Monday, April 10, 2017

Natural History marvel

Humans are the only species in natural history that will procreate themselves to extinction.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Shri Ram Center's play: Appointment with Death (Agatha Christie) (Hindi) - A Review

I wanted to introduce my son (9 years old), to Agatha Christie for a while now. And then I heard of this play. It was a Shri Ram Center play, so I was reasonably confident of the production quality. The show time of 11 am meant that the child could enjoy the play without sacrificing his own play time.

That decision turned out to be so spot on. The Shri Ram center auditorium is anyway enviable. The production quality was superb and the play itself was very well dramatized. The best part was, that the play was in Hindi, so my mother could enjoy it too!

The long prelude to the death could have been shortened, but overall, it was a fantastic experience, and I truly hope that more people will find time to enjoy this awesome play. Good plays are scarce and scarcer.

Book Review: Predictably Irrational

Have you heard of Behavioral Economics? If, like me, you thought that Econometrics, Behavioral economics and other things that start with "eco" are masters courses in some part of the world that we do not want to explore, you must rethink. 

This is beahvioral economics explained in the easiest, most fun way. I have used some of the totkas given in this book and they are fool proof!

Here is the simple, short review of this book:
1. I will give it to my child to read before he is 12. There are less than 10 books on that list.
2. In my library, it is in the section that never gets lent to anyone.

In short, its a must read.