Writing advice. Every writer's excuse to not write. At some point in the life of a writer s/he is hard-pressed to give out advice on writing. It speaks both of the delusion and desperation that is inherent to the art. First off, I have no intention to establish authority. I have none. If the number … Continue reading How to write
"Other people are hell." I didn't say that. Existential perfumer Jean-Paul Sartre did. I share the deep sentiment though. As an introvert, the ideology that hell is other people is my core value. But as far as core values go it's as deep as -- I only use a mac. Whether you like it or … Continue reading How to stop other people from caring about what you think
When was the last time you did something and told yourself you should do this more often because you had fun doing it and then a year goes by and you do the thing again and tell yourself I really should do this more often and then a few more years go by and you … Continue reading What’s so funny?
Success begets success. We share an illusion that successful people know what they are doing with their lives. Which explains their I-know-what-I-am-talking-about confidence. And our incredulity. It's why we ask the successful what we should be doing with our lives. When we have all the wrong questions, they seem to have all the right answers. … Continue reading A drop in the ocean
I live in the knowledge economy and have a blog which means I have been called upon by no one particular to talk about things like I know what I am talking about. Here's one more. Knowledge, The learners. Their system of hydration is drinking from a firehose. They devour information, chew it, and splay … Continue reading Knowledge, Wisdom, Versus.
"I am not religious; I am spiritual," is like a cannibal saying he is vegan only because he eats other vegans. There's no better way to ease into religion and spirituality than a disturbingly unfunny joke about the absence of dairy in human flesh. Let's get spirituality out the way. Spirituality is your still-single uncle … Continue reading Rated R
"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."And as anyone who has fallen in love can testify, forever is very temporary. I've quit on a lot of things: Chess, Rubik's cubes, Guitar, public speaking, Books, relationships, jobs, low-waist pants and so much more I can't even remember. My adolescence, much like the adult-life that followed, was a … Continue reading Why quit: A guide to being a loser
I have written a lot of shit on this blog. Occasionally, I go back to read what I wrote and can't believe myself. And then I throw up. This nauseating ordeal has brought me to this: I am a hypocrite. It's up to you if you want to take what I say here seriously. I … Continue reading It’s good to know you
If you came here looking for a list, I have none. But you probably came for something else. You are here to find out what kind of person I am. That's what books are. Persona-shaping loneliness-fighting mystery-soaked nostalgia-induced emotionally-embalmed human connectors. A person's bookshelf is a museum of his soul. It can tell you everything … Continue reading Favorite books
Hop on to my Batplane. We are going to fantasy land. When you walk into a room full of millionaires, the average net-worth of the room doubles with every millionaire you throw out of the room. You look like someone whose measurements Da Vinci took to draw the Vitruvian man. You write cheques to charities … Continue reading A million dollars isn’t cool