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Pavan Kumar Yara
Freelance Tech Consultant & CTO
Freelance Tech Consultant & CTO

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Shortness of Life
Wherefore it is as foolish to lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years from now as it is to lament that we were not alive a hundred years ago. Death is the origin of another life. Just so did we weep, just so did we struggle against entering this l...

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Life Lessons from a Man who has seen 12000 Deaths
Bhairav Nath Shukla is the Manager of  Mukti Bhawan , a Varanasi hostel where people check-in to die. He shares key life lessons he has learnt over the past 44 years from his experience of witnessing 12000 deaths with  Project Fuel  team.  Some of these key...

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Why Read Philosophy?
There is a pleasure in philosophy, and even a lure in the mirages of metaphysics which every student feels until the coarse necessities of physical existence drag him from the heights of thought into the mart of economic strife and gain. Most of us have kno...

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"Let me say this before rain becomes a utility that they can plan and distribute for money. By “they” I mean the people who cannot understand that rain is a festival, who do not appreciate its gratuity, who think that what has no price has no value, that wh...

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Li Lu: Reflections On Reaching Fifty
Li Lu, who works with Charlie Munger in Pasadena, just turned 50  and posted this on his Facebook page: Reflections On Reaching Fifty I was born in April of 1966, on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Soon after, my parents and grandparents all lost person...

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Do this. Directives - Part 1 by Derek Sivers
I've recently completed reading Derek Siver's book -   Anything You Want   (1 hour read, Goodreads link  here ), reflecting lessons learnt from his 10 years of experience in becoming a successful entrepreneur. Tim Ferris did a podcast ( mp3 ,   link ,   tra...

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Independence of Solitude
What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who th...

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Or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands
I may be numberless, I may be innocent I may know many things, I may be ignorant Or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands Or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands Thanks to Sting, for their 'A Thousand Years' song.

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You Start Dying Slowly
You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly When you kill your self-esteem; When you do not let others help you. You start dying slowl...

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Meaning of Life
Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience. As your experiences differ and multiply, you become a different man, and hence your perspective changes. This goes on and on. Every reaction is a learning process; every significant experience alter...
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