When I was young, I reveled my friends in my recent trip to Germany, the specs of the latest car my Dad just got, and the interiors of my spare Bungalow at the end of the lane. Of course, none of this was true. Looking back, I see the truth more clearly: I wasn't a … Continue reading The life-changing magic of less Bullshit
I woke up bruised and broken. It had happened, again. I was beaten up. This was happening a lot lately. I am telling you this because, well, it’s happening to you too. What do you do when the thing that assaulted you happen to be your own thoughts? Who do you tell? Who brings justice? … Continue reading When you hate yourself
You have reached mid-life. You've worked hard, had a life-changing moment or two, read a bunch of stuff, and have gone through a string of interesting experiences. It seems like you've come a long way. All of growing up feels like you've regularly broken away from your past and become someone you never quite planned … Continue reading How to know yourself
There's this sport. You don't have to do much. You get to wear designer clothes. A guy will lug the equipment for you. And you sure as heck don't have to run or break a sweat. In fact, you are chauffeured around in a small vehicle. The most exercise you will get is some hip … Continue reading Bend it like Beckham: Emotional edition
In 1949, in the book 1984, author George Orwell warned us of this guy called Big Brother. Big brother, like most elder brothers, is this irritating brother that watches over you and everything you do. Only this brother can also get super creepy and try to learn all your deepest secrets. Orwell believed this would … Continue reading Love me. Love me. Love me.
The beaver is one of the busiest animals in the world. A true 'hustler'. A regular beaver day begins in the evening. After a quick swim, the beaver sets off on the first task of the day: cutting down a tree with its shiny orange buck teeth. Depending on the size of the tree, the … Continue reading Where’s all the time going?
"Find your passion and let it kill you." "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
The notion of a single passion or purpose can be unnerving. The two concepts have grown into something unpleasantly large and abstract. Passion and purpose, as you will see throughout this essay, are often used interchangeably. Their meanings are hazy. They involve much effort for little certainty. And the debate over their usefulness is unsettled. Yet … Continue reading How to Find Your Passion
We are all a gooey sack of emotions. Apparently, people that don't express their emotions tend to be very emotional on the inside. And we can all agree those that are emo all the time tend to be very annoying, on the outside. This makes understanding emotions and people that display them insanely complex. Over … Continue reading When things fall apart: Tauba tera jalwa, Tauba tera pyar, Tera emosanal attyachaar
In 1961, inside one of the basements of an Ivy League University, something horrific was taking place. Innocent people were being electrocuted to death. There was no discernible motivation behind the crime. Not vendetta. Not capital punishment. Not even the general psychopathic rage that comes with academic rigor. Fully functional and sensitive human beings were … Continue reading How to Save The World