A long time ago, I decided to not write a book review. Who am I to review? The author may have put blood & sweat into writing and all we do is comment on how the grammar or choice of words could have been better?

I want to reflect on…


Let’s get straight to the point. A psychiatrist told me not to break my head in understanding what causes depression. Too many of them, he says.

He tells me his theory. In an agrarian economy, life was slow. Hence low expectations and distractions. Then came the industrial economy and a…


If you have lived amongst the Amazonian tribes Munduruku and Pirahã you will realize they are by far represent our past. We were hunter-gatherers and then civilization ruined us (just kidding).

Yuval Noah Harari in his book Sapiens goes on to say that agriculture domesticated humans, built armies, started wars…


Now that you have clicked on the article because of a flashy title, there’s more to it. Why would you not? The answer lies 3 stories away. I promise at the end, you will find out why (there’s a video).

Story #1

In 1916, on Coney Island, a Polish immigrant set up…


I commend my organization who initiated work from home in mid-March, almost a week before many followed the suite.

When I hear, I was elated, secretly of course.

Confession #1 …I like it because it saves times…

I stay in Dombivli and my workplace is in Kurla. FYI, that’s 48 km one-way. So two ways- 96km.

I take the…


#Story 1

I am reading Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's latest book ‘Good Economics For Hard Times’. Unlike the title, I am having a good time reading it.

The couple is famous for carrying out randomized control tests (RCT) to find solutions for different elements of poverty.

The study was…


I will begin with the story. No build-up, no mention of memory and no mention of any quotes. Just the story. Evolutionary biology and psychology have fascinated me now for over a year and I can fairly say it has been the best discovery of my life so far.

In…


“If there’s a logical solution to a problem, then your competition might have already done it!” says Rory Sutherland in his talks and writes in his brilliant book, Alchemy.

I am watching Inside Bill’s Brain, a 3-part docuseries on Netflix and in the second episode, the above line strikes me…


I was 10 or 11 years old. Resting on the lap of my grandmother on a sunny day in the summer vacations, I watched a Kannada movie. I had no other option but to give her company. Afternoons were reserved for her movie-watching.

I cannot recall the movie name, but…


#1 Heartless Work on Heart

This story is my favourite. I have picked it up from Safi Bahcall’s book Loonshots.

After Semmelweis contribution to the discovery of hand-washing and antiseptic, this is probably one of the most important discovery in modern human history.

Akira Endo, a Japanese biochemist and researcher, is single-handedly responsible for a…

Aniruddh Naik

Curious To Know The Why

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