Category: Research insights

Turning Crisis into Opportunity

The crisis is an opportunity to free humanity from the model that creates and sustains poverty. ― Muhammad Yunus The unprecedented COVID19 pandemic has changed our world entirely and in every respect. It has shattered our perceptions of reality that we took for granted, and has caused terrible misery all around the world, not sparing…

Coronavirus Precautions

Please take these Coronavirus Precautions that I have compiled with the help of Dr. Rajesh Parwani – a Singaporean scientist: 1. Please remember to wash your hands often and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds each time, especially before touching your face, eyes, mouth, nose or lips. Avoid touching your face as much as possible.…

My New Digital Blog

Have started another blog exclusively on the current “Digital Landscape and Social Media” – adigitalgenius.com Do check it out if you are interested in that area. Have a Great Day!! 🙂

Let’s focus on Botticelli and Tversky

I was dreading waking up today morning and reading all the terrible news about Delhi riots. But, thanks to a wonderful suggestion on Facebook by a brilliant and thoughtful professor – Dr. Vijayabhaskar Marisetty, at the University of Hyderabad who is a great painter himself, it’s going to be a wonderful day!! He suggested that…

Scientific Temper

Nobody is going to pour truth into your brain. It’s something you have to find out for yourself. – Noam Chomsky I feel deeply distressed when I see that condescending and obviously racist articles like this written in the foreign press are shared with great fervor by some Indians without bothering to check for their…

Unconventional Valentine Advice

Wish you all a very Happy and Vibrant ValentinesDay!! 🙂 🙂 However, I’d like to play the devil’s advocate today. Having studied both psychology and marketing, I can’t help being this way 😉 I simply don’t understand why we have to earmark a single day or week in a year for something so exotic and…

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…

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…

Moronization for Dummies

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 Sharing an article that I posted two years ago on polarization (moronization), popped up in my FB “memories” today! I generally don’t post anything on politics because sooner…

On Kindness

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. – Albert Schweitzer Sharing a link to an interesting article and have highlighted some of the main ideas below: – Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. – Being kind often…

Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning Danish physicist who was born on this day (Oct 7). He was also a philosopher who promoted the scientific temper. Here are some of his interesting and witty quotes: *Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself it’s own solution. It forces us to change our thinking…

Pingali Venkayya

Today (August 2) is the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya – the freedom fighter who designed the Indian tricolor or our national flag. Venkayya was a Gandhian who had met Gandhiji when he was a young soldier in the British Army in Africa. He belonged to the village of Bhatlapenumarru in Andhra Pradesh and was…

Benefits of being Multilingual

Writing again today on one of my favorite topics: languages 🙂 I’d like to reiterate again that it’s essential for Indians to learn at least one Indian language proficiently, in addition to English. And, if they’re in an environment where they’re exposed to more than one Indian language, they should try to pick up as…

Benefits of Positive Emotions

We frequently come across diet and lifestyle tips that stress on making healthy food choices and doing regular exercise to remain fit. However, a good diet and exercise are not enough and we can further improve our fitness by cultivating a “positive attitude” – because a healthy mind leads to a healthy body. It’s now an…