I was living without mobile internet for the past 2 months. Somehow Airtel had bonked my data plan, and they couldn’t set it right the first time I got on support. I figured something must be wrong with my hardware and was too lazy to follow up again. The only internet I had was wifi, when I was indoors.
And hey! I know what you just did. Don’t make that face and shrug away my first world problems. I think I deserve some credit for getting by. Do you think there’s wifi everywhere? In trains, on streets, in restaurants? Do you? Let me show you some proof of how hard life is for those who are unfortunate Continue reading What I learned when I lived without mobile data for 2 months
Look at me being all grown up and calling myself old. I had a few other titles that I was considering for this and it was a close contest. But I finally decided that I’m comfortable calling myself old (relatively speaking!). In terms of tech startup founders’ age, I’m definitely on the older side. The alternative titles I had in mind were –
- A letter to my 24 year old self (from the future 34 year old self)
- Yo 24 year old founder, stop being cocky for a minute and listen up
I fondly remember being a cocky 24 year old, so don’t be offended if you are one right now. You’ll grow up too!
Onwards with the advices / rules / lessons then, in no particular order –
Continue reading Unsolicited advice from an older entrepreneur
Going into something unknown, one of my instincts is to think about what all can go wrong. I may take it to extremes in some cases too (like what if.. death!). This is often taken as me being a pessimist. A friend of mine hinted at the same conclusion just yesterday and I mumbled something about me being an unlikely pessimist, after all I like to pursue lofty goals, try things that may be unlikely to succeed etc.
I thought I’ll put down a better articulation of why I (and others who do the same) think like that. It is easy to brand it as “negative thinking”, but hear me out..
Continue reading Pessimism
Had a memorable birthday this time. We planned for an unplanned trip to Agra. Left Delhi at 2:30PM and reached the Taj Mahal just in time before tickets closed at 4:45PM.
Made possible by one of the best highways in India I’ve seen so far.
And ofcourse the Taj Mahal..
I’ll have to admit though, despite claiming myself to be otherwise, this place has the aura to inspire the romantic in anyone. Hence the couple photo to end the post :)