On Failing

Failing is an integral part of leading. And being willing to fail is the sign that you were born to lead. It is a sign that you were born to fly, and not be caged. It is the sign that you are a pilot, not a passenger. It is a sign that you have still…

Would you buy yourself?

Would you subscribe to a blog that you have? Would you read the book that you sell? Would you hire a person like you? Would you prefer to be your son? Would you marry the person you are? If no,  there is something wrong with you. Fix it. If yes, there is something very wrong…

I am creative because I am dumb

People who admire my creativity and my works get muzzled by how slow I can sometimes be to grasp even the simplest of the things. Me too! But lately, I have realized that I am not slow despite being creative. I am creative because I am slow. Any new piece of information that enters my mind…

The clutcher and the bun

It’s been a long time. The only thing he remembers of her is her long long hair. Tied up into a huge bun, it almost looked as if a small, pretty face pasted on a big mass of hair. When she let it loose – god, when she let it loose… Somehow he always found…

Expecting Apple from a PineApple Tree

Sounds stupid, right? Yet, this is what most of us go on doing throughout our life. Dreaming of fitness, sitting in a McD. Aspiring to be an entrepreneur, playing Counter-Strike. Wanting to have a sorted life, doing drugs. Wishing to wake up early, sleeping after mid-night. There is nothing wrong with doing the latter. What…

It is a blessing being alone on your birthday

Today is my birthday, but not a single friend of mine wished me. I am so angry. It is distracting me from my studies. How should I deal with it?   My answer at Quora: It is a blessing if you ask me. I deliberately switch off my cell phone and go somewhere quiet on…

Because you cannot wait to go viral…

For a long time, I created much content – some good, some bad –  and shared it with all my followers. But I always wondered why wasn’t I moving any forward in my craft. It is only later that I realized that in art, getting to fellows is as important as follows. That means, how many…

The last time you made a fool out of yourself…

…is the day where your growth is stalled. The further “that day” is from “today,” the more stagnant and rigid your life has become, if you really look at it. When was the last time you were so uncomfortable? When was it that your legs shook, your palms became cold, and you ended up doing something…

Behind The Scenes of Getting Hurt

If getting wounded was really terrible, that limping soldier won’t come home with pride-filled eyes. If separation in love was the end of the world, she wouldn’t be dancing on the breakup song that evening. Physical pain is nothing but a sensation. Emotional pain is nothing but inform. It all depends on you how you…

Perfection: Chasing one’s own tail

Perfection is the dream of every amateur. And it is one of the reasons why he is still an amateur. Chasing perfection prevents us from shipping. And procrastinating on shipping prevents us from moving on to the next thing. An expert, on the other hand, is the one who knows when (and how long) she…