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Balancing Academics and Fitness in Education

When I joined the Indian Police Service training at the National Police Academy, my squad was infamous for ending up last in most outdoor competitions. We were divided into 8 squads, which then competed in all outdoor activities. I was good at...

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Is your time worth $1?

A few years ago, WhatsApp wanted to charge an annual subscription fee of $1 but later gave up on the plan. Why? Had they charged $1 a year, many...

Carve your own path

The best course I did at IIT was not from Electrical Engg but humanities. In those days, the humanities course allotment was done...

It’s okay to be unhappy

Sometimes, we are unhappy about being unhappy. Some of us might be thinking: "Everybody else looks so cheerful -- why do I go through these ups and...

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Constraints drives innovation

When writing my MBA application essays, what annoyed me the most was ‘word-limit’. I would write a beautiful piece and then find it 300 words over the limit. I would now have to chop the extra words and slaughter its beauty. What travesty! Cursing...

The price of power

Leadership carries a price-tag: When the first bullet is fired, you have to be willing to face it before putting others in the line. Also, you never get to say -- "It was not my fault." Whether you are an army general, a captain of a ship, a CEO,...

Meditation is a long road

Meditation is not an ATM, where you swipe your card (i.e., spend 20 min) and expect 'blissful calm' to come out gushing. This is one reason so many of us give up on meditation when we don't get instant 'outcomes.' Meditation is a long road to...

Whatsapp & Slack addiction

In a 2014 study, Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia left students in a room for 15 odd minutes with nothing to do (phones were taken away). But they could give themselves a painful electric shock.  Almost 67% of the men gave themselves...

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