My Blog Will Be Taking a New Direction

Hello Everyone, When I started my blog in 2013, my only goal was to improve my writing habit. I did not put so much thought into what I am going to write in my blog. Until now, I write blog posts on random topics. I even found my tagline “Specialist in Mastering Nothing” to be cool. But, recently I realized that specialization is the key to becoming a serious blogger. When people ask me “what do you blog about?”, I often say “I don’t know!…random stuff”. I feel that shouldn’t be an answer coming from someone who blogs for more than…

Deciphering a girl’s profile on Tinder: Mission impossible

Tinder is slowly picking up pace in India. For those who don’t know what is Tinder, it is a popular online matchmaking/dating app that lets you find singles in your area. Based on your location, you will be shown pictures of single men/women in your area and if you like them you swipe right and if you don’t you swipe left. If they also like you, then you get to chat inside the app. You can then decide to go on a date, or if you find the person boring, you break it off and move on to swiping the…

The hot idlis that gave me the chills

It was a fine morning in Bangalore. I woke up and looked around. I had slept for more than six hours. People usually say that you won’t get proper sleep when you’re in a new place. But, my system is an exception. When the clock hits half past ten, I doze off. No matter what happens. I was in Bangalore to visit my friend. It’s been a while since I visited Bangalore and I thought it would be a nice break from the usual routine. I looked into the adjacent room and I saw my friend waking up slowly. After…

It’s not a mistake when no one is looking

Yesterday I was out to meet a friend and I was driving my way back home. The sun was slowly settled behind the endless layers of concrete. The asphalt gave out all the absorbed heat and the evening breeze was doing its fair share in bringing things back to normal. I drove the bike over the Padi flyover and brought it to a halt near the Korattur signal where I have to take a right turn. The indicator was on, the gear was on neutral and I was struggling to breathe inside the helmet. A car was there next to…

Single guy? Society thinks you have a serious problem!

Sometimes you see a beautiful girl in college, or your workplace and enquire about her, people would say “She’s is so stubborn. Several guys proposed to her and she rejected all of them. What a bold character!” Let’s consider a similar situation where a guy a single. Do you know what the people around him would say? “He is almost 30, and you know what! He is still single.” Even if the guy says he rejected several proposals, people would probably laugh at him.  The society has changed a lot and the people who suffer a lot are the single…

What is the relation between molecular biology and global economy? (Never mind, you won’t read it!)

Recently, where ever I go, I only see two things predominantly. Food joints and pharmacies. There weren’t these many pharmacies or food joints before 10 years. This made me want to dig a little deeper into this issue. So, I googled the current valuation of the Indian food Industry and the Healthcare Industry. The Indian food industry is valued at US$240 billion currently and expected to reach US$482 billion (growth by 104 percent) by 2020. So, what’s the big deal? The more the people, the more they eat! Right? Let’s look at the healthcare industry as well. Currently, the Indian…

What if we pay the politicians more? Would it change the landscape of Indian politics?

I’ve never thought I will write a post on politics. But, I am doing now. What made me do it? Well, a couple of days back I was reading a book  “When to rob a bank and 131 warped suggestions” written by Steven D Levitt, and Stephen J. Dubner. (the authors of the “Freakonomics“, the famous non-fiction book that released during 2005.) The book is a collection of selected articles from the blog. I was flipping pages and I stumbled upon the article Would Paying Politicians More Attract Better Politicians?.  The article talks about a scenario where politicians should be paid…

Can you believe that 36 questions can make two strangers fall in love?

A couple of days back, I was talking with one my colleagues during the coffee break, and he told me that “a research shows that when strangers asked a set of 36 questions to each other, chances of them falling in love are high.” I was like “wow!” and then I completely forgot about it. Today morning I was watching a couple of YouTube videos and I came across a video by ASAP science where they experimented this theory. Two strangers were asked to volunteer for the experiment and they ask each 36 questions to each other. By the end…