How India Discovered Vasco da Gama

In this amazing talk, Sanjay Subramanyam talks about the historic figure Vasco Da Gama and his "not so popular" perspectives and traits as mentioned in texts of that era by others.This talk will reveal how Vasco da Gama appears to be certain times, a cheat, manipulator and exaggerator as accounted by the local Muslims, Catholics and others (including an anonymous text from the Portuguese crew).Very Read the full article [...]

Did Ancient Indians Actually Fly Aircrafts?

So, we've all heard the news - someone at a science conference in India is reported to have mentioned about aircrafts being flown in ancient India, and that too interplanetary. And there has been sharp criticism from different sectors all around including scientists from within the forum, atheists, politicians and everyone in between. So, what's the big deal with all this?I am not an atheist. Neither Read the full article [...]

An Open Letter To Shenaz Treasuryvala

So, I read Shenaz Treasurywallah's Open Letter. Some great points and arguments in it. Here's my two cents.Shenaz, Your letter is nothing but gender biasing bullshit.Why are you assuming that it's a battle of men and women, when it comes to abuse?You keep saying "Them". Who are "they"? Totally wrong stand, if you were to put reason into this equation avoiding emotions.There are Read the full article [...]

What makes us happy?

Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic professor of Marketing, Stanford Business School, discusses her research into what makes us truly happy, and how our concept of happiness changes as we age.

Here’s The Reason Why India’s Future Is All Bright & Shining!

During 1975, when Sholay was still playing, the first digital camera was released and it cost $10,000+. Fast forward to PK, a million times better digital camera is available for less than a $1000! This is the kind of exponential growth we're going through as a civilization.And India is on the centre stage of innovation. Not everything we hear about India's innovation is true though. Numbers are Read the full article [...]

Here’s why your Facebook feed sucks and this is how you can fix it!

Seeing updates from people you don't even know? You're not alone.Facebook had several algorithm updates (stuff by which it figures out what you like and don't) over the last couple of months and apparently, things have become worse than getting better, at least for most of us.But it's not entirely Facebook's fault, you can fix it yourself with these little smart hacks! Let's be honest here. Read the full article [...]

What happens to your online data in an unfortunate life event? Here’s how to share it with a trusted partner after you’re gone

So, imagine you have all your data stored in GMail - your documents, bank details, accounts etc and you get into an unfortunate event like an accident where you are not able to access your account. You want to share the important information you shared with your spouse,  partner or family member. How do you do it? Here's how.When you get into an unfortunate event, ideally, all the information Read the full article [...]

Neuroscientist reveals that Meditation can reshape our brains!

In this video, Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist, explains with scientific evidence & brain scans how meditation actually changes the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.Full details of the study here - Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thicknessFor the current study, Read the full article [...]

My Favorite Productivity Hacks

1. Supporting Ambient Music I like to listen to music when I work. Well, most of the times. Especially when I'm alone or at home. At work, I don't listen to music because I'm cautious of my attention and wouldn't want to bother others. People might want to talk to you and I don't want to turn them down, and I can't focus 100% on the music when there are people around you. But when alone, I let the Read the full article [...]

Google Glass Viral Video “Seeds” Director Reveals Amazing Story Behind The Video [Interview]

This weekend just literally changed my world! Today I'm getting 30 friend requests every 10 mins, my Twitter is blowing up, I have a Time article, a Mashable and Times of India article on me and I'm only 23 ! "Seeds", the video from Google Glass team has already gone viral and crossed 1 Million+ hits within 3 days time (released on May 8th, 2014). I caught up with the Director of the movie Aneesh Read the full article [...]