One of the best things about childhood is the ignorance of the concept of money. The innocence and an ability to develop relationships with a smile is their forte. A person who doesn’t smile back at an amused child is rare to find. They don’t need money to establish supremacy nor any fancy cars … Continue reading Obviating the Need for Money – Can it Work?
Hundreds and thousands of elephants are killed every year for their tusks and it does not get even 5th or a 6th page news headlines in any of the major newspapers. Not even online news portals or TV channels give it enough prominence. So, what made the entire media focus on the death of one … Continue reading How one Death becomes a topic of discussion while becoming just another news item when the numbers are higher?
Vicky was watching a thriller on TV and was awestruck with the way the hero had maintained himself so well, although in his 50’s, anyone could easily pass him off as a 30 year old. His eyes then focused on his own paunch, prompting feelings of self-pity and misery. Just in his late 20’s, he … Continue reading How Incremental Improvements Help in Developing Habits and Achieving Goals
Humans evolved approximately 5 million years ago and we took about 3.5 million years to develop and start using language. It played a key role in ensuring our survival and in accelerating our development. Steven Pinker and Paul Bloom theorize that a series of calls or gestures evolved over time into combinations, giving us complex … Continue reading ‘9’ Interesting Things About English Language
How do you manage to come exactly at 10:00 am Sagar, asked Narayan in a sarcastic tone while responding to his good morning? Sagar while trying to avoid a direct eye contact, replied with a sheepish smile, and quickly rushed inside the office. He was now getting used to the sarcastic overtones in his conversations … Continue reading An Excerpt From The book I am Currently Writing
A lot of us may have heard the old adage, human being are creatures of habits. Our brain is smart enough to understand where to take short cuts and use this information to minimize energy consumption while maximizing productivity. Habits are like shortcuts, helping us accomplish a task with limited resources while trying to conserve … Continue reading ‘2’ secrets of new routines/habits
What Einstein told us almost 100 years back still holds true. Time is definitely relative; the realization hits us especially hard when the Internet speed defy our viewing capacity. Buying vegetables and grocery is as tough as using vlookup, hlookup, pivot charts and analytics. Every time we believe, we got it right; the boss … Continue reading 7 Lessons during these 6 Weeks of Lockdown
5 Biases we all should know about If I have to define bias, I would say it is a personal invalid predisposition. I welcome others to come up with a simpler definition though. Five biases that I would like to reflect upon here are; Hindsight Bias – It is when we overestimate our own ability … Continue reading 5 Common Biases you may have but don’t know about
Here is a quick list of seven things you can do in a minute each to remain positive, improve productivity and relationships and feel contented. It has been of great help to me and hope will help be of great help to you too; Focus on your breathing at least once in a day and … Continue reading 7 things -7 minutes – Stay Happy – Stay Positive
Today’s time has a number of parallels in history, which we as a human race encountered and ultimately triumphed. A number of tragedies when all seemed lost. The most common response attuned in us human beings is of - fight or flight. However, there is one more response, which though not as popular as the … Continue reading Be a Hero – Freeze
This is a shout out to all the beautiful people who are reading this blog. I have finally completed my first fiction, bordering on science especially time travel and its available on Amazon kindle. Now the very simple thing that you have to do is just click on the link below and submit your feedback … Continue reading My first ebook on kindle
How important are emotions in our life? Do we really need to be as emotional as we are? Are emotions good or bad for us? Emotional people are weak people. Emotions coerce us into taking decisions which we regret later. We should rely only on the left (logical) side of our brain to take wise … Continue reading Emotional Drivers – 3
It is 5 a.m in the morning and forcing oneself to come out of the sleeping bag at this time is always THE most difficult thing to do in an early morning trek. It was freezing outside with less than -5 degrees and everyone had to use the torch light to ensure they are putting … Continue reading Once, on a trek in the Himalayas
The last post of mine was on emotions and how mostly we act on their behest without even realizing it. You enter a departmental store and want to just look around. You don’t need to actually buy anything, it’s just that you were waiting for your spouse and thought of checking out some latest stuff … Continue reading EMOTIONAL DRIVERS PART-2
She was sitting in the coffee bar having tea. She didn’t order the coffee although coffee sounds much more romantic, cool and a very in beverage compared to tea. However, the kind of contentment tea offers after that first sip can never be matched by coffee. I know a lot of people won’t agree with … Continue reading The Driver