Category: Non non-fiction
Part life. Part imagination.
Part life. Part imagination.
Have you ever been in the type of moment where you feel like you know what is happening, without knowing what is happening, as if you have lived this moment before, leaving its sweet scent on you, maybe a few lifetimes before – or a few lifetimes ahead – so it feels so, so familiar, […]
A writer writes. Obviously. But not everyone who writes is a “writer.” To be a writer is to be many things at the same time. A writer builds special muscles, brain cells, creative “spaces” and a heightened sense of screening & absorbing information all the time, which allow him/her to marinade ideas in his/her head, […]
A seasoned warrior tries to avoid battles many times. That is not his weakness. It’s his compassion. Because he knows how much damage he can do if he gets down to it. For every battle he fights, he avoids a hundred others, & gives it his 100x. So think before you pick a battle with […]
Cats are some of the most misunderstood creatures. They are not really mean. They just express themselves differently. In a world that is fast becoming insensitive to all things fine and subtle, the language of love of cats is one that not everyone speaks. Cats are moody. You can keep calling them and they won’t […]
When you start making art, or doing something else that requires you to squeeze all your creativity out of you, you literally face the best and worst parts of you. Best because being creative is one of the most divine qualities a human being can have. Worst because, at that moment, you face – just […]
Making art is a funny business. Beautiful, but funny. To make art you need inspiration. When you make art, you share that inspiration with scores of people. Yet, what happens if you run out of fuel? What if your life depends on making art, and you run out of fuel? What if you are hurt, […]
I still remember listening to “Numb” and feeling like it was closer to how I felt than I’d like to admit. I was young, reasonably rich, unhappy, and with no clue where my life was going or what life was for in the first place. Like many others, I ended up drinking, smoking, in the […]
The cause of Chris Cornell’s death was hanging. What was the cause of hanging?
Depression doesn’t kill people. Pills do.
Fluoride is a poison. Anything told to you differently, is a lie, sugar-coated in more poison.
It’s one of those embarrassing things you don’t like to talk about. I had an ear pain. And I had run out of ear buds. I saw one time-worn earbud floating in a dusty remote corner of my dressing table drawer and after a few doubts about its cleaning abilities, rolled it back into shape, […]
Why Eid is the Biggest Massacre Unstopped by Animal Rights Organizations
Amongst the many vices of that great country called the US of A, the one that is perhaps the most ignored is the startling dearth of the multiplicity of paper sizes. While we endure the american dreams sold to the world by the makers of the United States of America, there is a resounding disappointment that remains at […]
I have a database of 15,000+ photos. That should explain it. Creative commons are an outlet. On one fine evening, when watching the Sun set, and sipping my extra strong filter coffee, I got to thinking of how many heartening photos I have clicked, similar to the one I was just about to click. Many of those […]
Creativity requires exploration, experimentation and reason-less play. All of these require courage, because they require you to step outside of the perimeter of your daily activities and fixed beliefs. Experimentation can also prove that your ideas about something were wrong! And that can also evoke fear in many people, because they are too attached to […]
Here I have compiled five most pertinent TED talks on the subject of creativity, which have the capacity to inspire anyone to pursue their own creative niche in life: #1 David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence #2 Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity #3 Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius #4 Tim Brown: […]
Not sure how you can be creative? Have serious doubts if at all you can be creative? Most people are. Sadly, that is how life is. The good news is, that that is not how it needs to be from today onwards. Because, it is very very easy for anyone to find out their niche […]
Creativity is NOT coming up with new ideas. Ideation and creativity are NOT the same things. Read the above two statement atleast three times until it sinks in enough for you to raise the question, “So what IS creativity and how is it different from generating ideas?” Scenario #1: I am sitting in a coffee […]
Why breathe? Why live? Why laugh? Why do the things you do? Creativity is the natural expression of the flow of your life. You don’t have to do anything to become creative. Whether you think about it or not, whether you agree with it or not, whether you express it or not, you are creative. […]
JACK KEROUAC Jack Kerouac: writer, novelist, poet, traveler, the father of the “Beat Generation” and one of the very few people I know of, who bent around the rules of grammar to write emotive prose, and yet, wrote perfect Haiku! The first book by Jack Kerouac that I read (and re-read) was Lonesome Traveler. It […]
It is not just misery that loves company. In fact, misery does not love company. Beyond a certain point, you can’t make too many people miserable with your misery! Someone or the other is bound to cheer you up! No one loves misery. But creativity definitely loves company. It is like a cold; you just […]
We think that the mind is wild, and likes to do different things everyday, and is meant to protest against any routine we impose on it. The most innate human nature is to be free, revel in freedom of every kind. That is what we think. ( Atleast I used to think till an hour […]
When you stare at a laptop screen for long hours, perhaps at your job, the mind begins to go numb. The nature of the mind is erratic, but if it is forced to repeat the same or similar thing over long hours, it begins to lose its ability to think different. This is true not […]
Creativity is not a quantifiable, measurable phenomenon. It is not a one time happening that can be recorded and measured and replicated exactly, under controlled conditions, for different subjects. Creativity is not an outcome of a set of factors which when replicated with different people, will produce the same result every time. Hence, scientists are […]
There is a prevalent belief in the world at large: some people are just creative like that, perhaps by birth, and some are not – the “non creatives”. Where this belief sprang from, it seems no one knows. Yet most people don’t pause and think before accepting it as a fact. This is also the […]