In the past 30 days, I have given away more than 25 books that I clearly had no intention of rereading. Canceled 11 subscriptions to various content services (including Blinkist, Economist, The Harvard Business Review among others). Plugged in my 2TB external hard drive to my mac and formatted it without even seeing what’s inside. […]

Before it’s too late

We take immense pride in our long-term associations with organizations, clubs, committees, non-profits, relationships, brands or even friends. Don’t we? It takes helluva commitment to let the world know that we’ve been loyal and have contributed to a cause that’s bigger than us. But why? What exactly has been our contribution? And how do we validate […]


Here’s my analysis of the years that have gone by:   From 1 to 10: Age of Innocence and curiosity From 11 to 20: Age of Rebellion and self-discovery From 21 to 30: Age of Learning, taking risks and knowing your strengths From 30 to 40: Age of Wisdom, converting your weaknesses into strengths. Achieving […]

Quality is overrated

The problem with great songs is that it makes everyone think that they too can sing. — Anonymous (“Graffiti,” The Times of India, Back in the late 90s) We’ve all heard it before… that “quality matters more than quantity.” The motto must’ve started a revolution somewhere someplace or perhaps it came off of a revolution […]

Not everyone’s cup of tea

I’m in the middle of decluttering my online storage accounts (Google Drive and iCloud) and bumped into this poem that I’d transcribed from an image file that I received on WhatsApp. It’s quite profound and resonates with my values as a spiritual being having a human experience. I hope you’ll like it too! And if […]

Making a mountain out of a molehill

Confession: I’m not a Bollywood fan. And I don’t want to get into the details right now. I am, however, grossly amused by the mob’s reaction to the movie Padmaavat. Riots, blockades, vandalism over a movie that’s nothing more than an entertaining movie for the vast majority of Indians. There’s absolutely no logic behind Karni Sena’s actions. […]

First things first

Keeping track of finances isn’t the most exciting project in my life. But tracking where my hard earned money goes has been an astounding experience. And now that I’ve been bitten by the bug, there’s no stopping. It’s just beautiful to see your life falling into place when you prioritize and discover the hole that […]