Serenity Prayer…


God grant me the serenity

to accept the people I cannot change;

the courage to change the one I can;

and the wisdom to know it’s me.

PS: Written by my friend Mario Pinto

PPS: The original version and more.


Yes or No…



… I just realized that I have this habit of asking ambiguous questions, the answers to which necessitate further questions. For example, I was asking my friend “There won’t be any confirmation mail for the documents we submitted, right?”. If he answers just a Yes or No, I will still be left with confusion. Instead, I would have asked “Will there be any confirmation for the documents we sent?” and just an Yes or No would suffice!

If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers

Are you a dude??!!!


For a long time, I have been thinking that dude refers only to males. I am aware that there are two forms of dude to refer to females, ‘dudette’ and ‘dudess’. But, as per the Wikipedia article, in modern English, dude has evolved to be unisex. There is more history to it. Want to know all that? Read it here dude 😉

Predictably Irrational…


… as the title goes, the book deals with behavioral economics by investigating about why/how our decisions/thinking is mostly wired. The author Dan Ariely explains/investigates some of our day-to-day decisions in an interesting way. My understanding, about how we take certain decisions in a particular way, is improved after reading this book. It only improved my understanding though 😉 my decisions are still irrational, but now it is easier for me to understand though! A nice weekend read. More articles by the author… on his blog. Have a peek at the contents, if you are planning to get copy for yourself!

PS: Why hot is much hotter than we realize?? 😉