Tag Archive: Food

A Different Kind of Gadget

In the market these days, there are several different types of gadgets available that can measure and report our blood pressure, heart rate and other such vital signs. The advancement in medicine and signal processing sciences have brought us to…
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Information Flow is the Key

Information flow

A wise person once told me that information flow is the key to everything. Rest are simply details. Everyone knows that in the context of supply and demand. For example, a product that is cheap in Tanzania but expensive in…
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The Hibernation Period

Hibernation period

There is a natural experiment going on in the world at an unprecedented scale. Imagine a psychology or behavioural sciences academic requesting more than a billion people to stay at home for a few months and monitor their lives. Not…
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What Makes Humans Different?


This is a question each child asks. What is the main distinguishing factor between us, the humans, and the rest of the living organisms, particularly the animals? It turns out that this difference did not originate from a single characteristic….
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Eat More or Eat Slow

In most of the aspects in life, we associate enjoyment with more. In this post, I will discuss that this is seldom true. Take food for example. When we are hungry or really like something, we focus on eating it…
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Finding Extra Hours for Personal Growth

My very first article on this website was about the cost of wasting an hour. It turned out that the cost of wasting just one hour a day is around 2 months of our productive life every year. This is…
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Because We Can ….

Android David conversing with Dr. Holloway

In the great movie Prometheus, the android David engages in a very interesting conversation with Dr. Holloway. Holloway: You think we wasted our time coming here, don’t you? David: Your question depends on me understanding what you hoped to achieve…
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Valuing the Ordinary

In the recent holidays, I thought that I should watch some of the very best movies. Many a times it happened that I started watching a movie, did not find it enough entertaining and either stopped it or watched it…
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The Value in Breaking the Momentum

Once upon a time, I wrote a post on how to go beyond 100 pushups. Following a daily routine obviously pushed me past that goal and then it started to look fairly easy. I could drop to the floor any…
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More Choices

Choice plays strange roles in our lives. Sometimes there is nothing better than having more choices at your disposal. Many a times, however, having one simple straight route laid out is a great blessing. In his book The Paradox of…
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