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Weekly Bookmarks - Issue No 1

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Decided to start documenting my favourite stuff online here.

Managing my bookmarks has been a pain and sometimes when I bookmark something, I forget why I bookmarked it.

I'll be adding links to things on the web + short (1-2 lines) notes on what's interesting there.

This post is more of a dump of my backlog of bookmarks, future posts will have themes, current affairs, more recent things to consume.

Things to read

Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs | LitReactor

Online Writers Workshop, Online Monthly Classes taught by published authors and industry professionals and Robust Literature Magazine with Columns, Interviews, Reviews and more.

On Writing :

One of my favourite essays by an author who's style of writing I've come to love.

The essay stresses on the need to write in a way that lets the reader build the story in their head rather than just be told what's happening. Show, don't tell in its purest form.

On Writing PPTs :

As someone who used to make quite a few PPTs and still help people with theirs, this article in particular put in a framework which helped me significantly improve what they intended to communicate.

Temple Architecture and Math :

Found this in my archives when I was putting this together.

Super interesting article on the intersection between Hindu Temple Architecture in India and Math : The Hindu Temple as a Model of Fractal Cosmology

(that website is a goldmine for data + math related essays)

Proxy for the rise of the Indian Internet :

There's been a lot that has been said of the impact of Jio etc in bringing millions online in India, to me, this article about this phenomenon is a favourite.

The world is just not ready for Indians coming online.

Things to listen to

The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz

If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts

A friend shared this a while ago and since then they've added an audio version to it as well.

This has become one of my top recommended pieces on What it means to be a leader.

Derek Sivers podcast on Farnam Street

I'm a huge admirer of Sivers and love listening to his perspective on life, this is a lovely podcast with just that, several of these perspectives are things that I echo.

Things to watch

Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks

So many people who run the background show in the startup world today ( as VCs, advisors, investors ) and ran startups till a decade ago feature in this incredible documentary of just geeks building stuff

Paxman interviews Christopher Hitchens - Newsnight archives (2010)

In November 2010, the writer Christopher Hitchens, then dying of cancer, gave this long interview to Jeremy Paxman. Filmed at Hitchens’s home in New York, it…

Hitchens is one of my favourite writers, thinkers of the past 20-30 years.

In this video, Hitchens is interviewed by Paxman while Hitchens was dying of cancer, this is about a year before he passed.

In short, an interview of a man facing death

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