Weekly Brief #2

This week, I have quotes on making dreams a reality, individuality, peace, and jealously as an indicator of success.

Also included are two amazing articles to how to deal with an awkward social situation we’ve all come across, and how to be a better leader.

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Weekly Brief #1

This week, I explore quotes regarding the power of belief to make oneself extraordinary, the importance of oneself to blaze his own trail and not be influenced by others, my favourite quote on the power of knowledge, and our responsibility to stand up against evil (in the words of Edmund Burke).

And also, I recommend to everyone an amazing article I’ve read on crucial skills of maximum utility that everyone should possess by their 20s, along with another equally amazing book on 21 speeches which shaped our world, accompanied by apt commentary by a noted specialist.

Read more. Explore what I’ve done this week, and my recommendations for you.

Entering Instagram

The truth is, engagement on Instagram is the highest amongst the social networks.

I had always brushed away Instagram, entirely in ignorance of repeated articles and blogs I had always come across which made it conspicious that Instagram is the social network of today. I decided to give it a try, and man, is it powerful!

One fine day, I decided I’d give it a try. A couple of weeks and much experimentation (still ongoing) later, Instagram is now my primary social network. 

This is my story of migrating most of my daily social media work to Instagram. 

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The Bad Liberal

Perhaps every citizen in this country is aware of the recent demonetisation of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 notes. A couple of weeks have elapsed hence.

In criticism of the same, the “liberals” seem to have degenerated into a breed no better than the fundamentalists (opposition to whom appears to be the lucida of their life), thus placing themselves in a supremely hypocritical and ironic position unworthy of respect.

I’m interested. Show me the whole post.

It is insane to make Wonder Woman a UN Honorary Ambassador

In latest news, the UN has apparently reached a consensus to appoint DC Comics character Wonder Woman as its Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. 

In this blog, I argue why designating a hypersexualized, superheroine goddess with unattainable body proportions and sex appeal as an inspiration for women on an international platform defeats the very purpose of doing so.

Yes, show me the whole post.

The Character of Honour

“On doom’s day the whole land is submerged under the sea, but the men with noble characters have a depth that many seas together can’t fill. They stand still in every good or bad situation.”

One who is noble abides by his own set of principles and ethics, against all opposition.

This verse in Chapter 3 of the Chanakya Neeti very aptly summarises the nature of honour.

The Spirit of the Constitution

“If the Indian constitution is our heritage bequeathed to us by our founding fathers, no less are we, the people of India, the trustees and custodians of the values which pulsate within its provisions! A constitution is not a parchment of paper, it is a way of life and has to be lived up to. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty and in the final analysis, its only keepers are the people.”

– Justice Khanna in Making of India’s Constitution. 

Book Review: I’m Yours… Forever…

Once in many years you come across a piece of writing which brutally challenges your most dearly-held preconceptions about fine writing. I’m Yours… Forever… by Samragngi Roy is such a piece of work.

It is difficult to express in words how amazing this debut novel by 17 year-old Samragngi Roy is. The quintessential teenage romantic thriller.
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