Worst moments can bring out the best

Sometimes screwed up situations in life can be a motivation for something awesome

I am always on a lookout for inspiration and one of the ways I do this is by reading blogs written by others. Not necessarily just motivational and goal oriented stuff, but I do love to read personal blogs as well. This gives me a view of the world from a different perspective. A perspective which you might have never seen the world from. Since I started posting here regularly-ish I have had some of my friends share other blogs which they wanted me to check out and the ones they think are cool. I usually read them and give...
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Criticism

Criticism is an uninvited guest, got to deal with him.

Criticism. If you are doing something, anything, criticism will come knocking at your door like an unwelcome guest. It is uncomfortable to have him around and not easy to get rid of. He lingers around in your house. You lock yourself in your room to not face him sitting and enjoying the coffee in the living room. You then completely stop coming out of your room and everything that is yours is lost. Happened to you? I would be surprised if it hasn’t. I mean, the criticism part, not the guest. Truth be told, criticism sucks. No, don’t try to...
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One year

We sarted something a year back and stuck to it

June 1st marked the first anniversary of Writer & Geek Show, the podcast my brother and I started, taking our late night ramblings to an audience in the hope that it would help them learn few more boring stuff about boring stuff. But our show isn’t boring because Boring x Boring = Not Boring (-ve x -ve is +ve). I know it’s a PJ, that’s why it is here. 🤷🏻‍♂️ We have told our story how we started and all that stuff before but I am gonna say this again here just to make this post longer. I wanted a...
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Gratitude doesn't make you weak

Contrary to popular belief, gratitude isn't weakness

I love working from cafes as I am sure I would’ve said a hundred times before. Last Saturday, I was sitting happily sipping my coffee and getting some work done when I noted three guys with notebooks talking (loudly). The reason I noted them was that they were talking at a decibel level which was higher than my approved level for a cafe. That’s right, my approved level. Well, it is a level I decided as the peak for people to talk in a cafe. Not that the cafe had any such rules but it indeed irritated me. If they...
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Mom, they're just cats

Mom and I had a conversation about our cats and it was kind of funny

Funny conversations aren’t uncommon in my household, in fact, they are very common. We are a family where sarcasm and fun run in the blood. If you think my brother and I are too much I welcome you to meet my mom. At times, she’s a boss. She’s funny too, although sometimes without her knowing that she is. Apart from being funny, we are also animal lovers with a labrador and two kittens who can vouch for this. They rule the house and we are in their service. I am not kidding. 🤨 I had just walked in after spending...
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The Nocturnal Visitor

We had an uninvited visitor to our home and we were glad he didn't get in

I listen to many podcasts. Being a podcaster myself I think there is nothing unnatural about that. I don’t stick to one genre or category. Before I go further, let me tell you that I am not fond of horror movies. I have seen my fair share of horror movies, but to be frank I really do not enjoy them. It is not because I believe in the paranormal, but I feel all stressed and uncomfortable. There I admit it. Before I get into today’s story, which just came into my mind after maybe a decade and a half now,...
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Passion didn't work for me

Why I had to try different things and passion never worked for me

For a while, I considered myself a failure. During my early years in school, I was an average student. I was the class topper in my lower primary school but somehow settled in the middle of the pack as I grew up. But towards my high school, I became a popular kid in the school and was happy with where I was with minor academic hiccups. I say minor, but at the time I felt my world had crashed. More on that later. :wink: When I was a happy school kid (far left) As I moved to college I started...
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Being Busy

A busy man knows what he is doing with his time

I must say that I feel a little proud of myself to be doing things that I want to do and being a little better at managing time than what I used to be a year ago. Much of it can be attributed to the one commitment I made a year back, starting Writer & Geek Show. I have learnt ways to find the time and stick to the commitments, again, I am not yet there. It’s work in progress. But one thing that I realised which I had only read before is that being busy isn’t not having time,...
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Changes

I have come a long way. Still a long way to go.

So, it has been a while since I have actively written stuff. I used to have regular posts on this website but in the past one year, priorities have changed and my goals have changed too. Hence there has been a makeover on this website on the topics of my articles and also a little change to the layout. Biggest change perhaps is the title. It reads “vp’s café”. What’s that? Is it cheesy? Well yeah, it damn well is. Change is the only constant. I know, an over-used quote. But I just don’t care :laughing: I have been experimenting...
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Interviewed by The ShanMan on Podcasting

So, finally I gave an interview on podcasting.

The Interview I’ve been podcasting at Writer & Geek Show since Jun 2017. In doing so, I have researched a lot on the internet about podcasting. From the equipments required to the format and how long the episode should be - everything was a part of my research. Google, YouTube, blogs, I’ve been to countless sources trying to extract the last drops of knowledge on podcasting. I was most satisfied with YouTube. I watched many videos on podcasting style, audio editing tutorials, microphone reviews etc. One channel in particular ended up being my favourite and that was run by ShanMan....
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