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Photo by Elodie Oudot on Unsplash I don’t go out much these days. The elevator in my building is being replaced and I live on the top floor. With more time on my hands, I re-visit the past. Rarely a good idea — stirs up a lot of bile. Nevertheless, here is a list of some of the bosses I have had. The Pleaser Probably one of the nicer ones. Always h ...
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Photo by Jonathan Klok on Unsplash The image above perfectly depicts how my journey has been for the past couple of months working as a software engineer at an education tech startup company known as WorkSchool. Just as attempting to walk the bridge above, working at a startup has been a giant step out of my comfort zone. The thought of working at ...
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Photo by Sean Stratton on Unsplash Recently my cousin passed away. She is very close to me, like my own sister. I respected & admired her in every aspect of life. She always lends her hand to others; she helps people beyond her limits. She never worries about her comforts. I feel safe and love when I’m with her. I dreamed that it’s our era, my fami ...
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A Message … Habits or Effects ? She began to say in a big lost tone …. Did you know that people are not very addicted to alcohol, cigarettes and other such drugs. Do you know what they are more addicted to?, she gazed towards me with addressing eyes. Yes please ! You tell me !!!!, I spoke nervously with the warmth of those eyes. People are more acc ...
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Understanding the good, bad, or neither of managing expectations Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash My life is based on expectations, it always has been. From personal projects to relationships, I have found myself both excelling and derailing. Through success and failure, expectations are always underneath my life experience. In some ways, t ...
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Ok, one more time. I know there have been lots of one more times before, but I am going to keep at this until I get proficient enough at this to land a job :) And while I may not be brainy enough, the one thing I can do is be persistent enough to show up. This time, I will focus on building tiny projects. I realise my life is too chaotic for #100Da
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Here’s why we both are cool Photo by Meryl Spadaro on Unsplash Thinking is a non-avoidable action. We cannot stop thinking. However, the time which we take to think about something is different for each of us. Being a digital extrovert, I love to chat for hours. Last Friday, I was talking with one of my friends about a new story of mine. When I ask ...
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It can be a difficult journey, but the effort is not pointless. Photo by Felipe Furtado on Unsplash The fact that habits are usually hard to develop and, more importantly, maintain for a long time, is really nothing new. I’m pretty sure that almost everyone has at some point in their lives wanted to build a new positive habit or has known someone e ...
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In this article, we’ll try to develop sound understanding of UX research methods and their possible implications. User experience research is one of the most mistaken yet critical phases in UX design. Often perceived as an afterthought or an unaffordable extravagance, UX research and user testing should be a part of every design decision. Stay Safe ...
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We humans crave a perfectly ordered world though the chances of something going as intended is fairly rare. When there’s more than one human being involved in the equation, the predictability goes for a further toss. What do we do when things do not turn out as intended? Instead of being curious and trying to learn from the situation, our mind assu ...
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Why creativity doesn’t “exist” (and how to deal with it) Photo by Eric TERRADE on Unsplash I always felt not creative. So I decided to get a bachelor’s degree in STEM hoping to have a strong analytical personality, but after those long years of college, I sadly noticed that it wasn’t a good choice. I was missing something. I was missing putting som ...
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Tipi Online Talks 2020 About my experience and a new role — based on running Tipi Online Talks project. About my experience and a new role — based on running Tipi Online Talks project. For 10 weeks, I have been co-creating Tipi Online Talks — a project that started small and spontaneously. Not only did it morph into a safe zone for exchanging exper ...
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Photo by Adli Wahid on Unsplash It was just another night at home. There I was, lying and just about to sleep when a thought struck me. I remembered all the tough times I had gone through and experienced. It surprised me as to how I actually came out of all those situations. I was grateful to myself for surviving all of that. So I took a notebook a ...
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It was a beautiful rainy evening in Boston. I rushed to the patio of my apartment to capture the trees dancing their hearts out to the beats of thunder (also because it will make a cool Instagram story). But I soon forgot about the video and got busy with my work. Later in the day as I was browsing through my photos to upload those gorgeous images ...
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A Strategy to Live Through COVID-19 Crisis Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19. Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash The past few months were very hard on us all as we have been experiencing the COVID-19 outbreak on such a vast scale. We either empathised with the people who came across the virus or unfortunately personally faced it. But what ...
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How Regression Hypnosis Can Help You Stop Procrastinating And Live Your Most Authentic Life. Why do we procrastinate? Why do we delay actions important to our happiness? In my hypnotherapy practice I commonly hear from clients who want to start a business, write a book, or do more exercise, but they just don’t have the time or energy to make it all ...
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(July 5–11) What I Learned From Benjamin Franklin Franklin grew up poor, but went on to become one of the most influential people in the world… 5 Self-Destructive Habits of Chronically Unhappy People “Viktor Frankl, author of the best-selling book, Man’s Search for Meaning says “The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respo ...
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In the 1986 movie Labyrinth, a young girl (played by Jennifer Connelly) is faced with a dilemma. The adorable Jim Henson puppets explain to her that one guard always lies, and one guard always tells the truth. She needs to figure out which door leads to the castle at the center of the eponymous Labyrinth, and which one to certain death (dun-dun-dun
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I was receiving a particular forwarded meme of a famous Hollywood actor over WhatsApp from so many of my contacts since last a few days. This one might have gone viral. It superimposes the actor’s face on the body of Superhero Hulk and makes him do some nasty stuffs. Oh! Quite ridiculous but people are liking it. The video was made with extreme per ...
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While making decisions, how often do we optimise for long term gain at the cost of short term pain? A good process for making decisions requires second order thinking which unravels the implications of our decisions by thinking about its consequences in the future. It requires solving problems in a manner that avoids unintentional and unforeseen ou ...
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