Why you should start a Blog

Tweetable : Blogging will force you to write. Which will force you to think through an issue clearly. Clean writing is clear thinking. Unclear writing is usually the product of unclear thinking. Additionally ‘future you’ will have a ready record of how ‘current you’ reasoned. The noble naïve genesis of this blog When I first setContinue reading “Why you should start a Blog”

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Narrative vs Insight

Narrative is the act of looking at an event, phenomenon, development and subsequently crafting a coherent compelling story around it, picking any variable deemed as supporting narrators point of view. But if sloppy not accounting for all important variables. Which is most of them. Like teaching English using only 13 of the alphabets. Most op-ed columnsContinue reading “Narrative vs Insight”

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Book Review : Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders

Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga are the 3 indisputable tallest mountain ranges out there. It is likely on the bucket list of many new and aspiring climbers, working as a backdrop siren call as they hone their skills on lesser mounds. Book lovers have their own list but this list can never be definitive sinceContinue reading “Book Review : Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders”

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2 great video games to try

In England, Summers are for Biking. Winters are for Gaming. With the weather getting chillier by the passing day, nothing remotely beats sprawling on the sofa and firing up the xbox  with a hot cup of coffee parked next to you. The game that I thoroughly enjoyed playing this year : ASSASSIN’S CREED – BLACKContinue reading “2 great video games to try”

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Games as Portal to Learning – Life Lessons from Video Games

Even now in my late 30s I regularly play games on my Xbox and relish it. Most dismiss it as a silly distraction. But Gamers know just how good, immersive and addictive these new age games are. But even fewer realize how educational video games can be. Yes. EDUCATIONAL. And not in the vague weasel-politician-word sense butContinue reading “Games as Portal to Learning – Life Lessons from Video Games”

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How to spot Bullshit Marketing

I may not have scraped too much off the passing wisdom iceberg but if asked to dispense something memorable in the here and now, a week into my 37th birthday, here it is : NEVER TRUST ANY ADVERTISEMENT THAT FEATURES CUTE ANIMALS OR KIDS. American novelist Sinclair Lewis wryly noted early on that ‘Advertising isContinue reading “How to spot Bullshit Marketing”

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Why I lost faith in interviews and resumes

Paul Graham is a programmer, writer, and famous investor and this blog on Start Up Ideas was a terrific read. Here is a sample gem : “One of my tricks for generating startup ideas is to imagine the ways in which we’ll seem backward to future generations.” “…..Ways in which we’ll seem backward to futureContinue reading “Why I lost faith in interviews and resumes”

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A beautiful word I learnt : Yûgen

I liked this word Yûgen the moment I stumbled into it. Yūgen is a Japanese word pertaining to ‘a profound awareness of the universe which evokes feelings that are inexplicably deep and too mysterious for words.’ Want to get a quick fix and feel for this word ? See a good space documentary, in HD, on aContinue reading “A beautiful word I learnt : Yûgen”

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Life in UK – How I came to love Britain over a drink

I fully remember my first brush with Cider. I was 29 and in Bristol on a project. It was a chilled Magners in a tall broad glass with 4 ice cubes floating in it. I was in a pub that had some with outdoor seating. It was a weekend and  I was with some colleaguesContinue reading “Life in UK – How I came to love Britain over a drink”

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