How Elon Musk learnt Rocket Science ?

My Childhood Friends

I have been a voracious reader of books from when I was young. I grew up with the Famous Five and Hardy Boys, matured with Nancy Drew and Perry Mason, spent court rooms with John Grisham, flirted with Sidney Sheldon and explored unknown worlds with Michael Crichton. Now I read mostly non fiction.

My Mentors

Through Books, I have learnt from coaches like Anthony Robbins, Zig ziglar, Business Tycoons like Sir Richard Branson, Akio Morito thought leaders like Dr.Atul Gawande, Tim Ferris, Journalists like Malcom Gladwell, Charles Duhigg and many more.

One idea that kept haunting me through many of these self development literature is that “Leaders are Readers.”I always thought ‘wow, that’s a nice thought’ and nothing more about it. Continue reading How Elon Musk learnt Rocket Science ?

The Freedom of ‘I dont know’!!

.”Will this relationship workout?”

“Will I ever get rid of this excess weight?”

“Will my daughter ever get married?”

“Will my son crack IITJEE atleast this year?”

“Will she say ‘yes’ to me?”

“Will this start up idea workout?

“Will Sensex hit 30,000 in 5 years?”

“Will he/she win the Elections?”

Continue reading The Freedom of ‘I dont know’!!

A year of freelancing: What I learnt

It was just after the Diwali of 2015 that I quit my regular job and started software freelancing. Since then, my life has taken a different turn. While at work, I have been coding, taking calls, documenting, improving, improvising and deploying projects. When not working, I am travelling, trekking, cooking, reading, watching documentaries, running, bicycling and learning a lot of new skills. It has been a wonderful year, one of the best in my life. In this post, I am listing out what I learnt while sailing through the year. Continue reading A year of freelancing: What I learnt

10 year old Author Ananya and her ‘9 Chocolatey Bites’

The search query ‘How to make my 10 year old read’ has about 20 crore search results in Google, it is apparently one of the biggest problems faced by today’s parents. So I was thrilled to meet Ananya, a 10 year old published author.

There were many things I wanted to do and be when I was a 10 year old including being an astronaut, teacher and doctor, all at the same time, however publishing a book wasn’t one thing that had crossed my mind then. Even today the task is so mind boggling, that I never get around and even start it.

Ananya has published her first book ‘ 9 Chocolatey Bites‘ – A collection of short stories which is now available in,, Kindle, Flipkart Google Play books and in stores near you like Odyssey. A commendable feat at any age. Continue reading 10 year old Author Ananya and her ‘9 Chocolatey Bites’