Bringing order to chaos is a superpower. In different situations, one can apply it in different magnitudes.
The new UI of Medium isn’t helpful when readers try to navigate to older articles in a writer’s profile. So, creating a living index here and updating it every time I publish something new.
Here you go, 49 articles sorted into the following realms.
Of all the conventional advice that we hear today, the most popular one revolves around forgetting thy past.
“Forget about it”, “Let it go”, “Move on”, “Leave your past behind” etc are fantastic mottos that are hard to follow. Our conscious brain might wish to let it go, while the subconscious often doesn’t cooperate. For people with a good memory, it is even harder. The term ‘good’ here is not referring to a positive memory. Good memory here is the reference to that strong database in our brains that loves to store more than what it needs. …
From the title, you might have assumed that there are no healthy plants at my home. Well, that’s far from true. I have many green pals at home now. But, I learned how to get there by killing many. Very important lessons were learned en route that journey.
Earlier I used to think that watering plants regularly is the key to gardening. That’s kind of true. Except that the definition of the word regular is different for different plants.
The natives of the deserts don’t need much water nor do a few friends from the dry tropical areas. They have…
I have a friend who loves having thousands of unread emails in his inbox. We call him crazy.
Normal people generally don’t have cravings for reading lots of emails every day. But the FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) on important stuff makes one hungry for a clean Inbox. This applies to both work and personal emails. Work emails are easier to handle as the firewall prevents unnecessary spam from flooding in.
The rest 1% will be things like tax mails, superannuation updates, and other critical elements that are hard to find if needed. When the urge to organize this strikes…
What we tag as uncool in one stage of life can look cool at a later stage. The vice versa is also true.
On those Fridays, I went to work carrying both my work bag and backpack. Later in the evening, after finishing work, I’ll secure my work bag in the office locker and leave for the perfectly pre-planned trip. This was a ritual that was followed on Fridays prior to every long weekend. You see, in Sydney, we have very few public holidays. So, long weekends were very special. …
Not all works are welcomed alike.
I tressure the following articles among all the ones I wrote till date. These works received lots of love and appreciation from readers. Thought it would be good to collate them in a single place.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler
Have you ever come across people who will stick to their initial beliefs despite facts proving otherwise?
We shouldn't blame them. It is, in fact, quite difficult to accept that one was wrong. Even after acceptance, our mind and body will not easily let go of the way of thinking or doing that has been in practice for ages.
Your new piano teacher will warn you about the mistakes and guide you in the…
Artificial Intelligence has mastered a wide spectrum of abilities by now.
AI is everywhere around us today in form of face recognition, voice assistance, maps, predictions, etc. However, there was one realm where AI lacked the right skills till recently. Now it’s getting better at it and the practical uses are numerous.
The reasons for the failures were many. The accuracy was low and the limited performance didn’t pave the path to any practical uses. The initial inventions involved high costs of development and complicated installations. …
The term ‘Artificial Living Wall’ is a perfect oxymoron.
When biophilic design took over the building industry, vertical gardens became popular for the right reasons. They soon received the tag-name ‘living walls’. Businesses soon came up with ‘artificial living walls’ because they realized that everyone loved the concept of having greenery at home, but most people prefer decor that didn’t need much care.
Artificial living walls are basically plastic decor that looks like real vertical gardens. Different vendors now provide versatile options of these like ‘spring wall’, ‘autumn wall’, etc. with leaves and flowers that look quite realistic and stunning.
Not all plants create drama.
Yes, there are ones that turn yellow if you kept the windows closed for two hours and many other plants that increase the number of house chores. However, there are also ones that are quite understanding of the busy owner’s intentions. The owner typically has only two minutes per month to care for each plant, but the home ambiance needs to be great and the interior air would benefit from some purification. I am one such plant owner. After multiple trials and errors, I have found my favorite, carefree plant pets.
You’ll love them too.