Inspired by how much Ali Abdaal credits this books as the reason he started writing and creating- which has opened up many doors for him later in life- I decided it was time for me to check it out.

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Pros:
1) The writing in this is very simple, and very easy to follow.
2) Austin gives out some some really good, and practical reasons as to why you should put your content online.
3) This reason is definitely more selfish than the others mentioned, but I’ve been having a huge slump in my creative pursuits. This book honestly revitalized a lot of those…


I’ll just say this:
5/5
10/10
A MASTERPIECE.
I see why this book is one of the highest rated books on Goodreads.

Now onto the actual review. No spoilers!


Today I’ll be writing about How I plan to ruin my life.

I got the idea while listening to something that Charlie Munger (who is the Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway) spoke about when someone asked him about his framework. His reply was along the lines of “Twist the question around and you’ll know what to do.”


This is by far the longest book I’ve ever read. The copy I had was 1252 pages long. I haven’t read anything close to the length of this.
To say I was intimated is an understatement.

After being told time and again by Reddit and by booktubers I follow, I finally managed to get the book and also managed to finish it!

Cover Art for the Way of Kings

Let’s get to talking about the book.

I’m actually speechless.
I don’t think any book has ever left me like this.
There’s a lot right about this book.
The characters were brilliantly written, the plot- brilliantly executed.
I’m just… in love.
Although there…


Short answer: Yes.

Long Answer: Yes, the instrument is called the ‘Theremin’

In the history of musical instruments, the Theremin is basically a teenager- only being invented around 100 years ago by Leon Theremin. It is also considered to be one of the earliest electronic instruments.

Carolina Eyck playing the Theremin

I’ll try and explain how it works. The area near the long ‘antenna’(left) is where you control the pitch of the instrument by moving your hand to and fro from the antenna. …


It’s quite the statement, I know. But once you listen to people playing this instrument, it’s hard to dispute it. The sound it makes is quite surreal.

The instrument I’m talking about here is the ‘Handpan’

History wise, this instrument is a relatively new, only being invented by the company ‘PANArt’. The Handpan is a subset of the ‘Steelpan.’

Now onto how I stumbled onto the handpan. Through YouTube of course!

If my memory serves me right, my first encounter with the instrument was by the duo “Hang Massive” with this music video. And I immediately fell in love. I…


And The Mountains Echoed Cover Art

Definitely my least favourite of the three books I’ve read by him.
But, I must hand it to him. Khaled Hosseini is one of the most beautiful storytellers I’ve read. I absolutely adore the way he writes. It’s easy to read, and it flows wonderfully.
The characters were written masterfully as well.
There were parts of the book where I felt like I related to characters on a deeply personal level.
For sure, that’s the highlight of the book.

What I didn’t like about the book was the plot, or lack thereof.
And that’s because the focus of the story kept…


THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Ever since quarantine began, I challenged myself to read at least 5 books. And the update to that is that I’m on track to finish my tenth book in the next couple of days. I’ve read more during this time than I’ve ever read in my life. And today, I want to talk to you about one of those books.

David And Goliath Book Cover

Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

This was the second book I read by him, the first being What The Dog Saw, but I much prefer this one.

David…


The Boys is a show about superheroes.
And before you start saying, “not another superhero show/movie”, let me tell you why this is different and why you should watch this show.

‘The Boys’ official poster

The show starts out with one of our protagonists, Hughie and immediately shows us why he has a beef with one of the heroes.


A couple of days back, I was browsing through Netflix (as one does), and I was searching for some Indian content. And I saw a show that caught my eye- Delhi Crime

The plot of the show revolves around the true story of a gang rape that happened in Delhi circa 2012, and the show shows an aspect of the horrible story from a perspective of the Delhi police. One that we as the general public usually love scrutinizing.

The definite highlight of the show was the more than stellar casting choices. Shefali Shah as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi was jus…

Sidharth Sundaram

A college student trying to make sense of the world.

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