Posts tagged with "life"

Don’t take it personally

December 10th, 2013

I have been noticing that people tend to feel hurt or sometimes, even insulted, when they’re robbed of an opportunity they thought that they truly deserved. When something doesn’t go in our favor, we tend to blame the “biased” system. However, most systems are never perfect and are only designed to function well for the [...]

A little observation on how failure shapes success

October 28th, 2012

I have been tackling some incredibly hard problems at work over the past few months. While I can’t quite yet talk about all of it, I wanted to share a meta observation that I gleaned along the way. It’s hard to dispute that repeatedly failing at something tends to increase our chances of succeeding at [...]

Power of the unknown

February 20th, 2012

Today, I spent nearly S-I-X hours cramped inside a budget flight, as dense fog brought air traffic in Chennai airport to a stand still. Looking back, I have no idea how I sat there wide awake through all of that 6 hours doing absolutely nothing. However, I did not simply sit and wait out a [...]

Little things that we can do

November 19th, 2011

In Chennai, the autorickshaw drivers don’t use the fare meter. They generally ask you for an exorbitant flat fee which will be nearly twice the actual cost. The rickshaw drivers in Pune and Bangalore are much better. Except for the one or two who behave like they are in Chennai, the others usually respect and [...]

We read too much, but digest too little

November 10th, 2011

Every morning I wake up to a barrage of new things to read. Between Hacker News, Twitter and Google Reader, I would have atleast 10-20 fresh interesting stuff to read. This number obviously does not include blogs that I follow outside Google Reader, newsletters, and random link hopping that invariably happens while reading all of [...]