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Ideas, Speaking in Public & Nihilism

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What’s up admi gang, behen parivar?

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of my prem patra. I am overwhelmed by the feedback I have received. Looking forward to hearing more from you guys.

Reply to this mail and share what you are reading/watching/listening to this week — I might share some in our next edition.

The Idea Maze

This article from Balaji Srinivasan is a roadmap for entrepreneurs who want to turn their idea into a profitable business. It orbits around a concept called *The Idea Maze*.

Great founders think through various paths they can take their company on They have an answer not just for why they're choosing a specific path but also why they've rejected the alternatives.

If you want to build a company, this article is for you.

How to speak: MIT Lecture

In this lecture, Patrick Wilson, a computer scientist at MIT shares his principles of speaking in public. He shares a bunch of rules and heuristics that will improve speaking ability in important situations.

You’d love his use of props and his sense of humor — the way he cracks jokes with a blank face is hilarious. Great talk, will definitely teach you a couple of thumb rules about sharing your ideas in the most interesting ways.

Go, learn something!

Charles Bukowski: the poetic embodiment of a raised middle finger

Bukowski is probably the most influential writer of all time. His graphic and violent poems bring out the deepest struggles of modern-day humanity. They create a weird hollow space inside your head that is disturbingly meditative.

Bukowski was a true nihilist who spent his entire life writing and drinking. It’d be foolish to assume that a man like him had an easy life. To understand the person behind those poems about sex, violence, and drinking, watch this documentary.

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Three of his poems that I absolutely love are Bluebird, The Crunch, and So You Want to Be a Writer!

Content I Shared This Week


The Charvakas believed that the only pure source of knowledge is perception and empiricism. They said that knowledge comes from experiences gathered through the five senses. So naturally, they rejected the ideas of religion, supernaturalism, afterworld, karma etc.

In my recent conversation with Kushal Mehra, we discussed about the long lost Charvaka philosophy and some other forms of Indic philosophy.

I would recommend this short video as a primer for our conversation.


Three Things You Can Do Right After College if Your College Experience Wasn’t Great!

Go! Watch it here.

When you say you wasted three years in college, what you actually believe is that you have lost your scope of learning and making yourself better; which is not true.

Look at life in levels rather than phases and you will not worry about it

Quotes To Share

“Common sense is wisdom gained from experience. Play more games to get more sharp.”

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“Fall in love with the process. The outcomes will follow. The more you let the outcomes occupy your mind, the more you will feel the pressure.”

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“Aatmaparivartan tab hoga jab aap theek se baith ke aatmachintan karoge.”

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