NEP2020 And Why India Needs A Martin Gardner More Than A Shakuntala Devi

I have been a bit busy because of multiple things happening on personal and professional front. So I missed blogging about some interesting events/topics. Finally I decided to prioritise and post this blog. (As they say: "It's never about time; it's about priorities and genuine intent") I am combining two blog topics/themes into one because... Continue Reading →

Six Degrees Of Separation

Have you heard of the concept or theory of "Six Degrees of Separation" (SDS)? Those who know about the network effect might have heard about SDS or would grasp it quickly. The six degrees of separation theory states that any inhabitant of the Earth could meet anyone in the world with a maximum of six or... Continue Reading →

Short Story: The Egg by Andy Weir

Maybe you have read this before…but always worth a re-read: The Egg - By Andy Weir————— You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you,... Continue Reading →

Why Is India Poor?

I stumbled upon this wonderful session by Manish Sabharwal at Manthan forum titled "Why is India poor?". I follow Manthan forum and really liked the diverse and thought provoking sessions and topics they choose. This one caught my attention because of the title/subject. And I immensely enjoyed it! Highly recommended! Manish talks breathlessly in first... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Purpose of Life

Sharing this not because I agree with the message but because it stimulates thinking. Richard Dawkins too says (though in a different context): "Universe has no purpose". I think it is right to say that life has no purpose (i.e. we are not born with a purpose of our own). However it is also true... Continue Reading →

Kintsugi: The Art of Precious Scars

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Source: Wikipedia Very interesting concept. Instead of hiding... Continue Reading →

Lost In Translation…

I used to think that I am a reasonably effective communicator. i.e. I may not be very articulate but I manage to get the point across. It seems I was wrong. If cautious reluctance to communicate is misconstrued as lack of courage to speak up my mind then I've miserably failed. I am hurt. I... Continue Reading →

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