Category Archives: Habit change

Fitness: It’s not about motivation.

It’s June, the middle point of the year. 6 months have passed since we rang in the new year, full of energy, hope and optimism. This year, we promised ourselves, is going to be The Year Of A Better Me. … Continue reading

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How to spend less

Ever since the 2000 rupee note came out, my spending behaviour has changed. Now, when I’m considering buying something, the first thought that goes through my head is, Will the vendor accept my 2000 rupee note? It’s almost a parallel process: … Continue reading

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How communities nudge you towards your goal

“Show me your friends, and I’ll tell you what kind of a person you are.” Many moons ago, a good friend of mine used to say this as we tried to understand the people around us. At the time, it … Continue reading

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Horn Not OK, please!

These days, around Mumbai, I’m seeing quite a few stickers and hand-painted signs on the backs of trucks and tempos exclaiming, “Horn not OK, please!” Is Mumbai in the midst of a behaviour change experiment to kill honking? The perennial … Continue reading

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Always a Beginner – Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about finding myself as a beginner in my fitness regimen (“Always A Beginner” blogpost). After a long gap, where I was not able to exercise with any regularity, I started again and discovered my … Continue reading

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Always a Beginner

Beginnings are good. The hark the dawn of a new era, whether it’s the era of newfound knowledge when we start a book, or the era of a new look, when we get a haircut. Some beginnings are seemingly trivial, … Continue reading

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Forget the fitness gadgets, what you need is already in your kitchen

I have a monthly calendar, which hangs in my kitchen, next to my fridge. It’s one of those common calendars that hang in any Indian households, called Kalnirnay. I look at it 8-10 times a day, from the morning, when … Continue reading

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