Author Archives: primedprimate

The role of pay-cheques and checklists in education

Back when I was in highschool in India, I used to wonder about the massive loss of human capital as students with all kinds of backgrounds and interests dropped everything else to focus on getting admitted into a prestigious engineering or … Continue reading

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The 25 Funniest Analogies (Collected by High School English Teachers) (via Writing English)

A really funny set of analogies – enjoy! https://plus.google.com/100612175927429294541/posts/c6MWreA6TB6#100612175927429294541/posts/c6MWreA6TB6   UPDATE: Tens of thousands of readers have found this post and hundreds of you have commented. A few have said that these analogies were actually taken from other sources and … Continue reading

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Happiness

Daniel Kahneman summarizes decades of happiness research this way: “It is only a slight exaggeration to say that happiness is the experience of spending time with people you love and who love you.” The above is a quote from a post … Continue reading

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Heart versus Head (or empathy versus consequentialism)

Back in college, a friend once casually observed that I was all head and no heart.  I was devastated.  I remember thinking, if I am all head (an unfeeling, calculative, hyper-rational thinker) then why does this passing and rather inconsequential … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day (part II)

I am feeling an outburst of patriotism so continuing in the same vein as my last post (the one where I talk about about how my patriotism has changed over the years), let me share a few scenes/songs I remember (perhaps … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

Growing up, I was a very patriotic Indian.  I loved my country immensely and I still do – although I would like to think that my love now is more mature, humble, and personal. I was about 9 years old when I … Continue reading

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Partly Right

Partly Right is a movie made by current students of my high school – Loyola School, Jamshedpur.  It is fun to watch the actors (current students and teachers) and the location (my school) – what really amazes me beyond the quality … Continue reading

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