What is compassion & why it matters

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama speaks at Stanford on compassion. His thoughts on the necessity of friendship, altruism, family, selflessness, and religion, from the perspectives of such wide-ranging disciplines as education, social psychology and the neurosciences. Lot of gold nuggets in this hour and a half talk. 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...

Meditation can reshape your brains – Neuroscientist

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 thickness For the current study, Read the full article...

Why?

Marketing is fun. Sometimes, not so much. But mostly, fun. Pick three of your friends. Any three. They must've bought something today. Coffee, something online, a software subscription perhaps? Ask them this. Why did you choose not to buy from the other brand? Yes, not why they chose the brand they bought, but the reason why they didn't, the other. If they chose Uber, why not Lyft? If Apple, Read the full article...

Here’s how you can help those affected by #ChennaiRains

Continuous rains are flooding Chennai for last couple of days. People need help. Their houses are flooded and people are helping each other. For the rest of us, this is how you can help. This post has couple of helpful information and links for Chennai-ites who are affected by the flood. (Updated hourly.) Crowdsourced map showing flooded roads in Chennai Here is a crowdsourced map of flooded Read the full article...

Top Blogs in India (2015)

Technology Blogs Fashion Blogs Food Blogs Travel Blogs Finance Blogs Let me take you a few years back to 2005. While chilling at a restaurant, I bumped into an old family friend of mine. We were so happy to meet after a long time. Initial chit-chat and over-enthusiastic "hello-oh-wow-oh-my-god-really?" reactions got over and she asked... "Hey...So, what do you do Read the full article...

Amazing Statistics About India’s Internet Usage

Digital India is booming. Tech Bubble? I do not know. There seems to be more valuations and venture funding than ever. One can run a debate on whether that is a good signal or not. We might be witnessing a tech bubble, but Internet penetration in India is sure taking off - tech scene catches up with it or not. Here are some interesting statistics on India's love with the Internet and it sure is Read the full article...

This man travelled to 16 countries in the world

This is the story of a person who travelled to 16 countries in the world and he's preparing for this 17th. But you'll never guess what he does for a living or how he managed it. We've all heard BS advice from millionaires and people who made it to the top quick. This man is not one of them. He did it with his own will power and keeps it real. #Respect https://youtu.be/GdDl_YFfhwc Next time Read the full article...

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...