2 great video games to try

In England, Summers are for Biking. Winters are for Gaming. With the weather getting chillier by the passing day, nothing remotely beats sprawling on the sofa and firing up the xbox  with a hot cup of coffee parked next to you. The game that I thoroughly enjoyed playing this year : ASSASSIN’S CREED – BLACKContinue reading “2 great video games to try”

Rate this:

Games as Portal to Learning – Life Lessons from Video Games

Even now in my late 30s I regularly play games on my Xbox and relish it. Most dismiss it as a silly distraction. But Gamers know just how good, immersive and addictive these new age games are. But even fewer realize how educational video games can be. Yes. EDUCATIONAL. And not in the vague weasel-politician-word sense butContinue reading “Games as Portal to Learning – Life Lessons from Video Games”

Rate this:

How to spot Bullshit Marketing

I may not have scraped too much off the passing wisdom iceberg but if asked to dispense something memorable in the here and now, a week into my 37th birthday, here it is : NEVER TRUST ANY ADVERTISEMENT THAT FEATURES CUTE ANIMALS OR KIDS. American novelist Sinclair Lewis wryly noted early on that ‘Advertising isContinue reading “How to spot Bullshit Marketing”

Rate this:

Why I lost faith in interviews and resumes

Paul Graham is a programmer, writer, and famous investor and this blog on Start Up Ideas was a terrific read. Here is a sample gem : “One of my tricks for generating startup ideas is to imagine the ways in which we’ll seem backward to future generations.” “…..Ways in which we’ll seem backward to futureContinue reading “Why I lost faith in interviews and resumes”

Rate this:

A beautiful word I learnt : Yûgen

I liked this word Yûgen the moment I stumbled into it. Yūgen is a Japanese word pertaining to ‘a profound awareness of the universe which evokes feelings that are inexplicably deep and too mysterious for words.’ Want to get a quick fix and feel for this word ? See a good space documentary, in HD, on aContinue reading “A beautiful word I learnt : Yûgen”

Rate this:

Life in UK – How I came to love Britain over a drink

I fully remember my first brush with Cider. I was 29 and in Bristol on a project. It was a chilled Magners in a tall broad glass with 4 ice cubes floating in it. I was in a pub that had some with outdoor seating. It was a weekend and  I was with some colleaguesContinue reading “Life in UK – How I came to love Britain over a drink”

Rate this:

Book Review : The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder

I purchased a very tattered copy of this book in some forgotten book store years ago. I liked the burp. Finally in feb this year I dived in. What a complete treat. This unassuming old book won the 1982 National Book Award for Non-fiction and a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The last time I readContinue reading “Book Review : The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder”

Rate this:

World History Beautifully Narrated

A History of the World in 100 Objects was a joint project of BBC (Radio 4) and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. In 15-minute presentations broadcast on weekdays on Radio 4, MacGregor, voice like rich butter and chocolate mixed, used objects of ancientContinue reading “World History Beautifully Narrated”

Rate this:

BEST OF 2014 : 13 movies that blew me away

In 2013 I watched 66 movies over the course of the year and as I blogged then, not one of them was a BAD movie. NOT ONE!! This year I beat the 2013 number and saw 75 movies. Inspite of being on the road most the year, with a killer workload. But I made the timeContinue reading “BEST OF 2014 : 13 movies that blew me away”

Rate this: