The Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, Delayed Gratification and more

Image: The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the Ghostbusters movie, 1984 The Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, Delayed Gratification and more In June this year, Jessica Calarco wrote a very interesting article around the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment from the 1960s, which were a number of studies conducted by psychologist Walter Mischel. Mischel was studying correlation between children who displayed delayed gratification and how […]

SUV Drivers – Look Out

India has seen an almost meteoric rise in the number of SUVs and compact-SUVs in the last few years. Perhaps the size fits in well with our gradually growing economy, disposable incomes, and egos. Among things that haven’t grown, is our sense of driving and responsible presence on the road. India’s roads are getting more dangerous. And the higher seated […]

Curiosity

Image: source If only the curiosity of children was as contagious to adults, as their smiles and laughter. Maybe millions more would have been right-brained thinkers then. And the world might have been a more peaceful place. *** Look forward to your views. And if you liked this one, consider following/subscribing to my blog (top right of the page). You can […]

Let’s Go Back to the Future

Let’s Go Back to the Future Last night, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi‘s birth anniversary, I came across an article titled ‘Where was Gandhiji born? Only 4 out of 10 gave the correct answer.’ [link] What was the big deal anyway? While my outlook is not even half as non-violent as the Mahatma’s,  I have utmost respect for him. But for questions like when was […]