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Category: Reflections

  • Negative signalling: Being bad on purpose

    Negative signalling: Being bad on purpose

    Not all knowledge or certification is going to be good for you. You need to sometimes make yourself ineligible for jobs you don’t want to do. Be bad at them on purpose. Amassing certifications and varied skills increases our likelihood of us landing a job, but it can also reduces our chances of landing the…

  • On Sonu Nigam, Azaan , and Kabir

    On Sonu Nigam, Azaan , and Kabir

    Kankar pathar jod ke, Masjid laye banay Taa chadh mulla baang de, kya behra hua khudaey Loose translation: You collected pebbles and stones and made a masjid out of it. Then you got your priest to go on top of it and shout . Has God gone deaf?

  • YOLO – Ok , so what?

    YOLO – Ok , so what?

    YOLO :(You only Live once) a common phrase that precedes most stupid, idiotic and sometimes fun plans people have. People use it to justify doing anything that does not fit the traditional way of the world, for doing things that are unexpected of them, for breaking the “rule”, for nor having any “regrets”. But what regrets? Isn’t…

  • Getting more clicks vs Solving a problem

    Getting more clicks vs Solving a problem

    “You won’t believe what X did” , “This actor just cheated on his wife, click to know the name” ,”5 ways to XYZ” But before you do that , think why? Content Virality sites can do much more , help obscure content, help spread of ideas and initiate conversations on uncomfortable topics or just be…

  • Random Videos from my Youtube Playlists-Music Version

    Visited my YouTube favorites, Liked videos and watch later playlists , its great to see how your likes and things important to you have changed over time. Songs that you listened at-least 10 times a day have not been played for years , some things you felt were great at some point seem pretentious and some…

  • Who are we

    Who are we

    Who are we , A speck of dust A thread of imagination Are we Gods, Gods of our own creation Which we created Created to build something greater Something to forget our mortality Something to become immortal Are we creations For amusement of the mighty or beings to fulfill a higher purpose purpose so high…

  • NGOs need to start looking out for technologists rather than just influencers

    So what is the whole point of an NGO? Do something good? Fill the gaps where the government fails? Raise some issues of importance? In their zeal for achieving their objectives , most NGOs spend considerable time reaching out to people, people with great social circles, influence and possibly power. But here is a thought…

  • Quota and Reservation System in India – An Essay

    Quota and Reservation System in India – An Essay

    A discussion on reservation system in India,why was it introduced? it’s relevance in the modern times and can it end? What can we do about it?

  • Obedience and peer pressure

    How Group pressure can make people do idiotic and sometimes inhumane acts ,Asch and Milgram’s experiment. Interesting but Shocking , how normal people will do even violent acts if they are not completely responsible

  • Hello Mr Second

    Hello Mr second, I feel your pain, You are always second , Buzz Aldrin ,Second Man on Moon you feel all went in vain