Different scales. Different forces

There is a very interesting discussion on Physics StackExchange on how long a straw can Superman suck from. Seen here Mark Eichelaub sucking with a 3 m straw After a lot of sophisticated calculus, the forum seems to conclude the answer is 15 m. I don't buy the math. Old superman could freeze a lake. …

Take your pick

Do a quick mental math using the table below in 90 secs. What's your score? SOURCE: The SATED test: a self-report questionnaire developed by sleep researchers to determine sleep fulfillment https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3902880/ Photograph: Daniel J Buysse/University of Pittsburgh If you are score less than 7, you can be assured the poor quality of sleep is making …

Journey of ‘Black’ and ‘White’

My kids think it's never a good idea for me to attend PTMs. My wife thinks it's payback time. I am beyond thinking it's good or bad. My children feel I am too philosophical and not very useful in resolving 'real' issues like who sits next to them. My wife on the other hand has …

Don’t make any ‘new’ year resolutions

Most people like me find it hard to resist making resolutions going into a new year, either while vacationing at end of the year (--me) or waking up after partying all night on the morning of 1st (--not me). There is a lot of science around why most don't sustain their resolutions. Others have suggested …

What if time is neither linear nor absolute?

This is not a quantum physics discussion. I neither understand quantum physics fully nor do I want to sound more deeper than I am by (mis)using esoteric concepts out of context. If you are interested in a beautiful discussion on physics and philosophy of time, I highly recommend you read this book called The order …

What about the rebels and washouts?

Rahul sat through another argument in the weekly catch-up. This time he didn't want to break the fight. He just sat back with a blank look. It was like a movie he had seen many times before, yet was watching it once again at 11:30 PM in the night on TV. Harsh and Ganesh started …

Tapping into natural frequencies

We often wonder what it takes to create an environment of intrinsic motivation. Many of us believe that such an environment creates teams that not only excel, but also need lesser supervision thus conserving your personal energies in managing them as a leader. The later is an intrinsic motivation for many leaders 🙂 Intrinsic motivation …