Let me clear the air right away - the title has nothing to do with my state of living. I am doing fine. When I grew up in Chennai, I used to hear the Tamil phrase "Nithya Gandam Poorna Ayusu" quite often. When you ask elders how are they doing, this might be most of … Continue reading Living Dangerously
Last year, I published how much I made from side hustles in 2021. I just realized that I have missed the customary update this year. Not that I made millions and decided to keep my spoils private. Last year, I was busy with my day job, personal projects and watching countless RRR reaction videos (damn … Continue reading How much did I earn from Side Hustles in 2022?
I had a random thought when I was in my usual how-can-i-get-my-life-sorted mode the other day. How much have I really spent on ordering food on Zomato so far? I signed up for Zomato in 2015 and probably started ordering frequently from 2017 when my wife and kid were away in the US for about … Continue reading How much do you spend on ordering food?
I recently read the book - Hindu Rites and Rituals- Origins and Meaning by K.V Singh. The book had decent ratings on Amazon and a nice attractive Saffron cover. I expected a lot of scientific reasoning behind the hundreds, if not thousands, of the rituals that we have in Hinduism. I had mixed feelings about … Continue reading Book: Hindu Rites and Rituals
It may not look so from my writing but I turned 40 this month. It was just another day and just another year as always. But, the day reminded me that I am getting wiser (ahem!) and made me question my purpose and existence and what not? Not a great way to start the day … Continue reading Why I quit Goodreads?
“Yes, Tom. Tell me”, he spoke fast on the phone. “Wanted to talk about this candidate. He is an immediate joiner. Can you increase the CTC by a couple of lakhs to ensure that he will join and not shop for an offer?” “Tom, we can’t do that. Candidates shopping for an offer after they … Continue reading On recruitment, ethics and moonlighting
Have you ever worried that you are not getting enough sleep and researched online for ways to improve your sleep hours and the quality of your sleep? It all started when a well-meaning family member gave me a fitbit. The first version was simply a pedometer. Then it started adding a lot of functionalities. One … Continue reading How I improved my sleep?
I hopped on to the digital minimalism wagon once again. This time I am finding myself a little bit more serious at it than the previous attempts. I’m seriously considering switching to a feature phone but WhatsApp is the last cord. I cannot quite get rid of it just yet due to various reasons. (Excuses, … Continue reading Dopamine Nation & Thinking Straight
I hit the Crossword book store in my area this weekend with a fool proof plan. Leave the kids in the play area for an hour and use that time to browse the book shelves. I haven't been there much since the Covid hit. Crossword is the one of the favourite hangout spots for me … Continue reading The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
I read the book Effortless by Greg McKeown last week. The subtitle reads Make it Easier to Do What Matters Most. I loved Greg's previous book Essentialism and posted about it here in this link. It struck a chord and I felt it was closer to what I have been thinking about for quite sometime. … Continue reading Effortless