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
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?
Brace yourselves for one more cooking related post. I had last four potatoes and few pieces of other veggies left over before we could refill. My daughter wanted something for a snack. Based on the good response for my previous attempts circulated on WhatsApp, I decided to try something new again (new for me but … Continue reading Baked Potato
Dear Dream, How have you been? Long time. I have been sleeping well lately. You know what I wrote about chasing dreams. I will keep this one short. I thought I will take this opportunity to thank you for changing your shift from night to day. Because, Day-dreaming is so much better than nightmares for … Continue reading Letter to Dream
“Summa irupathey sugam” is a Tamil language phrase used repeatedly in comedies. It loosely translates to “It is a pleasure to do nothing”. When somebody questions you about the work that you were supposed to do, you would reply wittily “Summa irupathey sugam”. One of the comedy scenes that I enjoy time and again is … Continue reading Do Nothing
Embrace digital minimalism one step at a time. Control your screen time by turning email auto-sync off.
You learn things from most unexpected experiences. I learnt to say No from such a small but repeated encounters. I usually get down at a point and walk about 2 km while coming back from work. There is a famous bookstore on the way and few eateries around it. At any given time one can … Continue reading Learning to say no
I was going through some motivational videos yesterday and was pretty pumped up to wake up early and start being productive. It is amusing that people want everything instantly. We appreciate the Japanese tea making ceremony but we drink dip tea. Because it is instant. After watching the videos, I felt like I am instantly … Continue reading Universe vs Me
Email has an ability many channels don't: Creating valuable, personal touches - At scale -David Newman I am going to tell you a story about three people in a corporate jungle - Tom, Dick and Harry (Cliche! I know!). Tom is a good guy trying to maintain good relationships with people almost bordering on the … Continue reading Golden Rule
Everyone has his/her share of ups and downs. One time you are pumped up with enthusiasm and another time, you are worn out like a deflated tube. If you may have noticed carefully, when you are down on your motivation there is always something that could give you an instant boost. It could be a … Continue reading Instant Motivation – Falcon 9