Is God A Physicist?

“God does not play dice with the universe,” a famous quote from Albert Einstein. Most of you must be knowing the meaning of the quote; still, let me explain: In absolute sense, Einstein meant that there were no probabilities in the ways the rules of the universe were played out. In other words, God doesContinue reading “Is God A Physicist?”

Enculturation

A few years ago, I happened to read a book on anthropology, which had something like this: “Human mind is an empty cabinet at birth, and whatever knowledge we acquire is through a process called enculturation that includes parenting, education and environment.” Well, psychologists and biologists will dispute the usage of “empty cabinet,” citing ourContinue reading “Enculturation”

Energy for Task Completion – Breakdown Method

Maintaining required energy level throughout is the most important factor in accomplishing a task at hand. Whether it is a work that needs physical energy or a task that involves mental aptitude, energy is what keeps one going. In works that need physical energy, it is body strength from which energy is derived while itContinue reading “Energy for Task Completion – Breakdown Method”

Responsible Living

If we stand in the middle of finiteness-and-infinity spectrum and evaluate two variables: ‘sufficient’ and ‘more,’ then sufficient comes closer to finiteness while more to infinity. This thought came to me when I saw my cellphone saying that it was sufficiently charged when the battery was charged around 80%. We continue to pursue many things,Continue reading “Responsible Living”

Bolivian Snippets

I was clearing the immigration at Viru Viru International Airport, Santa Cruz, Bolivia,  and it seemed like a normal day. Little did I know that it was going to be anything, but I was ‘welcomed’ by the International Criminal Police Organization, or I.C.P.O., popularly known as Interpol. It was my maiden face-to-face with the internationalContinue reading “Bolivian Snippets”

Balancing The Life

Many a time, I come across people who complain that they do not have a balanced life. While chatting with a friend, he lamented, “I am not able to find equanimity in life, for I can not strike work-life balance.” I probed, “Will you have equanimity if you are able to do a balancing actContinue reading “Balancing The Life”

Some Healthy Thoughts

A drive from my home village, Chavara Thekkumbhagom in Kollam district, Kerala, India, to another city, Cochin, where I did my graduation and had settled down now, is a 3-hr journey. During such a drive recently, I gave way to more than 10 speeding-ambulances each in either way!! There were not many ambulances on theContinue reading “Some Healthy Thoughts”

Global Warming, Antarctica and My Village

I was born in a village named “Chavara Thekkumbhagom” in the Kollam district of Kerala, India. It is an island, and my home is on the bank of a brackish water body called “Chavara Kayal,” which is an offshoot of a bigger “Ashttamudi Kayal” that estuaries with the Arabian Sea. The Arabian Sea connects toContinue reading “Global Warming, Antarctica and My Village”

Some Physics and Biology of Living A Life of Positivity and Youthfulness

Space is a significant physical factor that plays a dominant role in deciding physical properties of matter — what is there in a given space and how they behave within that space under certain conditions. If we adapt this concept of space to understand human attitude, space is our Intellectual Sum, or I.S. and thatContinue reading “Some Physics and Biology of Living A Life of Positivity and Youthfulness”

Ideological Limitations

It is hard to find anyone who does not follow an ideology. We are born with no ideology, but as we grow up, we are bound  to get tied up  — or down? — with one or other ideology. And this is a natural course that our social upbringing takes us through. However, following anContinue reading “Ideological Limitations”

A Possible Way to “Nothing is Impossible”

You would have used this adage, “Nothing is impossible” at least once in your life; I did it many a time. What do these three words mean? A straight answer: Everything is possible. But if you think a bit more, you will get a better answer that there is no problem which evades a solution.Continue reading “A Possible Way to “Nothing is Impossible””

From Short Temper to Maturity

One of the shortcomings I confront in life is short temper. Everyone wishes to have maturity, the diametrically opposite of short temper. How can one overcome short temper and be a matured person? To find answer to this question, we need to understand what exactly short temper and maturity are. Short temper is the impulsiveContinue reading “From Short Temper to Maturity”

Curiosity

Curiosity is probably the most valuable boon that man is blessed with, for without curiosity we stand still and stagnated. Curiosity is that what took the hunter-gatherer Homo Sapiens of more than 90000 years old to the present-day Artificial-Intelligence-producing man. All the inventions and discoveries that mankind had seen were the results of the effortContinue reading “Curiosity”

Choose Erase Over Delete

Delete and erase are two words that the computer-world had given to me to ponder over. Prima facie they sound the same, but technically and meaningfully they are not. When we were students, we had pencil, rubber and eraser; not pencil, rubber and deleter. Why eraser, not deleter? I searched in vain for the word:Continue reading “Choose Erase Over Delete”

Arm’s-Length

We shake hands with people when we meet them as a matter of courtesy but do not embrace them; we do not embrace even acquaintances but only shake their hands. And embrace is reserved for friends who are intimate and who, we trust, will not do any harm to us. So the phrase of arm’s-lengthContinue reading “Arm’s-Length”

Advertising Hoodwinks

Honesty is most tested when it is least demanded. When I want to hear lies, I watch TV adverts; there are plenty for indigestion: an advert showing a man wearing a boxer short, jumping from a multi-storeyed building and landing perfectly in a car which is ready to be driven by a blonde. Wow, theContinue reading “Advertising Hoodwinks”