Arc de Triomphe – A different perspective

(Photo by: Tat Biswas) A different perspective is always worth trying. Why do we always look straight up when something is in front of us? We can bend our neck up to 45 degrees on each side without breaking! And it's good exercise for our neck and shoulders which were not designed to sit in front … [Read more...]

Are you under the Halo Effect?

(Photo by: Tat Biswas) The Halo effect is a cognitive bias in which our overall impression of a person or thing is affected by our impression about one trait of that person or thing.Halo effect leads to transfer of feelings based on attributes which could be unrelated to each other.Halo effect is … [Read more...]

Journey to the beginning

  (Photo by: Tat Biswas) We shall not cease from exploration,                                                                       And the end of all our exploring                                                                               Will be to arrive where we … [Read more...]

Tangle

Welcome to tangle! Tangle is a new category of post in soakin to contain some of my photographs. Why photographs? Well as they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. With words, I try to soak into the depths of my own imagination and pick up a handful or two. In this search for words, I … [Read more...]

Sky Magic

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Learned vs wise – Your choice

The learned man aims for more. But the wise man decreases. And then decreases again - Choose Yourself by James Altucher Isn't it interesting that we are all looking for freedom but there are very few things we do to achieve freedom. We go to school, get a job, acquire property and consume to feel … [Read more...]

Don’t laugh up there, we mean business

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet - Mark Twain … [Read more...]

Financial Markets – A mirror on us?

Financial markets are like the mirror of mankind, revealing every hour of every working day the way we value ourselves and the resources of the world around us [so that] it is not the fault of the mirror if it reflects our blemishes as clearly as our beauty – Niall Ferguson … [Read more...]

What can ants teach us

It is estimated that there are 10,000 billion ants on the planet with an average cumulative weight as much as all the human beings put together. Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 millions ants on our planet for every human being. Ant societies are quite harmonious, all working towards the … [Read more...]

Why I started blogging

It's now just over a month since I have set up my blog, soakin. I am grateful and at the same time humbled to see people from different parts of the world taking interest to follow this blog. I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. … [Read more...]