49 episodes

The glass is half full. No, it’s half-empty. Join Abhi and Ali for their weekly half-hour podcast about knowing what to fill the rest of the glass with. Their curiosity of life, ideas, and experiences make the glass half full…and the rest, they don’t know yet.

Half A Thought Abhinav Kejriwal and Ali Jafri

    • Education
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The glass is half full. No, it’s half-empty. Join Abhi and Ali for their weekly half-hour podcast about knowing what to fill the rest of the glass with. Their curiosity of life, ideas, and experiences make the glass half full…and the rest, they don’t know yet.

    #49 | 'One Step Ahead': What makes Chess a brilliant game

    #49 | 'One Step Ahead': What makes Chess a brilliant game

    Ali has started playing chess again. And he's addicted. He's been playing 6-8 games a day, solving puzzles in his free time, and spending hours watching videos on strategy. This new distraction of his however is not to no avail. His thinking is...

    • 23 min
    #48 | Tech, Poetry, and Education

    #48 | Tech, Poetry, and Education

    In this episode, Abhi catches up with his friend from UC Berkeley, Anjali Thakrar. They talk a lot about how a 'technical' mindset helps with humanities, how poems especially of Robert Frost add more to our lives, and what real Education is. Tune in for...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #47 | Audio Diaries: Non-Verbal Communication

    #47 | Audio Diaries: Non-Verbal Communication

    In this episode of Audio Diaries (the letter-version of podcasts), Abhi responds to Ali's questions on non-verbal communication and shares his thoughts on how we can think about NVC. 

    • 14 min
    #46 | Audio Diaries: Non-Verbal Communication

    #46 | Audio Diaries: Non-Verbal Communication

    In this edition of 'Audio Diaries', Ali and Abhi write 'audio-letters' as they're in different countries, and continue to communicate meaningfully. This episode is the first part in this Audio Diaries section on 'non-verbal communication,' where Ali...

    • 16 min
    #45 | Wabi Sabi

    #45 | Wabi Sabi

    What, even, is quality? What, even, is perfection? Here, Abhi talks about why not thinking about the 'perfect' output is the ideal way to get started with something, and why the mindset of 'wabi-sabi' matters. 

    • 12 min
    #44 | Reflections on our Friendship

    #44 | Reflections on our Friendship

    In this episode, Ali takes a trip down memory lane and shares a few stories and defining events in our friendship of the past 3 years. Nostalgic, eclectic, and straight from the soul, this episode would go down as one of the few that touched me....

    • 17 min

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