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AuthorMani Karthik

In my pursuit to happiness, I share everything I've learnt on this blog. From productivity to spirituality and everything in between. I quit my cozy job in Silicon Valley to pursue blogging & is an Entrepreneur now. I help startups grow & teach people blogging.

5 Airport Hacks to Make Your Travel Worry-Free at Domestic Indian Airports


The word “airport” brings the image of a large, busy and confusing place with lots of travelers rushing from here to there! From luggage drops to tackling the boarding pass queue to security checks – the entire process can be tiresome at times, right? India is the third largest civil aviation market in the world and in 2018, Indian airports registered footfall of 341 million passengers, says an...

A Trip To Kazakhstan


So, I did a quick trip to Kazakhstan from India, with my best buddies. Here is a video documenting our experience! Kazakhstan (Almaty) surprised us with its hospitality and resources. Beautiful natural resources, well-mannered people, lots of shopping and things to do – I think everyone should visit Kazakhstan. It’s a hidden gem for travelers. What I loved about Kazakhstan...

What do you do?


Every party, every meet-up.. if there’s one question you want to dodge, it is this. “So, what do you do?” What people really mean is what do you do to earn a living? Or.. How do you make money? Or.. What is your social status in comparison to me? Either way, it’s a question to judge you. Instead of this, I think people (including me) should ask.. “So, what have you...

Return to India Checklist & FAQ


I returned to India from the USA in 2017 end. While trying to find information about the whole process, I decided to roll up my sleeves and share my experience, list out the process, tools and learnings in an article, so that others benefit. I ended up creating the Back to India website, an amazing WhatsApp and Telegram group (invites available) and this article. This article is made with the...

Visiting USA – A Guide for First Timers


I’ve lived in the US for about 6 years. Also visited it couple of times for work and leisure (on visit visa). And I share a lot of my experience on my blog. Perhaps because of this, lot of people ask keep me about visiting USA. What is the process involved, things to keep in mind etc. In this article, I thought I’ll write up everything I’ve learned over the years about visiting...

The Thing About Life, Nobody Ever Tells You


“And they lived happily ever after.” – This is the biggest lie you ever heard (or one of them). From fairytales to fantasies, we’re all conditioned to believe that life is all about perfection. The perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect wife, the perfect home. But life is anything but perfect. Perfection is just our excuse. It’s a mask we wear ‘cos we...

Punjab Grill Review: Authentic Punjabi Cuisine in Kochi


So, the other day, I visited the new Punjabi Grill restaurant that opened at Lulu Mall, Kochi. You know, the one on the second floor, next to Hamley’s and stuff. On the first look, it looked very upscale and polished, with lot of space inside and amazing decor. Everything was in deep black and gold! Nice taste right there. I was greeted well as I entered and the floor manager Mr.Arun took...

Redmi 4 Review: A Good Smartphone at an Affordable Price


Xiaomi is an international smartphone maker that has always tried to provide cost effective devices, using less-expensive components. In July 2013, Xiaomi launched a budget smartphone line, Redmi, that used the company’s MIUI operating system, based on Android. The phones from this line can be easily distinguished due to their small screen size, which is usually 5 inches, as compared to the Redmi...

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