Nitin Chaudhary

Travel Writer and Photographer based in Malmo, Sweden

A New Experiment

A New Experiment

Three months back I was talking to a colleague about a book I had read. I remember the book — name’s not important — had left an impression on me. However, when I started recounting what the book taught me, I became tight-lipped. I couldn’t remember the takeaways. I must have spent at least ten hours of my life reading that book, and here I was — not able to recollect what it I had gained in those hours. That day, I started reading the book with a pen in hand. I would jot down any point that I wished to remember on the front pages. Now, at least I can go back to the book I’d read and glance at the key points. But that’s not enough, I found out.

Yet another conversation — this time with my wife — is pushing me to change, rather evolve, my habits again. She complains that I read a lot but rarely share with her. I can go back to the points that I write on front pages of the books, but what about all the interesting articles I read, and podcasts that I hear. How could I remember those learnings and share with her? When I travel to a place I make copious notes, for I know what only those notes will help me with the content when I sit down to write the story of that place. I don’t do that when I do armchair travelling or learn about a new subject. 

One way out is to share my key learnings in small takeaways notes. And do it consistently. I feel this will help me not only remember but also share interesting stories that I come across with others. In my reading lists are many a books that have been added from others’ recommendations. However, I haven’t found a good newsletter that keeps me updated not only about the books but also interesting journals, interviews and that cover a range of topics. With that in mind I hope what I capture in these notes are valuable to you all as well. 

So, here I start a time bound experiment. I will write a weekly newsletter for the next five weeks on the topics mentioned above. If you like them, give me a thumbs-up (like/comment) so that I remain motivated to continue drafting them. Better still, share with others who may enjoy this.

I call this newsletter ‘3 Points Perspective’, which is a known term. My decision to use this is to simply capture only three learning that I have had in the week that passed. I aim to summarise some of the books I am reading. But these books are not going to be new launches. I usually read books that have been recommended to me, and most likely have been in the public domain for at least a few months. But I still hope I will be able to highlight a few books with a perspective that will help you decide if you should spend time reading them.


How to form new habits and what awaits us in Libra

How to form new habits and what awaits us in Libra