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Bygones and Resolutions

Bang on cue I’m back to updating this blog just as the year is up. I’ve written a little too much this year in various other places (finally!) and this blog has been poorly discarded in the process. Time to be more disciplined about this and provide content to the...

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Productivity and Habit Formation Lessons of 2016

Trudging through mountains of work, emotional upheavals, and projects taught me quite a few things about how to manage both my time and my mental resources. I’ve definitely made some good habits my priority and stuck to them, while also got on the right path to effectively manage time....

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Series on Earth’s History

Over the past few months, I’ve been writing a series of articles for theWire.in about the Earth’s natural and geological history. Big History is something I am terribly interested in and this seemed perfect to write about. I’ll continue updating this piece as I write more. But for now, here...

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Generic life updates + notes for self

If you’re one of the possibly three people who check this place regularly, you might have noticed that I have been AWOL for a while. I have a host of reasons for this, with the primary one being my doing writing elsewhere and the prime one simply being lack...

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Twelve Days of Space Christmas

After SpaceX managed to successfully land the first stage back today for the first time, I was tweeting about what a great year for space it has been. Then, when Twitter user @_logik suggested I do a Twelve Days of Space Christmas song, I immediately jumped on it! And...

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The Story of Man’s Best Friend

I had been meaning to write about the domestication and evolution of dogs for a while now. As I was sitting on that thought, a splendid Quora question popped up: Why was dog the first animal to be domesticated? Naturally, I dropped my blog post idea and switched to...

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Most Recognizable Symbols on the Planet

I pondered a bit on how to interpret the word ‘symbol’ – is it a gesture, is it a logo, is it a physical representation (like the AIDS ribbon)? I wasn’t sure, so I put in all of them. GESTURESV for VictoryThis symbol is universally known for victory, peace, and...

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Calendars: history and heliocentricism

The Calendar is a wonderful piece of human innovation. Not only is it so accurate that it calculates, to seconds, the revolution of Earth around the Sun, it is also a testament to some of the greatest minds in history. However, it is a bit of a paradox in...

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