Zain K.

How to deal with the burden of not overachieving in life?

August 1, 2021

When I graduated, I did so at the top of my class. It was wonderful. I had made so many people proud. Mostly, my parents who continued recalling that moment for years (still do). I had made my close friends proud too. They had always believed in my potential intelligence and seeing it materialize was something of value to them. It gave them happiness. With this achievement, came an unsaid expectation- to continue achieving more. It did take some effort …

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Crazy idea- A ‘Naiki (نیکی)’ logging platform

July 23, 2021

The word Naiki نیکی in English means virtue. In this context, it refers to the good and selfless deeds that a person performs. Over the past few years, I have noticed something- almost every single day when I open my fb newsfeed, I find a heart-wrenching story waiting for me. Sometimes, even two. A week back, a girl had shared an incident in which she was in an auto-rickshaw on Shahrah-e-Faisal and a few guys on their motorbikes surrounded her …

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Gmail tips & tricks for work: 8 must-know hacks

July 17, 2021

If you are like me, you have Gmail open throughout the day. At work on the laptop and at home on your phone. Every time a new email notification pops up, you have an urge to have a peek at it. And if you do, it more often than not adds something on our to-do list. Unless you make use of tricks and hacks for your inbox, it will continue to put a burden on you. With something you use …

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Why have I made this blog text-only ?

July 17, 2021

For an eternity, I was inspired by text-rich websites. The ones which had a purpose. A purpose which was genuine. One which was interesting enough to make the readers come back time and again. Fulfilling enough to not need images to make it stand out. When I started writing this blog, I wrote a couple of posts with images. Images which took me over half an hour to find. I had to make sure that they were either copyright-free or …

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Uncopyright

July 16, 2021

My entire blog is uncopyrighted. I have been inspired by the work of Leo Babuta who has been following this practice for his blog Zen habits. I’ve put all my blog posts in the public domain and released my copyright on all these works. There is no need to email me for permission — use my content however you want! Email it, share it, reprint it with or without credit. Change it around, put in a bunch of swear words …

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