Author Archives: Ramana Rajgopaul

Behavioural Science.

The problem with Pravin, who has suggested this week’s topic, is that he is very much younger than I am and his touch with Behavioural Science is of a more recent origin than mine. I acquired my Masters degree in … Continue reading

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The Pythagorean Cup.

You can learn all about the Pythagorean cup in this Wikipedia entry. Like many other events in my life there has been synchronicity here too. On Tuesday night, my friend Koushik who features in so many such synchronicities, exchanged ideas … Continue reading

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GDP And Crows.

My young friend Koushik reminded me of this story by comparing India’s GDP figures to the Agra Crows. May he keep inspiring me with such ideas in future too. Akbar was a great Mughal Emperor and Birbal was his witty … Continue reading

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Wisdom.

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Telephone.

My son Ranjan posted this on his facebook page. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. There are some subtle details that need to be noted. One, the old fashioned telephone, my first choice in holding a conversation … Continue reading

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Life.

“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for … Continue reading

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Grandfather.

I had reconciled myself long ago to being recognised as Manjiree’s father in law and Ranjan’s father. On Thursday I had to reconcile myself to being recognised as the grandfather of Chutki. A young couple who live in the same … Continue reading

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Future Shock.

Future Shock is a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. In the book, Toffler defines the term “future shock” as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies. His shortest definition for the term is a … Continue reading

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The Paradox!

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Personality Compass.

I was led to a quiz to assess my personality type. The quiz indicated that there are only four types of personalities: On completing the quiz. I was declared as being an Emotional Introvert. “Most defining characteristics: You are sensitive, … Continue reading

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