The fare comes to Rs. 492. I hand over a five hundred rupee note. While searching diligently for the change to return, the Ola driver smiles sheepishly and says, 'Sir, five star please'.. Let me simplify this for you. There are two kinds of reviews. Influenced reviews and honest reviews. Or, paid reviews and honest … Continue reading To buy or not to buy
Yuval Noah Harai, in his book 21 lessons for the 21st Century, gives a beautiful perspective on Nationalism. He says that the nation is basically a story we tell ourselves. No doubt every nation has its geographical boundary. But without those stories, the collective feeling of belonging to a nation would not come. In order … Continue reading understanding nationalism
affairs of the homo sapiens
Last week, I voted for two of the topics suggested for Indispire #277. One got voted to be the indispire prompt of the week, the other did not. However, both are related in the sense that both talk about relationships - one neutral and the other unacceptable. I voted for the first one because I … Continue reading affairs of the homo sapiens
munna bhai sadak chhap#2
Continued from Part-1 "Bapuji, one thing I have noticed is that your name has a Midas touch. Roads named after you are doing big business. Movies made on your name are doing big business. Even people who took on your title have done big business. I am not talking of your natural pro-genies though." "You … Continue reading munna bhai sadak chhap#2
The Specialist vs the Polymath: which side are you?
Sherlock Holmes would have nothing to do with information not related to his profession. His companion Dr. Watson is shocked one day when he learns that Sherlock Homes did not know the earth went round the sun. This fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an extreme example of specialisation. It means the … Continue reading The Specialist vs the Polymath: which side are you?
munna bhai sadak chhap
(30.05.2019 8.58 P.M. It is like deciding in the last moment to appear for the exam. Let me see if In can churn out something on the Indispire Prompt and post it before 9.30 PM. But let me first check to see if someone has already written something on it. Before that let me check … Continue reading munna bhai sadak chhap
Are Inspirational Books Really Useful?
In my earlier blogpost- do self help books help - I was very critical of the self help books available in the market. Some thought I was a bit too harsh while sharing the uselessness of the majority of the self help books. I was thinking of writing a sequel, and this week's Insdispire prompt … Continue reading Are Inspirational Books Really Useful?
The age of content overload
This post is in response to not only indspire #273 prompt but also the blog posts written by fellow indibloggers on the topic suggested by Dr. Rekha Rani. It is interesting to note that fellow bloggers have examined the topic from various angles. I have also put my views as comments on their blog posts. … Continue reading The age of content overload
Reading : Out of Love or Obligation?
I am writing this post as a response to the indiblogger prompt #indispire268 which goes as follows: It is not a difficult choice for me to list the three books that I want to read. In fact I wanted to read these books so desperately that I got them one month back from the library … Continue reading Reading : Out of Love or Obligation?
my speech at the indiblogger meet, bengaluru
Well, I have been a serious blogger since last one year. Of course, I have been blogging for more than five years and doing some creative writing maybe, for last one hundred years. No... no. I am not that old like Asha Ram Bapu or RK Pachauri. Actually I feel that it is not only … Continue reading my speech at the indiblogger meet, bengaluru