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A Product Manager and Writer.

I try to write humour very very seriously.

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March 26, 2021

Medium Sucks (Sometimes), But Here’s How to Improve it

Medium is awesome. The quality of content and the writers, in general, is by far the best among every other blogging platform out there. The Publications, both by Medium and other voluntary writers, help maintain the quality of articles being published which elevate Medium's editorial excellence.

February 20, 2021

How Reading Fiction helps you build more Empathy

Joe Abercrombie wrote a character in his First Law Trilogy. A crippled war veteran who despises his life. He became a cripple after being tortured by the other side in war. And eventually, he himself became a torturer for his country. He wants to kill himself every day but somehow gets his miserable ass out of bed every morning, and goes on torturing more and more people.

February 8, 2021

Writing Down the Bones is a Masterclass on Writing (and maybe Life)

I have watched a lot of videos on writing, plotting, editing and overall improving my language. But I think Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg is probably the best book you could own on writing. I put it higher than Stephen King's On Writing which was pretty great itself, but did not work for me as much as this did.

February 2, 2021

My January Reads of 2021

January of 2021 has been a very productive and a strangely witty and humorous month.

January 14, 2021

Joy City

I am a Story Collector and Liaison for Newcomers here at Joy City. My day, rather my night starts as usual sitting at the reception desk. Mostly waiting for people to come in. Nighttime is a busy time for us at the reception but that day it was unusually quiet. There was no reason for it. Maybe everyone was happy down there. I knew that was impossible. But it was always good to hope for the best.

January 11, 2021

If You Have No Time but Love Adorable Witty Robots, Read “All Systems Red” by Martha Wells

That one book to read if you have two hours before the end of the world.

Library with books
November 29, 2020

Applying Cal Newport’s Deep Work methods to Reading More and Better

How to make reading books more productive.

November 16, 2020

Reading the Best Selling SciFi Novel of All Time

Frank Herbert's Dune is a behemoth. A behemoth of philosophy, politics and religion.

September 26, 2020

The Slog of the First Five Chapters

The overwhelming feeling while starting a new Scifi or Fantasy series after finishing an old one

Gaurav's Books from the Past Year

The Road
The Original
Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
Words of Radiance
Storm Front
The Fifth Season
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Latitudes of Longing
Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History
Wyrd Sisters
Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
The Way of Kings
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Ender's Game
The Hero of Ages

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