Monday, January 18, 2021

11 Reasons for hosting your blog on the blogspot domain

These days, the so called "Blogging and SEO experts" are spouting up everywhere and dishing out free advice that not only beats rationality and common sense but also hinges along the lines of elitist agenda. While searching something regarding blogger platform today, I came across this weird article titled 11 Huge Reasons to AVOID Blogspot in 2021.

Friday, January 1, 2021

The Agile Manifesto has a wording problem which creates needless confusion

The Agile Manifesto which is canonically defined on the website is unfortunately not worded properly. It is a source of unnecessary confusion, ambiguity and conundrum which could have been easily avoided.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Understanding Free Will vs Determinism with Flowchart analogy: The Compatibilist view

My earlier article titled "Free Will is an illusion" provoked a thoughtful discussion on the philosophy subreddit from which I learned a lot, but then later it was removed. And quite understandably so because absolute determinism is a frightening thought for most humans, our freedom to "will" sort of defines who we are as humans and people can easily get intolerant towards any other alternative views.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Pastime 101: HUGE List of Ideas for passing time when you are bored

There are periods in life when you have "a time to kill" and just don't know what to do. Maybe you are alone at home for a while or you are at office and there is no work today. In those situations, you end up getting bored and the mind goes on "auto-pilot" choosing to do anything at random which may or may not be of your liking. Below are some ideas to consciously decide and choose what to do in those situations!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Vegan vs Vegetarian: Thoughts on implied karmic attribution in the vegan definition of honey and dairy products

As a vegetarian who is gradually transitioning into a vegan diet, I've realized that the only major difference between these two forms of diet is that vegan prohibits the use of milk and other dairy products as it comes under the definition of "animal produce" which a vegan isn't supposed to consume.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Unlike other mammals, evolution gave us the faculty to discern right from wrong; Let's respect that power by adopting a Vegan Diet

In this article, I'm going to expand on why I'm a Vegan and also try to convince everyone of you to adopt a vegan lifestyle. I implore you to read this with an open mind without being rigid or dogmatic about any beliefs or contrarian viewpoints.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

"Free Will" is an illusion: Your Life runs on a pre-destined Trajectory

People are usually under the impression that they have some kind of "free will" or volition, as in they are independent to do anything they wish (to the extent of using their motor functions or practical abilities). But do you have any concrete evidence of such a free will existing, all you have is a feeling that you are the doer or cause of the signals being sent to your motor functions through your nervous system.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

How to maximize happiness in life with DMU Philosophy and avoiding repetitive patterns

The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility (DMU) in Economics has deep philosophical implications and if applied wisely, has the potential to bring drastic and positive changes to your life. The original idea existed long before classical economics formalized as a body of knowledge, of course. The ancient Sanskrit phrase, अति सर्वत्र वर्जयेत्  (Ati sarvatra varjayet or anything in excess is bad) is a very simplistic expression of this exact same truth.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Thirty Percent method and the Decoction method: Two popular Ways of preparing Chai

Milk Tea or Chai (as its often called in India) is a must have for some in the morning and many of us simply can't imagine a life without it! Its probably one of the easiest to prepare beverages with only four essential ingredients needed:

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Shaving with double-edge safety razors: Establishing a Protocol

I've recently come to realize that double-edge safety razors are not only the cheapest or cost efficient, but they are also the best way to shave for men. Instead of spending huge bucks on costly branded razors like Gilette Mac-3 or Gilette Fusion which cost hundreds of rupees, why not use something like Super Max or 7'O Clock which cost only a fraction of that amount?

Monday, October 5, 2020

Switching to double-edge razors can give you a great shaving experience while also being budget friendly

The price difference between a modernist cartridge type shaving blade like Gilette Mac-3 or Gilette Fusion and an "old school" double-edge one is phenomenal and mind-boggling. For example, this pack of 4 Mac-3 blades on Amazon costs a whopping Rs. 469 (~$6.7) whereas this DE blade pack of 50 pieces costs only Rs. 114 ($1.67)! Which means the cost per blade comes to Rs. 117 in case of former and only Rs. 2.28 in case of latter.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Writing during times of stress and emotional turmoil

Writing doesn't come out easily when the mind is distressed or depressed about something, your whole thinking power is occupied by that one worrying thought which tries to monopolize over all other emotions of the psyche. There is fear of losing something or some work not getting done, then there is anger or even a touch of hatred toward those responsible for halting your work, there could be annoyance and sadness too.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Writing is like Meditation

Both writing and meditation involve taking thoughts as the raw material and processing them in various ways. In mindfulness meditation, we try to observe them calmly as they rise and fall like waves. With writing, we try to document them after focusing them toward a certain direction. Or in some cases like free style writing practice, we don't try too hard for a topic or direction, we just let them flow as in the case of mindfulness meditation. Hence, free style writing has a lot in common with mindfulness meditation than other forms of writing.