Thursday, April 26, 2012

8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

Here is a wonderful article on, what it truly means to run a business and manage people the right way! Where are you in this list?

This is perfectly in tune with Yoga, perfectly in tune with followers of light.

8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

Monday, April 23, 2012

Motion Induced Blindness

Motion Induced Blindness

 In a motor accident, wherein a speeding car hits a slower moving vehicle coming from the side, the speeding car drivers often swear that they just didn’t see the vehicle coming from the left or right.

 Well, they aren’t lying. They really don’t see the vehicle coming from the side, in spite of broad daylight. This phenomenon on the car drivers’ part is known as “Motion Induced Blindness”. It is unbelievable but it is true, and it is definitely frightening. Armed forces pilots are taught about motion induced blindness during training, because it happens faster at high speeds; and to some extent it is applicable to car drivers also, especially the fast ones. So, if you drive a car, please read this carefully.

 Once airborne, pilots are taught to alternate their gaze between scanning the horizon and scanning their instrument panel, and never to fix their gaze for more than a couple of seconds on any single object. They are taught to continually keep their heads on a swivel and their eyes always moving. Because, if you fix your gaze on one object long enough while you yourself are in motion, your peripheral vision goes blind. That’s why it is called motion induced blindness. For fighter pilots, this is the only way to survive in air; not only during aerial combat, but from peacetime hazards like mid-air collisions as well.

 Till about three decades ago, this “heads on swivel & eyes moving” technique was the only way to spot other aircraft in the skies around. Now-a-days they have on-board radars, but the old technique still
 holds good.

 Let me give you a small demonstration of motion induced blindness. This is the same demonstration that is used for trainee pilots in classrooms before they even go near an aircraft. Just click on the link below. You will see a revolving array of blue crosses on a black background. There is a flashing green dot in the centre and three fixed yellow dots around it. If you fix your gaze on the green dot for more than a few seconds, the yellow dots will disappear at random, either singly, or in pairs, or all three together. In reality, the yellow dots are always there. Just watch the yellow dots for some time to ensure that they don’t go anywhere!

 (You can alter the background colour or the rpm of the array by clicking the appropriate buttons. Notes given by the author below the rotating array are educative.)

 So, if you are driving at a high speed on a highway and if you fix your gaze on the road straight ahead, you will not see a car, a scooter, a buggy, a bicycle, a buffalo or even a human being approaching from the side. Now reverse the picture. If you are crossing a road on foot and you see a speeding car approaching. There’s a 90% chance that the driver isn’t seeing you, because his/her peripheral vision may be blind! And you may be in that blind zone!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Awesome History of Art

Awesome History of Art

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Monday, April 09, 2012

India - Culture of self interest

Think about it !...

Hobbesian (culture of self interest)

Corruption in India is a cultural aspect.

Thomas Hobbes
Indians seem to think nothing peculiar
about corruption . It is everywhere.

Indians tolerate corrupt individuals
rather than correct them.

No race can be congenitally corrupt.
But can a race be corrupted by its culture?

To know why Indians are corrupt ,
look at their patterns and practices.


Religion is transactional in India.
Indians give God cash and anticipate
an out-of-turn reward.
Such a plea acknowledges that
favours are needed for the undeserving.

In the world outside the temple walls,
such a transaction is named- “bribe”.

A wealthy Indian gives not cash to temples,
but gold crowns and such baubles.

His gifts can not feed the poor.
His pay-off is for God.
He thinks it will be wasted
if it goes to a needy man.

In June 2009, The Hindu published
a report of Karnataka minister
G. Janardhan Reddy gifting
a crown of gold and diamonds worth
Rs 45 crore to Tirupati.

India’s temples collect so much that
they don't know what to do with it.
Billions are gathering dust in temple vaults.

When Europeans came to India they built schools.
When Indians go to Europe & USA, they build temples.

Indians believe that if God accepts money for his favours,
then nothing is wrong in doing the same thing.
This is why Indians are so easily corruptible.

Indian culture accommodates such transactions morally.

Second -

Indian moral ambiguity towards
corruption is visible in its history.

Indian history tells of the capture of cities
and kingdoms after guards
were paid off to open the gates, and
commanders paid off to surrender.

This is unique to India.

Indians' corrupt nature has meant limited
warfare on the subcontinent.
It is striking how little Indians have actually
fought compared to ancient Greece and modern Europe.

The Turks’ battles with Nadir Shah
were vicious and fought to the finish.

In India fighting wasn't needed,
bribing was enough to see off armies.

Any invader willing to spend cash
could brush aside India’s kings,
no matter how many tens of thousands of
soldiers were in their infantry.

Little resistance was given by the Indians
at the “Battle” of Plassey.
Clive paid off Mir Jaffar and all of
Bengal folded to an army of 3,000.

There was always a financial
exchange to taking Indian forts.
Golconda was captured in 1687
after the secret back door was left open.

Mughals vanquished Marathas
and Rajputs with nothing but bribes.

The Raja of Srinagar gave up
Dara Shikoh’s son Sulaiman to
Aurangzeb after receiving a bribe.

British bribed Dogras to defeat the Sikhs
by promising Dogra General Gulab Singh
and appointing him as the Maharaja of

There are many cases where Indians
participated  on a large scale in
treason due to bribery.

Question is: Why Indians have a
transactional culture while
other 'civilized' nations don't?

Third -

Indians do not believe in the theory that they all can rise
if each of them behaves morally, because that is not
the message of their faith.

Their caste system separates them.
They don't believe that all men are equal.
This resulted in their division and
migration to other religions .

Many Hindus started their own
faith like Sikh, Jain, Buddha
and many converted to
Christianity and Islam.

The result is that Indians
don't trust one another .

There are no Indians in India, there are
Hindus, Christians, Muslims and what not.

Indians forget that 500 years ago
they mostly belonged to one faith.

This division evolved an unhealthy culture.
The inequality has resulted in a corrupt society,

In India every one is thus against everyone else,
except God and even he must be bribed.


(The interesting read was sent via email)

For those wondering, Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson was highly influenced by Hobbes' philosophy and therefore the comic cat character Hobbes was given the name. You can see similar thought provoking ideas in his cartoons at the official site.

About Thomas Hobbes

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

My Office people are Bollywood fanatics!

You know your office people are Bollywood fanatics when you see rooms being named after them.

Ahu Ahu Ahoun!

Love Aaj Kal (2009)
Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone

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Monday, April 02, 2012

When a male can't stand it any longer

When a male can't stand it any longer...

Statutory warning :: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME