Boomtown Hi! Welcome to the 1st edition of Boomtown, our newsletter written and published every week on Friday at exactly 4:20 p.m. A Boomtown is, as per mainstream definition a place where rapid economic progress often clashes with existing socio-politico structures to lay down the foundation of a new way of living, working and earning. … Continue reading Payments, China and Mining
The sense of calm enveloped him like a crooning lover. It felt like..being balanced, homeostasis. He had finally reached equilibrium, the mode of being where focus, attention and being in a state of flow was all that mattered. Bedeviled by distractions on all sides, he felt as if his sense of attention had become blunt, … Continue reading Complex Systems and Complex People
Three hearty swigs of freshly brewed beer later, Mr. Well reckoned that another couple of hearty swigs of beer were in order. He didn't drink often, preferring to let his body recover for days and weeks at a time before the next swig of beers. Mr. Well liked mind-altering substances and his preferred choices were … Continue reading The Heart is Racing, It Keeps on Repeating
Cannabis continues to surprise people - both skeptics and enthusiasts. However, it would be prudent to let science have the last word because basing decisions on science helps us to create a foundation of truth and knowledge, upon which we can debate on further issues ranging from ethics to philosophy. There's so much literature out … Continue reading What You Must Know About the Cannabinoids Inside Cannabis and Human Bodies
Note: The aim of this post is as always, to educate and inform. This post is intended for everyone in the world, but primarily for the Indian youth population. Youth here, defined as men, women, boys and girls from the ages of 15 to 35. BOOM! As we draw down towards the beginning of the … Continue reading The New Indian Manifesto
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.
Sins was twenty-four years old and looked so. He had never heard about meditation one month before June, 2019. In the sense, he had been under the impression that rites, rituals, chanting, deities, human or imaginary, spiritual experiences and meditation were all tools, methods and techniques to calm the human mind through belief and sustained … Continue reading Why You Should Give A Fair Trial To Vipassana Meditation
She had been asleep when the accident happened. When she regained consciousness after a few short minutes, she felt as if there was something, a physical object with sharp edges, inside her lower back. Fighting back tears, while imagining herself impaled on pieces of glass, she moved a little, and to her relief, she felt … Continue reading Turn Your Stress Into Smoke.
He let himself loose into the topic at hand and immersed into it like an Olympic level diver executing his dive, perfected after years of honing his craft. He didn't emerge from it for several hours, just checking his phone after every twenty minutes or so, for messages if any. That was the thing, he … Continue reading Believe And It Shall Happen. How To Push Yourself Towards The Greater.
The wanton feelings of lust couldn't leave him, it wasn't possible, not just for him, but for all of humanity, the inexplicable connection with animals exemplified so, its complexity arising out of the modern cornucopia and intermingling of all the five senses, rising in part due to the multiple connections now possible, both offline in … Continue reading When You Think You’re Weird, You’re Not Alone. You’re Together.
He felt overwhelmed, exhausted and tired, after realizing he had so much and so many things to do, both personally and professionally, like two gigantic forty foot tidal waves coalescing together in front of his eyes before lifting him up and crushing his limp body by hurling him towards rocks, hardened over from the past … Continue reading When Overwhelmed, Know You’re Overwhelmed and Monitor Your Immediate Next Thought. All The Best.
He believed destiny was a word that was created in good humour. Because to come to think of it, what exactly was destiny? Was every human being and animal meant to fulfil a divine ordinance? Did that mean he or she was born into this life because a divine ordinance had caused the parents to … Continue reading There Is No Such Thing As Destiny. Wake Up!
Like an electron, he charged towards her, before realizing he was day dreaming at his desk. He had been reading a foreign policy book about the rise of Asia and how its soon to be more than five billion people would go on to reclaim their position as the world's leading geo-political region, a position … Continue reading Make The World Yours In spite Of The Urge To Give Up and Let Go
They had had a lovely candlelight dinner with a view of the entire city. After desert, while they were sitting together, arms wrapped around, deep in lip lock, both of them felt the gradual rise of a deep, meaningful connection, akin to beautiful rivers and mountain sides, with all their splendour, touching the skies; the … Continue reading Romantic Thoughts About The Beautiful Future That Beckoned, For Some