2017 is here! I hope 2016 was great for you and 2017 ends up being even better. It is the dawn of a new era and as is tradition, it is time to begin the new year with resolutions. Often, the problem with New Year Resolutions is that they are easy to procrastinate. There’s an … More Six money resolutions you can take today
Once upon a time, I didn’t work in a tech company. I didn’t work in a company that’s product was a service it offered through the internet. This is the type of company that doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar presence; it is present in whatever gadget you’re using. This is the type of company that doesn’t … More Working in a tech company made me a better customer
Ted Bundy died on the electric chair in a Florida prison in 1989, because he was convicted for murdering 3 women. He confessed to killing around 30, while he’s suspected of having murdered close to a 100. What is there then to learn from such an evil being, you’d ask. Anyone who’s read even the … More Life Lessons from Serial Killer Ted Bundy
(This column was first published on yowoto.) Question: Does a kid ever stop misbehaving? Answer: Even adults don’t. Kids don’t stop misbehaving; they don’t stop doing the things that embarrass their parents. Of course, they don’t keep doing the same things through their growing years. They simply stop one thing that is bugging you and … More When to Stop Being Embarrassed of Your Child!
(This column was first published on Yowoto.) I’m sure you’ve heard of the good cop-bad cop routine. You need to watch a few crime movies if you haven’t. This is an integral part of parenting that you’re going to fail at if you don’t know how to correctly use this routine with your children. The … More The Good Cop – Bad Cop Routine
I don’t know if there’s ever been a survey about the one word that parents from around the world use the most, but I know there’s no need for any such survey. The word is ‘No’, and no, there’s no arguing that. We say ‘no’ all the time, every time. ‘No’ is like a default … More Say No to Saying No
Recent psychology studies have suggested that nostalgia boosts optimism. They’re now saying that most nostalgic events are social events, which remind us about people, instances and things that we care about. In effect, this means that being nostalgic is good for you. However, that’s not how I’ve looked at nostalgia. The dictionary definition of ‘nostalgia’ … More Nostalgia – Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Recently, I read somewhere that the Indian film industry lost a bundle of millions in the last couple of years because of piracy. A few thousand jobs are said to have been lost because of filmi pirates (not the kind who appear on-screen) as well. The article that disclosed these figures failed to mention how … More No Wonder Film Piracy is Rampant
Title: Sycamore Row Author: John Grisham Publisher: Hachette India ISBN: 978-1-444-77955-4 Genre: Thriller Pages: 550 Source: Personal Copy Rating: 3.5/5 One of the reasons why I look forward to Diwali every year is because it is around this time of the year that a John Grisham novel usually comes out. Apart from the Theodore Boone … More Book Review – ‘Sycamore Row’ by John Grisham
For someone who hails from a creative field, and is an atheist, this book is my Geeta, Quran and Bible, all rolled into one. The book I refer to is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I am sure The Fountainhead needs no introduction, but for those who have come in late in life, here’s a … More The Book that Inspires Me Every Day