• About,  Musings

    Math Attacks

    To be born and raised in a family of engineers is not easy. It gets even tougher when you have no inclination towards science or engineering. Almost everyone in my family can make sense of everything that’s written in numbers and variables except me. It comes naturally to them; it surprises me how quickly they can do calculations. Truth must be told –  I have very little mathematical talent. I use calculator to solve simple equations. Reading numbers more than four digits can be tricky for me. In all these years, I’ve noticed that people who are bad at maths are usually made fun of. I agree it takes a lot…

  • Onstyle

    Forget trends, show off your personal style!

    I’ve been wondering about this from long time and today I decided to pen down my thoughts about it. I live in a small city and I really like this place. In one of my previous posts I mentioned how I feel that this city gives you less exposure in terms of your career/ personality. I guess I feel the same when it comes to fashion. As soon as a trend hits the city, I see everyone wearing the same thing. I enter in a mall and everyone looks the same. I wonder if that is their personal style or they all are following the trends! To me, it is…

  • Onstyle

    Music & Personality – You are what you listen to!

     A study found that we make assumptions about someone’s personality, values, social class and ethnicity based on their musical preferences. I think it’s true because I have been experiencing this from long time, one of the few things I ask when I meet someone for the first time is the kind of music they listen to. I feel it tells you a lot about their personality, and if you are a music lover – trust me it does! Finding what music you truly enjoy is like finding your own style. Over the past few years I have realized that these two things go hand in hand. My taste in music…

  • Musings

    On Kindness..

    I have started to believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For…