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The Nudge

The Nudge has self-help posts with a heart that don’t sound proud or self-righteous. Each post ends with a “nudge” which is a shareable takeaway summarising the idea.


Here’s What Repeatedly Falling Face-First Has Taught Me About Life


The other day we were laughing when a friend asked me about why one side of my upper lip was a little distorted. It’s not the first time I’ve heard this question. However, this was the first time I thought about it as a metaphor. I often say everything is a metaphor if you stare long enough. You can describe life by anything which is a part of it, and that’s probably my only favourite part about...

Finding Toxic Patterns In Our Lives And Breaking Them: An Anecdote


I was taking a shower the other day, and like every long warm shower, I started thinking about everything that has happened so far in life. You know, the usual recap. It was all the same stuff until I had a little realisation. I realised that the last few years of my life have been almost entirely identical. I realised there was a pattern. Then, I decided to break it. All it took was one decision...

Let’s Talk About Your Bounceback Rate


Before we begin this post, let me do what I’ve always done on this blog – I apologise for skipping the posts for a while. That’s it, though. This is precisely why I stopped doing self-help last year. You see, when you cannot help yourself, you don’t feel like writing to help others. I don’t know how those who do it right do it, but for me, personally, it feels like lying. Sometimes, even worse...

Silence By Thich Nhat Hanh Taught Me How To Talk Myself Down


I recently got a chance to read Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise by Thich Nhat Hanh. The book did not change my life, because no book ever does. I am a firm believer of the fact that the change that comes in our lives comes out of our own volition, irrespective of what triggers it. If not book A, then podcast B or movie C, but the change will come, as long as we genuinely want...

My “Good Day” Rule Went Haywire When I Started Working Full-Time


During college, I always preached about how doing certain things was vital. I put it in a list of three because three is an attractive number. I said that you need three things every day — one to get your body moving, one to get your head working, and one to get your heart beating. It was how I lived my life. Naturally, I packed this in a suitcase with me when I came to Pune some seven months ago...

Why I Have A ‘No Laptop In The Bedroom’ Rule


There’s one rule I’ve not broken since the first day I moved to my apartment in Pune precisely seven months ago. I haven’t brought my laptop in my bedroom even once. That’s not out of coincidence; instead, it is a conscious rule and a decision. Here’s why I thought of it and why it is crucial, in my opinion. It’s a simple post today, but I guess we all need...

Finding Ideas: The ‘Carry A Notebook’ Advice Kinda Sorta Works


I believe most people have heard this age-old piece of advice. It goes like this—always carry a notebook with you. Why? To jot down everything. You could journal; you could write what you feel exactly when you felt it; or you could write ideas in it, every day. I’m sure by now you’re wondering, “but I can do all of that on my phone”, and that’s what I used to think...

What’s Your Inner Weather Report?


A couple of months ago, I found myself at Fuel Human Festival in my hometown, Dehradun. While there is a lot that happened during the festival, there is a part of one workshop that stuck with me. The idea of our inner weather report is something I haven’t been able to shake-off, and with good reason.

How To Reboot Your Canon The Comic Book Way


I’ve started reading comic books again. There’s a lot that I’ve started doing again. Before I get into all of that, I want you to do something. I want you to think long and hard about the most defining moments of your life up until now. These are the superhero moments; the moments when something particular happened and altered everything going further.

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About The Content

There are three kinds of blog posts here as of mid-2019 – The Journal, The Words and The Nudge.

The Journals are thoughts, lessons, events that unfold in my life word-for-word and as barebones as I can put them out there.

The Words are creative pieces, narratives, short-stories that take from my life but did not happen word-for-word.

The Nudge has self-help articles that try to be less proud and self-righteous. They end in the nudge, which is a shareable takeaway that summarises the entire idea.

You can read more about this change here and here.

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Deepansh Khurana

I write code by day and prose by night. I'd say I love coffee but don't we all? I find stories, people and experiences. I blog about them.

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