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How to meditate: A complete guide

In 2017, my startup was not doing well -- it was guzzling cash and at that rate, we would not survive long. Unsurprisingly, I was going through nerve-wracking stress. I was looking for some solution, and like most people, I stumbled upon meditation. Because I had...

How to concentrate better

In a world full of distractions, how do you get an important task done on time? But worry not. In this article, we will give you a step-by-step roadmap to building concentration.

A comprehensive guide to preventing depression

Hereditary factors play a role in depression, but good news is that it is not all genetics and destiny – we can do a lot to prevent depression.

HabitStrong Newsletter by Rajan Singh

In this fortnightly newsletter, Rajan shares inspiring lessons and stories from his career as an IPS officer, McKinsey consultant, investor, and now, as a startup founder. Join 25,000+ subscribers.

Do you get nervous?

A few months after I moved out of the US, just near my erstwhile apartment building, a plane landed in the Hudson River, near New York City.  The US Airways flight had a complete engine failure due to a bird-hit and had no power left. Yet, Captain Sullenberger, a...

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It’s okay not to be okay

Years ago, when I was a civil servant, a young IPS officer was briefly posted under me for training. A sensitive guy, he was struggling with some mental health issues. Unfortunately, his anxiety got aggravated, resulting in a near breakdown. A few days later, I...

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RDX or Detonator?

If you set fire to a lump of RDX, it does not explode - it just burns harmlessly. To unleash its killer explosive power, all you have to do is - hook it to a detonator (a thin pencil-like explosive device). Similarly, to achieve our life goals, we often already have...

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2 AM Warriors

In IIT hostels, most of us were 2 am warriors. We would be routinely awake till 2 or 3 am, and the canteen would be crowded after midnight. That may sound heroic, but hear out the rest of the story before you decide. Since the night was infinitely long (in our mind),...

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The Real Mastery is Over our Mind

In 2002, after becoming President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was visiting VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre), Trivandrum, where he had worked earlier. In a conference room, he and the scientists were busy, talking like old friends. As the Trivandrum City Police chief, I was...

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HabitStrong Newsletter by Rajan Singh

In this fortnightly newsletter, Rajan shares inspiring lessons and stories from his career as an IPS officer, McKinsey consultant, investor, and now, as a startup founder. Join 25,000+ subscribers.

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