5 daily habits that will prevent you from going adrift

We have crossed mid-2017 and you are nowhere close to keeping your resolutions. In fact, you are adrift in the chaos that life has become again. Making yearly resolutions and sticking to them is a Herculean task even the best of us fail it. Setting goals achievable 365 days into the future and then going … Continue reading 5 daily habits that will prevent you from going adrift

Advertisements

Becoming an early riser changed my life

He that would thrive must rise at five: he that has thriven may lie till seven... goes a proverb. It's a habit that has been endorsed by some of the world's most successful people, including politicians, billionaires and sportspersons. It follows the belief that every man is the architect of his own fortune. A 5am … Continue reading Becoming an early riser changed my life

The curious lifestyle of cat people

Us cat lovers are a strange breed. We screech to a halt in the middle of a busy junction to pat a friendly cat on the head. We can't see the 'no entry' signpost but can tell the eye colour of cute-as-a-button kitten behind it. Yes, cat people are a different set and loving/ working/ living with one is an exercise … Continue reading The curious lifestyle of cat people

Doing one thing at a time is more productive than multi-tasking

Emptying your e-mail inbox while answering that urgent business call, or preparing a presentation while sipping on a cup of coffee and watching funny videos — all at the same time — might make you feel on top of the world. However, doing multiple things at one time makes you less productive, and successful, say … Continue reading Doing one thing at a time is more productive than multi-tasking

City diary: Lalji, animal angel #62

This white tom stays right outside Mumbai Central station. I bumped into this scene while rushing for a meeting in South Bombay. "I am just watching the shop before my hire takes over. He is on vacation," says Lalji (as he's called by all) who also owns a general store in Nallasopara (in the far … Continue reading City diary: Lalji, animal angel #62

That feeling every writer knows

  That growing sense of dread as you approach the desktop. The groggy eyes from a night spent trying to remember that smacker of a headline. The lethargy of racking your brains over coffee. Modern-day writers are just as troubled a lot as the Hemingways and Poes of yore (not that there's ANY comparison in merit or talent, meh). In … Continue reading That feeling every writer knows

5 lessons on modern love from the movie, HER

The film Her had a lot more lessons about life and relationships than about the future (in which it's set) and (its theme) artificial intelligence. I was three years too late to watch Spike Jonze's Her (2013). In my defence, the reason I stayed away from the film was because of its sombre premise that alluded to loneliness … Continue reading 5 lessons on modern love from the movie, HER

Daily Prompt: Careful

As a loyal follower of The Economist Style Guide in my decade-long career as a sub-editor, there are certain things I learned from it — and various style guides from newspapers like The Times of India, Mid Day and The Asian Age and magazines like Femina, Time N Style and Better Interiors — that any editorial … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Careful

Kaushal Karkhanis: It’s okay to fail at anything

(Interview in my Lifestyle Design Heroes series) Kaushal Karkhanis is the 'Exotic Gringo' (gringo is Spanish for foreigner) of the web world. Ever since he fell in love with South America years ago, the digital strategist and travel blogger from Mumbai has been travelling and unravelling the world, hoping to "inspire, educate and entertain" people through his stories. … Continue reading Kaushal Karkhanis: It’s okay to fail at anything