Two years ago, I was googling for iPad recommendations. Then magically I started seeing all the iPad related videos on my YouTube feed. One such recommendation was Ali Abdaal's YouTube channel. I liked the style and delivery and was stalking his contents. That’s how I stumbled across his videos on Active Recall and Spaced repetition … Continue reading On Learning Methods
I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and a wonderful new year! I started the new year on a positive note by reading a book instead of watching the mindless shows on the telly. I completed reading Chanakya in Daily Life by Radhakrishnan Pillai. I had downloaded this book in my kindle … Continue reading Happy New Year!
At the beginning of this year, I wrote Can you earn money from Side Hustles based on my experience experiments in 2020. This post seemed to have been interesting for a lot of people and was single-handedly responsible for the likes, views and follower count increase this year. I set a lofty goal of $1000 … Continue reading How much did I make from side-hustles in 2021?
I had mentioned earlier that my daughter, who is 11, started writing this year. She even has her own blog Doreado.in She has been participating in many writing competitions organised by various sites. Recently, two of her submissions got published in a website - one essay and one poetry. I personally liked her poetry which … Continue reading Lockdown Poetry
The moment I published my last post, What is Failure?, I got a notification from WordPress. It was impossible for someone to like my post that fast. When I read it, I don’t know if WordPress was congratulating me or mocking me. I got this For many people who blog, this number is lesser than … Continue reading Celebrate the little moments
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?
At the end of 2018, I bought my second Fitbit. The first one was a Fitbit Flex that I received as a gift and I had used it quite well until the strap gave away after about 6 months. Replacement strap from Fitbit was not available and I went for a cheaper alternative, rather the … Continue reading Are you brand conscious?
Anilaadum Mundril - loosely translated as A Foyer Where Squirrels Play - is a wonderful trip down the memory lane. Especially, if you grew up in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is a wonderful book on relationships written by the late Tamil lyricist, Na. Muthukumar. I have always liked Na. Muthukumar for his poetic … Continue reading A Foyer Where Squirrels Play
I have an announcement to make. This lock down has been very cruel to the kids. Unable to meet or play with friends in person, my daughter quickly got bored with the lock down routine. In order to keep her engaged, we tried throwing different activities. So after all the trials and errors, we figured … Continue reading DoReado
I completed reading my second book of the year only today. Today is India’s Independence day and it was a coincidence that I finished reading this book by Darius Foroux today. No, this is not about any of the nations’ independence in anyway. It is all about personal freedom. What it means to be free? … Continue reading What it takes to be free?