4 Zen Stories

I read an interesting post on Twitter which was about 4 Zen stories and thought of posting them here. I’m an introvert. I overthink. It’s what we do. My mind is always on, and even on good days, it can be hard to feel calm. Part of this is human nature — our brains are... Continue Reading →

Six Degrees Of Separation

Have you heard of the concept or theory of "Six Degrees of Separation" (SDS)? Those who know about the network effect might have heard about SDS or would grasp it quickly. The six degrees of separation theory states that any inhabitant of the Earth could meet anyone in the world with a maximum of six or... Continue Reading →

Short Story: The Egg by Andy Weir

Maybe you have read this before…but always worth a re-read: The Egg - By Andy Weir————— You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you,... Continue Reading →

The Bet By Anton Chekhov

I know it is late, but still not too late. I am planning to write the Lockdown diary. I don't know about others, but I am very comfortable with this lockdown. I can even say that I am enjoying this phase! I have some thoughts on why I am enjoying the lockdown or why it... Continue Reading →

Magic of Powerpoint

NY Times July 30, 1987: Microsoft buys Forethought, maker of PowerPoint, for $14M in cash Today: PowerPoint has 500M usersMicrosoft Office is $30B+ revenue per year$14M of Microsoft stock from July 1987 would be worth ~$10B today This is a good example of the "moat" Warren Buffett always talks about. In a way Bill Gates... Continue Reading →

10 Laws of Dharma

Here are the 10 laws of Dharma (धर्म), see which ones you are following: Patience (dhriti / धृती) – Staying secure in your own inner peace.Forgiveness (kshama / क्षमा) – Letting go of things that don’t necessarily serve you.Piety or self-control (dama / दम) – Knowing that the best things come to those that wait... Continue Reading →

Letting Go…

It's a very tough decision and I'm not sure if every person has to face it at least once in his life. The decision of letting go... I had bought a Kindle eBook reader in 2012. Really liked it and accumulated a lot of books on it. Sometime in 2016 it started causing issues. The... Continue Reading →

Kintsugi: The Art of Precious Scars

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Source: Wikipedia Very interesting concept. Instead of hiding... Continue Reading →

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