Gaurang's Thoughts

not living in a present moment

Do you remember the time when you were not living in the present moment. I do , I certainly do. I am sure I have to drop this nasty habit now !


Making life clutter free

Staying out of E-mail trouble

It might look very tempting to subscribe to all the free / paid services available online but after a few months when your inbox will be flooded by lots of mails , it will become overwhelming situation to actually go through all of them .
It hampers your work , your productivity , your sanity . it increases stress in your body and mind . its bad .
Subscribe from all the services which you don't require .

fondness of *William Shakespeare*

i am fond of William Shakespeare . he is among a few authors whose book I started reading back in 2000s when I was 10 .
With so many amazing memories , all of the characters used to come in my dreams .
the way william used to write , making sense out of it was quite challenging at times .
some amazing lines from
 merchant of venice 


In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:
It wearies me;
you say it wearies you;

But how I caught it, found it, or came by it
What stuff ’tis made of, whereof it is born,
I am to learn;

And such a want-wit sadness makes of me,

That I have much ado to know myself.

even now making absolute sense out of this is maddening .
but guess what , what doesn't kills you , makes you stronger ;)

Increasing Productivity - Getting rid of clutter

With 2 mail accounts , with subscriptions of various services like twitter ,facebook, etc.
Problem started when frequency of receiving e-mails increased , along with my utter reluctance to delete them periodically . eventually my inbox have become massive giant of clutter . looking at them was annoying and shear waste of time .
Along with about 80,000 unread mails , i had over 1,00,000 files i hoarded in 4 files from internet - in a hope that i will finish reading them during my duration but ended up finishing only 100 of them.

I have spent 100s of hours in categorising each of them and it was pure waste of time , money , and other important things .

So how to get rid of the mess ?

What I did was :
(i) Creating different e-mail ids for 3 major groups -
i. Family & Friends
ii. Business
iii. Everything else

(ii) Unsubscribe from all unimportant services :
i. Facebook sends so many notifications via e-mail which is annoying . Unsubscribe them .
Same goes with Twitter.
ii. Unsubscribe from rest of the unimportant services .
At bottom of every marketing e-mail you will see "Unsubscribe* link , click it , it will take you to Unsubscribing option .
Complete the process .

(iii). Install a e-mail client : Thunderbird - Awesome , Free E-mail client available for all major Operating System Families : Linux , Windows , Mac
Log in using your e-mail account's credentials .
If you use Gmail services , your settings will be automatically detected .
Sort the emails according to the sender,
Delete the e-mails in bulk by selecting specific sender like Facebook .

A Soul looking out for one's mentor

We , human beings are most intelligent animals as we possess multiple intelligence.
Intelligence has become a cliche now , it's what we do with our abilities , that gets count .
Everyone one of us seeks a mentor who can show us the path of wisdom . A mentor acts as a guide , path shower , who doesn't gives up on his disciple . Having Mentor is a necessity whose importance can't be undermined .

In India , there are thousands of students who wants to make their parents proud but many of them are struggling with unemployment because of lack of guidance & employable skills . Not everyone is a self-learner , those who are , they are already in best places while those who don't have one , they have to continuously struggling .

But saddening fact is that ,not everyone is fortunate to have mentor . So , they struggle , they struggle till they fail or win in achieving something and eventually they earn the experience which will mentor themselves in coming years of life .

In this Information Era , the fact that how much information you can attain , retain , produce results from it encompasses ( determines ) your success . With Internet , speed of this process expedited phenomenally .
YouTube , BlogSpot / Wordpress like services have helped thousands to reach out to millions of self-learners who are passionate about their hobby , thanks to which , anyone can literally learn anything they strongly desire for by following their blogs / watching videos .
Every skill requires efforts to put on relentlessly , that's what refines the skill , isolates the genius from the noise . Like gold has to undergo several processes of refineness , so does anything . Brilliance requires efforts .

Mentor sees his student as a seed , which will throughout the journey of training , will blossom into a beautiful flower , a kind of master piece , totally complementing him . This is the moment for which mentor awaits vehemently . Sometimes mentors blush , sometimes they smile , sometimes they shed tears of happiness .

Beautiful , the world is .

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Entry for : Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012.