Decisions. I have yet to come across a good definition of life, but "a series of choices and decisions" would not be inaccurate. Come to think of it, isn't that what we do every second of our lives. Which restaurant do we go to? Should I talk to that girl? Is it okay to fart … Continue reading Taking Decisions: The “Half-empty” way
This is a fruit fly, scientific name, Drosophila melanogaster. Every year, thousands of scientists across the globe, spend millions of dollars and man hours studying this fascinating creature. I happen to be one of them. More specifically, I wish to study motivation and decision-making in these creatures and hope to, one day, be able to … Continue reading A case for philosophy
Of all the human qualities celebrated by the society, the one quality that excites, attracts and intrigues people the most is mental acumen. No matter what people say, there is something weirdly charming about a person whose brain works faster than the rest of us, who can do calculations and reach at an answer faster … Continue reading On a new definition of smartness
One of the major adjustments that one has to make while visiting a new country is to get accustomed to the new currency. Depending on the exchange rate that your currency has with respect to the currency of the country you are visiting, you might end up spending too much or too little. If you … Continue reading Foreign Exchange : Too expensive or too cheap?
Before initiating a dialogue on this topic, one needs to be very clear about the definition of the term in question. There are several definitions of monogamy(and consequently, polygamy) depending on the context. I am not really an expert on this subject and I haven’t really gone through the pain of researching how the experts … Continue reading Monogamy : You shall not…marry more than once
A new wind of right wing fanaticism is blowing around the globe. In America, an ignorant arrogant misogynist and childish business tycoon has successfully wooed adult men and women to vote for him to be the head of the state. In India, the biggest democracy in the world, the leader of a leftist student organization … Continue reading Democratic socialism is a redundant term
The only kind of unpredictability that exists in the universe is quantum unpredictability, the fact that a single particle can exist in multiple states with a probability associated with each of these states. If there were a super intelligent being that could know the state of each particle in the universe at a given point … Continue reading Gods are bored