thoughts on Spirituality, Productivity & Life

“Getting things done is not the same as making things happen. You can… …reply to email. …pay the bills. …cross off to-do’s. …fulfil your obligation. …repeat what you heard. …go with the flow. …anticipate roadblocks. …aim for “good enough.” Or you can… …organise a community. …take a risk. …set ambitious…

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I’m the kind of person who loves making Goals. Goals motivate me to aim for something great, to be in a better place then where I am now. But I’ve also noticed that goals can become a source of unhappiness. Let me explain. A person with a Goal mindset often…

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I’ve been an advertising buff all my life.  I’ve commented on some nasty ads here and here.  And shared some sparklers here, here,  here and here. Most ads speak about the greatness of their products.  Not this ad.  Yet I’m convinced to try it out.  And they executed the ad in under 15 seconds, with just…

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An amazing short film, inspired by actual CIA research files.  Just 15 minutes long.  Have a look.   Note to Dennis Lu (the Director): You really should start a Kickstarter to raise funds for part two.

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  I come home from work, exhausted, tired & famished. I hear the call for dinner. It’s Biryani! Hmmm… just the thought brings water to my mouth. The the aroma brings me closer. I prepare myself for the encounter, and walk towards the table. I set my eyes on the…

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After 6 months in the making in collaboration with Artist Rahil Mohsin & Master Calligrapher Muqtar Ahmed, we launched the book ‘Sufi Comics: The Wise Fool of Baghdad’ at Comic Con Bangalore. We are very pleased with the final output of the book, it’s one of its kind! Preview the…

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