Gaurang's Thoughts

Learnings from Casey Neistat

Below are the Notes from a video I watched of Casey Neistat:

  • believe in your story, source is invested in the story / subject.
  • work is more important than India. motivated > inspiration.
  • Absorb the motivation around yourself.
  • make something which people will care about.
  • vitality just happens. you can’t you anything about it but to make the best video.
  • story should be important. cinematic product appeal.
  • advice to filmmakers  - do the work .inspiration is cheap. WORK is important.
  • through working you learn.

A letter to my 20 something self

Dear Gaurang

You are a person with a kind heart. When you will be grown up, you will still have it. There are a few key things which you should have known which would have saved you a lot of your valuable time and other intangibles.


  • Tell no lies, anytime, any where. Truth will take care of it.
  • If you are behind your schedule, let every person ( involved in it ) know about it.
  • Archive the clutter, don't attempt to clean / sort / beautify it. You will end up wasting a lot of time.
  • Hoarding books is fine, reading them is better.
  • It's better to be a lil' early than to be over late. Doesn't matter what might be the case. People won't understand, but you don't have to attempt.
  • Don't just hop around your projects / initiatives. Stick to one and build your legacy.
  • Network with people, talk to them and keep in touch with them. Follow ups are must-do activities.
  • Play and follow any sport maniacally. It will keep you healthy.

More to come, soon.

You will have crazy time reading, but still read them, devour them and follow them ardently.

Big Indian Parking Problem

Indira Gandhi International Airport Parking.

So one fine day, I went to see off my cousin and family to the Airport. I wanted to save a few bucks and went

Learnings - Park the Car for 30 mins max if I really have to or else they will charge 180 and the price will keep on increasing.

Gurgaon’s CyberHub has also interesting parking fees. It starts with 40 for 2 hours and then Rs 100 per hour.

While large part of india is living under Rs 100 per day, Rs 100 per hour is too extreme but then we just can’t compare these things with each other.

Take away:
When you really have to talk a lot, home is better place. If you really want to understand the theme and surrounding then having a Cab is so much better option.

Usage of Cab is going to increase a lot in upcoming months / years as parking is getting massively expensive, driving in Delhi NCR roads is traumatic and often frustrating as it is full of senseless people driving while talking on phone, hopping around lanes, applying brakes suddenly, holy cows and not so intelligent dogs jumping right in front of your Car.

Observation about OS X's Notes App

I love OS X's App - Notes which is super light and amazing app. It lets you write notes ( with images, text formatting is allowed, tables too).

Interestingly when you sync your Email account such as Gmail's, it saves your notes in the form of e-mail ( it basically emails you the note's content ).

Now, this could be useful as you will have backup of your notes but it can creep out a lot of people.

Therefore, save your notes in the "On my Mac" section which can be chosed from Notes ( Top left corner ) and select "On My Mac " Account.

Observation -

It didn't delete the email note even when I deleted the notes which was very annoying.

Good luck with using your Notes App.

Happy new year 2016

Indeed this New Year 2016 will be very important and interesting one.

I had scattered my energies into massive number of things which brought me so much gyaan yet very less usability. For now, I am focusing on concentrating all of my energies into very limited set of projects which will have significant impact on my life.

Primest focus will be on BeingSkilled and my very personal website.