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Posts tagged ‘short-and-straight’

This epic rant is worth your time if you read the news

April 20, 2015

Akshat Rathi

LiveMint journalist Sidin Vadukut’s rant was partly based on a reading course he was designing

Sorry, Paulo

February 2, 2015

Akshat Rathi

“When you want something, the universe conspires in helping you achieve it,” wrote Paulo Coelho in The Alchemist. Well, not really true. Instead, it is your unconscious thoughts that shape much of your conscious being, which does the actual work of getting you there. So the only part of the universe that is conspiring to help you achieve it is the back of your mind. That is until you share your dreams with others who care about you, and maybe then a greater part of the universe conspires with you. Just wanting something won’t get you anything.

A place of no sorrow

August 26, 2014

Akshat Rathi

Where the glacier meets the sky, the land ceases to be earthly, and the earth become one with the heavens; no sorrows live there any more, and therefore joy is not necessary; beauty alone reigns there, beyond all demands.

— Halldór Laxness, Nobel Pize-winning Icelandic writer, in World Light