Author: Akash Chinnaiah

  • Over a century ago, a British archeologist named Howard Carter began excavations in the unforgiving Egyptian Desert with the hopes of discovering something; something that remained a mystery for many centuries: the 3400-year-old tomb of an ancient king, Tutankhamun. The site Carter chose for this excavation project was the Valley of the Kings, which was the burial […]

  • A few months back, I was waiting at the RTO for my Driver’s License when someone sitting next to me struck up a conversation. He told me he was the secretary of a big cosmetic company. And that his work allowed him to travel to many countries. Out of curiosity, I asked him about his […]

  • I have been lifting weights for more than 9 years now, but consistently only from 2022. Before that, I used to train ecstatically for some three to four months and then completely abandon the gym. Something or the other would happen and I’d go off-track. What appeared to be a few days of gap would […]

  • In 2001, an Australian Tv crew flew to Papua New Guinea to cover the story of an unusual tribe called Korowai.  Korowai was infamous for practising cannabilism. Whenever there was a death in the tribe, they believed it was because of someone’s black magic. So the clan leaders, upon deciding who the sorcerer was, brutally […]

  • Take any “avoid these five things to become a millionaire in your 20s” post on Instagram and you will see the point “wasting time watching movies and TV shows” listed on top. Ask any productivity influencer or hustler why they don’t watch movies, and they will all scream at the top of their lungs the same thing: “Invest […]

  • Participation certificates have been around for well over a century now. For years, nobody complained anything about them. But in the 00s, when Institutions, organisations, and events began to issue more participation certificates, it seemed strange to many. With time, things went even further: giving trophies and medals for participation. Many considered these rewards normal. […]

  • This is a Top Curve Monthly newsletter from March, 2022. Every month, I send out different ideas I ponder about that I believe can give you new perspective towards life. Subscribe to the Newsletter here. Table of Contents After completing high school, I thought I should read self-help books to upgrade my life. So I started reading […]

  • Appreciating the Legacies Left Behind

    You have probably heard the idiom, “You don’t have to reinvent the wheel,” a number of times. But have you ever taken a moment to think how deep it is? According to Google, the definition of that idiom is to waste time trying to do something that has already been done successfully by someone else. […]

  • When Louise Hay published her book, “You Can Heal Your Life,” in 1984, little did she know that she would go on to become one of the best-selling non-fiction authors of all time. Her book became such a worldwide sensation that it has sold over 50 million copies, and translated in more than 25 languages […]

  • Have you ever wondered how some people happen to become instantly friends with people wherever they go while others are not? Be it at a party, wedding, house warming ceremony, business convention, or whatever social gathering, making friends for these people seems to be so easy that it often puzzles most of us. Just imagine […]

  • I have a disclaimer for you: This article isn’t a structured or planned one. So, all in all it’s going to be an impromptu rant. If you have come here with the hopes that this is going to be a productive article, it’s a big “hell NO.” Believe me there’s a reason why I chose […]

  • Making fun of a person’s skin color, height, facial features, weight, and hair, among many others, has become very normal in our society these days. In fact, to make humors as such mainstream, we have gone a step further to give it many honorary names and titles—some even include it in dark comedy. Not realizing […]

  • When Andrew Weinreich first founded Six Degrees—the first social media platform in the world—in 1997, little did he or anyone around him know that Social media would snowball and become what it is today. Though Andrew’s Six Degrees happened to garner a whopping 3.5 million users, it was forced to shut down in 2000 because […]

  • “Being an entrepreneur is like skydiving every day,” someone once quoted. As that quote goes, entrepreneurship can be a very adventurous journey with many uncertainties, and drama. In fact, the most thrilling aspect of entrepreneurship is that no one can accurately predict whether a product or service would be a phenomenal hit or utter failure. […]

  • Imagine this: You wake up on a lazy Sunday morning and grab your phone to check Instagram messages. As you unlock your phone and swipe through the apps, you find out that the Instagram app has been uninstalled from your device. Despite knowing the fact that it isn’t you who uninstalled it, you somehow convince […]