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 …

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 …

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 …

Chitto Jetha Bhayshunyo … Really??

চিত্ত যেথা ভয়শূন্য, উচ্চ যেথা শির, জ্ঞান যেথা মুক্ত, যেথা গৃহের প্রাচীর আপন প্রাঙ্গণতলে দিবসশর্বরী বসুধারে রাখে নাই খণ্ড ক্ষুদ্র করি, যেথা বাক্য হৃদয়ের উৎসমুখ হতে উচ্ছ্বসিয়া উঠে, যেথা নির্বারিত স্রোতে দেশে দেশে দিশে দিশে কর্মধারা ধায় অজস্র সহস্রবিধ চরিতার্থতায়, যেথা তুচ্ছ আচারের মরুবালুরাশি বিচারের স্রোতঃপথ ফেলে নাই গ্রাসি, পৌরুষেরে করে নি শতধা, নিত্য যেথা …

Curse of eternal hectic shallowness

I spent an hour disabling the infinite hidden notifications across all my phone apps last Sunday. Last week was a very productive week !! Google Maps topped the list in terms of notifications per app ... 25 different types of notifications. Some apps like paytm have no way to disable their updates. (Should there be …

Fix your flow, not the stock

I have been taking some interest in sports recently. This got triggered by the significant capital overlay for new shoes and rackets to support my sons' style over substance pursuit of tennis coaching. I am indulging my children nevertheless, having seen the wisom levels of those who play sports in their childhood being far greater …