develop a daily habit?

By now it is very much proved that in order to make a huge change in any area of our lives, all we need to do, is to do it daily. This post will prove it further. The question then…
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This soap or that

In my life of almost 30 years, I have taken a bath roughly ten thousand times (on an average one bath a day). In these ten thousand baths, I have used great many kinds of soaps to clean myself. For the…
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Devil does lie in the details

Almost always the details are yucky! For one, they are unknown. There is a layer of darkness which surrounds them. It is as if one is going deep into the dingy basement of a stranger’s house. And then the number…
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Appearance of Invincibility

At the outset, almost every one of us carries an appearance of invincibility around us. We carry the appearance of a perfect man/woman who can’t be disturbed by outer circumstances, whose life is perfect and who has learnt and mastered…
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Means v. Ends

Which is more important, the means or the ends? This is a question which encompasses almost every endeavor of our life ranging from business to politics, from families to nations, from students of schools to Presidents of countries, from peace…
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Not a task we relish

Life is full of action. We do one piece of work after another, day after day. A lot of our tasks, our things-to-do are mundane. Certain times we get to do things we cherish. And oft times we are bound…
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Old Stories are like old friends

We have grown up with stories, the stories of The Tortoise & the Hare, the Clever Fox, the Thirsty Crow, the Lion and the Mouse, the Elephant and the Ant, and many more. Each one of them was fun to…
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