Range: Themes to Explore

The rationale to pick up this book was very simple. I have been trying my hands at a lot things, writing, reading philosophy and history, podcasting, building software and seriously training for running long distances. Every-time I start going deep into any one of it, I have to forcefully stop myself and evaluate, if I…

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Happiness I

A topic that has kept me on my toes and my brain on a dose for a long, long time now. I am always scared to write about happiness as it is really tough to ascertain whether I have enough context to put thoughts into words. But like everything else, this needs to be done.…

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Not every Win comes from a Win

“It’s only sport after-all”. I am used to hearing this a lot. Given that I play and follow a good number of these meticulously defined rules within which people go to war and try to gain an upper hand, it is a very commonplace utterance. Mostly said to a losing side or participant, to make…

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Democracy and Us

When I started writing on this blog, my first post was on how it really becomes important in a democracy for people to be aware of what all they can do in order to elect the right leader. I am not just talking about us realising that we have a right to vote, and we…

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Deep Work: Notes

Premise Knowledge workers these days are involved into a lot of mechanical, non-cognitive autopilot work which hampers their effectiveness and efficiency. If they can understand and eliminate distractions that use up headspace and continuously concentrate on non-trivial work, they can stand out of the crowd as deep work produces extraordinary results and is becoming more…

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Marginal Return

What is the cost of putting that extra effort? Does it give you the desired return? When do you stop? And why do you need to stop? A lot of questions, and unlike catchy commercials, not one single answer here. Marginal return in pure economical terms is defined as The rate of return for a marginal increase in investment.…

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Acknowledge-Assume

Writing after a long time feels tough. Specially during Covid, there is so much going on in the room, in-fact everything going on in the same room, that writing never gets the attention it deserves. I am thus writing on the patio of my house, with sun shining in my eyes. In the past couple…

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