Financial Tips I follow- India
A few personal finance tips I follow
A short note on developing skepticism
It’s easy to be be a believer, it gives you sense of purpose, a sense of comfort, but if you really want to succeed, you need to be a bit of a skeptic.
My Work From Home setup
How I set up a functional, productive, and comfortable work from home area. Everything from a standing desk to gaming chair, to VC setup, to wire organisers
Negative signalling: Being bad on purpose
Not all knowledge or certification is going to be good for you. You need to sometimes make yourself ineligible for jobs you don’t want to do. Be bad at them on purpose. Amassing certifications and varied skills increases our likelihood of us landing a job, but it can also reduces our chances of landing the one we want.
Youtube’s new partner rules are an end of Long Tail
Youtube recently changed its Partner program guidelines under which you can only monetize your videos if you meet these two conditions You have 1000 subscribers You have at least 4000 hrs of viewing time in past 12 months I find both these rules unfortunate and detrimental to a lot of creators (including myself) . For […]
The Fallacy of Anecdotal Evidence
Heard this? “The Tarot card reader was able to pin point the exact reason for my suffering” Or “I know homoeopathy does not work, BUT my uncle was cured of chronic headaches when he started taking those medicines” Or “I was able to pass the exam after the holy man blessed me” Are you […]
Some “subtle” things many people forget
Few housekeeping things that many people get confused with…But it pays to have some clarity You have Freedom of speech , NOT the Right to be taken seriously You have Freedom of having an opinion , NOT the Freedom from criticism that comes with holding it, and saying it out loud I may respect […]
What’s in a Name — Nothing, but a LOT can be done to it
From Chadda to Mathur to NSFW …I never knew my Name was tough
On Sonu Nigam, Azaan , and Kabir
Kankar pathar jod ke, Masjid laye banay Taa chadh mulla baang de, kya behra hua khudaey Loose translation: You collected pebbles and stones and made a masjid out of it. Then you got your priest to go on top of it and shout . Has God gone deaf?
YOLO – Ok , so what?
YOLO :(You only Live once) a common phrase that precedes most stupid, idiotic and sometimes fun plans people have. People use it to justify doing anything that does not fit the traditional way of the world, for doing things that are unexpected of them, for breaking the “rule”, for nor having any “regrets”. But what regrets? Isn’t […]