Why I Love Instead Of (And You Should, Too!)

‘A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.’                                            ~Lao Tzu Instead of Making a to-do list, try an Anti-to do list/ IDoneThis list! Instead of Aiming for a goal, […]

On Consistency: An excerpt

An excerpt from the book Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking: The ceramics teacher announced he was dividing his class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right graded solely on its quality. […]

What a Stanford Professor Does After Peeing: My Experiment with Tiny Habits

B.J.Fogg is a Professor at Stanford University, USA and an experimental psychologist by education. He studies about behavior changes. More importantly, he does 2 push-ups after he pees. ‘And I promptly wash my hands after that,’ he says. What is Tiny Habits? ‘Doing 2 push-ups after he pees’ – is part of Dr.Fogg’s self-experiment on building ‘Tiny […]

Jyotika, A New French Law and My 3-Year Old Niece

What does a French Law, a crazy taxi-driver in Kolkatta and a new flick starring Jyotika have in common? Recently we made a trip to Mamallapuram and when we were returning in the evening, I apparently felt the change in the weather right when we were crossing Sholinganallur (signalling the entry of urban area). The […]

4 Proven Strategies to Make Habits Work for You

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle Our life is composed full of habits – both good and bad. There is huge gap between ‘What we know’ and ‘What we do’. We simply fail to create the necessary discipline to convert what we know to […]