5 Indian languages feature in the world's most popular languages (including my mother tongue, Marathi). Interestingly Punjabi is not there even though a large number of people speak Punjabi.
The #Law of Wasted #Efforts Do you know that lions only succeed in a quarter of their hunting attempts — which means they fail in 75% of their attempts and succeed in only 25% of them. Despite this small percentage shared by most predators, they don't despair in their pursuit and hunting attempts. The main... Continue Reading →
I have developed interest in a couple of new subjects in last 4-5 years and have been trying to read/know more about them. One of them is Game Theory and the other is Systems Thinking. I read a very interesting book 3-4 years ago by Fritjof Capra titled "The Systems View of Life - A... Continue Reading →
Read this on the backdrop of the controversy surrounding WhatsApp's security policy change, and data privacy debate etc. As they say, when you are not paying for the product, YOU are the product. There is no free lunch in this world.
Here is an interesting article by Manu Joseph in his weekly column in Mint newspaper. Purpose may not be as important as it's made out to be I partially agree with point of view that "Purpose" was created or at least propagated by a small group of people for some "purpose". Self-help books is a... Continue Reading →
Old illustration of the "Human Body as Factory." (Note the "Managing Director's office in the brain.) Magnified at right. From "The World of Wonder," edited by Charles Ray, c 1932. Source: Twitter
“What is investment?" Usain Bolt won 8 gold medals in 3 Olympics, and he only ran for less than 115 seconds on the track, earning $119 million dollars. That’s economy of effort. But for those 2 minutes, he trained for 20 years. That’s investment. Think long term. Patience pays. And just to end it on... Continue Reading →
I wrote a post few days back about my liking for Hindi movies. I forgot to mention that I have watched some extremely terrible movies...many of them at theatre! One of such terrible movies I have watched (though not in theatre) is Mithun Chakraborty's Gunda which released on this day in 1998. https://youtu.be/qRrRhvLxbXw The movie... Continue Reading →