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The Psychology Of Money

9 January 2021 at 03:46
β€œMoney’s greatest intrinsic valueβ€”and this can’t be overstatedβ€”is its ability to give you control over your time.”  I finished reading the first book of 2021. I should say I finished listening to. This was the first-ever audio book experience for me. The book that I completed was The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel.Β  The […]


Can you earn money from Side Hustles?

2 January 2021 at 22:29
The answer is Yes. I have been toying with this idea of not depending on the day job alone and having a backup source of income. I had seen a lot of articles and youtube videos that explain about Gig Economy and how you can make money on the side. By money, I mean really […]



Lockdown Poetry

29 December 2020 at 10:50
I had mentioned earlier that my daughter, who is 11, started writing this year. She even has her own blog She has been participating in many writing competitions organised by various sites. Recently, two of her submissions got published in a website – one essay and one poetry. I personally liked her poetry which […]


Reading Challenge 2020

27 December 2020 at 21:46
This is that time of the year where you look back and cringe at all the failures, swallow it silently and tell the world how successful this year has been. This is that time of the year, where you talk about your Goodreads Reading Challenge.Β  I posted about by Goodreads Reading Challenge – 2019 last […]




25 December 2020 at 05:26
Hello! I hope you and your family are doing well and are gearing up to welcome 2021 in hopes that things will get better. 2020 has been unique in many ways. Lot of people have lost their jobs, means of living, and/or their dear ones. We were fortunate enough not to have been negatively impacted. […]



Celebrate the little moments

15 October 2020 at 11:59
The moment I published my last post, What is Failure?, I got a notification from WordPress. It was impossible for someone to like my post that fast. When I read it, I don’t know if WordPress was congratulating me or mocking me.Β  I got this For many people who blog, this number is lesser than […]


What is Failure?

12 October 2020 at 11:07
Failure is the stepping stone to success. You will be familiar with this proverb. It sounds very motivating the first time. As you hear it over and over again you probably feel meh. Familiarity breeds contempt. We need variety in failures as well.Β  I was watching a show dedicated to a talented television comedian, Vadivel […]



Are you brand conscious?

11 October 2020 at 10:22
At the end of 2018, I bought my second Fitbit. The first one was a Fitbit Flex that I received as a gift and I had used it quite well until the strap gave away after about 6 months. Replacement strap from Fitbit was not available and I went for a cheaper alternative, rather the […]


Musical Legend SPB

27 September 2020 at 05:27
The first tape recorder that I remember as a kid was a black coloured BPL Sanyo. It was a pre-satellite channel era and all we had were two television channels, Doordarshan 1 and 2. They used to telecast only for a few hours in those days.Β  It was before the telly started growing into a […]



A Foyer Where Squirrels Play

7 September 2020 at 10:07
Anilaadum Mundril – loosely translated as A Foyer Where Squirrels Play – is a wonderful trip down the memory lane. Especially, if you grew up in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is a wonderful book on relationships written by the late Tamil lyricist, Na. Muthukumar. I have always liked Na. Muthukumar for his poetic […]


Cold Shower Challenge

20 August 2020 at 13:27
Google β€œCold Shower” and you will get one full page of posts with β€œBenefits of cold showers”. In the last couple of years, I came across β€œCold Shower Challenge” primarily through two lenses:Β  As a habit-building 30 days challenges As a tool to embrace discomfort in the path of stoicism Backstory Cold Shower is not […]



19 August 2020 at 10:24
I have an announcement to make. This lock down has been very cruel to the kids. Unable to meet or play with friends in person, my daughter quickly got bored with the lock down routine. In order to keep her engaged, we tried throwing different activities. So after all the trials and errors, we figured […]


What it takes to be free?

15 August 2020 at 09:47
I completed reading my second book of the year only today. Today is India’s Independence day and it was a coincidence that I finished reading this book by Darius Foroux today. No, this is not about any of the nations’ independence in anyway. It is all about personal freedom. What it means to be free? […]


Just a throwback rant

19 July 2020 at 11:29
Sometimes you perform an action and then totally forget about it. Then, few years down the line you find something that reminds you of that action. It either makes you smile, laugh out loud, cringe or be embarrassed. This action could be anything. Something that you said to somebody who reminds you at the most […]


15 things I didn’t do during lockdown

16 July 2020 at 10:01
The whole world is adjusting to the new normal.Β  I hope you are keeping well. After three months of work from home, I have already adjusted to this lifestyle. It would be an effort now to go back to the workplace when things will open up.Β  I wanted to drop by and say a hello. […]


Baingan Bharta

15 June 2020 at 08:16
I am back with another post about lockdown cooking.Β  This time the challenge was not to use the microwave oven and to use the stovetop. I have been making some quick snacks using the microwave oven. I am going to shamelessly plug them down here. Dalgona Coffee & Fries Baked Potatoes Potato Chips Last Friday, […]



Small World

8 June 2020 at 10:09
My society WhatsApp group has been very active recently. There was an unusual sense of unity during the first month of the lock down. I am not complaining. I think that when there are more than four people in a group, you tend to get into some form of argument or discussion on any topic. […]



The return of the facebook

28 May 2020 at 06:26
In order to keep my daughter busy during the lock down, we encourage her to join a lot of online classes tailored for her grade. Usually, everyone has their own platform/app to broadcast the lessons. Last week, her teacher forwarded a link for a course on Vedic Mathematics which is supposed to help her in […]



Book: Essentialism

27 May 2020 at 06:36
The only book that I completed reading this year so far is Essentialism – The disciplined pursuit of less by Greg McKeown. I stumbled upon this book when I was watching a YouTube video on productivity. And I was interested as this was similar to the concept of minimalism that I have been exploring.Β  I […]