Electric Bus Proposal

Overview: The ever-increasing dependence on fossil fuels has led to a drastic increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, specifically in the transportation industry. The implementation of electric buses (EB) globally has shown to be a promising solution to this issue due to zero tailpipe emissions. Nevertheless, the usage of electric vehicles (EV) will lead toContinue reading “Electric Bus Proposal”

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

My whole life I believed that focusing on your strengths and following your passion is all you needed to become successful. It wasn’t until I read Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, I realized how important seeking opportunities and understanding your background is, as well. Malcolm studies the elites in athletics, academia, business, etc.. and discovers patternsContinue reading “Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell”

Time Management

Time management can make or break our future. Knowing how to manage one of the most precious resources in the world, plays a vital role in our success. Being able to understand and learn how to properly use it, will give us a feeling of control and a sense of freedom. I am by farContinue reading “Time Management”


Why do we get so intimated from this word? Why are we taught to believe stress is a bad thing? Stress allows us to grow. It allows us to learn and realize our potential. It cannot be avoided. If you want to achieve anything in your life, at some point you will have to bearContinue reading “Stress”


We spend so much of our time trying to be perfect, never realizing that we already are. I believe that perfection is just an illusion that was created to motivate us to keep growing. I realized that happiness doesn’t come from finally achieving “perfection.” It comes from striving for it. It is during the journeyContinue reading “Perfection”

My Week without Headphones

We are constantly listening to something. Whether we’re walking, working out, driving, studying, eating, or even meditating, we spend so much time with our headphones and separate ourselves from the present. Music allows us to harmonize and express our emotions. It is a type of glue they can bind us together. However, we have toContinue reading “My Week without Headphones”

Morning Routine

This is probably one of the most undervalued concepts in our society. The morning is usually the only time that we have to ourselves. Once we get to work, school or even just check your mail you are devoting time to someone else. How we use it plays a vital role in determining the qualityContinue reading “Morning Routine”


We often have to deal with situations where we believe we have no choice or control over it. We feel we are limited by our circumstances and have to deal the consequences no matter what. Maybe it’s not our circumstances that limit us. Maybe it’s our perspective. I believe there are multiple perspectives for everyContinue reading “Perspective”


We live in a society that strives on rules. Each one has its own set of values and restrictions. We are rewarded for following them and punished for disobeying. It is a vital ingredient for maintaining peace and harmony. Why are we missing this same ingredient when it comes to ourselves? Just like society, everyContinue reading “Values”


Trust is one of the most powerful beliefs in our society. It can take years to build, yet, seconds to destroy. Everyone wants to be trusted and thrive on it. That is why it is important to understand how it works. I am currently reading The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey and learnedContinue reading “Trust”


Throughout our lives, we are given moments where we have the ability to change the course of our whole journey. I believe you are constantly given choices but it is up to you to realize whether it’s an opportunity. Looking back at my own life, I have realized that there have been multiple opportunities thatContinue reading “Opportunities”

The Hardest Language

No, it is not English, German, Chinese, Arabic, or Japanese. The hardest language to speak, in my opinion, is honesty. We are born to speak this language but somewhere along the lines, we forget it. In a society where authenticity is becoming scarce, this language becomes more important. Maybe if we understand “why,” we willContinue reading “The Hardest Language”

Impact of Habits

What if I told you the way we live our life today, defines how we live our lives tomorrow. Every decision we make and every action we do impacts our future outcomes. How is this possible? Recently, I read “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy. Darren Hardy, the creator of success magazine, has interviewed numerousContinue reading “Impact of Habits”

The Subconscious

The subconscious mind has the power to make or break our future. It is extremely undervalued in our society. If we take the time to understand and learn how to control it, then we will have the ability to create our own future. Everything we do is rooted from the subconscious mind. Our subconscious isContinue reading “The Subconscious”

The Power of Thought

“If you think you are beaten, you are, if you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t.” Walter D. Wintle I would like to start this blog by talking about mindset. We spend so much time making sure we haveContinue reading “The Power of Thought”

About Me

Hello everyone, My name is Nikhil Biju and I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student at the University of Kansas. I have wanted to start this blog for a while now and I finally got the courage to do it. Around the second year of my undergrad, I realized that most of the people IContinue reading “About Me”

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