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An engineer in the making, a consistent learner, and full of enthusiasm. Pursuing B. Tech in IT. Writes about self-improvement, fitness, and sometimes money.

This world will be a better place.

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I hope one day,
Countries will stop fighting for land and sea,
And try to make the world a better place.

I hope one day,
The Indian subcontinent will unite again,
And regain its lost glory.
India and China will put down their guns,
To share their ideas as they did before.
North and South Koreans
Can walk across the 38th parallel again.

I hope one day,
The political leaders will debate for the country,
Instead of just gaining the power.

The peace provided by the war,
Is just a result of the extreme devastation.
We’ve got a lot of things…


Three steps that I used to detoxify my brain

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You might be struggling to do the hard things, or at least the stuff you are supposed to do, be it preparing for the test you have to take tomorrow, or an assignment you have to submit. You are procrastinating. But not anymore, because I am going to show you a strategy that will help you to never procrastinate again. You will not have to force yourself to study or work.

By taking the three simple steps that you will learn here, preparing for that final exam, or working on your side hustle is going to be much easier. I…


3 key factors that determine your calisthenics journey

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If you have read my previous pieces you’d know that I am a big fan of calisthenics. I can’t do anything about that. But what I can do is, tell you the checklist you must ensure while getting into or even maintaining your calisthenics journey.

Calisthenics is all about mastering your body. Mastering your body involves strength, balance, mobility, and flexibility.

There are 3 fundamental points you must keep in mind while performing calisthenics exercises. With no further due, let’s dive in.

Stability

In almost any calisthenics exercise you do, you can’t ignore this key factor. …


Your choices decide whether your life is a success or is it a failure

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If we try to boil everything that happens to us down to a single thing, a single core-controlling factor of all the results that take place in our lives, what will it come down to?

It’s only one thing that determines whether you are going to live in a luxurious apartment or a slum, live the life you wanted to, or live the life you are being wanted to. It all comes down to choices. The choices you make every single time.

It was my choice of not abiding by what my dad said about not playing too aggressive sports…


You might be sacrificing your health in the pursuit of your wealth.

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Stay awake till 4 AM, sacrifice sleep, and whatnot these guys having a Lamborghini behind them, preach on Instagram and in the ads popping up in between the YouTube videos. I am sure you might also have read something like “Winners are those who either sleep or wake up at 4 AM or 5 AM.”

Many teenagers and people, especially and in their 20s, often think that if they are not hustling in such a manner, they aren’t going to be successful in life. But that’s not the case. …


And what I started doing instead

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1 AM glared back at the phone screen, screaming at me to sleep, as I was getting high with my thought, “Why is everything with me so fucked up? Why am I so stressed every time, why am I not able to focus on anything properly?”

A deep sound from the inner me rumbles in my ear, “You need to get rid of some things.” “What are they?” I asked. And as the conversation between me and myself continued, I realized these things were eating me alive.

After a long conversation, we concluded to stop doing the following 5 things…


4 simple pieces of advice that will make your calisthenics journey easier.

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Not everyone in fitness would want to learn calisthenic skills but everyone into calisthenics definitely wants to learn at least some of those intriguing skills like the muscle-up, handstand, flags, levers, or the beast, the planche.

I have also learned some of the calisthenic skills like the dragon flag, the L-sit, skills mostly based on the core strength, and currently working on handstand and building up my straight arm strength to train for some advanced skills like the human flag and front and back lever.

With myself involved in strength and skill training, I think I can provide some valuable…


Some of them may even have a butterfly effect on your life

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Often we find ourselves searching for a whole new remedy to our problems in the external world. But the fact is, the solution to our problem lies within ourselves.

Sometimes a lot of problems in our lives take place due to our bad habits, which we have developed over time. Though it’s too difficult to get rid of the old habits, it is very much possible to build up some new habits to tackle the old ones. And maybe in the process you get rid of some of the bad old habits too.

Following are 12 simple but effective habits…


There are broadly 4 types of training methods

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Many people I see going to the gym just know that they want to get stronger and bigger. They don’t know how to get there. They do everything from intense cardio to powerlifting without knowing what their main objective is.

You don’t need to know the exact path at the beginning, but you must at least know what type of training you should aim for. Many people don’t know how to structure a workout because they don’t know what type of training is optimal for them.

Though it’s difficult to suggest an exact workout plan for any type of training…


5 legit ways to invest in yourself for great long-term returns.

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Investing in “material” things is risky, we all might be familiar with the bursting of the housing bubble and the stock market crash, new technologies can rise and shine like anything as if there’s no tomorrow and can crash in a matter of weeks.

If you aren’t familiar with technology rising and crashing case, you must definitely check out the Dot-com bubble case.

That’s the nature of “material” investing.

But one investment that you can make and can guarantee no crash, is in yourself. No one can take it away from you. …

Ankit Das

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