Category Archives: Life Hack

The how of a speech

In a recent post, I wrote about creating a elevator speech. While that post covers the what of a speech, someone asked me about the how of a speech. So here is a quick post on the how of a speech. … Continue reading

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Creating an elevator speech

A elevator speech is a short speech – usually of 30 seconds – that is a pitch to an accidental meeting in an elevator with someone whom one wants to make an impression on. The objective is to not to … Continue reading

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At least, he did not shit in my car – a stoic mindset

We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them. Epictetus, The Enchiridion (continued from previous post) One of the axiomatic phrases that I live by is – tomorrow this will be a funny … Continue reading

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Update on #52books52weeks

As I wrote in the beginning of the year, I am going to try to read 52 books this year. I have been taking pictures of the books that I can read so far this year and putting those pictures … Continue reading

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Does sleeping matter to learners?


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I was reading this article on sleep coaches and performance athletes, and I thought – what about learners? There is a lot of research on the relationship between sleep deprivation and cognitive ability. Some researchers have argued that sleep deprivation … Continue reading

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#52books52weeks

Towards the end of 2014, I decided to attempt to read 52 books over the 52 weeks that are 2015. This idea came to me from several quarters – but as of most of the ideas, they came from colleagues, … Continue reading

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how much do i pay for my friends crowdfunding projects?

At the moment, I generally avoid giving money to crowd-funding projects as most of them are, to my mind, akin to begging  – such as, ‘give me money to study so that I can save the world ‘, ‘give me … Continue reading

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lets play a word game: Fauna Farm, The God of Tiny Objects #hitchswitch

I love word games and I love puns. Even the ones what make one groan. In his memoirs, Christopher Hitchens writes of the various word games that his friends and him used to play. So in tribute to him, I can … Continue reading

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the excitement of an empty wall

When I have to get a project done, there are two tools that I just must have; butcher paper and a wall. I have just put to bed one project and am about to begin a new one. So I … Continue reading

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to dewey or not to dewey

I love books. I mean that in literally and otherwise. I have more than 800 books at the moment and I cannot help myself buying more. Many a weekend hour is spent in second hand booksops. While traveling in country … Continue reading

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