Join The Running Revolution

Running is exhilarating, yet meditative; tiring, yet energizing. I’ve been running at least once a week since the summer of 2012 and it is hands down my favorite exercise. Back then, I couldn’t run 2kms at a stretch and now I run at least 5kms every time I go out (10-15kms sometimes). I finished two…

Why Can’t We Focus?

Do you pull out your smartphone too often and don’t even realize it? Say, while watching a movie that you are actually enjoying? For me, the big moment of realization was a hard punch in the gut. I was thoroughly enjoying a book and yet, I pulled out my phone to check social media. I was…

How to be productive when sick? (Productive Leisure/Active Leisure)

First and foremost: You don’t have to be productive in every waking moment of your life. According to my definition of productivity (getting more done is less time, more effectively) , you should focus on quality, not quantity. Obviously, if you do the best you can on days of good health, you have every right…

Are we losing real friends?

Mental health awareness has grown more than ever. Is it because more people are reporting it or are more people negatively affected in the digital age? I believe it is the latter. Theoretically, we should be happier, sitting at home, able to see what’s up with everyone’s lives in a couple of clicks; able to…

The Joy of Journaling

For the last four years, I have been writing down my thoughts on paper regularly and it has changed my life. In this article, I’ll tell you how it has enriched my life and why you should start journaling today. What are your goals? I started writing a diary because I wanted to keep a…

How to make schedules (and stick to them)

Whether you want to start new habits or live a more organised life, scheduling is an excellent tool for productivity. When I have a schedule, I find myself slacking off less and getting the job done. Scheduling helps ease your willpower. When you have to think what to do every time, you are more likely…

Duty, Honor and Selflessness (Bahubali Movie Review)

I’ll summarise both movies in a few lines each. Bahubali: The Beginning: Destiny thrusts a simple tribal boy into a world he did not know about. Unknown people treat him as a God. Why? Bahulbali 2: The Conclusion: A charismatic man inspires every person around him, at the same time maintaining humility and righteousness and…

How to kill bad habits (and create good ones)

A lot of us are plagued by bad habits but we just don’t know how to break them. Research points out that it is not possible to completely eliminate a bad habit, however it is possible to replace it with another one. If you have been plagued by gaming/porn/gambling/smoking/drinking or procrastination and negative thinking, you’ve…

How to Master Discipline

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, let’s talk about what Lord Ganesh represents: Success. He is the first god we pray to before starting a new endeavor so that we may attain maximum success. Success cannot be attained without discipline. In my previous post on this topic, I wrote about Why Motivation fails (and discipline…

Why Tech is Awesome (when used right)

In my previous articles I pointed out how tech can drastically worsen our lives: Why Tech Is Evil Is your smartphone killing you? This time I want to highlight all the awesome things about the Internet in particular and technology in general. These days, high-speed internet plans have gotten so darn cheap! Even home broadband…