The 6 books I’d recommend to everyone

8 min read… Since my childhood, I wasn’t much into books. Though I’d spend hours reading newspapers and online articles, I was never really fond of books. But, it changed last year around mid-June because of Kavi’s (my wife) insistence. She was searching for Tamil novels and casually remarked, “Why don’t you start reading too?”,…

The 4 lessons that drastically improved my life

5 min read… We read a lot of self-help tips and some stick to our minds more than the others. We start applying them in our lives and the real pleasure is when we see them working. With the help of books, some practice, and a lot of good people around me, I integrated a…

Just one more movie before the lockdown is over?

Ok, what did we just watch? Give us a few seconds! Fine, here we go. As we began to run out of movies, we decided to watch a Telugu flick Awe on Netflix. Telugu movies have always been synonymous with entertainment – extravagant artwork, songs, and high-octane action sequences. But we haven’t watched anything of…

The Book Talk #11 – The Magic

6 min read… Hey, welcome to the 11th episode of our book series – The Book Talk. If it’s your first time here, check our other posts. In this episode, we’ll discuss The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. How about a 250 odd page book that’s solely dedicated to one quality – gratitude? Rhonda Byrne exclusively talks about being…

The Book Talk #10 – Lean In

6 min read… Hey, welcome to the 10th episode of our book series – The Book Talk. It’s your first time here? Then check our other posts. In this episode, we’ll discuss Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. The book explains how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. It encourages women to seek challenges, take risks, and…

The Book talk #9 – Goodbye, Things

10 min read… If you are new here, this is the 9th episode of our book series – The Book Talk. Check our other posts here. In this episode, we’ll discuss Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki. This is my 2nd book on Minimalism after Essential Essays. I thank my cricket mate Ollie Newton for recommending this book. Minimalism…

You can persuade anyone with these 6 phrases

6 min read… Scott Adams – the name is here to stay. This is my 5th blog on Scott’s book and brace yourselves, there’s more coming your way. This man has scores of valuable gems. Let’s talk about persuasion in this article. To persuade is to induce someone to do something, through reasoning or argument….

The Book talk #8 – How to fail at almost everything and still win big

10 min read… If you are new here, this is the 8th episode of our book series – The Book Talk. Check our other blogs here. In this episode, we’ll discuss How to fail at almost everything and still win big by Scott Adams. Scott Adams is a cartoonist and the creator of Dilbert comics. This book is as comprehensive…

Mother – The unconditional lover

3 min read.. The other day I was parsing through my wish lists, checking how many boxes are left to be ticked off. The list read a long drive, a crazy night with friends, skydiving, and so on. Then, I slowly turned to my amma and asked what her long time wish would be. She…

The Book Talk #7 – Rework

8 min read… If you are new here, this is the 7th episode of our book series – The Book Talk. Check our other blogs here. In this episode, we’ll discuss Rework by Jason Fried. What would be your idea of starting a business? Writing a business plan, studying the competition, seeking investors, etc? Rework breaks all these conventions and…

The formula to striking up a conversation with anyone

4 min read… Some people are skilled conversationalists, and I’m not one. At times, I cringe when I have to meet new people. It’s not because I dislike or intend to disrespect anyone, but because I am bad with conversations. I have friends who can talk to anyone they meet and within minutes, find a…

English grammar test – I scored 0 out of 3. What’s yours?

4 min read… You’re not William Shakespeare. You’re not Jane Austen. Honestly, you don’t need to be at their level of proficiency to speak/write in English with proper grammar. I have been learning English since I was 3, and 23 years later, I still make the most obvious mistakes sometimes. While writing my blog posts,…