Cracker Bus

Correlation Is Not Causation

Over the past couple of weeks, my two-year old son has made a strange and funny connection between two events. While I drive him back home from the daycare, he loves to eat crackers sitting in his car seat. It so happened that every time he finished eating his crackers, a BIG BUS drove past…

Swami

My day with Swami Vivekananda

Today is Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary and I am recollecting the day I visited The Art Institute of Chicago during the winter of 2005. This was the venue where Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech “My sisters and brothers of America” on Sept 11th 1893 at the World’s Parliament of Religions. While at The Art…

procrastination

Working Hard at Procrastination

As you may have noticed, I have been working very hard at practicing ‘Procrastination’ and hence was not able to publish any blog posts in the last couple of months. In this period, I have realized Procrastination is a strange beast. It gives you tremendous hope for tomorrow because you have all sorts of things waiting…

voxpopulivoxdei

Wisdom of the Crowd

The age-old maxim, Vox Populi, Vox Dei meaning Voice of People is the Voice of God may hold some credence against the popular belief that crowd behavior is the expression of human madness. Lets see how. Wisdom of the crowd phenomenon was first noted just over a century ago by Sir Francis Galton when he asked…

india

Remembering our ‘Tryst with destiny’

Growing up, for one of those Independence Day essay writing competition, I had to memorize Nehru’s ‘Tryst with destiny’ speech and that speech has stayed with me to-date. Every year during India’s Independence Day, I invariably get to read about this speech in some article, news or blog post and learn something new about the…