On A Positive Note

I once read somewhere that smiles (much like yawns!) are contagious. I found that observation interesting. I had to see it for myself. I started consciously smiling to people. What do you know. It works. It gets better. It seems that smiling actually makes you happier. So by spreading smiles, you’re actually making everyone aroundContinue reading “On A Positive Note”

Who Said That?

My computer makes funny noises sometimes. They sound like notifications, but I can’t figure out what they’re meant to say. Well, until recently. And then I figured it out. If you’re a mobile developer, you may have had a similar experience. Unlike normal notifications, which are usually accompanied by a visual clue, these seem toContinue reading “Who Said That?”

Like An Open Book, Part 1

I love books. I’ve loved books since before I could read. When I did learn how to read, I remember walking to the library while reading the last book I borrowed. I’d then read another book in the library and borrow one for my walk home. I remember how exciting I found Joules Verne’s stories.Continue reading “Like An Open Book, Part 1”

You Know What? You Are Right

I love to argue. Well, I used to love to argue. I used to love proving to everyone that they were wrong. That I knew better. For me, arguing was almost a sport. It was like arm-wrestling intellectually. Over time, I observed three things. The first is I learned not all people have my patience.Continue reading “You Know What? You Are Right”

Not So Dumb After All

A lot of people gained weight during lockdown. My wife and I didn’t. How we managed to get healthier during lockdown isn’t a secret. Firstly, we kept a healthy diet. Admittedly, this wasn’t always easy. Without leaving home, with no delivery services, there were hard times. But we managed. We ordered from local markets. WeContinue reading “Not So Dumb After All”

Untie The Knot

Sitting in front of a computer all day isn’t great for my body. Add to it the tentions of work and you get a problematic combination. The funny thing is, it creeps on you and you don’t realise it. I didn’t feel the tension that was building up. And then I got my wife aContinue reading “Untie The Knot”

Optimise For Happiness

What is my goal in life? I guess the easy answer is to be happy. What makes one happy, though? This is a tough one. Clearly it’s not having fancy things. We get used to anything and soon enough it’s no longer exciting. I was once presented with the idea that happiness is always there.Continue reading “Optimise For Happiness”

Let It Rise

Few things in life can beat the smell of fresh bread in the morning. It always makes me feel like I’m on a vacation. It starts my day on a really positive note. Making bread takes time, though. And patience. And it’s kind of messy. Plus, timing it just right for when I wake upContinue reading “Let It Rise”

It’s Raining… Umbrellas?

It’s been roughly seven years since I moved to London. One thing I learned about London is you always want to have an umbrella (or a brolly, if you’re local) handy. You never know when it’s going to start raining. I used to buy them from just any old store on the street for £2Continue reading “It’s Raining… Umbrellas?”

Serve Me Your Best Dish

I love good food. When I travel, I love exploring the local kitchen. The problem is, quite often other people appreciate good food, too. This means the best places to try a certain dish are often packed to the brim. A former colleague of mine once shared a really useful piece of advice with me.Continue reading “Serve Me Your Best Dish”