Perhaps, if asked, what would you say about scoring happiness as of now on a scale of 10.
I answered 7/10 and asked a few references to spill their point of view on this. Surprisingly, the constant answer kept coming as 7. It differs for some. A few said 6, and then others said 8, but the median worked out as 7.
More on that later.
Why the score and despair? What if we can go to 8 and above, and how will it change anything for us?
I have friends who always strive for the next level. Then some…
The other day, I watched a TV interview of an actress who claimed she knew she would become an actor growing up. It seems she knew the answers to all the bizarre questions that can help her find a true calling in life.
Wow, I thought, because I suffer indecision deciding what to eat, and she had it all figured out.
The thing is- every decision she made thereon had a specific reason and purpose. Where to study, what to do, and where to live and connect? The entire thing planned to last mile.
She reached where she intended to…
We love writing. Don’t we?
Our very core wonders. We observe others and ourselves. Do we also wonder why we write?
Yes, I do. We all do. I wonder why we write. What brings me back to a pen, paper, and keyboard to put down my thoughts or observations or just to let it all out and express?
Sometimes it flows, while sometimes it may not. The urge to pen down a thought even if the mind resists is what makes me wonder. At times, the world around me tends to fall and crumble, but not my desire to write.
Busyness is addiction
I do nothing daily. It is my meditation.
Doing nothing is something I crave. A go-to vaccine when it seems everything is slipping away is to sit around doing nothing.
It seems contradictory. Right? Do, and nothing do not go hand in hand. If there is a doing, then how can it be nothing?
What I intend to tell is- It is nothing that I do.
I lay dead in my bed motionless. No movement, no thinking. …
“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”
― Lisa See
Writing is an enigma, sort of, yes. The daily grind comes at a price you chose to pay. I believe things are overcomplicated and glamourized when it comes to putting words on paper.
Writing is neither complicated nor needs romanticizing.
You see all sorts of advice pouring in from each quarter on how to get better and master the craft.
There are invariably more pieces written about “how to write” than the actual writing itself.
The thing is, we love to read and create a…
A few days back, I wanted to buy a rug for my space. It is not a critical item but a general home product that goes unnoticed. After a few deliberations, it was Amazon, Flipkart, or a local store, strictly in order of preference.
The local store was the last resort, partly due to COVID and partly due to the sheer lackadaisical attitude of moving out to buy something.
Anyway, the local store got ruled out, and it was either Amazon or Flipkart. My shopping cart carries more items than beads in my shower head, but that’s not the point…
A good life. A notion so desperately wanted but equally less understood. After all, isn’t a good life your fundamental right?
In the 1930s, some men at Harvard University decided to study “what is a good life?”
The thought soon gave rise to the study on happiness and arguably the longest study on human happiness.
In the last piece, the result of a survey I did with my peers and friends, the score of happiness rated by most was 7/10. …
What’s hidden is always interesting. And something dark or private in plain sight is mysterious and sparks curiosity. We have grown to fantasize about mafia life. After all, who wouldn’t?
The money, ladies, and a high-flying over-the-top life trigger all the sensitive points.
Photographer Chloe Jafe was fascinated and went on with her guts to explore the secret world of the Yakuza women. The women inside the Japanese crime syndicate intrigued her. She decided to do an in-depth story on them.
The crime world is fascinating. Yes, the bad guy dies in the end with some bullet piercing the skull…
Back in the good old days, things were pretty simple. It started with school, and then college, job, marriage, and kids. People had time to live and be with their families. They used to sit together for lunch or dinner and watched some TV or played silly games.
With lesser things, there was less to be worried, and get stressed. Life was not a constant reminder of all that you are unable to achieve or become.
There was no next big thing or some fear in the head to miss on something spectacular. Perhaps, you had it all; peace, some…
The diamonds, as we know was a brainchild of a perfect marketing campaign by De Beers in 1947. The shiny and rare stone that makes ladies swoon and men scared due to a potential pocket denting experience is a no-brainer as an engagement ring.
So, if you aren’t one of the few who could not afford a diamond ring as a present, you aren’t doing well in life. Exactly the aura and exclusiveness the company wanted to create through different campaigns.
Hey, everyone loves the stone!
Diamonds have fascinated people with their beauty and unique qualities for centuries now. What…