So What If World War II Lasted From 1939 to 1945?

So What If World War II Lasted From 1939 to 1945?
It doesn’t matter. Dates hardly have any significance beyond academic purposes. And yet we are fed those pointless information generation after generation.   Just by knowing when and where, who did what teachers imagine they are teaching history. Students imagine they are learning it. And probably both hate it. One gets their paycheck out of ...

How to buy a car using an IPhone 5?

How to buy a car using an IPhone 5?
My Kyrgyz cab driver sent an IPhone to his brother back home in Kyrgyzstan. The brother sold the phone, added some savings of his own and bought a car. So the short answer to title is: by selling the phone. Which leads us to the next question in your mind, how can the prices of ...

Why a spider was the greatest thing in Chicago?

Why a spider was the greatest thing in Chicago?
Looking out from the 96th floor of the John Hancock building, my discovery this time in Chicago, was a spider hanging from a single silken thread 500 meters above the ground. For few minutes – the majestic skyline, the vast lake, the huge crowds inside & outside faded out of my focus. I was watching ...

Cliché- To Avoid It Is To Define It 2

Cliché- To Avoid It Is To Define It
How can we define a cliché? The word itself is a cliché. To avoid using cliché is a cliché. To actually like a cliché may not be a cliché or maybe it is. With 4000 years of history and a seven billion population what are the chances of something, anything to be completely fresh and ...

Addictions 1

Addictions
Addictions in our lives exist in all forms – whether we realize it or not. It may be the more serious and dangerous cravings for drugs, tobacco, alcohol,  caffeine or even gambling. We may also be addicted to soda, certain kinds of food, television, PC games, gossip, movies, internet, reading, writing the list goes on. But whats dangerous ...

Our only belonging 1

Our only belonging
Time. If you think about it, everything else is just a means to spend time better. Money, furniture, house, car, family – everything else is just our way to make the spent time more meaningful and memorable – so that when we think back we don’t draw a blank. And it is the single object ...

How Little We Know About Our Ignorance

How Little We Know About Our Ignorance
“European Culture”, “Never been to Africa”, Islam, Latino, Asians, Foreign Movies, Contemporary, Classic, Old-Fashioned – What do all these terms have in common? They attempt to very generalize a vast area of human knowledge and experience in a very coarse manner. Yet we all use them, all the time. Keeps us getting bogged down in ...

Freedom – Looking Under The Cover

“Freedom” has been a meaningless word in the bigger picture of the human species. Wars have been waged over it since humanity collected itself into herds. People have tried to make others obey them while they themselves try to break free of the tyranny of the rulers. And in the end all that matters is ...