Jim Jacob

I work as an advertising strategist in one of the biggest ad agencies in the country. i run a blog called Magic Mushroom factory, where i try to post the most entertaining yet intelligent content. My content usually has timeless value and fosters creativity and curiosity
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Life of a thinking man in Mumbai www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/04/mumbai/

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How it sometimes feels like to be living in a city like Mumbai

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15 INTELLIGENT QUOTES FROM PROFOUND AUTHORS AND PHILOSOPHERS ON THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/04/meaning/

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List of 15 beautiful quotes to help us get through our existential woes

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Comic strip to get you through your morning blues www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/a-brilliant-comic-strip-on-our-life-here-on-earth/

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An amazing comic strip on how to live life in the face of uncertainty

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Why bass is important in heavy metal bit.ly/1HXms4d

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Bassist are often overlooked in a band. This piece shows the significance that bas plays in heavy metal music

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Our quest to escape death www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/mortals/

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A very intelligent talk on our obsession with immortality and how we try to escape our fate as a creature that is aware of its final destiny 

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What is more important, freedom or security? www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/freedomorsecurity/

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A very interesting piece on understanding how we compromise freedom for security and vice versa

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Hedgehog’s dilemma or the porcupine’s dilemma : A human paradox that we cannot avoid www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/hedgehogs-dilemma-the-reason-why-sometimes-it-is-best-to-maintain-a-safe-distance-with-someone-or-something/

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Hedgehog’s dilemma or the porcupine’s dilemma is an old urban fable from which we can learn a lot about our lives and human nature

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Vintage interview of the LSD proponent Tim Leary. www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/turn-on-tune-in-drop-out-timothy-leary-on-the-merv-griffin-show/

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A vintage interview from the counter cultre era. Such interviews would never see the light of today. A very interesting perspective from a very intersting man

Note: It is in no way(the article or the blog, stands for the promotion of the drug

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Bibliotherapy. A ‘novel’ way to cure all your ailments www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/bibliotherapy-the-novel-way-to-heal-our-soul/

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Read about one of the latest rage that has captured the literary junta. Bibliotherapy is a proffesional medical service that is offered in the west. A must read for all book lovers

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Bhagat Singh on Why he was an atheist www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/bhagat-singh-why-i-am-an-atheist/

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Legendary revolutionary hero Bhagat Singh on why he was an atheist. A very relevant read especially in today’s environment when  religious zealots are spewing venom in his  name

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This school in the 60’s will make you wish yours was half as cool as this one www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/was-this-the-most-liberal-and-strangest-school-in-modern-history/

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1960’s with its counter-culture movement came out with revolutionary music, literature, art and ideas. Few, of which are still very much a part of our modern-day culture. It also, had its share of bizarre ideas, like this one school in England. Burgess Hill was a boarding school in Hertfordshire, England in the 1960s. A progressive school run by a Cambridge graduate, it allowed the kids to do whatever they liked!

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Good artist copy and great artist steal? Is there any truth to this? www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/good-artist-copy-great-artist-steal/

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A PERSPECTIVE ON WHY WE SHOULD NOT TORMENT OURSELVES WITH THE OBSESSION OF ‘BEING ORIGINAL’ IN EVERY SINGLE THING WE DO

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Delhi in 1938. A 1938 vintage video www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/magnificent-delhi-shot-in-color-in-1938/

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If you are from Delhi, or ever been to this charming city this video will seem like a trip through the time travel machine.

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ORIGINS OF THE BEAUTIFUL GAME OF SNAKES & LADDERS www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/03/snakesladders/

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A brief journey into the history of the beautiful game of snakes and ladders

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No country for introverts www.magicmushroomfactory.com/2015/02/no-country-for-introverts/

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Why our current ecosystem of rewarding extroverted personality, is not just harmful, but also killing craetivity