Monday, October 4, 2010


my blog to here:

See ya all there :)


Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Myth of Multi-tasking

This is from an article I read on the Daily Good website:

To do two things at once is to do neither. --Publilius Syrus 

All the streams from the social web have created a flood of information over the past few years. With this influx of life and data streams comes the desire to stay on top of it all. And for many people, that means multi-tasking. Checking email while Tweetdeck keeps up with Twitter, while we pop over to Facebook to look at our friends’ latest photos.

It’s intuitive to think that handling so many tasks at once makes us better at handling many tasks. But that’s wrong, according to Stanford professor Clifford Nass. According to Nass, the more you multi-task, the worse you get at it, and it adversely impacts your ability to do all kinds of things a brain should do (like, you know, think). He’s just written a book calledThe Man Who Lied to His Laptop, which explores how as computers have become more human-like, we as users have started treating them as such. Additionally, Nass writes, we can study how people interact with computers to see how we’ll act with each other......

You can read the entire article here

Saturday, October 2, 2010


The whole idea behind starting this blog was to benefit everyone, a lil something for all, not a personal doesn't take much to plant the seed of change to bring about a positive result in your life and also motivate others to do the same...

The title of this entry is called "Mystery" because I decided to come up with a daily theme for this blog. For ex: I will try and stick to food articles on Thursdays, Medicinal/Scientific facts on Wednesdays, etc... and Saturday will be a mystery article... As you start following my blog regularly, you will figure out my weekly pattern....

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it and sharing it with you. But more than anything, I hope you benefit from something if not everything that I share here on my blog.

Shubh Ratri (Good night in Hindi)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Eat this....

As kids we used to hear "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"....
In North America, we can find different varieties of apples even in October.

So next time you're at your local grocery store, stop by the produce section and pick up an apple or two.... here's 10 reasons why:

  1. Bone Protection
  2. Reduces Asthma 
  3. Alzheimer's Prevention
  4. Lower Cholestrol
  5. Lung Cancer Prevention
  6. Breast Cancer Prevention
  7. Colon Cancer Prevention
  8. Liver Cancer Prevention
  9. Diabetes Management
  10. Weight Loss

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Tendonitis has been the reason I've been away from blogging.

It is not a major injury for me, a result of repetitive typing, type of work I do and bad posture, all combined and add stress to it... I've been lugging around painful shoulders for around 2 months now!

I am making great recovery now, but have definitely become more aware of my posture and typing habits.

I have also come to respect my health much more. Take better care of my mind, body and soul. They all go hand-in-hand. One cannot sustain far too long without the other.

If you're interested in reading up more about Tendonitis, here's a wiki link: Tendonitis

Let this be a reminder for all of us to respect and value our body, soul and mind. I have made it a daily practice to give thanks for a healthy body, soul and mind. As part of showing my appreciation, I am also trying more and more each day to take better care and nurture my body and mind and connect deeper with my soul.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Knowing the difference

"Change the things that can be changed, accept those that cannot and have the wisdom to know the difference." -Anon

I would like to rephrase the quote above to:

"Change the things that can be changed, accept those that cannot and cultivate the wisdom to know the difference." -Me

Sunday, September 26, 2010


There's a store by the name "Anthropology", and yesterday, I was chatting with a friend about this store... much later last night, as I retired for the night, I lay in bed thinking about the word Anthropology...

According to (displaying just the first of the four meanings/definitions listed):


1. The science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.

Then came to mind some lines from a book I read not too long ago...there the author rephrased the definition somewhat along the lines of... being interested without judgment, in the way other people choose to live and behave. He then went on to describe how this strategy can be applied toward developing compassion and being more patient. 

When someone acts in a way that seems strange to you, rather than reacting in your usual way, such as, "I can't believe they would do that," instead say something to yourself like "I see, that must be the way she sees things in her world. Very interesting." However, if order for this strategy to help you, you have to be genuine. There's a fine line between being "interested" and being arrogant, as if secretly you believe that your way is better.

The point I am trying to get out there is: Let's all become true anthropologists! STARTING NOW!

Happy rest of September :)