A Fort Kochi cycling experience

Cycling in Kerala can be a refreshing experience, and it is one of the best ways to explore Fort Kochi – an idyllic seaside locality in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. This post covers my Fort Kochi cycling experience. Fort Kochi is a small area with a glorious past that melds rich colonial history, …

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Is blogging dead in 2022?

The short answer to that question is: No, blogging is not dead. But it has evolved, and to make blogging profitable, you have to adopt newer tactics that are relevant to the present day and age. I have provided a detailed response to the question – ‘is blogging dead in 2022’ – below. But before …

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How to create a poster (without needing to be a graphics expert)

Knowing how to create a poster is a must-have skill in today’s times. Posters, banners, and flyers are essential tools to grab attention, convey our thoughts in an easy-to-understand, visually appealing manner, and brand ourselves better. Though ‘How to create a poster is the title of this post, the steps mentioned in this post can …

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Lamy Safari Vista fountain pen: Review

Lamy Safari Vista

This post is a brief review of one of my recent acquisitions, a Lamy Safari Vista fountain pen, after having used it for over a month now. If you are into fountain pens like me, please read on. I have been a fountain pen user all my life. Ever since I made the switch from …

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Best side hustle ideas for Indians to earn money online

How to make money from home online

While you may not make quick money, the internet can be a great wealth-building tool over time. I have listed twenty-five of the best side hustle ideas for Indians to make money online in 2022 in this post. I have categorized the online money making ideas by passion (or skill) so that you can jump …

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10 best travel movies and shows (June 2021)

Best Travel Shows June 2021

First of all, let me admit that I am officially tired of what we are going through right now: locked down in one place, interacting with talking heads on screens most of the day. Of late, I have been taking ‘sanity breaks’ to clear my head and maintain positivity. Boy, how I miss travel right …

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Top 10 most inspirational speeches


Oh, hey there! Welcome to this post about the Top 10 most inspirational speeches I enjoyed watching (Many of these would also make The Most Inspirational Speeches of All Time list).  You must be an entrepreneur hustling to change the world. Or a homemaker working your behind off to make the world a bit better …

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How do you develop self discipline

If you are looking to develop self discipline, this article can come in handy. For the past several years, I have been promising myself that I would shed a few kilos and get back in shape. And for the past several years, I have never been able to keep that promise. Though there were periods–a …

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Of investing and financial planning

Ok, so this is not another ‘how to do financial planning’ blog post. This is just a page from my life, and I am jotting it down here hoping it would help youngsters in some way. So here goes: I turned forty seven this year. And I admit it – in my forty seven years …

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What is the Fire movement (Financial Independence Retire Early)?

FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early), for the uninitiated, is a financial movement that revolves around extreme savings and worthwhile investments with an intent to retire early and live off small withdrawals from accumulated funds. Once you achieve your FIRE target, the amount will be good enough to provide you with an inflation-adjusted income for your …

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Best Indian comic books for children?

shaniwar wada fort door elephants

Tiger Comics, a new comic books company, brings to life real & inspirational Indian stories through wonderful storytelling and colourful sketches. I grew up reading Indrajal comics, Anant Pai’s stories, Chacha Chaudhary, Akbar/Birbal tales, Shikari Shambu and Tenali Raman. It takes me back to my growing-up years. Could Tiger Comics soon evolve as one of …

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Kemmannu Hanging Bridge

Kemmannu Hanging Bridge Udupi

This is a short video blog of my recent trip to some of the hidden gems in Coastal Karnataka – Kemmannu hanging bridge, Delta beach and Udupi. I have been thinking of creating a series of short videos on Mangalore and surrounding areas – covering its beauty, culture and food. I haven’t had a chance …

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