Over the years, I have had many wrong perceptions and I have realised that the assumption that how I experience something is precisely how everyone all over the world experiences it is the root for many. Now I pause, think, and only then make up my mind.

I wanted to watch Dune recently and I thought it had to be a Netflix original. No idea why I thought so, but I somehow assume everything that is streaming first is brought to us by Netflix. Funny that’s often not the case.

I don’t care about Wordle streaks. Rather, I can’t. I never solve it at a single device and so never manage a streak. Well, that’s not the only reason, either. I don’t solve it daily anyway.

Today’s Wordle was tricky. Two tries in and I had a big smile on my face. I am sure I wasn’t alone.

I have recently been a lot picky about the stuff I buy. Or the subscriptions I sign up for. Or the projects I undertake. I was never good at it. And I don’t claim that I have mastered the skill now. I still struggle to recognise the price that I would eventually have to pay. First look, the listed …

Today’s Wordle was tricky. I didn’t know such a word exist. I tried it because it sounded right. Not all words are so common afterall.

I didn’t know Wordle has a “Hard” mode where “any revealed hints must be used in subsequent guesses”. But even without the mode turned on, that’s how I have been playing this game. Why would you do it any other way?

I didn’t know today’s wordle word was a word. I knew the word, but I didn’t know it as a word. I can’t possibly have spoilt anything. I’ve read what I’ve written here twice now. But what I’ve written here won’t make sense if I didn’t know what …

After a phase of consistent writing, these are a silent few days. I have been busy a lot. Too many threads. Too many things at the top of my mind. Writing hasn’t slowed down, I am filling pages of my journal every day. But publishing has almost halted. Except for the #30day posts. I love how when …

At times, something that’s waste can gain a lot of value. An item in case, Fordite. This wasted enamel car paint is worthy of being worn as a jewel. Reason? It is rare. And it looks beautiful as a gem! You don’t need to be a diamond to shine. Exist and evolve. Give yourself time. Nature and time may …

What is a productive day? Well, when it is closer to your bedtime, and you feel good inside for the day gone by, you have had a productive day. It doesn’t matter then how much you achieved in the day. Or how many of the planned tasks you ticked off. What matters is how the waking hours make you …

There are days when nothing you read inspires any thought in you. Or a curiosity to comment on something. It’s as if the whole world has decided to selectively pick topics that you have no interest in. I don’t like such days.

I find it so difficult to stick to a routine, especially a daily one. Whenever I make my mind to try doing something daily, it’s as if the whole universe gets down to foil my resolve. I need to get better at it.

“If you don’t have time to do it right, you’re unlikely to have time to do it over,” reminds Seth Godin. Simple, yet so poignant. I wish I could live my life being aware of this somewhere at the back of mind. It’s not the most efficient way to get the results every time. Being cognisant however that …

I love emails, sending and receiving them. In today’s world of social timelines where you shout into a void and expect an echo back, the medium of email feels a lot more personal. Drafting a long email to a friend today reminded me of the time when I wrote letters to my family, a few pages long. …

I watched the pilot for Superstore today. Looks to be a fun, feel-good show. Need such shows to wind down the hectic days with. 🎥

It was around three years ago that I had recorded the first episode of a microcast. Now that I am back on the premium plan on Micro.blog, do I want to record and hear my voice again? More than that, can I keep up? Nope, I hear?

I love Pringles crisps. But the way they stack up, I could never eat them in a bunch — I feel guilty to eat more. As if I am emptying the can sooner and denying others of this wonderful cooked Potato. Fascinating how the container impacts your behaviour. Equally fascinating is the history of this …

I was listening to some podcast today when at one moment the host said, “We were told no windows”. The first thought I had was what’s wrong with the Windows platform? Slowly, I realised she was talking about the literal windows. You know, those holes in your walls? No, not bugs in your …

I like Readwise service — however I cannot signup for another subscription. Directly and in USD.

This was the first Amazon Festive sale during which I didn’t buy anything. Nothing. I don’t even recognise this person anymore.

Now that am rethinking subscriptions to publications, I have since long wanted to subscribe to The Atlantic. But their lack of options for currencies, method and frequencies of subscription make it very difficult. I recently also stopped New Yorker which I may reconsider.

My subscription to NYT failed to renew today. It gave me a chance to rethink the subscription again. It’s not getting renewed.

Gabriel wonders how all write emails, specifically two questions — where to draft and how to review. I love writing emails, I wish I knew more folks who enjoy my enthusiasm for emails. But my process of doing so is simple. I use the email client to draft the email. If I ever want to get it reviewed …

“Erased From the Internet” - now that’s one phrase that I never thought I would hear. But I knew if I ever did hear that, one key option would be China.