Hampta Trek – How I found Myself After Getting Lost

Himalayas an epitome of natural beauty and umpteen scenic treks can just blow your mind with its splendor.  They are so tempting and addictive; you cannot just stop at one and after starting my trekking journey, which began in 2014, I could not look backwards. Although every trek is an amazing experience both in terms … Continue reading Hampta Trek – How I found Myself After Getting Lost

‘10’ Commandments of Victor Lustig – The Conman who Sold Eiffel Tower twice

If someone were to try to sell Eiffel tower to you, how will you respond to such an overture?  Will you agree to buy or just think of the other person as eccentric or someone who has lost his mental acuity? Probably both, but Victor Lustig, was one such person who was able to achieve … Continue reading ‘10’ Commandments of Victor Lustig – The Conman who Sold Eiffel Tower twice

Have you struggled in sustaining your new habit/s?

  The recent few months forced many of us to change the way we have been living our life compelling us into routines we never imagined getting into.  Working from home which till now was a luxury suddenly became the order of the day.  Concalls and video calls took over traveling as we peeked into … Continue reading Have you struggled in sustaining your new habit/s?

Habits and Addictions – Exploring the Literal Meaning

  Lisa wakes up at 5:00 A.M every morning without fail and goes for her early morning run.  The day this routine is not followed, she remains irritated almost the whole day, finding it difficult to even concentrate on work.  Although, she is aware of this behaviour of hers, it is still uncontrollable.  Most of … Continue reading Habits and Addictions – Exploring the Literal Meaning

Just ‘2’ Effective Ways to Improve Listening – (Follow-up Article)

  The last post of mine focused on identifying whether we are a good listener or not.  Based on the questions, if your result is; you are a good listener; you would be in harmony with what I will discuss today. Biases have a major role to play in hindering our listening ability. Since they … Continue reading Just ‘2’ Effective Ways to Improve Listening – (Follow-up Article)

‘9’ Questions You can Ask Yourself to know If you are a ‘Good Listener’

  I was having a discussion with my friend who was sharing his feedback on one of the articles I had written.  I encouraged him to be blunt with his opinion so I could improve myself.  A few minutes into the conversation and I was itching to respond.  He was busy telling me what I … Continue reading ‘9’ Questions You can Ask Yourself to know If you are a ‘Good Listener’

Are you scared of identifying yourself as a Pessimist?

  Half-full and half empty glass is the proverbial optimism test which we all are familiar with.  We all look down on people who identify themselves as a pessimist and think of it as some sort of a disease, needing a cure.  However, is pessimism evil or is optimism the utopia we all should live … Continue reading Are you scared of identifying yourself as a Pessimist?

‘6’ Ways to avoid Media Negativity by Connecting with Your Inner-self

Photo by Taryn Elliott on Pexels.com How many times have you felt depressed after reading the news feed on your mobile or watching some news on TV?  If you have not considered this question until now, let me bring your attention to a research on more than 22396 news items to find out which category … Continue reading ‘6’ Ways to avoid Media Negativity by Connecting with Your Inner-self

Few Ways We Can Cope with a Job Loss in this Current Situation

Covid-19 has probably changed the entire perception of people towards their jobs especially for those who have been negatively affected by it.  Changed business situations forced many of us to look at things from a new perspective.   However, as a lot of us may not have faced these circumstances before, we may not even know … Continue reading Few Ways We Can Cope with a Job Loss in this Current Situation

An easy way to find out if we are affected by – ‘Availability Bias/Heuristic’

If someone were to ask you of the top 10 causes of death in India, what will be your answer?  Will you put Corona in your top 10?  Will deaths because of terrorism figure in it or will you include road injuries in your list. If these questions were to be asked today, I am … Continue reading An easy way to find out if we are affected by – ‘Availability Bias/Heuristic’

Habits and Memories – What leads to What

Akshay begins his early morning run and return to his place after an hour, a daily routine he has been following for the past 5 years.  He is in a job, which does not involve much travel, however, one day his boss asks him to visit a branch office in a different city.  Although, he … Continue reading Habits and Memories – What leads to What

Do We Really Have Great Memories or Is it an illusion

Have you ever travelled back in time upon meeting an old friend or encountering an old photograph or hearing a song you heard when you were a child.  Most of us go on a trip down memory lane when we encounter people, things even sounds and smell, prompting us to realize how quickly the time … Continue reading Do We Really Have Great Memories or Is it an illusion

Can You speak a,e,i,o,u as Fast in Reverse Order

Have you ever tried speaking vowels faster than your normal rate of speech?  Chances are you might speak a little faster than how you would normally speak.  So, from an a….e….i….o…u, you might reach a..e..i..o..u and probably for some people even faster than that. However, if I were to ask you to speak it backwards … Continue reading Can You speak a,e,i,o,u as Fast in Reverse Order

Handling Challenges the Nassim Nicholas Taleb Way – Black Swan

The current unpredictable environment is the Black Swan event Nassim Nicolas Taleb mentioned in his book ‘The Black Swan’.  According to him, a black swan event is an extremely rare event with extreme consequences.  They cause untold damage and as they are difficult to predict can be managed by building robust processes and systems. He … Continue reading Handling Challenges the Nassim Nicholas Taleb Way – Black Swan