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How Spectral thinking can overcome pitfalls of Categorical thinking

Categorical thinking suppresses similarities and amplifies differences. It also inadvertently pushes us to discriminate against unknown.

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The Uberisation Curse

On-demand services despite their convenience are also making us miserable. From transportation to learning. They have massive upside too. How do we balance?

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The Minions called, they want their bananas back!

A long long time ago, on a distant planet, there were people who went to real offices. They had human co-workers, and quaint break-out areas. Some of them were so lucky, that they got to hear printer noises and chatter while they were working!! I was one of those people… The banana principle I loved […]

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Sleep better! 15 hacks to rock your productivity

It was fall of 2018. A usual work trip via Mumbai. Me and my car driver were cruising at about 80 KPH on the Mumbai – Pune expressway. The rumbling of tyres on the concrete pavement was fading into the pitter patter of the diesel engine. I was engrossed in reading my favourite book after […]

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Diversity & the surprising reason we need to fight for it

how limbic system affects our views on diversity and other reasons we need to fight that bias

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Inexpensive ways to keep kids Busy

5 ways you can keep your kids busy and my experiences with a 3 year old

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Flying and the “Queue phenomenon”

Flying soon? How queueing at the airport can be explained with human behaviour and what are the lessons to be learnt during this behaviour

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Relocating to India – Home is where the heart is

Relocating to India wasn’t planned. It was on our minds for a while. Your first child is quite an experience. It literally acted as a trigger that was waiting to fire for a long time. Hey! you know what it’s like to sleep peacefully right? Not as bad for me now but its true! Babies […]

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The magic of new beginnings

I trust the magic of new beginnings. New beginnings are almost always magical. They often mean new routine, people and places. A skeptic looks at these quite differently, but an optimist always just knows! I am in the latter category. The force of change I have experienced over last few months is simply incredible. “You […]

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The story of joyous blackouts

I assume, few people in the developed world are familiar with the concept of blackouts. Human brain is quite the genius! Some sights and smells can magically trigger decades old memories in vivid detail; sort of like biological virtual reality! So! Last Sunday, the smell of a burning candle magically took me deep down the memory lane. I […]