Category Archives: Life and Death

Of celebrating life, even in death — this category contains some of my more personal posts.

Sad Movies

Why is it that we like sad movies, but don’t like to be sad? Continue reading

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How to Act Young

Practical advice on staying young. Or faking it. Continue reading

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Internal and External Successes

This an addendum to this series, I want to say a few more words about success in life. If you cannot quite achieve it, what do you do? Cheat like crazy! Continue reading

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How to be Successful in Life?

When I talked about the dimensions of success, I used the word dimension with an ulterior motive. I want to define success for you in a formal way. You see, an entity that has many dimensions is a space, similar … Continue reading

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Dimensions of Success

From the first post in this series, it looks as though money is an important dimension in how we define success in life. Here is a look at other possible dimensions of success. Continue reading

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Definition of Success

In this short series, I am going to tell you something immensely useful. How to be successful in life? Before giving you my recipe, we have to make sure that we are on the same page. What do we mean by success? Here are some possible definitions. Continue reading

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Key to Marital Bliss

Here is a short story about how a cowboy found the key to marital bliss. Continue reading

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Autism and Genius

There is a only a fine line separating insanity from true genius. Why is that? Here is a possible answer. Continue reading

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Pride and Pretention

On the dangers of achieving your goals. Continue reading

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Pursuit of Knowledge

What is your goal in life? What was mine? Continue reading

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Summing Up

A short series on my take-aways in life. Continue reading

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How Should I Die?

When my time comes bow out, how should I want to do it? Continue reading

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Retirement — a Wife’s View

Work and life, retirement and eulogy — through allegories. Continue reading

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Why Do We Drink?

What is the relation between alcohol and superheroes? Here are some philosophical reasons to get drunk. Continue reading

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Why did Federer Lose?

Why did Roger Federer have to go and lose in the second round? Well, may be we know why… Continue reading

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Rules of Conflicts

The last post in this series on Games that People play, this piece looks at how rules can be so designed as to generate conflicts that ensure stability. Continue reading

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Life: East vs. West

Perspectives on life a la East and West! Continue reading

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Game of Life

How to understand life in terms of its underlying rules. Evolutionarly biology first. Continue reading

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Home No More

On the loss of a second parent, and its implications. Continue reading

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Ridiculous, Annoying and Embarrassing

When our kids turn 13, we turn ridiculous. How do we handle it? Continue reading

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