We Lift On Three

At one of the company stand-ups I attended recently, the topic of discussion was ‘Good Communication’. As simple and ordinary it may sound, it did make me think about an interesting hypothesis. Research tells us that only 7% of all communication is impacted by the content or the…

Eating To Live 1000 Years

The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today … whether they realize it or not, barring accidents and suicide, most people now 40 years or younger can expect to live for centuries. Sounds overly optimistic? A Cambridge University geneticist, and many other researchers,…

The Omelette Man

There’s something rather allegorical about people who do just one small thing all their lives, but do it better than anyone else. So bloody true. Whether it’s the Omelette Man, or the Joker, they both suffer from the same quality of being persistent. I’m…

Mumbai Meri Jaan (Mumbai My Darling)

Kaun Kehta Hai, Aadmi Apni Kismat Khud Likhta Hai? (Who says a man scripts his own destiny by himself?) ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda… (remember Him, and keep chanting his name…) ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda… mehfuz har kadam karna e-Khuda, e-Khuda (… and He’ll make sure each…

Vidvaan Sarvatra Pujyate

What is power? Is it wealth, is it affluence, is it assets, what is it? Philosophers have thought about this, [and] they have found the seat of power — knowledge! “A king is honoured only in his own kingdom, but a man of knowledge is honoured everywhere.” Filmmaker…

What Does It Mean to Be Human?

What does it mean to be human? However vast this question might sound, the answers are infinite. This infinite nature of thoughts is the basis of humanity. Can science illuminate the answers? A panel of scientists share their answers in a nutshell.…

Oil Price Bubble?

Around the world, except for the Middle-East, there’s a bubble building up around oil prices (and real-estate costs). Oil prices are rising, like never before. And the world is worried. Futures speculation has created frenzy, unless you are driving a Prius. Supply fears have sent oil past record…

Brain Rules

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget – and so important to repeat new knowledge? With the…