The Value of Superfluous Option

I read this interesting post on LinkedIn: Why giving 3 options is better than giving 2 options? A few weeks back I was to a local juice shop. A girl came and asked for a glass of juice, he gave her a choice of two sizes (INR 40 and INR 50). She asked neither the... Continue Reading →

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Rap Song: Smoke Shisha Play Fifa

I use Youtube not for entertainment but for learning, insights, and interesting, creative, thought provoking stuff...well, almost 80% of the times. I recently checked my Youtube history and noticed that it was mostly serious, intellectual, and no-nonsense videos. I did have many music videos (Indian Classical, Movie songs, Children's songs, Concerts etc), but nothing wacky... Continue Reading →

2019 through Recreational Mathematics!

Recreational mathematics is mathematics carried out for recreation (entertainment) rather than as a strictly research and application-based professional activity. By that definition, a big part of my interest in mathematics is recreational - because I don't use it for research or professional activity. I used to solve lot of puzzles since childhood and still love solving puzzles. One of interesting... 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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