The best way for many professionals to help fight #coronavirus is to donate money to help people on the front line but, who exactly should you donate to? There are the big national and state relief funds; there are big nationwide NGOs helping relief efforts in multiple parts of the country. And then there are […]
How to be depressed in your 20s
There are countless articles/ blogs/ books/ songs/ movies and memes about how you really become an “adult” in your 20s. There are also countless movies/blogs/books and songs about how you are the happiest in your 20s. And you have good reason to be: you move out of your family, taste true freedom for the first […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]