Faith-Based Reasoning vs. Evidence-Based Reasoning

The great scientist Richard Feynman once said: “Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” If you really want to understand this better, listen to this great talk by Richard Dawkins on "Faith-Based Reasoning vs. Evidence-Based Reasoning". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpAsDnO6UyI

Chat with R. Gopalakrishnan

Algebra is one of the better online platforms/Youtube channels I follow. They do talk shows, 1-on-1 chat with people from various walks of life. Some of them are really interesting and help you discover or connect with new people. Recently I saw one such episode which I am sharing here. It was with R. Gopalakrishnan... Continue Reading →

Stand-up Comedy by Anuvab Pal

I was watching an interview of Kunal Kamra, the young and controversial comedian and writer. He was asked which other comedians he takes inspiration from? Kunal mentioned that he liked the works of Varun Grover, Sanjay Rajoura and Anuvab Pal. I have watched lots of videos, interviews, and stand-up performances by Varun Grover and Sanjay... Continue Reading →

Two (Totally Different) Talks On India UnInc

I recently read a book by IIM Bangalore Professor Vaidyanathan called "India Uninc". I am yet to finish the book, but the overall theme of the book is that the so called "unorganized", "marginalized" sector of India is far more crucial than the attention it gets. The "Incorporated" businesses cover only a small section of... Continue Reading →

Magic of Chemistry

I love mathematics! I always loved it since I was a kid. I also liked Physics, though not as much as Mathematics. My liking for Physics increased a lot after I left school, and later got introduced to lectures and books of Richard Feynman and few others who made Physics interesting! As a student, I... Continue Reading →

Sendhil Mullainathan Wins Infosys Prize 2018

Just read this news that Harvard Prof Sendhil Mullainathan won (along with 5 others) Infosys Prize 2018 for science and research https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/six-professors-win-infosys-prize-2018-for-science-and-research/article25483977.ece I had watched Sendhil's TED talk and had liked it a lot! There are many economists of late who write and talk about behavioral economics, cognitive biases and nudge. This one is also... Continue Reading →

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