Gaurang's Thoughts

4 Key Reasons why the world is turning into an unhappier place -

1. Very high cost of maintaining a 'happy lifestyle'. Whether or not you have money in the bank, you are forcing yourself to buy that iPhone, travel to that destination, party every weekend and do a lot more, just in order to look happy, and therefore hoping to be happy. 
2. It is an increasingly lonely world. The irony is that we are the largest number of humans there have ever been on this planet, yet we find ourselves and our surroundings lonelier than before. That's because we are all 'busy', live 'far', stay 'apart', interact 'socially', leaving little time for real intimacy. 
3. Careers are unstable. Once upon a time getting a job or starting a business meant that there is one lesser thing to worry about for the next 20 years. Now there is no absolute surety about the next two too. We keep seeking stability, but it increasingly evades humans. 
4. Peak Jealousy. Humans have been jealous forever, but never was the very causing factor of jealousy right in your face, all day. The more we spend time on social media, the more we fall prey to get influenced by what the world around us is doing. 

My experience with macOS Big Sur

My experience with macOS Big Sur


Indeed a great operating system but it has its own set of flaws. the most important one is the issue with QuickTime player. If you are recording screen for longer period of duration, then the files recorded may get corrupted because of possible memory constraints. 


One thing that I liked about QuickTime Player is that it auto saves the recording file but when it gets corrupted, it won’t play significant part of the video which is a shame. 

Work life - missing the mentor/ boss - do you>

After leaving a firm, do you miss your boss/ manager?


A good manager can make you shine — mentors you, brings best of you.


For me it was DB — looking forward to working again with my ex-boss 



Some of my profound learnings in managing relationships

There will be many people you would start admiring and adoring in your life, as mentor or role model. It's one of the greatest fee;omgs after all -- to look upto someone. 

At times, what would happen is, your political views/ religious beliefs on any topic may differe greatly. It's okay to have those differences. Accept the fact that it happens and the maturity is in to never discuss on that topic. That would ensure that the relationship would continue to be amicable which otherwise would get strainged over time and the charm in the relationship will get lost. 

Population density and its effect on economy

Years ago, I got curious about a thought, why Mumbai (being my favourite cities) is a land of opportunities and dreams. 

One of the conclusions of my random thoughts was that because it is so dense with millions of people around, no one can starve really if one provides some kind of value, even if that's to sell a thing as small as a Vada Pav. 

As the cities are now growing vertically, at a single point, as a service provider/ product seller, you will have masses to pitch and sell your services to. That would result in potentially huge influx of revenue and the pursuit of your entrepreneurial journey would get a wind and direction. 

What do you think could be other reasons for dense cities to flourish more?