Hi, I'm Mani Karthik & this is my blog.

I share everything I learn in life, here. From productivity to spirituality, money management to life hacks.
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10 Tips to Be More Productive & Do More in Less Time

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, needs no introduction. His net worth stood at $20.3 billion as of December 22, 2017, according to Forbes. But did you know what else Musk is famous for? For being extremely productive. In an interview to CNBC, Elon Musk said, “Focus...

5 Biggest Regrets Made by People on their Deathbeds

The mere mention of one's own death can evoke different reactions in different people. While some would see it as an unwanted topic to deliberate upon, others like me would see it as an opportunity to reflect back on life and plan course corrections, if needed. I...

Meditation can reshape your brains – Neuroscientist

In this video, Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist, explains with scientific evidence & brain scans how meditation actually changes the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress. Full...

My Favorite Productivity Hacks

1. Supporting Ambient Music I like to listen to music when I work. Well, most of the times. Especially when I'm alone or at home. At work, I don't listen to music because I'm cautious of my attention and wouldn't want to bother others. People might want to talk to you...

First Scientific Evidence Suggests That Working From Home Really Works

I’m almost sure to grab attention when I chip in the working from home part, during a conversation. But at a company like Citrix, it is part of the culture. The workshifting culture, many companies like Citrix pioneered, is sure catching up these days. More and more...

10 Rules Being Human

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period. 2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life." 3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial,...

20 Tips To Make Friends Wherever You Go

Having friends is a huge joy in life.  It says a lot about yourself.  You are loved and cherished and treasured.  You may be funny or kind or compassionate.  That could be why people want to be your friend.  So if you struggle with making friends no matter where you...

20 Secrets to Jump Start Your Morning Fresh

If you dread of getting out of bed in the morning, you need to jump start your morning fresh!  How can you do that if you are so tired?  There are many great ways you can achieve this.  Pick one or two of the following suggestions to see if you can kick your morning...

12 Ways To Stay Fresh All Day At Work

Staying fresh at work for the entire day is really important.  Appearances say a lot about a person and if you do not stay on top of it, you may be saying more than you really think you are. There are many ways you can stay fresh at work. Try some of these simple tips...

10 Simple Ways To Deal With Monday Blues

Monday- the second you hear this word, you pull up a long face and you think- ‘Not again! One entire week full of hard work and toil! Weekend…where did you vanish!’ You are brought out of that holiday mood and made to focus on the hectic week that is desperate for...

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Why I chose the Innova Crysta over Tata Hexa

So, one of the things that kept slipping down my to-do list is travel. It might sound surprising because even though I've been traveling between US and India, and within US, I feel guilty for not traveling within India. Be it Yosemite or Vegas, everywhere I go, deep...

7+ Best Websites to Buy Bitcoins in India

Bitcoins are all the rage isn't it? In India, although a bit late, Bitcoin is making an impact with lead stories on popular TV channels and newspapers. With the hue price hike happening, it's no more something that can be ignored and there's a growing interest from...

Why buying a Tesla in India might be a very bad idea

Felt like riding a bullock cart driving my Honda CRV to work today morning. Thanks Tesla! This whole Tesla thing came into my radar when they launched Roadster sometime back in 2010, but I, along with many other myopic guys brushed it aside for a toy. I could see that...

Jose Veloso Salgado’s painting 1898 - Vasco da Gama perante o Samorim

Jose Veloso Salgado’s painting 1898 - :Vasco da Gama Perante O Samorim"

How India Discovered Vasco da Gama

In this amazing talk, Sanjay Subramanyam talks about the historic figure Vasco Da Gama and his "not so popular" perspectives and traits as mentioned in texts of that era by others. This talk will reveal how Vasco da Gama appears to be certain times, a cheat,...

Meditation can reshape your brains – Neuroscientist

In this video, Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist, explains with scientific evidence & brain scans how meditation actually changes the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress. Full...

5 Easy & Painless Ways to Suicide

If you’re looking for painless ways to end your life, here are top five ways to suicide – no pain, easy peasy. First off, if you’re reading this, I’m sure there is something going on in your life – possibly something bad. You have thoughts – negative ones mostly. I...

How to Overcome Depression

That moment when you feel like the sky is falling down on you. Everything you do becomes terrible mistakes. People talk behind your back. You end up alone in a room, not able to share your worries to anyone. You feel alone in a crowd. Vultures all around, waiting to...

My iPhone X First Impressions

So, I got a new iPhone X. Didn't think I would get one as I've been using a iPhone 7 Plus and I was super comfy with it, but it cracked into pieces, as it fell off. So I ordered a new iPhone X from Amazon and got it delivered two days back. So far, these are my first...

Where to Buy Your First Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the new buzz in town. Everybody wants to invest in this cryptocurrency. An article published by Money in September 2017 gave a list of eight players who have made really serious money with Bitcoin and are still in the game, among whom the Winklewoss Twins,...

How to Mine Bitcoins – 3 Ways

Bitcoin has definitely been the buzzword for 2017. But did you know that by 2140, we won’t be left with any new Bitcoins that can be mined? Yes, when the algorithm for Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, a limit was set on the number of Bitcoins that will ever...

My dirty little secret to keep away from spam emails

Has it ever happened to you that you signed up for some app or web service, only to get spam emails from unsolicited sources, soon after? I try all kinds of new apps that get launched and face this issue all the time. Last day, I tried to check my CIBIL score on a...

How Can I Be Happy?

I talk to a lot of folks going through depression and suicidal tendencies. One thing that's common among them is that they don't feel important anymore in life. They feel like there is no purpose in life. Generally, they aren't happy. Let's think about that for a...

5 Biggest Regrets Made by People on their Deathbeds

The mere mention of one's own death can evoke different reactions in different people. While some would see it as an unwanted topic to deliberate upon, others like me would see it as an opportunity to reflect back on life and plan course corrections, if needed. I...