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?
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?
This year I read 11 books in a month. Not every month. Only one month. That's all I have read this year, so far. 11 is a low bar for book worms but considering that I read only 6 last year I already raised it. If you had been reading my blog, you know I … Continue reading How I read 11 books in a month?
When you have kids the days are longer and years are shorter. When you look through the lens of a day, you feel like you have a lot of time to do something. When you look through the lens of years everything seems to have whizzed past in a top gear. Oftentimes, we fail to … Continue reading Child is the father of the man
I almost lost money to a scam early this week! This post is going to be an extremely long one but I felt it is important for me to write about this. I have added anchor-links to help you jump to the section that you like. Contents 1. The Story 2. Points that triggered suspicion … Continue reading Almost scammed
This weekend I was seriously researching a solution for a complex problem. The problem that frustrates me and if not addressed could lead me to start my days on the wrong foot. Of course, it was about coffee. I am not a fan of instant coffee powders as I grew up drinking freshly brewed filter … Continue reading How to solve a complex problem?
Failure is the stepping stone to success. You will be familiar with this proverb. It sounds very motivating the first time. As you hear it over and over again you probably feel meh. Familiarity breeds contempt. We need variety in failures as well. I was watching a show dedicated to a talented television comedian, Vadivel … Continue reading What is Failure?
My society WhatsApp group has been very active recently. There was an unusual sense of unity during the first month of the lock down. I am not complaining. I think that when there are more than four people in a group, you tend to get into some form of argument or discussion on any topic. … Continue reading Small World
Dear Past, Future and Present Self, It feels weird to write a letter to self. If not for the Letter Writing Challenge posed in Blogging Community, I would have never done this. I would have assumed that you will know how to handle each stage of yours. There is nothing that lasts permanently. What I … Continue reading Letter to myself
I have been intending to write this for a while. With the COVID-19 pandemic doing its damage currently, I thought I would use this opportunity now. How are corona virus, hygiene and being orthodox related? I come from an orthodox tam-brahm family and when I grew up I was subjected to many religious house rules/practices … Continue reading Corona virus, Hygiene and Being orthodox