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  • Greetings, It is easy to travel through the world guarded, with walls up to protect your peace. Protecting one’s peace is absolutely critical in this global village we exist in but, increasingly, I am realising that vulnerability also has its place. As poet Saul Williams has said, “vulnerability is power.” […]
  • Greetings There was a time when our digital lives felt like a small, separate portion of our lives, especially in the early days, when we were trying to figure it out. In a way, we still haven’t figured it out but it is now an integral part of our lives. […]
  • Greetings The thing about being an introvert and being taught that one should be independent and self-sufficient, never having to depend on anyone else, is that things can become difficult to get done. Your weaknesses and inadequacies become very visible, if not to the world, but to yourself. Despite knowing […]
  • Greetings Mid last year, I wrote a mini AI rant newsletter, Is AI really going to take over? The truth of the matter is, in this world of too much information, it is easy to get caught up in hype without actually understanding the basis of the hype because most […]
  • Greetings For the last 20 years, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about and participating in platforms, from MySpace, Blogger and email to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. I have tried to operate under the premise that each is simply a vehicle and what’s most important is […]
  • Greetings I used to write poems. Lots of them. Sometimes they were actually good, following a bunch of rewrites. Sometimes they would land on the page fully formed. Only sometimes. It has now been over a decade since I stopped writing and performing poetry regularly. And with that muscle not […]
  • Greetings I am a fan of the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, which is probably due a reread. In his review of the book, Malcolm Gladwell writes “Experts need checklists–literally–written guides that walk them through the key steps in any complex procedure.
  • Greetings It is that time of the year when it feels like I am falling behind on everything, especially the things I do for entertainment, like reading – I am six books behind on my reading target for the year on Goodreads. Work usually picks up while energy and focus […]
  • Greetings, I feel like a broken record. Life happens and I struggle to get this newsletter and my podcast out. I have to keep remembering to gentler to myself. Plus, sometimes it feels like I am doing too much. In my last newsletter, I had just started reading Oliver Burkeman’s
  • Greetings Over the last few years, I have spent a lot of time looking at ‘time’ and how I use it. And, over time, I have taken a slightly different approach, tried to evolve out of the ‘grind’ or ‘hustle’ lifestyle and become a bit more deliberate with what I […]
  • Greetings, I grew up on the Terminator movies and submerged myself in the Matrix movies in my twenties. The idea of a dystopian future where machines/computers ran the world seemed both close and far away. I still remember the time before the Internet and cellphones and PCs and laptops and […]
  • Greetings Let me jump straight into the seven things I thought were worth sharing There are the things that I do for me and there are the things I do for a living. I tend to share more of what I do for me, never really talking about what I […]
  • Greetings, The internal debate and the self-doubt is frustrating, most times. The trying to figure out why I do what I do, from blogging (erratically) to my podcast to this newsletter and everything in-between. That said, I am grateful that I am in a position where I can continuously experiment […]
  • Greetings The older I become, the more birthdays become about reflection on where I am – physically, mentally and emotionally – more than anything else. Last year, I turned 50 which is a milestone but there was little fanfare. This year I turned 51 and was reminded of my friends […]
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  • Greetings, Writing is partially an exercise in living. In living enough to have enough to write about. Yet, often, I find I have more than enough to write about, but it gets lost somewhere between thought and fingers tapping away at the keyboard. I used to write poetry with ease, […]
  • Greetings, Here are seven things I felt are worth sharing: A lot of what I have learned about the world, and myself, have come from books. I have written extensively about reading and the role that books have played in my life both on my site and in my book
  • Greetings, Over the years, I have tried to be better. A better father. A better husband. A better friend. A better brother. A better man. I have tried to be a better version of me from the day before. It is an interesting journey because I am sure that if […]
  • Greetings For the first time, in as long as I can remember, January 1st was not spent scribbling plans in a notebook. Up till about three years ago, I would also spend time on the 1st unfollowing everyone on Twitter and, for the first quarter of the year, I would […]
  • Greetings Yeah, I know. I am starting to sound like a broken record. One day, I will be consistent with this. The last few months have a little busy, in a good way. Working for myself means that, traditionally, work ebbs and flows. And, I decided to pursue what I […]

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