Month: December 2018

How to Win a Debate

  The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell Recently came across this very interesting talk given by a world champion in debating – it has many important insights. Her speech is quite relevant in the…

Happiness Quote

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. – William Gladstone PS: Photograph of a trail in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.

Kannada Poet Kuvempu

Eminent Kannada writer and poet – Kuvempu (K V Puttappa 1904 – 1994) was born on this day – Dec 29. He’s considered to be one of the greatest Kannada writers. Sharing an English translation of one of his most famous poems – “Aniketana” (A Free Spirit). Among other things, Kuvempu wrote about his vision…

New Year Resolutions

  Sharing an interesting video that might actually help you achieve all your New Year goals in 2019 🙂 If you’re like me, you probably make resolutions/set goals every New Year and forget about them within a month or two. That’s nothing unusual – research shows that most people aren’t very good at following up on their…

World Soil Day

Today (Dec 5) is “World Soil Day” – a day demarcated to bring attention to soil pollution and erosion. Needless to say, it’s a very important day! Feel quite strongly about this topic because my father was a soil scientist – I also have a lovely farm view from my new apartment and get to…