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Product analysis and a bunch of experiments to make Medium a better place for readers and authors.

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Medium is awesome. The quality of content and the writers, in general, is by far the best among every other blogging platform out there. …


Reading Fiction is a course in empathy. A long, ever improving and wonderful course.

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Joe Abercrombie wrote a character in his First Law Trilogy. A crippled war veteran who despises his life. He became a cripple after being tortured by the other side in war. And eventually, he himself became a torturer for his country. …


That one book to read if you have two hours before the end of the world

Science Fiction can be a tough sell. Frank Herbert’s dark world of Dune, Neal Stephenson’s dystopian cyberpunk novels, or even popular shows like Star Trek. They go deep into morality, politics, and metaphorize modern issues in their rich vibrant, but unknown worlds. But then once in a while, you get…


How to make reading books more productive, efficient and enjoyable.

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It is pretty easy at this point to give two excuses for people who don’t have time to read. Oh, I have too much work, dude! I am just drained. Second. Oh, I just don’t have to stamina to concentrate for such a long time.

Now, obviously, there are some…


The overwhelming feeling while starting a new Scifi or Fantasy series after finishing an old one, and how to get over it

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After finishing a book or a series, I face a lot of inertia while picking up a new book. I am constantly dreaming about the old world, talking about it with my friends, and feel comfortable with the characters. I am excited to pick up the new book, I want…


Comparing old and new fantasy writing styles

I finally read Christopher Paolini’s Eragon after a long time. It was in my TBR for an eternity and I finally made the first leap into reading the first book of The Inheritance Cycle. Conclusion, I thoroughly enjoyed it no doubt. …


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Millions saw the enormous spaceships emerge from the depths of the ocean and leave planet Earth. So did you. You go with every kind of scientist available in submarines to discover the unknown oceanic civilization. Your linguistic expertise is what they needed in case they find unknown texts. …


On the last day, my stride became smaller with every step. With my heart pounding in my head, and legs paining with the added baggage of a thing called gravity and a lack of a thing called oxygen made me wonder why do we climb. …


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All of us who have built a web app from scratch or planning to build a web app from scratch have faced the overwhelming feeling of where to start and how to go about.

But we also know that it is important to show something really tangible to test out…


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I was… or am eighty years old. I was not supposed to survive. The doctors gave me no chance. And why would they? They had younger, healthier people waiting for their care. I starkly remember my last breath like it was yesterday. But it happened a few seconds ago, according…

Gaurav Shetty

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