15 Liters

When California was amidst a drought, I decided to implement a three minute shower limit so as to minimize my water usage. A typical shower is about eight minutes long and takes up about 17 gallons or 65 liters of water. So a three minute shower consumes about six gallons Of water. I embraced other water saving changes, but the short shower was the one which I thought made the most sense on an individual level. It has become a habit since, only to realize that I could do more. When I came to Delhi to visit my parents, I…

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Social media is making us all skeptics & that’s not good 

Earlier this morning, I got a heads up on a new model of sneakers from a sneaker brand called, Greats. I love their Chukka Royals and they are finally bringing out a (Nero) black leather version. I wanted one – making it the third version of the model. I like them enough because they are comfortable, are well made and they don’t cost a lot of money compared to the cool brands. Plus I love Chukkas. It is my go to shoe style when traveling and during summer. So I tweeted about it. And soon enough I got asked if I…

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How to write a good blog post 

I have been frustrated by the vanishing quality of blog posts, which either are nothing more than marketing drivel, self promotion passing as intelligence. I can understand that, but I can’t seem to comprehend the laziness of news posts which seems to have the nutritional value of a TacoBell meal. It seems no one remembers…

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10 years later and I still #LoveTwitter

Edward de Bono once said that “memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.”I was reminded of that when I wrapped up packing my bag for a short but much needed trip to India.  It is time to visit my parents. It is time to sleep in the bed I…

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7 Stories to read this weekend (03.19.2016)

I have been in back to back meetings, and I didn’t even realize how long my Pocket queue had become till yesterday afternoon, when I say down to catch up on all my reading. In fact, I just got done, and here are seven picks for the weekend. Hope you enjoy them: Anita Brookner: The…

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