Jim: Why the scowl on face?Eva: I’m just having a bad day. Oh god…nothing seems to be going my way since morning.Jim: Come on, take a break. Let’s go shopping and grab some coffee at the cafe on the way. It could help play you down. Eva: Ah…seems like a plan, let’s go. Let me get […]
You’re walking down a grocery aisle, looking for a particular item. All around, you see items that are colourful variations of similar products, all clamoring for your attention – but you have to choose amongst the plethora of choices given. How do you select what you want out of a stack of similar commodities having […]
“Suicide,” goes the popular expression, “is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” While the question, “Is suicide ever a rational choice?” comes up frequently.The ethical question boils down to this: Is this state of despair, temporary or permanent? There can be times when suicide is rational- a decision made under free will, in […]
One can’t walk away from economics because it frames the world we inhabit. ‘It’s the common language spoken by all the public policy, rationale for multi-billion-dollar investments, tools used to tackle global poverty and manage our planetary home’.For over half a century, economists have fixated on GDP as the first measure of economic progress, while […]
Would you ever date an economist?A quick google search would be sufficient to throw out an array of jokes that would for sure tickle your funny bone. If you indeed are in a dilemma as to whether you should pursue an economist, be prepared that an economist is highly unlikely to resist applying professionally learned […]
Are we humans really rational thinkers? Don’t you think we cling on to the first piece of information we encounter and make relations to further arguments and discussions? With corona virus around, to compare the count of affected countries, we blindly look at the active cases. For example, India having 276,685 active Covid-19 cases is […]
No….! This is not one of those countless ramblings on economy or human lives. That quandary is as no-brainer as it ever comes!It was a weekday afternoon, and I was randomly checking on the latest news for the day. And my screen read, “India’s tally touched 7 lakh-mark and the death toll has crossed 20,000. […]
As I am frenetically punching the keys on my PC to keep my deadlines intact, my life partner is agonizingly waiting for me to join him for lunch. If only I could be at two places!Yeah, Right! Of course, like most I cherish the family time and find it adorable that he would choose whining […]
Life’s never fair, is it?
Sometimes it makes us wonder why did we even try, might as well run through the motion. Well, those are the days where the subtle difference between our efforts and fate, keep us sane.
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton