Hi, I'm Sameer Bajaj
I use this space to publish my book notes and my writings on topics such mindfulness, data, philosophy and more.
An intentional break from routines and some reflections on the reset
Having decided to go on a vacation to Hawaii, I decided to intentionally take a break from my routine. In this piece, I reflect about this break and finding meaning behind my routine.
Empathetic listening - the key for better communication in relationships
In this post, I write about how empathetic listening is key to improving communication in relationships with a framework extracted from the book Non-Violent Communication.
Impatience with actions, patience with results.
Naval's quote "Impatience with action, patience with results" really struck a chord with me in my journey to being more action-oriented. In this post I briefly highlight what worked for me
Documenting my 60 day journey of an hour of daily meditation
Documenting my practice of an hour of daily meditation. I write about what it involves, why I'm sticking to it and what benefits its added to my journey of meditating.
Book Notes - Nonviolent Communication by Marhsall B. Rosenberg
Chapter notes and summary of Nonviolent Communication by Marhsall B. Rosenberg. This book definitely added new perspective to how I communicate in my relationships with more awareness and compassion.
Book Notes - Build a Career in Data Science
Chapter notes and summary of Build a career in data science by Emily Robinson and Jacquelin Nolis. Depending on your stage in Data Science, this book covers a lot of strategies and has indepth interviews that can guide you in your data science career choices.
Uncovering Spotify's black-box to discover new music
Understanding Spotify's hidden functionalities to discover new music and exploring some 3rd party web apps that can expose the Spotify API to help you discover new music
Living my mornings like a modern caveman
After having experimented with multiple methods to get the best out of my mornings, I finally settled on a routine that works best for my mind, mental health, and getting things done.
Key Takeaways from Morgan Housel's Psychology of Money
Morgan Housel's Psychology of Money has been one of my favorite reads of 2020 and I wanted to present some timeless wisdom on the psychology behind our investing behaviors and money management. You will also find my highlights from each chapter in this article.
How to do Transcendental Meditation (TM) and my experience doing it
Highlighting my experience and learnings from doing Transcendental Meditation for more than a year. I talk about what it means, how one can get started doing TM, and practice it regularly to overcome stress and anxiety.