Faith is a fundamental part of the human experience. It gives us hope, helps us cope with adversity, and inspires us to achieve our dreams. But what happens when our faith is irrational? Is it still valid, or are we just fooling ourselves? Almost all faith in the world is irrational. It comes in different … Continue reading Irrational Faith
Stop living in the gap
Life is driven by aspirations. We have dreams that motivate us to work hard and strive for success. But having big milestones in life can lead to "living in the gaps". It leads to someone waiting for that one thing to happen before we allow ourselves to be happy. What do I mean by living … Continue reading Stop living in the gap
Ruthless Bullshit Minimisation
I have many guiding principles on how to live life. I'll never claim all those principles are correct. It's my principles. There is no right or wrong way to live life. But I believe in some principles and try to stick to them. For a long time, I’ve been trying to find a word that … Continue reading Ruthless Bullshit Minimisation
People. All that matters.
Recently, my mom noticed me smile while texting. That was also when I realised I smiled while texting my wife, even after all these years. I felt good. It also sent me down a thought rabbit hole. One combined with gratitude for the beautiful people in my life.
IC (Individual contributor) vs Manager
When I was in the mid stages of my career (4 or 5 years into what I did), a common question I pondered was what route to take - IC vs Manager. Life took me on a different path as a founder. But I've been an employee for the past two and a half years. … Continue reading IC (Individual contributor) vs Manager
Hard work vs luck
A lot of success in life is pure luck. But that doesn't mean hard work has no role. If I look back at my life, I have been a fortunate guy. Most of my career success came out of luck. No, I'm not being humble here. I'm trying to prove a point. My journey When … Continue reading Hard work vs luck
PM role vs Developer role:
It has been more than two years since I became a PM after being an engineer all my career. Some thoughts comparing the two roles to help you make the decision in your career.
Getting off the treadmill
2022 is the year I decided to step off the treadmill and live a slow life.It's going good so far. Every year, I take some time to reflect on life and decide what direction I want to go in my life. The ritual includes writing down my priorities and checking how things have changed. Family … Continue reading Getting off the treadmill
Why I write
Last year I wrote a post "Why I write: The Feynman technique of learning". My primary goal of writing was to consolidate the learning I had and improve my communication skills. I've continued to write from then. But my reasons to write has changed over time. So many great things have happened because of consistent … Continue reading Why I write
As a non-native English speaker, I've struggled with my communication a lot over the years. This is especially true if you are working in a global team. I realised this when I moved to the US for the first time in my life. Communicating was a struggle. Instead of working on it, I'd try and … Continue reading Improving communication