Who is a novelist?

A novelist, like every artist, is someone who is yet to make peace with herself. After all, the most striking works of art come from the most wretchedly discontent humans— those who chop their ears or die of poison. She is fully aware of the insanity in labouring for a world that’s invisible to others.…More

So you think you know about privacy?

Privacy is a complex topic. It’s a buzzword among tech reporters. A dead concept according to private investigator Steve Rambam. A bunch of PPTs skimmed off Google by Data Protection Officers. A double-edged sword for UI/UX designers. A myth in Indian homes. My biggest personal truth yet. Nothing can make you dig deep into the…More

How (the hell) to read non-fiction

In a recent tweet thread, it became clear there’s a growing camp of readers who never get to finish reading the book Thinking Fast and Slow. To borrow the words of Richard Thaler, “Buy it fast. Read it slowly. It will change the way you think.”. However, the above technique did nothing to change the…More

An Opium Of The Modern Age

On 31st October 1517, a German Christian monk and academic did the unthinkable. He wanted to debate the Roman Catholic Church, the highest power of that time, on some of its practices. Being a meticulous professor, he made detailed notes on his radical propositions. He not only sent a letter of his theses to the…More

What Is Product Management?

I’m going to try and answer different variations of this question and those that will inevitably follow upon introducing to your fellow colleagues. What do Product Managers do at work? I mean, I see them talk, blog and tweet a lot. Do Product Managers do marketing as well? I see far more Economics graduates of…More

10 Favourite Reads from the New York Times

The Roman philosopher Seneca wasn’t talking of the New York Times when he said “Time discovers truth”. But, a lot of what I’ve been reading on the NYT over the years has helped me uncover the many truths of the world, find answers to questions I could never complete framing myself, and as one author…More

The Greatest Honour

It’s funny that we never know when exactly we gained it but we can exactly pinpoint to what made someone else lose it. I’m not talking about fat. It’s about this precious thing called trust. Trust is as old as humanity itself starting from the barter system. Strangers simply trusted what they received is of…More