Being political has a huge range of benefits. Having certain value, thinking about what a state should do, what is important for the citizenry are virtuous and make one a well-rounder person. However, being political has some adverse effects. This might not be a universal problem, but on issues where I have not chosen a… Continue reading The Perils of being Political
Month: July 2021
Apps to Explore – Readwise + Notion
Hope you are doing well. Today, I am sharing 2 apps that have thoroughly enjoyed over the last few months. Readwise You ever wonder what you learnt from that book you read 4 years ago on free speech and privacy only to realise that while you read a 500 page book and highlighted so many… Continue reading Apps to Explore – Readwise + Notion
Starting a Successful Side-Hustle: Learnings from Ali’s Skillshare Course
Hi, Hope you are doing well. Recently, I took Ali Abdaal’s Skillshare course on starting a side project. I enjoyed the course and wanted to share what I had learnt over the short course. I could access this course from the free 1-week trial so please do check it out. I know I have been… Continue reading Starting a Successful Side-Hustle: Learnings from Ali’s Skillshare Course
Psychology of Money
Over the last year, I have been actively consuming a lot of content on personal finance. The most popular book from last year on this topic was The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel. As someone starting my career and receiving my first real salary, it was important for me to start saving/investing as soon as possible. At… Continue reading Psychology of Money
Great is the enemy of Good
I have been thinking about trying new things and executing new projects and why we often fail or lose interest very early. If I wanted to start a channel reviewing tech gadgets, the first thing I am likely to do is check out Marques Brownlee’s YouTube channel. Look at his production value, how great his… Continue reading Great is the enemy of Good
Private Equity Firms and Tax Planning
Hope you are doing well. Recently, a tax tribunal in Bengaluru ruled that the carry that Venture Capital and Private Equity firms charge on their profits is a fee for their services and is not a return on investment (para 43.2). Carry, is what such firms charge as a percent of the profits they have made for… Continue reading Private Equity Firms and Tax Planning
Are Productivity Gurus the Priests of our times?
Over the last few months, I have been following a lot of productivity gurus and startup gyan folks on Twitter. This got me thinking, are they the priests of our generation? Who were priests? Priests were common folk who claimed to guide others to greater treasures they might not themselves possess. Some of them might… Continue reading Are Productivity Gurus the Priests of our times?
Does Branding Matter?
Hope you are doing well. Now that college is over, I have been thinking about my time there with rose tinted glasses. One thing I realised was how we often related people to what they claimed to like or to do than to what they actually enjoyed doing or did a lot of. Look at… Continue reading Does Branding Matter?
Why are some colleges better?
Hope you are doing well. Recently, someone posed a question on a legal gossip site about why some colleges are considered better than others? Is their teaching pedagogy so good that they learn more? Are the students entering those places orders of magnitude smarter than the rests of the country? The answer to either question… Continue reading Why are some colleges better?
WFH Workstation – Setup + What to buy
Hope you are doing well. You remember after work yesterday you felt your aching back and decided to never stoop while working again? Guess who is stooping again! Over the last year and a half, many of us have tried adopting to the WFH model, succeeding partly, if at all. As a student, I did… Continue reading WFH Workstation – Setup + What to buy