On the meaning of success

Success literally means to achieve fame, wealth or respect. But, I believe that this is a very flawed way of looking at things. Let’s take the example of a mother. She wakes up early in the morning, prepares lunch for her kids, gets them ready for school, helps them with their homework and makes a wide range of sacrifices just to ensure that her child gets the best Continue reading

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A Rant on Reservation

The issue of reservation has been a hot topic of debate in mainstream and social media for a long time. While conflicting views prevail, each individual lies on one of the two ends of the spectrum, either advocating for it or vehemently opposing it. The problem, however, is not with the idea of reservations, it has got more to do with the premise on which it is based.

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The trap of the sunk cost fallacy

The other day while browsing through my feed on Quora, I came across this wonderful concept of economics which can be extrapolated to the realms of psychological decision-making and was surprisingly intrigued by its impact on our lives. The sunk cost fallacy affects us in a subtle manner almost every day and we being completely oblivious to its existence let it get the better of us. However, the mere realisation that it exists can do wonders to our productivity and our decision-making abilities. Continue reading

On Simplicity and Virat Kohli

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication~ Leonardo Da Vinci

Our lives are enigmatic these days. In fact, we insist on making it complicated. We are so obsessed with complexities that we like to adopt mannerisms and habits that are modern, different and unique. While creativity and improvisation may work for some people (the outliers), it is the adoption of simplicity that requires a great deal of self-restraint and produces more consistent results for the commoners. Continue reading