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Consider asking for help

Let’s say you have to do something you haven’t done before. It could be formatting an excel in a certain way; going on an 80 km cycle ride or building a chrome extension; What’s your instinctive first action? Is it to go to the excel wizard, the cycling guru, or the tech bro friend of […]

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What I learned wasting 3000 ₹ on a bad MVP

I tried to revolutionize travel with a Telegram group but ended up with a lesson in experiment design. I was planning my 2023 New Year’s Hampi solo trip in November and realized there are no good community-based tools for solo travelers. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. A social tool for […]

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AI will make us all self reliant

The AI-Automation trend is the story of how we become self-reliant at an individual level. A hypothetical example: The story goes that Drew Houston conceived dropbox after repeatedly forgetting his USB flash drives while at MIT. But the thing is, dropbox is a fairly complex software product, that took significant effort to build out. Drew […]

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Reduce things that make you happy.

If I get money, will that make me happy? If I get a prestigious job, will that make me happy? If I get a girlfriend, will that make me happy? If I get X will that make me happy? — Every 20-something must have thought along this line sometime. In this blog I try to […]

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But, what is Sense of Ownership anyway?

What is Sense of Ownership? What is ownership? What does it mean to own something? Of course you can get a reasonable answer by looking up “ownership” in a dictionary, but sense of ownership is a much more vague concept. We will try to explore some attributes of and factors from which the sense of […]

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Think you are lazy? you might just be a Lazy Enthusiast!

Photo by Photoholgic on Unsplash When I was creating my Medium profile I used the phrase “Lazy Enthusiast(LE)” to describe myself in the bio section. I did not really think about what it’s supposed to mean, but it just felt right. Over time, I started mentally tagging people I meet as “Lazy Enthusiast(LE)” or “not Lazy […]

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What I learned working 6 weeks on a shitty side project

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash About a month ago, I started working on Unfluence! It was going to be the perfect side project. In fact, Here is a list of things why it was going to be a perfect side project. The idea was inspired by a book. It solved a real problem I had. […]

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A Capitalist went to an Orphanage

Once upon a time, a Capitalist went to an orphanage. He was there to fix some plumbing issue with the tap water system and had already agreed with the Management about the remuneration in exchange for his labor and expertise in accordance with the market prices. He was pondering over the fact that orphanage was […]

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How can you convince me to drink bleach for Coronavirus?

“There are people, who drank bleach to cure coronavirus!!! What a bunch of idiots. I mean how dumb one has to be, to actually do something so dangerous just because someone on the internet suggested it.” I thought, as I prepare to snort chilli powder to get rid of acne. I heard about the ‘snorting […]

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Coronavirus and Pretend economy

One of the good things you can do during the current lockdown is to keep paying your domestic maid, garbage man their regular salary. Of course, there are many companies who are still paying their employees even when they are not working, and many government employees will get paid their salary no matter what. That […]