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Why I now hate vandalism a tiny bit less

I used to hate vandalism from the core of my being. I am not talking about vandalism which is politically or religiously motivated. I am talking about people who just carve there own name on the walls of public buildings .I mean, here I am traveling hundreds of kilometers, spending thousands of rupees to see, observe […]

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Mental Model for mental models

I am doing something stupid here. I am talking about a subject I know nothing about. The topic of discussion: Learning and how we do it. Out of 24 years of my existence, I have spent 14 years in School and 4 years in college. The main reason you go to schools and colleges is […]

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How to walk?

(In Hyderabad) Do babies learn to walk first, or talk? I don’t know. In any case, this is a blog post by a baby who can talk but may not really know how to walk. Walking, the key skill that differentiates other humans from babies seems trivial for most able bodied humans. You may think […]

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Read this before breaking a law

source So you want to break the law. Do something illegal. Maybe you want to do some clever “financial maneuvering”, or cheat on your next test, or just want to watch the latest episode of Game of Thrones before everyone else. You are tempted to be impulsive and emotional while deciding to break a law. […]

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Love is a bad word.

Philosophers, psychologists, romantics and even biologists have probably spent many moons trying to formulate the perfect definition of love. I am pretty sure no one succeeded in doing so. Love is a bad word because we don’t have a generalised, consistent definition for Love, one of the most important aspects of human experience. Almost every […]

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Bad UX is Good Business

Let me start by summarizing this awesome essay from Andrew Chen. Andrew argues that things like A/B testing the landing pages which produces 10%ish increase in conversion do not really increase the bottom line of the company by 10%. This is because the changes in landing page affect the “low intent” visitors than the “high […]

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Empathy is Hard.

For the majority of my life I have been baffled by a very deep, very stupid question. “How can someone who has taken a loan, enjoy anything?” Now, I understand why that would sound stupid to you. It sounds stupid to me now. But as a twelve year old kid, all I could think when […]

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Can we really achieve a Global Village

On July 10th of 2018, in accordance with the philosophy of the celebrated marvel villain Thanos, half of the r/thanosdidnothingwrong subredditers were banned. Over six hundred thousand users participated in the biggest social event of 2018 including celebrities like the Russo Brothers and Josh Brolin. This probably was the epitome of Marshal Mcluhan’s global village […]

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Why you shouldn’t post your political views on Facebook.

Source The 2019 elections are coming up and you are preparing to turn your Facebook feed into a “House of Cards”ish political drama. Don’t. There are a shit ton of reasons why you shouldn’t post your political views on facebook but, let’s first discuss few reasons why you would want to post them. 1] You […]

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One week of Algo-free lifestyle

I probably spend 80% of my free time on the internet. Of this probably 95% is spent on sites/apps which heavily personalize their content for me. These sites and services try to learn anything and everything about me and use it to distract me, suck up as much of my attention as they can. Facebook/ […]