Monday, October 12, 2015

Article: A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you a happier person

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them. Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy. UCLA n...

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

"Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from
afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it's all around you.
We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and think about it, to pursue is to chase something without a guarantee of ever catching it..."

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Habits of people who always get promoted

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Habits of people who always get promoted"

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

L&T (Fidelity) Equity Fund

I had made my first equity investment in the NFO of Fidelity, way back in 2005. I was looking into the financial products available for small investors and was thinking of exploring equity markets. Fidelity had then introduced its maiden equity fund in India, named Fidelity Equity Fund. I had heard about Fidelity, did some research on its background and based on that decided to make a small investment in this fund. Luckily, some Investment Agent had called me for selling some other fund at that time (probably one of ABN Amro funds). Instead of investing in his recommendations, I asked him to invest in Fidelity Equity Fund. I remember he tried to discourage me from doing so (he was linked to ABN Amro Bank) but I persisted. So, thats how I made my first equity investment!
Years passed on and I am still invested in the fund. Only change is that it is now known as L&T Equity Fund (sadly, Fidelity withdrew from Indian mutual funds in 2012 or 2013).

It has been a topsy-turvy ride in FEQ/LEQ in these 10 years, but it has managed to be more than six times the original investment after a lot of ups and downs. Just have a look at the below graph of its performance over last 10 years.
Returns of Fund since inception against its benchmark
It has managed to give CAGR of 19.84% (all tax-free!)
You can get more info in the fund at ValueResearch.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Link Fest - 23-May-2015

Some of the things I have been reading this week:
  • 10 Things I Would Tell My 22-Year-Old Self [LinkedIn Pulse]
  • Six SWOT Analysis Tools and Applications [Designorate]
  • The Indian 'App-onomy' [Medium]
  • Send A Link To Your Deskmate Via Sound, With A New Google Extension [FastCompany]
  • What Happens Behind the Scenes When You Buy Things with Your Phone [Gizmodo]
  • Report: software error responsible for crashing the Airbus A400M [Heise]
  • The only technique to learn something new [BoingBoing
  • Walk Like a Happy Person, Be a Happier Person [NYMag

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Link Fest - 26-Apr-2015

Here are some of the articles I came across this week:

Most presentations are boring, some are tolerable, a very few are memorable. The memorable ones all share a single essential characteristic--they tell a story. But what does that really mean?


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Google HR boss says asking these questions will instantly improve your job interviews

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Google HR boss says asking these questions will instantly improve your job interviews"

<quote> Managers may want to keep interviews conversational or unique — asking weird questions like "What was the last costume you wore?" — but you'll be doing both yourself and the candidate a disservice, says Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock in his new book "Work Rules!"</quote>

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Highbrow Starts Your Morning with an Educational Course

<quote>Highbrow sends you a short educational lesson each morning on a variety of subjects. The subjects range from food and history to philosophy and art. They'll email you a short lesson each morning and promise it takes less than five minutes to read. Most courses are ten days long. You're checking your email in the morning anyway, so you might as well expand your knowledge.</quote>

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How to Fake your Location in Google Chrome

<quote>When you happen to visit a location-aware website, the browser will always ask for a confirmation before sharing your location. If you aren't keen to share your geographic coordinates, you can always deny that request or, if you are using Google Chrome, you can even send a fake location to the website... </quote>

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Android UI Automated Testing

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Android UI Automated Testing"

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10 ways to get happy

10 ways to get happy

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