I borrowed (see: stole) this book from a very close friend. My love for all things morbid apparently shines through enough, leading to her vehemently recommending this to me. I was skeptical, to say the least! It’s been a while, since I’ve read a book at a stretch. This was a nail-biter, even though for those of you who know me, this specific remark wouldn’t make them think “ooohhh five stars”. I bite nails for a living! But please do trust me when I say, this was truly a metaphorical nail-biter.
Here’s a remark I often hear myself making;
“She’s a good person, but… He’s nice, but…”
Then it starts to confuse me. Why does a person who I assume is good, need to have a contradictory quality? If that’s the case, can good and not so good qualities co-exist? If so, where does one draw the line between being good and bad?
The standard for good is quite elastic. Even in the bible. …
The title is a quote I recently came across, in a K-drama titled “Run-on”. As all of us are intertwined in filial relationships, we can do with or without, the quote struck a chord, and here’s why;
I recall a couple of things from my childhood:
I constantly delete and re-install my social media apps. My friends and foes are aware of this tradition. They call it “a Niro phase”. It’s when I was not in one of these phases that I stumbled upon the social dilemma on Netflix. Being the paranoid social media consumer I am, I agreed. A few days after, I listened to an episode on the Making Sense podcast by Sam Harris, where he interviewed Tristan Harris, Co-Founder, and President of the Center for Humane Technology. Sam Harris lit a certain bulb within me. The attention economy did not originate from social…
I have not been in the labour force long enough to call myself overworked. However, I have been in it long enough, with a relatively well-paid job (in a Sri Lankan managerial job context) to realise, that my well-being was not positively correlated to my income.
On the contrary, I find myself better off now, with lesser income, that I could vow that the title of this article is definitely a myth, but there are those who beg to differ, and folks, I understand.
Life is an entity with the ability to adapt to its environment — J V Chamary, Forbes
If we are such adaptable creatures, where does exhaustion, feeling unfulfilled or needing long holidays to get away from the daily hustle come into play? As I pondered upon these, I submitted my resignation two months ago. Prior to my resignation, I was running the 8–5 cycle, spending hours on the road travelling back and forth from one destination on the other, placing a whole load of importance on being a useful, and appreciated employee. But once you become used to the daily…
Have you ever been so angry, that you buckled up and got working to find a long lasting solution to what tipped you off? Yeah, me neither.
I’m accustomed to reading Tim Ferris’s email titled “5-bullet Friday”. Yesterday, there were three things which really stole my short lived attention and kept me hooked. One of them was a documentary titled Crip Camp on Netflix.
The documentary with its self explanatory title is about a group of differently abled individuals who took it upon themselves, to bring about legislature to create a fair playing ground for themselves. …
Every time I take the Pottermore quiz to sort myself very willingly into Slytherin, it doesn’t co-operate. It has blasphemously sorted me into everything else but Slytherin. There’s nothing wrong with Hufflepuff, but I must do justice by the multiple Slytherin T-shirts I’ve forced my friends to gift me with, and also the paraphernalia I own. Sigh. But nope, I am not one to give up, so I will for now make do with my Medium handle co-operating with my innermost deep desire of belonging to Slytherin.
That being said, I am no Draco Malfoy. In fact, I have contradictory…
I’ve been hearing about Twitter threads through friends for a while. They play different roles on the social media platform; some enjoy drama unfold while biting on their popcorn, some get triggered by the beliefs and opinions others hold, some get caught up in a thread of clarification and written abuse hailed at a complete stranger.
I jumped on the Twitter bandwagon approximately a month ago, and selectively followed a few podcast hosts, who shared interesting new ideas or contested the old. I also made sure that I follow those who stand on polar opposite ends; if I follow Sam…
Non-ambidextrous and constantly distracted.