Category Archives: Habit change

Toilets in India: Now A Seat of Respect

“Hey, what’s that?” I asked, rubber necking as our taxi sped down the road. I had seen a row of portable toilets with a big, bold sign on each door. “Did that say Izzat Ghar?” My companion shrugged blankly. “Izzat Ghar … Continue reading

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The Need for New Milestones

1 January is called New Year’s Day, heralding the start of a fresh calendar year. Traditionally, it’s also the time when we commit, or re-commit, to new beginnings. If there are life changes we want to make, we tend to … Continue reading

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Transform yourself, one written commitment at a time

About a year or so ago, I made a commitment to myself that I will write at least once a week in my blog. It came out of a realisation that, as much as I love keeping a blog, I … Continue reading

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How To Eat

This topic is absurd. Such are the days. Eating used to be easy. I didn’t think about eating except when I was hungry. I knew what to eat. I ate till I was full and then stopped. That’s it. And … Continue reading

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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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