The first thing that I always try to learn about a new place is its story. From the picture, this looks like an ordinary tree house. But, this tree house … Continue readingThe story of a place
I am lucky that I get to monitor my niece closely. Though that won’t be for long because I am moving out. I always try to frame language in a … Continue readingWhat language or tools can we use to build constancy?
One of my favorite movie quotes from Total Recall. I don’t exactly know why it reminds of my own identity crisis. Before you jump into a conclusion, I didn’t mean … Continue readingDouglas Quaid: If I am not me, then who the hell am I?
Take emotions off the equation. Then relationships are nothing but mutual exchange of values. Conflicts occurs when we do not understand this fundamental principal. You give more than you take, … Continue readingRelationships are mutual exchange of values
Some things don’t translate well across cultures. Why the sign? We don’t drink tap water here. And sometimes, the designer sacrifices usability for aesthetics. Yesterday, I was at BRAC Bank. … Continue readingDesign and Relevance
It’s much easier to overspend with a credit card than by cash. Because, with cash, the pain of departing with your hard-earned money is immediate. So you think a lot … Continue readingThe Pain of Paying
Making sense of people is hard because of those little variations. For example, I am mostly an optimist. But there are things in life where I am extremely risk averse. … Continue readingVariations
Back in our high school days, hacking was something different than what it is today. It wasn’t breaking into people’s houses or stealing credit cards. Nurturing such exotic hobbies, passionately … Continue readingHacking in our days
Mom had been asking me for a while that I talk to my brother about his career. She believes that he doesn’t listen to her, but me. I had been … Continue readingReady to Learn
Exactly one month till my next birthday. And I am moving out. I met my new landlady yesterday, who started by laying down all the rules and a mention that … Continue readingConflicts and Relationships
My Dear Friend, Your AI startup doesn’t have 5 customers. But that company making websites, you just called mediocre, has 150 employees. That’s what I will be thinking about, after … Continue readingInfinite Ways of Adding Values
How long will it take? When will it be my turn? Why is it taking so long? When we spend a good amount on food, we desire more than food. … Continue readingAnticipation
One of those rare days, where I didn’t need a purpose or I didn’t think about meaning. I was happy. Just because the pigeons were happy. Just because the cars, … Continue readingHappiness
It was because of my mom… Every time I would ask her to go outside to play with my friends, she would look into my eyes and say, “promise that … Continue readingValues
What do you want to be when you grow up? “Successful, beautiful and slim” Then we talked about values, importance of being kind and being health conscious, but not obsessing … Continue readingNiece
When most people talk about unhappiness, it’s not exactly unhappiness they are experiencing. They are not stuck. They are not profoundly dissatisfied with life. They get things done. Despite many … Continue readingUnhappiness