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A lazy weekend and slow growth

Debashish Reang
Debashish Reang
Hi, friends!
I hope you all are well. I’ve finally finished reading Nothing Much Happens by Kathryn Nicolai. It’s an excellent book; the stories in the book calm your senses and help you relax after a hectic day. And I’ve had jam-packed days and weeks.
We had the IIMA Alumni Endowment Fund lunch this afternoon. That was amazing for a couple of reasons - 1) It saved me the cost of today’s lunch, 2) They served butter chicken and rice, two of the best food items ever invented by humans. Besides, you’d know that’s like finding treasure, considering I’m in Gujarat.
On my way to the coffee shop, I ran into an alumnus (whose name I did not bother asking but seemed very friendly). He narrated how he had an embarrassing moment while showing his son his old dorm. It turns out that they converted Dorm 7 into a Girls’ dorm and he did not know about it. As of today, they turned it back to Boys’ dorm. You see, these are the sort of things that make the IIMA experience worth it despite its flaws.
Other than that, life is quite good. That is, if you don’t count the surprise quizzes or the occasional downs of life. Frankly, I’m pretty indifferent to surprise quizzes by this point. I hope you have a great week.
- Debashish Reang

Debashish Reang
Spotify Wrapped tells me that I've spent 63,482 minutes (and counting?) listening to music in 2021. That's 44.09 days, and about 3 hours a day! I guess this is what happens when your life revolves around reading, writing, and Taylor Swift.
Spotify released Spotify Wrapped 2021, and I’ve some thoughts. I think the tweet above is self-explanatory. I love listening to music, and I don’t think that is hurting other aspects of my life but I’m not so sure. What do you think?
Debashish Reang
It was 59,143 minutes in 2020. So, yeah up by ~7.3%. Gonna do better in 2022. I mean reduce the numbers xD. Also, @taylorswift13 is my top artist for both 2020 & 2021, unsurprisingly. https://t.co/RsrKVatDST
One of my goals last year was to reduce the number of minutes. Clearly, I failed at that. I need someone to tell me that a 7.3% increase isn’t a lot and that listening to music for 44.09 days out of 365 is okay.
Books
I finally finished reading Nothing Much Happens by Kathryn Nicolai. I’ll probably write a book note when I find the time to do so. You can read book notes that I wrote for other books here.
I am currently reading The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson. The book talks about a DNA editing tool known as CRISPR and the ethics surrounding the invention. I’m very excited to read the book because it talks about a few things close to my heart - technology, biology, and, more broadly - basic science.
Articles & Essays
These are some of the articles and essays that I read last week. I’m sharing the links to them, hoping that you will also find them informative and fun.
Quotes
…the times do, in fact, change. They change relentlessly. Inevitably. Inventively. And as they change, they set into bright relief not only outmoded honorifics and hunting horns, but silver summoners and mother-of-pearl opera glasses and all manner of carefully crafted things that have outlived their usefulness. - Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow
The Goldilocks Rule states that humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities. Not too hard. Not too easy. Just right. - James Clear, Atomic Habits
Tweets
PYPER🍒
having a crush on someone is so humiliating like y r u making me shy bro
VVS Laxman
What an incredible comeback by the Indian bowlers to bowl New Zealand out for a mere 62. Mohammad Siraj in full swing is one of the great sights to watch & along with Ashwin and Axar doing the job for India in style. India in a commanding position and should be a dominating day 3 https://t.co/tpy2kGxjNG
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