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People going for studies in a country just because it’s popular

When it comes to choosing a country to go to, for study or work, I see people choosing primarily based on what they have seen in movies and series and on the internet as to which are the popular ones. It’s so laughably stupid that they make such critical long-term decisions based on vain perceptions […]

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My new podcast

I have started a new podcast in which I discuss about psychology, technology, and many things which I am passionate about. My friend Junaid Khairdi will be a regular guest. Check out the first episode:

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🔧📘 Skill development blueprint

These are the things that I feel we need to learn to grow in our life. I was gonna make this list for a friend. I thought why not post it here. Language English Your regional language Communication Communication is different from language. Communication refers to the overall skill of being able to express yourself […]

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⏩👪 The case for early marriage

This might sound controversial to some. But, hear me out. First of all, I am not saying that everyone should get married. I am not saying that everyone should have children. When I say ‘early’ I mean earlier compared to the average I see in my culture and location. If you feel that you will […]

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📅🧬 A Day as a Replica of the Whole Life

I came across this sentence “Evening of his own life” in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Indian Teachers. Perhaps it was this sentence that led me to the following concept: A day in our life is a replica of our whole life. Training Phase: Think about it. A child spends many of the initial […]

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🧠☀️😷 Logic, Free Energy and Social Pathology

Warning: Rant It’s so infuriating to see things happening illogically! I am the kind of person who gives a lot of importance to things like efficiency, logic and science. It’s very challenging to write about this. One of the reasons why is the frustration it brings up even thinking about how messed up and illogical […]

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⌨️ Perfectionism, Inertia and Blogging

I started this blog to express my views and share my insights. I wanted to share what I learned, with others and my future self. This blog is a digital extension of my self. But, there is one challenge that I have been facing: the urge to write ‘perfect’ posts, leading to inertia. I was […]

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🩺 Difference Between Psychiatrists and Psychologists

Many of the people I met don’t know the differences between a psychiatrist and a psychologist. As these professions deal with people’s wellbeing, I thought why not clarify it briefly. Some of these points (like the degrees mentioned) might apply only to Indian context. Qualifications: Psychiatrist: MBBS + MD (Psychiatry) Psychologist: BSc/BA + MSc/MA (Many […]

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🦸 The Giants on Whose Shoulders I Stand

Newton is famously quoted as saying, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Knowledge is cumulative. Every human builds upon existing knowledge. If I am using a computer to write this blog post today, it is because of the thousands of years of incremental innovation that others have […]

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👴 Mental Aging

Watching and listening to Dave Asprey on London Real show has inspired me to write about this concept that I have been exploring since long. First, we need a way to figure out if you have been mentally aging unnecessarily and by how much. One of the ways is to ask yourself if you would dance spontaneously […]