Sherlock Holmes would have nothing to do with information not related to his profession. His companion Dr. Watson is shocked one day when he learns that Sherlock Homes did not know the earth went round the sun. This fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an extreme example of specialisation. It means the … Continue reading The Specialist vs the Polymath: which side are you?
munna bhai sadak chhap
(30.05.2019 8.58 P.M. It is like deciding in the last moment to appear for the exam. Let me see if In can churn out something on the Indispire Prompt and post it before 9.30 PM. But let me first check to see if someone has already written something on it. Before that let me check … Continue reading munna bhai sadak chhap
Are Inspirational Books Really Useful?
In my earlier blogpost- do self help books help - I was very critical of the self help books available in the market. Some thought I was a bit too harsh while sharing the uselessness of the majority of the self help books. I was thinking of writing a sequel, and this week's Insdispire prompt … Continue reading Are Inspirational Books Really Useful?
the gladiators of our times
Psychologists say that at our core, we homo sapiens are still the hunter -gatherers that evolved seventy thousand years back to inherit the earth. They are still searching for direct evidence to corroborate their theories. But after watching a number of movies, documentaries, and web serieses based on the public entertainment of roman civilisation and … Continue reading the gladiators of our times
speak, so that we understand your silence
Long long agohalf a millennia before Jesus was borna prince went away far from the madding crowdto find answers to the questions that would not let him sleepthat would not let him live or die. After six years of travelling and searchingone day he gave up his efforts and felldeep into silence.He became one with the … Continue reading speak, so that we understand your silence
The age of content overload
This post is in response to not only indspire #273 prompt but also the blog posts written by fellow indibloggers on the topic suggested by Dr. Rekha Rani. It is interesting to note that fellow bloggers have examined the topic from various angles. I have also put my views as comments on their blog posts. … Continue reading The age of content overload
In Yogasutras, Maharishi Patanjali talks of five causes of misery - avidya, asmita, raga, dwesha and avinibesha. Avidya which means ignorance as well as wrong knowledge comes first. It is in fact the cause for other succeeding four causes, which means the primary cause of any kinds of misery is avidya. Avidya is the primary … Continue reading of ignorance
I stand / stand not with Abhijit
Seems, Abhijit Ayer - Mitra, the loud mouth journalist and friend of fallen BJD angel Jay Panda, is having a taste of his own medicine. At least that is what appears from his earlier tweets. Abhijit Mitra's consistent derogatory remarks about Odisha either comes from his shallow understanding of India's cultural roots and pluralism or … Continue reading I stand / stand not with Abhijit
Educating India (Part-III): Hear it from Sir Ken Robinson
Education is one of the boring subjects to discuss when you are in a party. Everyone needs it, everyone is concerned about it, but how many are willing to go in for an in depth discussion about it? When it comes to educating our children most of the parents usually go with the wind of … Continue reading Educating India (Part-III): Hear it from Sir Ken Robinson
What’s up, Doc?
Bugs Bunny's casual inquiry - 'What's up, doc?' - was not meant to elicit a detailed status update as Bunny himself (or, itself) hardly waited for the answer. But status update is very cool and hot these days in the era of smart phones. Whether you are interested or not, your phone is bombarded with … Continue reading What’s up, Doc?