Get Fluent in French

About a month ago, I started learning French. I guess I can say The One Where Joey Speaks French has some role in this. French certainly sounds pretty exotic the way they portray on screen. Anyway, so a couple of weeks ago I came across this Chrome extension and I find it extremely cool. It’s called Fluent. It […]

An RPG-styled Productivity App

I am always on the lookout to find apps/tools that enhance my productivity. I have tried many apps for task management, calendar, note-taking, habit tracking, time tracking, email, etc. In the quest for finding an app to incorporate structure into my daily routine, I came across Habitica. Habitica is unique for using gamification to help you […]

Build a feed of your happy memories

This happened 10 days ago. I was super upset about something – so much so that cute puppy videos couldn’t cheer me up. Being the technology addict, app dependent generation that we are, I went on AppStore and quite literally searched for “apps that make you happy”. After browsing around for some time, I found […]

The Alchemist

Genre: Fiction, Quest, Drama Reading this book simply for the plot would be akin to viewing Starry Night as globs of paint — losing at least 70% of the beauty Coehlo truly presents. With a dreamy and pensive writing style, the author weaves into the storyline multiple sage concepts that a philosopher could ponder for years on. […]

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Genre: Self-Help, Spirituality, Personal Development The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, is the story of a very successful litigator, Julian Mantle, who realizes the importance of life beyond material gains and turns into a Monk. He is forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life when his high flying career was put to […]

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Genre: Business, Personal Finance I was first suggested this book by a friend about 3 years ago. I started reading it but got distracted midway. A couple of months ago I read it finally, probably because I am more interested in personal finance now than when I was a student. This is how I would […]

The Immortals of Meluha

Genre: Fantasy Fiction The first of Shiva Trilogy, The Immortals of Meluha is based on the belief that perhaps the actions, deeds, and karma are the only determining factors to metamorphose an ordinary man to a god-like figure or God! Amish Tripathi in his book attempts to humanize the Hindu infinite ‘Mahadev’-The God of Gods […]

Predictably Irrational

Genre: Non-Fiction, Behavioral Economics, Human Nature My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you thereby presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cases quite amusing. Once you see […]

Steve Jobs

Before you read this, I believe it’s important to note my personal history with Apple. Ever since I got my first iPod back in 2009, I have been in love with Apple products. Like any Apple fanatic, I’ve regarded Steve Jobs with a sort of reverence usually reserved for rock stars and actors. I was, […]

Speed Read with this tool

I recently read Speed Reading: How to Double (or Triple) Your Reading Speed in Just 1 Hour by Justin Hammond. It’s more of a guide than a book that highlights the benefits of speed reading (mostly saves time), why we tend to read slowly, and what steps we can follow to develop the habit of […]