Coming Back To Life

How an ancient technique of Vipassana Meditation helped me make the dreaded comeback! Two years back, I left my job to search for something that I thought was missing from my life. I didn’t even know what the missing bit was. Maybe the missing bit was the purpose (or at least passion), I would often…

The Last Dance: Cristiano Ronaldo

The Prodigal Son returns … to write a new chapter in Manchester United’s history! I don’t know where to start. Let’s rewind 12 months back. The Corona Virus Pandemic. Lockdowns. Football. Empty Stadiums. Cash Stripped Football Clubs. VAR. Super League. Lionel Messi finally leaving Barcelona. Lionel Messi embracing Sergio Ramos. Chaos would be an understatement…

Watching Messi Live For the First Time

What it felt like witnessing the genius in real-time The clock ran 50 minutes on the screen board. Hardly a significant moment in any football match. Yet the whole stadium rose to its feet. Just a glance around and I realized what had happened. One normal 5’6 guy was jugging around his dug-out area. Except…

What History Can Teach Us About the Future of Our World

Why History is less about predicting and more about understanding! It is innately human to look forward to the future. And it is thrilling to imagine drastic changes that could happen in the future: like the futuristic AI World or Outerspace adventures from Sci-Fi movies. But when it comes to imagining the future of something…

The Sheer Hypocrisy of English Media in Football

You must have heard about Maradona being called a cheat. Righty so, maybe. After all, he scored with a hand against England in 1986, which is the epitome of cheating in Football. But when asked about it, Maradona called it “cunning”, rather than “cheating”.  Call it a difference in culture or mentality, there has always…

Coffee and Chocolate: The Story of Twist of Fate

How the story of Coffee and Chocolate also captures human story and history! We love Coffee. And if we were asked to pick a compliment for it, most of us would pick Chocolate. Coffee and Chocolate almost feel like a natural pairing, as if they were meant to be together from their birth. There is…

Is It Right That Footballers Earn More Than Doctors?

And why I see nothing wrong with that if they actually do! You must also have come across the argument and outrage in social media and debates. On why should footballers get paid way more than doctors for just kicking a ball.  I, for one, not only find the argument but also the outrage unjustified….

Science vs Engineering

And why it also tells about your interest and nature! Science and Engineering are two terms that are often tagged together. If you come from my part of the world, the difference is not even that concrete. As kids growing up, we would often hear — “If you are good at Science, you do Engineering”.  But as…

Why Everyone Should Be Interested In Economics

A few days back, we had a national budget here in Nepal. So, it reminded me of the budget day joke from Twitter.  “Today is the day half of the population becomes Economics expert on twitter”.  I mean, the joke feels funny at first. But when you think deeply about it, it’s actually good that…

Theory vs Law: Which One Should We Trust More?

Whenever there is a discussion around Evolution, we often hear the statement “it’s just a theory”. At least I would also think “Oh yeah, it’s not a law” after that. The word “Law” sounds like something that is 100 percent true whereas theory on the other hand sounds like “just a theory”.  After all, we…

Scientific Method: Explaining Science To A 5-Year-Old

Imagine you go to a village in Norway and you see a strange phenomenon. You see Sun rising at midnight! Then you see the same thing the following day, the day after that, and back-to-back for a week. Based on your “observations”, you come to a generalized conclusion that the Sun rises at the midnight…