‘Gangnam Style’, ‘Despacito’ and now ‘Srivalli’ is all over the Internet

 There are many songs that have become a rage globally. I note a few here: 1. Gangnam Style by PSY became quite the rage on the Internet. Many of us don't understand a word but we dance to it anyway. Original Gangnam Style- video PSY teaches the Gangnam Style dance to Ellen DeGeneres and Britney... Continue Reading →

Thought for Today from the book ‘Jaya’ by Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik writes on relevance of mythology in modern times, especially in areas of management, governance and leadership.

All of us are victims of the ‘Diderot effect’.

You have been invited to a party. Now, you need to buy a new outfit. You are settled on the black shoes you have back at home on your shoe rack, for the event. You make the purchase.  But now, you realise that your current shoes look drab with this new outfit. So, you decide... Continue Reading →

The different stories of Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you had a lovely time with your loved ones. I share here various myths and stories about the origins and significance of Valentine's Day: 1. It marks the death anniversary of St Valentine who died in mid-February in 270 AD. 2. This day in history was less about love and more... Continue Reading →

Thought For The Day from B.F.Skinner

                                                                       A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.                                                                                                 -B.F.Skinner

A tale of two meanings-CONTRONYMS

Has this ever happened to you? You use a word with one meaning but soon you have a conversation or read something with another meaning of the same word? In writing, this word has the same spelling and in speaking the word has the same pronunciation. Confused?  You have come across a CONTRONYM.  A Contronym... Continue Reading →

Should global sporting events continue or not?- The debate 

Over the last two years, everyone I have been talking with (friends around the globe, relatives in India or colleagues and friends in Australia) seem to give me an account of their direct or indirect Covid experience. Even if we do talk about other things, somehow the Covid story takes centre stage (the list of... Continue Reading →

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