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There’s More to Happiness than Meets the Eye

Happy pictures on social media don’t translate to happiness in real life.

We only put the best pictures of ourselves in front of the world. The non-happy parts, we hide them, even outside of social media. 

We hide it all, to the best of our abilities, even from our best friends and loved ones.

The anger. The frustration. The feeling of hopelessness, despair, sadness, loneliness. The need to be something more; to do something more. 

The social media bubble may make you feel like something’s wrong with you.… » click to continue reading “There’s More to Happiness than Meets the Eye”

Eradicating Digital Distractions – The Good, The Bad and The 1 Month Update

This is a follow up to my previous post, where I intended to put a stop to all digital distractions and focus more on becoming a creator, rather than just be a consumer. I’d concluded that these distractions were stopping me from reaching my full potential and doing what I want.

It’s almost been a month since then. I have some good news and some bad news. Well, mostly bad news, but the good news seems promising, so read on.… » click to continue reading “Eradicating Digital Distractions – The Good, The Bad and The 1 Month Update”

Our Distractions Will Be the End of Us All!

So, so, so many distractions.

Are you tired of them all yet?

Have you even noticed them yet?

Distractions are what I’d blame if you asked me why I haven’t written any blog for such a long time. But that’d be me just making an excuse.

There’s work and there’s personal life, and between that, there’s still a lot of time that goes wasted.

Facebook. Instagram. WhatsApp.

Candy Crush. PUBG. And the next hot mobile game.

If not that, there’s Netflix, YouTube and the next outrageous statement by Trump or Modi/Yogi.… » click to continue reading “Our Distractions Will Be the End of Us All!”

My Post Got to Someone – Yay! Time to Celebrate

I posted an article a few months ago. It was a small list of few of the most cringeworthy terms I come across daily, both online and in real life. It’s not a popular post by any stretch. However, I was surprised (actually, not) to see someone leave a hateful comment on this post a few months later.

Hey binad, I don’t who you are, but wherever you are, I hope you’re doing fine. Something in my post seems to have triggered a deep malice within yourself, built by years of surrounding yourself with hatred.… » click to continue reading “My Post Got to Someone – Yay! Time to Celebrate”

Why Uniform Civil Code is Good for Indian Muslims

This is a repost of my original Facebook post with some additional remarks.

With all the hoopla surrounding Uniform Civil Code (or UCC) and the way it’d affect every Indian, you’d be compelled to take a side for or against it.

Whenever there’s talk about UCC, the focus invariably diverts towards Indian Muslims. Most Indians have their own religion-sanctioned personal laws, but Muslims in India are given a majority of the attention. After all, Muslims are the largest minority group in India.… » click to continue reading “Why Uniform Civil Code is Good for Indian Muslims”

How Kim Jong-un Growth Hacked His Way to be the Supreme Leader of North Korea

Growth hacking is not just restricted to startups and other businesses. It can be used by almost anyone to achieve what they want.

Whether you like him or hate him, you can’t ignore Kim Jong-un, the current supreme leader of North Korea. He’s achieved so much at such a young age that it’s impossible to resist his appeal.

Here’s how Kim Jong-un utilized growth hacking techniques to be the supreme leader of North Korea (infographic version below):

  1. Kim operated in stealth mode before assuming power. 
… » click to continue reading “How Kim Jong-un Growth Hacked His Way to be the Supreme Leader of North Korea”

The 6 Most Cringeworthy Terms I’ve Come Across

Words hold a special place in our world. They’re the building blocks of language, and by extension our culture. Arguably, they’re one of the most powerful tools ever invented by humans.

Without words we wouldn’t be here today, and you wouldn’t be reading this anyway. To a large extent, the way our languages are shaped defines our culture.

That’s one of the reasons why I pay attention to the trending terms. It helps me judge myself and those around me better.… » click to continue reading “The 6 Most Cringeworthy Terms I’ve Come Across”

Song Recommendation: Echoes (Meddle, Pink Floyd)

I’m a huge Pink Floyd fan. I don’t think there has even been a progressive rock band that has composed as beautiful, inspirational, melodious, meaningful and psychedelic music as them.

There aren’t enough adjectives in the English language to capture all the emotions you feel while listening to Pink Floyd. It’s the closest you’ll ever get to an auditory orgasm.

So, why am I picking this particular song from their humongous catalogue of impressive tunes?

Well, for starters it’s just a personal preference (duh!).… » click to continue reading “Song Recommendation: Echoes (Meddle, Pink Floyd)”

Why It Feels Awful to Be a Male Feminist

Accept it, it feels awful to be a male feminist.

Not because you’re a feminist. If you think I’m implying that, nope, you’ve got me wrong there.

There’s no fault with being a feminist, despite the ridiculous assumptions by many that there is.

Feminism is nothing but a movement aimed towards gender equality.

It feels awful being a male feminist because you’re a male.

Yep. That’s pretty much it.  

Being born a male is equivalent to having been dealt a special card in the game of life.… » click to continue reading “Why It Feels Awful to Be a Male Feminist”

Bengaluru to Gandikota: A Ride to the Grand Canyon of India

Gandikota. Doesn’t the name have an interesting ring to it? It almost has a mystical tone.

Situated on the right bank of the river Pennar in Andhra Pradesh, Gandikota is popularly known as the “Grand Canyon of India.”

Once you see it, it actually feels like one. Though, I’ve never been to the real Grand Canyon yet.

“Gandi” in Telugu means “a gorge,” and “kota” means “a fort.” So, Gandikota literally translates to “a fort around a gorge.”… » click to continue reading “Bengaluru to Gandikota: A Ride to the Grand Canyon of India”

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