• When you start with your perfect morning
    Rise and shine, it is a great morning! This reminds me of what our moms whisper in our ears when we are still hugging our mattress when the sun is out in the skies. Yeah, a bit filmy, but why not? I fancy these perfect morning scenes that we seeContinue Reading
  • Book Review: Normal People
    🗂️Table of Content Book details Book wrap-up Should you read “Normal People”? Review of “Normal People” Do I recommend “Normal People”? My Rating 🔖Book details Name: Normal People Author: Sally Rooney Originally published: 28 August 2018 Awards: Costa Book Awards for Best Novel (2018), British Book Award for Book of the YearContinue Reading
  • Book Review: Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
    🗂️Table of Content Book details Book wrap-up Should you read “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”? Review of “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” Do I recommend “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”? My Rating 🔖Book details Name: “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character Author: Ralph Leighton and Richard Feynman Language: English Genre:Continue Reading
  • Suryanelli Dhanushkodi Travelogue
    What was the last exciting thing you did? I often felt embarrassed and secretly ashamed by this question because I often had nothing to say. There was a job I had. I stayed at my home, did some things on the weekends. But nothing more. There was a routine, aContinue Reading
  • The Science of Well-Being
    The following are my lecture notes from a MOOC course in Coursera called The Science of Well-Being by Yale University. Click here if you want to check out that course. Why are we unhappy? Let’s look at the reason why we are unhappy before we try to solve it. Usually our intuitionsContinue Reading
  • Opening doors to opportunities
    Opportunities remind me of all those spooky UFOs we have seen on the internet. Everyone knows and heard about it but very few have seen it in real. Opportunities are very much a UFO in that regard. Despite all of us searching for it, very few have managed to findContinue Reading
  • Wrong yardstick
    Imagine that we are sipping a cup of coffee and having a nice evening conversation. At one point, I just casually slipped in a question, how’s everything going in your life? You might shrug it off blabbing things are great and you are fine. Think that I’m your close friendContinue Reading
  • Book Summary: The Defining Decade
    Table of Content Book Details Book wrap-up Should you read The Defining Decade? Review of The Defining Decade My Book Notes of The Defining Decade. My Rating 📃 Book Details Name – The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter And How to Make the Most of Them Now Author – Meg Jay LanguageContinue Reading
  • Behavioral Economics for Trust
    Has anyone broken your trust? The answer is a definite yes for anyone. Let’s not get started on how horrible that feels. It would have made your heart sink and made you feel like a total fool. Strangely, it happens to all of us. I think we have a trustContinue Reading
  • Book Summary: The Definitive Book of Body Language
    🗂 Table of Content Book Details Book wrap-up Should you read The Definitive Book of Body Language? My Book Notes of The Definitive Book of Body Language. Review of The Definitive Book of Body Language My Rating 📃 Book Details Name – The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning BehindContinue Reading
  • Repurposing optimism and pessimism
    Do you believe that the world is an ominous inferno ignited by screams and whimpers catalyzed by suffering and pain? No? Does the world look like a bright fairyland filled with cheerful chuckles and lightsome moments? Alright. Those are some ridiculously exaggerated definitions of pessimism and optimism. A simpler oneContinue Reading
  • Book Review: Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
    Table of Content Book Intro Book Details Should you read Reasons To Stay Alive? Book Review My Rating Where to find Reasons To Stay Alive? Book Intro I came to know about ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ as writer and author Shaheen Bhatt recommended it as a monthly read for The ShinyhappyContinue Reading
  • Book Summary: Mindless Eating
    Table of Content Book Details Book wrap-up Should you read Mindless Eating? My Book Notes of Mindless Eating. Review of Mindless Eating My Rating Where to find Mindless Eating? 📃 Book Details Name – Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think Author – Brian Wansink Originally published –Continue Reading
  • Care for a good conversation?
    Of all the lost art we hold dear, the unspoken art of having good conversation never crept into that list. Few even consider that to be an art. But it is an art with its rhythm, pace, details that can spur emotions and ideas that can proliferate the mind. KnowingContinue Reading
  • Have you defined your freedom?
    I was turmoiled in contemplating what it means to have freedom and what defines it? The revelation came after I realized that granted freedom is Fugazi if not exercised. Freedom is only real when used. Yes, there is a distinction between having and using freedom. I read a blog thatContinue Reading
  • Book Summary: So Good They Can’t Ignore You
    Table of Content Book Details Book wrap-up Should you read So Good They Can’t Ignore You? My Book Notes of So Good They Can’t Ignore You. RULE #1: Don’t Follow Your Passion Chapter One: The “Passion” of Steve Jobs Chapter Two: Passion Is Rare Chapter Three: Passion Is Dangerous RULE #2: BeContinue Reading
  • Book Summary: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko
    📃 Table of Content Book Details Book wrap-up Should you read The Adventures of Johnny Bunko? My Book Notes of The Adventures of Johnny Bunko. Lesson 1: There is no plan Lesson 2: Think Strengths, not weaknesses Lesson 3: It’s not about you Lesson 4: Persistence trumps talent Lesson 5: Make excellent mistakes LessonContinue Reading
  • Road to Mastery
    If I ask you which road leads to mastery, your first guess might be rigorous practice! You can settle for that if you want a monotonous binary answer. But the problem with that answer is that it is often misleading. We omit quite a lot of vital details by limitingContinue Reading
  • Cold Case Review: A bitterly cold case
    Prithviraj in Police uniform in the past has impressed us. To have your hopes up for Cold case as Prithviraj is back in Police uniform is no wonder. But let me warn you, that is all you get from this flick; Prithviraj in a Police uniform, this time in shades and inContinue Reading
  • How to use Notion
    Before we jump right into How to use Notion, can I ask you a question? Have you had the feeling that you been biting off more than you can chew? It might be your hectic job, or your very personal side project, or just simply a silly hobby. There mightContinue Reading
  • Why blogging was a bad idea?
    If you are in a good mood, time for some depressing truth, yay! In this blog post, we will look at why blogging was a bad idea now that I have been doing it for a couple of months. For all the aspiring bloggers out there, please don’t take thisContinue Reading
  • My Favorite Naruto Characters
    I have to admit that I’m not an anime person. I barely watched a handful of them. But there is one that stuck with my heart ever since I saw it on TV when I was a kid. I couldn’t quite remember which one was it or who are theContinue Reading
  • Alma Matters Review: Inside the Indian dream
    Table of Content Introduction Review of Alma Matters Verdict of Alma Matters Rating Introduction Alma Matters is a Netflix documentary series that tries to explore and disclose what goes on inside India’s most prestigious and aspirational institution, the IITs. When India celebrated and revered the IITs as India’s gateway toContinue Reading
  • Job: What I thought and what I got
    This is a ramble on what my expectations of a job were and how it turned out when I got a job. Before we get started, let me give you a backstory about all this because otherwise, you would think that these are some sheepish expectations of some completely unseasonedContinue Reading
  • Nayattu Review: For those who are hunting for a good movie
    Rating 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑 Table of Content Movie Details Review Synopsis Verdict Movie Details Director: Martin Prakkat Producer: Ranjith, P. M. Sasidharan, Martin Prakkat Writer: Shahi Kabir Starring: Kunchako Boban, Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan Music: Vishnu Vijay Cinematography: Shyju Khalid Editor: Mahesh Narayanan Rajesh Rajendran Release date: 8 April 2021 Language: MalayalamContinue Reading
  • How to Learn effectively
    Have you knocked your head on the wall hoping that could cram something into your head? We are asked to learn about everything under the sun but no one taught us how to learn something. This blog is about how to learn something effectively. These are the compilation of theContinue Reading
  • Book Review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
    Table of Contents Book Details Book Wrap-up Should you read A million miles in a thousand years? Thoughts on A million miles in a thousand years What did Like About It What I Didn’t Like About It Favorite Quote Do I recommend it? Where to buy A million miles inContinue Reading
  • Effort paradox for an effective solution
    ‘This is my heart and soul.’ ‘I built it with my sweat and blood.’ Have you ever used or at least heard of these phrases? What I’m about to tell you is somewhat the opposite of this. I’m going to ramble about the effort paradox today. I will tell youContinue Reading
  • What to do if you are directionless?
    For the past couple of days, I noticed something peculiar while I was journaling. I was feeling a sense of being lost somewhere in the dark. I felt pointlessness. It is an uncomfortable feeling. This feeling of lacking clarity, disorientation in life, everything seems hazy, and that similar feeling ofContinue Reading
  • Joji vs Macbeth
    Rating 🌕🌕🌕🌕 🌑 Have you seen the movie ‘Joji’ yet? I watched it and was awestruck. Did you know that ‘Joji’ was inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’? Well, today 23rd of April is the Word English Language Day, the date traditionally observed as the date of birth and death of theContinue Reading
  • How to make something engaging?
    Have you heard your inner voice shouting out yelling “Let’s stop doing this”? It’s not just the inner voice, there are other physical symptoms associated with doing something that is excruciatingly boring. You might find your eyelids slowly sinking or feel a yarn knocking on your lips trying to pushContinue Reading
  • The Priest: Movie review
    Rating 🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑 Introduction The Priest is a 2021 Malayalam psychic investigative thriller movie directed by Jofin T Chacko starring Mammootty, Manju Warrier, Nikhila Vimal, and Baby Monica in lead roles. This directorial debut by Jofin T Chacko brings about the first collaboration of Mammootty and Manju Warrier in their carrier.Continue Reading
  • How being a vegetarian changed me
    The reactions that I get when I tell people I’m a vegetarian are really fascinating. They might narrow their eyes in curiosity, some will have their eyebrows shooting up in fury demanding an immediate discourse, some would scratch their head and shrug it off their shoulder. Whichever be the reaction,Continue Reading
  • My favorite underrated movies
    Have you ever got your eyes widened when you saw the IMDb rating of your favorite movie, which you thought was an absolute masterpiece? Felt hurt when the critics butchered your favorite flick as a rotten craft? Sometimes watching a movie that tells stories that interest you with characters thatContinue Reading
  • Mudiyettu: My experience
    It came to me as a surprise when my sister asked me whether I wanted to see Mudiyettu on a weary Friday? I stared at her face trying to recall what that is for two seconds after which I gave up and said no and went back to my work.Continue Reading
  • Vellam movie review: An essential drink indeed
    Rating 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑 Introduction ‘Vellam: The essential drink’ is a second directorial venture of Prajesh Sen starring Jayasurya and Samyuktha Menon in the lead roles. The movie is a biographical adaptation based on the life of a Keralite business person, Murali Kunumpurath. The movie is a journey of Murali from aContinue Reading
  • Life goals in my 20s
    Are you in your 20s? Confused about life? I’m all jaded with the wait for the light-bulb moment, so here I’m writing my goal list to do in my twenties. Hop in, because I’m trying to figure it out as well. Even since my 20th birthday, I have been beatingContinue Reading
  • Book Summary: Atomic Habits
    ‘Atomic habits’ was introduced to me as a life-changing book by a YouTuber named Ali Abdaal. Thus the bar of expectation was set flying high. Nevertheless, I picked this book up because of embarrassing reasons like, it had a nice book cover and an interesting book title. Did the bookContinue Reading
  • Disgraced body
    Do you go to the gym? Is it because you want to ward off sickness and jump around even in your forties? Is it because you want to flex your biceps to impress the ladies or finally have that zero size you been dreaming about? The answer to these questionsContinue Reading
  • How journaling changed me
    Before we start how journaling changed me, let’s admit that daily journaling is not a fancy habit that you would put in your new year’s resolution. It’s thought of as a habit reserved for the scholars and people of letters. Is it your cup of tea? It does seem pointlessContinue Reading
  • Before you monetize your passion
    Plan to start a colorful vlog? maybe a thoughtful blog. Is it an engaging YouTube channel or even a fun podcast? Let me guess, you are bored with your conventional routine job and make a living out of the things that you do actually love to do. Right? Hmm. ThatContinue Reading
  • Book Review: The Courage To Be Disliked
    I remember being intrigued when I heard someone praising this book as an astonishingly revolutionary book. This book contains groundbreaking philosophical ideals that question everything about how we live our modern life. I wasn’t desperate to lie out a path to achieve eternal happiness or anything. I was just curiousContinue Reading
  • Cheer up, Folks!
    Hey all, let me tell you a story. For that l need a character, let’s say a little kid named Adam. That seems alright. Let our little Adam be that cute chubby kid that just takes your breath away when he plays with you and makes you skip a beatContinue Reading
  • Why I started this blog?
    It was the much-awaited second year of college. Everyone was excited to finally discard the fresher tag that was stamped on us when we joined college. Deep-rooted in a staggeringly common existential crisis, I had an itchy longing for doing something big that year. I wanted to invent something! AsContinue Reading

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