The Psychedelics Revolution and The Fortune of Birth

Gloria Indica Hi! Welcome to the 11th edition of Gloria Indica, our newsletter written specifically for Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you’re reading this for the first time, then welcome. Wherever you’re from, whenever you’ll read this, this is our newsletter when we train our eyes a bit more specifically to India and other narratives across … Continue reading The Psychedelics Revolution and The Fortune of Birth

Education and Home of the Future

Gloria Indica Hi! Welcome to the 6th edition of Gloria Indica, our newsletter written and published for Wednesdays and Thursdays, where we train our eyes on cannabis, science, business and technology. It’s a new day, but is it a new life, in the metaphorical sense? Depends on you, the reader. For how do we know … Continue reading Education and Home of the Future

Virtual Reality Sex and the Joy of Creation

The Kush Hi! Welcome to the 6th edition of The Kush, our newsletter written specifically for Mondays and Tuesdays. How’re you doing? We’re approximately 130 odd days away from 2021. Yes, 2021! 2020 will go down in history as one of the longest or one of the fastest years in written human history. Not literally, … Continue reading Virtual Reality Sex and the Joy of Creation

Psychedelic Drugs and Climate Change

Boomtown Hi! Welcome to the 2nd edition of Boomtown, our newsletter written and published on Friday at exactly 4:20 p.m. A Boomtown is, as per mainstream definition a real place where drastic economic progress often clashes with existing socio-politico structures to lay down the foundation of a new way of living, working and earning. Today, … Continue reading Psychedelic Drugs and Climate Change

Cannabis, Coffee and Fitness

Gloria Indica Hi! Welcome to the 4th edition of Gloria Indica, our newsletter written and published for Wednesdays and Thursdays, where we train our eyes on cannabis, business and technology. If you’re reading this for the first time, then welcome. We’re quite buzzed about the fact that apparently our world stands amidst an inflection point, … Continue reading Cannabis, Coffee and Fitness

The Strings Of Shock

Hotel California's guitar solo made its presence felt in the room. He was lying down on the stone-cold floor, half-naked, trying to sway around in an action, in accordance with the two guitars. Failing horribly, he lifted himself up and plonked down on his sofa, like an exhausted coal miner after his first ever shift. … Continue reading The Strings Of Shock

The Gory Life Of Mr. Sins – Part 1

An imminent lightning strike, the roar of thunder and plumes of cannabis smoke, amidst a power cut and candlelight, characterized and summed up Mr. Sins' day. A life of abject struggle awaited him, no doubt helped in part due to a series of bad decisions that had culminated in financial fraud, two lawsuits, a murder … Continue reading The Gory Life Of Mr. Sins – Part 1

The Tango of Thinking and Actually Doing Them

The substance was making him talkative. But he knew that not all talk was productive. In the sense, since speech was the output of a function of all the existing information and experience that the human mind had sought to understand or come into contact with, it is prudent to know that not all the … Continue reading The Tango of Thinking and Actually Doing Them

India’s Sleep Market Should Consider Medical Cannabis

Indians and the world in general have compromised on a lot of sleep. According to Fitbit (which was acquired by Google for $2 billion), Indians are the least active among 18 other countries considered in the study, logging only 6533 steps a day, a full 3600 steps lesser as compared to the most active country, … Continue reading India’s Sleep Market Should Consider Medical Cannabis

It Is Time To Choose Your Vice Wisely

He felt extremely light-headed. Not because he had used a stimulant. Not because he had absorbed a new piece of information, so ubiquitous as they now were. Not even because he had nothing to do, since there was always something to do, it was the age of flowing after all; a constant flowing stream of … Continue reading It Is Time To Choose Your Vice Wisely

All Aboard the Evolutionary Cannabinoid Lifestyle

The gist of the post is about one's lifestyle. Just like how nature evolved to produce cannabinoid compounds in both humans (the human endocannabinoid system) and the cannabis plant, is there a best way to live? Or rather, keeping in mind the unique genetic and personality traits honed from an individual's life so far, from … Continue reading All Aboard the Evolutionary Cannabinoid Lifestyle

A Casual Interview With One Of Bangalore’s High Profile Marijuana Dealers – Part 2

Disclaimer: The following excerpts are from an interaction with Mr. Tashi Sharma (name changed on request), a resident of Bangalore from the past nine years. This post does not promote the use of recreational marijuana in any way. The aim of the post is as always, to educate and inform. The first part can be … Continue reading A Casual Interview With One Of Bangalore’s High Profile Marijuana Dealers – Part 2

The Quintessential Modern Life

"She's got a smile that it seems to me, reminds me of childhood memories, when everything was as great as the bright blue sky" "Really?" "Yes" "Awesome. So have you told her?" "That she's got a smile that reminds me of the bright blue sky? Not directly. I wrote a letter a few months back. … Continue reading The Quintessential Modern Life

Make Way For The Eternal Optimist

He would often realize the error of his ways whenever he closed his eyes to account his monetary transactions into his Evernote. The Best Morning of his Life Emerging from the haze of incidents that had swept past him in the past couple of days after a few minutes of replaying his life in front … Continue reading Make Way For The Eternal Optimist

Everyone Wants The Same Fundamental Things. Stop and Think.

Sins had woken up earlier than usual. For a moment, he was tempted to close his eyes and let the upper region of his body drift downwards towards the makeshift pillow that he had created, composed of seven folded pants laid atop each other. He was able to resist the temptation easily. Aware that it … Continue reading Everyone Wants The Same Fundamental Things. Stop and Think.

How Can You Understand The World?

When Sins was five years old, he saw the mighty train engine. Mighty, as he called it, seemed like an understatement. As he slept that night, its sounds reverberated in his ears, causing him to wake up in the middle of the night, imagining that the earth had cracked into several pieces at once. The … Continue reading How Can You Understand The World?

Master Your Mind, Master Your Life

He had been waking up at 4 a.m for the past two weeks. Was it just possible? That he had finally turned it around? A lifestyle he had sought for years, yet with consistency and willpower having always eluded him, it finally looked as if he had turned his sleeping pattern around. His mind felt … Continue reading Master Your Mind, Master Your Life

Someone To Hear Your Prayers? Someone Who Cares? Its You.

"I hear her voice in the morning hour, she calls me. The dawn reminds me of her presence, a few miles away. Walking down the road, I get a feeling that I should have told her yesterday, that it's her energy that I feed off, in spirit, in conversation, in times of good and bad, … Continue reading Someone To Hear Your Prayers? Someone Who Cares? Its You.

The Impending Storm of November.

He had had a calamitous September. Not that it mattered. In fact, he welcomed the uncertainty and chaos that seemed intent to take him, wring him in an invisible, gigantic hand, and spew him back towards a world hell bent on making things as difficult as possible for him, simply because, they were difficult things … Continue reading The Impending Storm of November.

Revealed: The Best Morning Of Your Life

Sins was having a great morning. Everything had gone exactly as he had imagined it to be, during the previous night, a couple of minutes before his consciousness had progressed towards a blissful state, where lights and objects of various shades and shapes had coalesced around each other like spirits gliding towards the starry night. … Continue reading Revealed: The Best Morning Of Your Life

Don’t Let Anything Affect Your Productivity

She had declined to speak to him and had rejected his call to her, the previous night. He let it be. Still confused and slightly hurt at this point, on account of the niggling pointy feeling in his chest region, he tried to calm himself down and gulped a few ounces of water, his mind … Continue reading Don’t Let Anything Affect Your Productivity

You’re The Thinker, You’re the Doer

He couldn't feel anything in spite of acknowledging that he had a problem. After throwing seven marijuana hits at the problem, he realized the problem actually did exist in reality, and wasn't a figment of his imagination, hence, warranting attention, deliberation and a keen focus to solve it by inculcating small improvements every day, which … Continue reading You’re The Thinker, You’re the Doer

What Do You Believe In?

They looked at each other and waved, their brief interaction lasting for exactly two seconds, while his mind went on to dwell upon the brief memory for another twenty, punctuated in between by flashes of images which resembled her face plastered on walls and other shapes like buildings and alleyways. He felt so drowsy that … Continue reading What Do You Believe In?

You Can Change Yourself To Become Whatever You Want.

For as long as he could remember, irrespective of the characters and personalities of every individual he had met in his life so far, he had always preferred to focus on their best traits and ignore the worst ones, mainly because, he had realized that over the long-term, it paid to be good and do … Continue reading You Can Change Yourself To Become Whatever You Want.

The Joy Of Living Life One Day At A Time. Change Your Perspective, Change Yourself.

It was the best of times, yet, it was the worst of times. Change was the only constant, a virulent state of flux that seemed to engulf the world, as if nothing had been so chaotic and uncertain in the history of the world as we knew it, a world that had been shaped by … Continue reading The Joy Of Living Life One Day At A Time. Change Your Perspective, Change Yourself.

Read, Write, Think, Repeat. Please.

During their brief trysts of speaking to each other for a few minutes, he had noticed a sudden spurt in his productivity levels lasting at least for the next thirty minutes, from the aftermath of their parting, a semi-conscious state of being, resembling the gentle sound of ocean waves incoming towards the shore, coupled with … Continue reading Read, Write, Think, Repeat. Please.

The Art of Immersion, the key attribute of modern, fast living

He couldn't remember the last time he felt so good, because he had been at a low just a few hours back. What was up with his mind? Was his diet making his head behave erratically? Possible. He knew he was resorting to several short-term ways in order to satisfy his daily dopamine level, when … Continue reading The Art of Immersion, the key attribute of modern, fast living

What is the best way to live?

He saw her. She didn't. Or she had before him, he wasn't sure. A moroseness had enveloped him for the last few hours, his insides feeling wrinkled, like a piece of stale cloth. He was not going to blame it on anything or anyone. Whatever happened to him was entirely his responsibility and no one … Continue reading What is the best way to live?

Don’t Listen To Them. Do Everything. Become Perfect.

How can one measure one's growth? The question was staring at him like beaming headlights straight on his face. What was growth? How could one possibly know he or she was growing? How could one grow? One could grow by performing well consistently over a period of time. This brought up the question of adopting … Continue reading Don’t Listen To Them. Do Everything. Become Perfect.