Dedicated to the monks of Tibet

Neuro Telepathy It is remarked that the Buddhists could live spiritually for more than 1,000 years within their body, given their power of self healing. But, if anyone meets with an accident, then is it possible that people connect with each other spiritually through telepathy? Neuro-scientists are arguing that given the brain function that some sages have attained, monks and sages actually connect to each other at a distance via telepathy. Seeking answers within oneself can proceed to lead to this sudden discovery, including the process of self-healing, which the monks have practiced over the years! If one attains a…

To my alma mater

A matter of brazen love and unspoken glory, with an unlead fury  It was the summer of 2006. I had landed in Pittsburgh, USA on May 7, 2006 for my studies in Heinz School in Carnegie Mellon University. Life was fun. It was a start of a journey, which eventually turned me to a writer. A small incident of matching of eyes, and a few encounters turned me to a poet. Seriousness apart, I still galore those precious moments I had enjoyed in my days of youth and glory. It is imperative that you fall in love at any or…

Talaq, Talaq, Talaq (تکاق تکاق تکاق )

The Rule of Inheritance In India, Muslim marriage is a civil contract between a man and a woman. Dissolution of marriage can be done at the instance of the husband, wife or mutual. Talaq allowed Muslim men to legally divorce their wife by stating the word Talaq three times, in oral, written or electronic form. This can be a history on the order of the Supreme Court. A Muslim woman can also seek dissolution of her marriage through Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act. A woman can ask for divorce in the following circumstances. If whereabouts of the husband is not…

The Kind of Amendments

A few more amendments in the Constitution of India The Constitution of India as of 2017 guarantees Amendments, since it was first enacted in 1950. According to Article 368, two types of Amendments are available. The first type of amendments can be affected by the Parliament of India by a prescribed ‘special majority’. The second type of Amendment, include those that requires ‘special majority’ and ratification by at least one half of the State Legislatures. A few more type of Amendment can be executed. A ‘special category’ of Amendment that required at least 35% of the working class of India…

The intrinsic value of an IAS Officer

The life of a sarkari investment banker An investment banker works for 12-16 hours a day at crunch situations. The bonus earned, depends on the deals closed. Sometimes, it is a life time bonus. The starting salary in USD terms is 120,000 USD per annum. An investment banker can work on 2-5 projects a day. Take this as a greater opportunity. The sarkari investment banker works for 12-14 hours a day, on a normal routine. The sarkari  investment banker starts with 5-6 lakhs per annum per year, without any project bonus, and solves 20-30 issues a day on an average….

Emotions versus Logic: The eternal dilemma

How to negotiate, and when not to Negotiations are not easy. There are some ways, methods and tactics that are used in game theory. What does a Prisoner’s Dilemma teach you? Here is some food for thought for negotiations- 1. You lose a negotiation when you are in a very defensive mode- Never be very defensive while negotiating. Either you will display an array of emotions or lose it totally. 2. Be tough to an objective, kind to people- Always remember that you are working with a set of people who are a bag of their own personality, bias, culture…

Prisoner’s Dilemma to avoid an India-Pakistan conflict

Mutual Dialogue or Mutual Cooperation India/ Pakistan Compromise/ Cooperate Defect/ Confront Compromise/ Cooperate Reward for mutual cooperation, when different options work out     (P=3, I=3) Kashmir is in conflict zone, if India compromises with a stand   (P=5, I =0) Defect/ Confront   Insurgency problems needs attention from only one of the sides    (P=0, I=5)   India resolves Kashmir amicably by resolving through internal dialogues  Nash-Equilibirum (P=1, I=1)   This can be the perfect Nash-Equilibrium for resolving the India-Pakistan Conflict. It is imminent for both India and Pakistan to resolve the internal differences amicably. A negative component from…

The Israeli-Palestine Conflict

The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century. The origins to the conflict can be traced back to Jewish immigration, and sectarian conflict in Mandatory Palestine between the Jews and Arabs. Here are a few proposals for the ongoing conflict. Proposal number 1: Three proposals for the post World War I administration of Palestine. The red line is the “International Administration” proposed in the 1916 Sykes–Picot Agreement, the dashed blue line is the 1919 Zionist Organization proposal at the Paris Peace Conference, and the thin blue line refers to the final borders of the 1923–48 Mandatory Palestine. Proposal number 2: The first official proposal for partition,…

The power of two

Dual Credit System and the not-so conscious mind Imagine this in an university. An Australian university attaches the same grade to a group of homogenous students. Imagine this is happening to two students. A dual credit system is the one where two students get the same grade in a class for working on the same tutorials, projects and assignments. It is similar to dual programming as well. Many software companies code with architects to work on similar issues while solving. Two persons at the same post can have the same emotional gradient, so that they form a homogenuos team. I…

Associated memory and memory maps

On neuro-plastcity & the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease  There are certain images stored in the part of the brain as a disjoint memory. Once that part of the brain gets excited, the images can come forward and create an associated memory map that can draw information from itself. This concept can be used in advanced AI networks, where we can draw information from the images and connect them unconditionally. Let us take an example on a tour to Paris. We store images in our mind like Eiffel Tower and Rhine in our brain. Once this memory slots are used in…

Poetry, Poetry everywhere, but not a line to read

What are the basic parameters of a literary value of a poem? Poems are of various types and formats. The basic structure consists of metre, length, rhyme, lines and syllables. Metre- Quantitative metre is based on syllable weight rather than stress, while qualitative metres are coming at stresses syllables coming at regular intervals. In many classical poetic traditions, the metre of the verse can be described as a sequence of feet. If the line has only one foot, it is called monometer. A dimeter can have two stresses- unstressed and stressed. In classical Sanskrit, the syllabic verse depends on the…

Protocol of the day

Project Management Tips Here are a few routine steps that a project team can take- Managing small and effective team members is a better option than managing a large team. The optimal capacity of a person to manage is 8-10 people. When you manage 10 people, and they manage 10 people, you are effectively a team member of 111 people. In project management, it is important to be prudent and observant, and to lead a balanced emotion. To drag any trigger of emotions created in a day to the next day is toxic. Every day is a new day, start…

How to navigate through a sales conversation?

The art of making a conversation The art of selling involves a lot of parameters. Here is some food for thought that can be tabulated during a sales conversation- Initiation- Eye contact, Ice Breaking, Listening constitute the initiation of a conversation. Sell yourself first, then sell your ideas. FORM- To incite interest, talks about Family, Occupation, Recreation & Motivation can be subtly introduced. Rate a person based on the interest on these initial parameters. TPS- Third Party Story is essential to generate a story telling attitude. Audience needs to be glued. KISS- Sales conversations need to be kept short and…

Cost Per Action

On costs incurred in digital marketing Digital marketing during the proliferation of the internet involves certain parameters. The notable ones are CPV, CPC, CPA, CPL, CPM, CPS. Here is some food for thought for the same- CPV- Cost Per View is the average cost associated for any internet user to view a particular internet link or file. CPC- Cost Per Click is the average cost associated for a customer for clicking on a particular link. Google Ad Words use them. CPA- Cost Per Action is determined when a user creates an action like submission of his personal details or comment…

What does it take to win in the board meetings

Not everyone is a saint. The persons who are at the top run a organization, have to face a lot of obstacles to cut through a point. I believe in the edge of soft skills to prove a point. Here is some food for thought for those who are in the board, or just got inducted in the board – 1. In case your topmost board member is not supporting you, you are not in. For every work that you do hence forth, would be seen as a resistance not a value addition. Your diversity can be a boon and…