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Feb 14, 2016 - World View    1 Comment

My Philosophy of Travel

Last year I had the opportunity to travel the United States. Yes, Amrikaa!! The trip was supposed to be for 20 days, but ended up lasting 101 days and upon return, the most common questions I got was if I was going back again (Answer: hopefully), if I was planning to migrate (Ans: No) and if if I went to a strip club (Ans: No).

For my non-Indian readers, migrating to America is the classic Indian dream. No one ever asked me if I was planning to migrate when I returned from any of my previous international trips.

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Jul 10, 2014 - World View    12 Comments

The Art of Bragging

I was in Mumbai a few months back, and during a conversation with Sumit over chicken (he is the only guy I know who loves chicken as much as I do), I declared that everything I do, I do it to brag about it. And I was not a wee bit ashamed to admit it. Because that is the truth!

The first time it hit me, I was cycling back home from Cochin. Now some of you might remember the first time I cycled to Cochin and then the cycling trip I took with my friend to Alleppey. The trip to Alleppey was epic. But looking back, the trip to Cochin was a mere 38.7 kms and I did it in about 2 hours. With my current physique I can do it every other day if I want to. Nothing much to brag about really.

Did that stop me from making a big deal of it? No!

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Aug 15, 2010 - World View    5 Comments

The Journey is the Reward

Last day while returning home from Cochin, I met this guy, Shine. He is from my neighbourhood, I knew him for about 3 years. He was running his own PCB (Printed Circuit Board) manufacturing unit near my home.

He had about a dozen employees and was running it pretty well. However, when I tried contacting him for my college project last January, he was gone. I went to his factory, and it was closed down. I was told that he had to close down cuz of some sales tax issues.

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Apr 17, 2010 - World View    1 Comment

Simple Logics for Screwed Up Times

When we are screwed up, we find explanations to console ourselves. At least I do.

The following are some of my favourite explanations which I use depending on the demand of the situation. I don’t care if they are right or wrong, I just feel better when I think this way.

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Mar 2, 2010 - World View    4 Comments

Destiny and Fate – Is not crap, but close to it

Many people tend to believe that no matter what they do, their life is pre-set for them. And that their actions cannot change anything in their way.

I think that’s BS.

Think from God’s point of view for a second (assuming that there is a superior power). Is he setting up everything for you? If so why did he give us a brain that can think and make rational choices?

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