Category: Lifestyle

Sangam 0

Mekedatu via Sangam – a biker’s tale

“Where the hell are you man?” My brain tears itself apart fighting between will to know and compulsion to sleep. “Who is this?”, I buy some time. “Abe, don’t waste time and get the hell up here.” Now I recognize it is Sukhi from Confidare and now I realize I was...

Barter by Ancient Egyptian 0

Utopia won’t happen, forget it

The utopia won’t happen, here is a thought experiment to prove it: Imagine two men – A and B. Now imagine A has $100 and B has $0. This is to model economic inequality. Now imagine B asks A for half of his money ($50). This is to model economic utopia....

Newspaper cutting 0

The Day – Mar 20, 1978 – When Colonel Sanders won his empire

On 1978-03-20, Colonel Sanders – the guy whose recipe founded the multinational multibillion dollar empire of chicken – won his rights to criticise those who changed that recipe. Chicken suit vs. Col. Sanders thrown out To quote, My God, that gravy is horrible, they buy tap water for 15-20 cents...

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Ettina Bhuja – The planning

Ettina Bhuja is a peak in Karnataka that is well suited for a 2-day trek. It is close to 300 kms from Bangalore and hardly an overnight journey away. Rohan, which not only means ascend but also happens to be name of a friend, always told me about the fun in trekking....

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Power dynamics – finding your place

I see a lot of people talking about differences. What they hold dear, what they despise… sometimes it is language, sometimes religion, sometimes it is how they treat women, and sometimes it is about the sports, or even looks. There is certain fun to be had in recognising these differences...

“I hear what are you saying” and related signs of problematic management 0

“I hear what are you saying” and related signs of problematic management

“I hear what you are saying” “Hmm… I usually do following in this situation” Let me stop just after two examples. If you have heard it being said to you, start looking somewhere else for help. And there is 99% chance that you have heard this said to you before....

Male Chauvinism, Masculinity and Logic 0

Male Chauvinism, Masculinity and Logic

I have encountered following traits as socially being interchangeable: Male Chauvinism Masculinity Logic If you don’t follow this list, try reading it from below. Examples: Men are logical while women are not. Men don’t cry. Women are emotional. Girls are’t good at Maths. I mean to say, it is fairly...

Marketing and Technology 0

Marketing and Technology

So I had a chat with my boss. After a massive fuck-up, where I refused to deal with constant belittling from a DTL (Domain Tech Lead in PayPal) and then started working from home instead, I was contacted by managers and architects to ask me ‘what is going on?’. After...