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Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man

This is a very interesting talk from Rory Sutherland on the element of perceived value and the real value. Though the talk could raise lot of issues about the moral values in the realm of advertisement and the emerging world of media and user-generated content, its at the same time interesting to see how we can solve our problems through lateral thinking.

Proximity of Life : Storytelling through Maps

so.. here goes the "Proximity of Life" story told through maps.. i know... maps.. this morning.. somehw.. i got myself glued on maps and i started marking stories on it. frm place i was born to place i went to school..where i got my degrees and it was amazing how each stories took place in close proximity...... its hard to look into the future.. but i am sure.. maps is going to be a next place where we might be spending more of our time.. exploring places and new stories ... so here i am publicly sharing stories which took place at different location in the map.. the idea is the more u explore this map.. the more interesting stories u will stumble upon.. just image.. if we layer each of these storiess.. the map we create would be full of life... So yupe.. hope u enjoy few stories which i hv share.. feel free to share.. and like :) To open in new window or tab click here:

dEsigning a FuTure

We are surrounded by designs - Forms and Functions. And this is area that hugely interests me to think about and talk about. It has most of element which engages one’s analytical and artistic mind. Things like your furniture you use, house you stay are the everyday objects which we deal with. Hence a proper design is very essential. But these everyday objects have such a large scope in our lives that the problem never seems to be completely solved by anyone. There are always a newly designed chairs or newly designed house which seems to solve our certain aspect of problems. Because this deals with both art and science, the scope for any designers to work on the problem is huge. Image Source : For example, we know that every industrial designer takes on the design of a chair. And everyone has their own take on it. It gives designers an opportunity to play with an idea around the chair. In parallel to the physical object design, we have something ca

Demand of an Individual

For some time now, I have been thinking to stop writing and give full focus only to thoughts. Take it deeper into my conscious so that it remains safe and sound. I was inspired by the idea of ElizabethGilbert: Your elusive creative genius . The idea is to not let thoughts overwhelm you, so that you can be patience and calm, take my time and still find the thoughts waiting for me. So this one particular thought “Demand of an Individual” had been hitting me hard again and again. I had taken enough time with it to deal with it deeply and thoroughly. Once I even went far enough to pick a pen and start writing but, I would soon lose interest on it. So I had recklessly put it aside. The problem is that most often, this immense passion comes, passes through you and leaves you strangled. Hence I wanted to know that this idea was not going to do that. So let’s see where this will take me. Urban Prism by Nancy Eckels - abstract, contemporary, modern art, painting by artist Nancy Eck

Why most Entrepreneurs Fail?

Being an Entrepreneur and having walked that path (and still walking), I have come to realize why most Entpreneurs fail. Or in other words what is the life cycle of an Entrepreneurs? And when do most drop-off happen. First Phase You start with a complete ignorance towards your surrounding. The only think you have is an IDEA which you love more than your life. This ignorance slowly starts to come between you and the opportunity. As a result : This experience will either tarnish entrepreneur's faith and hope, or he/she will rise above it and be enlightened. Second Phase If you find yourself in the second phase than it means that you have surpassed the First Phase. Now you are more open to other ideas and open to more opportunities. In a way, you feel that you have identified the truth behind running successful business. But as you move confidently, you come across another aspect of entrepreneurship, self-doubt. While moving confidently, you tend to realize that there is some

Sustainable community and the reality show Format

So here is the idea which I have been pondering among, " how to build a sustainable community?" An important question, I suppose for all the developing and under developing nations. But this is a question not only among the nation builders but also among brands. Today, brands are competing head on to build a community around its services and products. So what is the right way? I suppose there are different methods to it. For example, lets take an analogy: Lets say, I build a house, equip it with furniture and all the necessary resources like food and energy. Then I invite people to come to the house and stay over. I think it will be wrong to assume that the people will finally evolve into a community because this is not how a community is built. This particular format is more like a Reality TV show format, and we all know that this format is not designed to be sustainable but to collapse with time. Because in Reality TV show format, rather than building a community, i

15 Kick-Ass Bruce Lee Quotes

Bruce Lee was more than just an actor, but a true philosopher as well. His thoughts and sayings are highly regarded by people. This short presentation by one of the slideshare user demonstrates it very well. 15 Kick-Ass Bruce Lee Quotes View more presentations from The Presentation Designer

CARGO CULT SCIENCE by Richard Feynman

Adapted from the Caltech commencement address given in 1974. During the Middle Ages there were all kinds of crazy ideas, such as that a piece of rhinoceros horn would increase potency. Then a method was discovered for separating the ideas--which was to try one to see if it worked, and if it didn't work, to eliminate it. This method became organized, of course, into science. And it developed very well, so that we are now in the scientific age. It is such a scientific age, in fact that we have difficulty in understanding how witch doctors could ever have existed, when nothing that they proposed ever really worked--or very little of it did. Read More

The Power of Network

As we move into the networked world and explore more about our nature, we are beginning to unravel the essence of life.  Here is an interesting and well presented fact on what life and a knowledge is? Rather than being hierarchical, time has come for us to think of it as networked. Enjoy.  

Some crazy STUFF : Finding Reasons

During my college, I use to sometime write some crazy stuff out of no where. I guess I really wanted to tell a story like no one else and bring that level of experience. After many years, today I seem to have understood this art better. One of my friend use to tell me that being an artist its a life long passion to understand what works and what doesn't. Keep pursuing it. For this reason, I had started writing vigorously. These days I am bit down on my writing, but I am exploring it in much deeper sense than before. My diaries were filled with thoughts and only thoughts. Sometime, I would just start writing on my computer and leave it no where. You know, simply write and keep writing. As a result, I did complete one novel :) which related to an experience shared with my friends during one hiking, but I tried to make it mysterious and mythological. Well some day I might share that too :) But for now, I am just posting one very long, almost half baked story which I think wrote alm

Friendship – a perspective

As I am writing this, I am staying at home simply bored and silent. Only two days left before I depart to Bangalore, I am restless and bored. I look multiple times at my phone book, and simply see no one call, or even if I do I simply decide not to – as I see no point in it. This is when I have this conflicting idea about friendship and what it means to me. In your life, you come across many people and you spend your certain time with them, which allows you to decide if you would want to continue your acquaintance or not. As you move on, you make different kinds of friends – good friends, bad friends, boring friends, interesting friends and so on.  But as I returned to KTM this time, I was filled with mixed feelings as I was not able to comprehend this relationship of friendship, which was uncomfortably pinching me. The reason I was simply bored to death to call up anyone was because I felt this urge of responsibility to explain myself to them and justify my actions. As if

Darn this heart, never falls in love.

Darn this heart, never falls in love. Only comprehends, and skips its job. Oh heart, why don't u fall in love. Rather than just run and hide in the dark. Darn this heart, never falls in love. -bexdeep [Photo Location : Rampur, Chitwan]

Love and Passion

Been a while, I posted anything. So thought of dropping some thing on love and passion. We all grow up trying to understand what love is and what it  means. We stumble upon attraction and then slowly grow to understand layers of emotions and layers of complexity within it. Then we start pondering upon the existence of True Love. Does it exist? I remember one of my friend asking me if it really exists like the ones in stories and movies. Lately, I have come to realize that it certainly does exist. But not in a sense of a girl and a boy, but more in the perspective of life. To understand, we have to see what it means to be in love. I simply think it is the passion and nothing else. Having a passion is a real thing and not made-up. People have passion for lot of things and pursue them to eternity. We have heard of it from our history. Passionate people either changing the world. So if you are passionate about something, you are in love with it. Its your life. So yes True Love does