There is a popular misconception in our society that people become atheists or freethinkers by reading the books of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, or Charles Darwin. But it is not the case. Most people lose their religious beliefs and faith in God by reading their sacred texts, as in my case. It was in the … Continue reading esSENSE & Litmus – The Aspirations Of A Hopeful Freethinker.
Imagine a traditional cube-shaped dice. It has six sides or faces marked with a different number of dots starting from one to six. The dots are also known as pips. Now, consider that when throwing or rolling the dice, only if the face with six pips turns up, you will be considered as a winner … Continue reading Tricking the luck
In the world of trading or investing, you can never find a genuine tutor, mentor or an institute that teaches you trading, technical analysis or any type of trading strategies. In essence, the day you decide to become a trader, you are on your own. You are your mentor, coach and above all, creator of … Continue reading In the end, you can only spot what you know.
Failures happen in everybody’s life. We have heard, read, or watch great people reminding us that failures are the stepping stone to success. Yes, the statement is true but failures can act as stepping stones to success only if we know how to deal with them. Otherwise, failures remain as failures and success remain as … Continue reading How to handle failures with scientific temper
An ordinary person stops learning at the age of 23. An extraordinary person keeps on learning until the end of his life. An average person reads 2 to 3 books in a year while a CEO reads at least one book a week. We have been raised by instilling three mantras inside our head – … Continue reading Education – a dynamic endeavor in 21st century
We believe whatever we see, as truth. We also believe something we don't even see as the ultimate truth of life. But that is not the topic I intend to write on! Movies and television highly influences children and the impact of the influence sustains with them even during their adulthood. If a kid was … Continue reading Forget the reel ones. Let’s celebrate the real superstars!
Imagine, what would a seed of a plant or a tree think when it gets buried in a pit. A hot, humid place filled with darkness would look and feel like a hell without an escape. The seed would assume that its life had come to an end. But, in fact, those conditions were simply … Continue reading Breaking the shells of comfort zone
According to Wikipedia, humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism and empiricism) over the acceptance of dogma or superstition. In simpler terms, it is an approach in which humans consider themselves as fellow human beings … Continue reading Humanism for dummies
I’m not a believer in supernaturalism. But these days, the thing I'm holding right now in my hand, to write this blog post, makes me believes in magic. Yes, I'm talking about the pen. When I took pen in my hand for the first time in my life, it was a mere instrument to write … Continue reading Pen, a magic wand.
“I’ m really happy that you became sober learning through a hard way that alcohol is bad for you. I would be happier if tomorrow you will realize that your atheism is wrong and accept God” my cousin told me while we were arguing over the historicity of Jesus Christ last week. Being an atheist … Continue reading Religion & Alcohol- An analogy
We don’t know the exact period when humans started consuming an addictive substance like alcohol. It is being estimated that humans started drinking alcohol 12000 years ago, when we begun settling down as civilizations. Man figured out the recreational element in alcohol from drinking accidentally fermented sugary fruits. Gradually, he learnt to do fermentation and … Continue reading Addiction & Brain, Treatment & Myths
Since day one in recorded human history, women had been standing side by side with men in hunting, collecting fruits and tubers and raising his off-springs. Women and men were equal in terms of everything during those primitive, hunter-gatherer days. When does men started considering women as inferior to him? As far as my knowledge … Continue reading Why I’m a Feminist
Every action has equal and opposite reaction Newton’s third law Karma pays. Karma stalks. Karma is a bitch! What else? An air of mysticism always surrounds Karma and it sounds complex as people interpret it in different ways. According to ancient Hindu scriptures and Buddhist texts, Karma is the sum of a person’s actions and … Continue reading Cause & Effect aka Karma