My collision with Quantum Physics :p

Browsing through the youtube videos on how to learn better, I came across a video telling Feynman technique of learning. Hence started my research on ‘Richard Feynman’ and then ‘Quantum Physics’ and it further progressed to Ted Talks on Quantum physics.

While watching videos, I realised how this field is not even talked about, considering its ‘hype’ of difficulty created in a layman’s mind. Obviously we can talk about this and admire this magical field which according to some renowned people is the sole basis of our life and survival. Nature, they say, calculates a lot faster than our computers do. What is absurd for us, is too fine for small particles as electrons they say!! I found the talks totally mind-blowing. I was left amazed at the end of each one of those.
Being a CS student,a thing that got imprinted on my mind,
You need not be a 0 or a 1. You can be both 0 and 1 at the same time!!
Seriously? Wow!!
How can I move left and move right at the same time? How can I sit and stand at the same slot of  time? But these things they say, are totally fine for small particles as electrons! Amazing!
(Ability to exist in more than one state at a time is called ‘Superposition’ in quantum field.)

Most amazing thing is that almost every speaker agreed on the fact that field of quantum more than the complex brainstorming mathematical equations is about ‘intuition’. They talked about how any person with a good intuition, imaginative thinking can master in this field. Interesting! Isn’t it?

PS: Should continue with my videos :p


Dunning-Kruger effect

Dunning-Kruger effect indicates that skilled people tend to underestimate their abilities whereas people with low capability tend to overestimate their abilities. It may be quoted similar to illusory superiority, where people tend to believe they are much better than the median of population or more skilled/knowledgeable than an average person.

A novice when rated on knowledge regarding a subject will rate himself around 85%-95% whereas an expert will rate himself around 60-70%. Such an illusion a stupid holds!

I tried this on some of my friends and well, yes, figures don’t lie!
80% of my friends think that they are healthier than 50% of them.
Around 80% of them think that they are better at savings and dealing with finances than 50%.
Almost all of them think that they are better than 50% of them in understanding emotions/reading minds of others :p
Around 65% of them think they are better than 50% of others to rationally and logically think upon something.
Technically sound ones rate themselves around 7/10 and others who are bit behind in the league tend to rate themselves around 8/10.

Results clearly indicate that we are not that good at evaluating ourselves. We tend to overestimate ourselves and rate our skills better than others.

As Stephen Hawking says:
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”


Under-promise & Over-deliver

A random chat with my friend introduced me to this art. She then elaborated on it and said, Do it first and then talk about it. I loved this one-liner, maybe because it was something I did not practice. Maybe, I was doing the opposite, over-promise and under-deliver. Somewhere on my subconscious, it got imprinted. I made a pretty quick decision to practice it and this works wonders. It is so satisfying internally and externally; to you and to the ones around. I just keep mum when people express their expectations from me. I have stopped giving justifications/clarifications for my behaviour. Rather, I listen, reflect and silently deliver if I feel to. And this makes sense, right? We are all grown up enough to observe the efforts a person is putting in. Everything need not be put in words unless asked. Change is self-advertising! It shows!
Makes lives easier!

Twin laws: Muphry & Murphy

Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.                                                                                                                       

Muphry’s law is an adage that states: “If you write anything criticising  editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.”

                                                                                                                              -source: wikipedia


Thought Cloud

Just as a word-cloud, thoughts in my mind are all messed up. Its when logic and emotions are upfront for a war in which none but you is going to be pissed. Watching motivational videos does not help. Keeping yourself busy does not help. Nothing helps.

Maybe brain needs to sit back, relax, and clearly think!

#Confused  #Disappointed

#InNeedOfPositiveEnergy  #ShiftNeeded


The Barnum Effect


This morning, I woke up with a mood to write. Unfortunately, with no idea of what to write. Logged in to Facebook. And there they were, so many posts about ‘Virgos’. I love reading those. I feel special. And in that curiosity, I googled, ‘how true are the sunsign characteristics’. Yes, exactly this. Then following the latest trend, somewhere, where you get the most satisfying answers,’Quora’ , I came accross a post that mentioned Barnum Effect which is,

The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, is the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them but are, in fact, vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. This effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some beliefs and practices, such as astrology, fortune telling, graphology, aura reading and some types of personality tests.                                                                                    -source: wikipedia (

Still not fully convinced, but to an extent, yes! But won’t stop reading those posts. Who would not like being treated unique though only in their minds..! :p

Evil wishes

Life never cheats, neither do men,                                                                                                                                    its mind that greets,all thoughts like glen;

What we wish is not bound to be,                                                                                                                                     prayers not answered,why discontent the beings?

Its all your wish,to wish or not,                                                                                                                                            Life more tangled,more you try to sort!

Leave all on him as he knows all,                                                                                                                                 On edge if stood a thousand men,                                                                                                                                  None but he will prevent your fall..!

Miracles do happen, but are never shown,                                                                                                                      for the selfish man, whole credit owns.

Our boat does sail, its all his grace;                                                                                                                                     He’s all love, no body,no face.

Leave all on him as he knows all,                                                                                                                                            On edge if stood a thousand men,                                                                                                                                None but he will prevent your fall..!

Free to modify, share, and use commercially

Yes, you have to lose on some better things if you want them for free! We, as students have to let go of some beautiful pictures, some appropriate pictures or icons for our projects because we are not legally allowed to use them. And the results after applying this filter in the image search are not that good ones. And the backgrounds of our projects, the UI, has to suffer.

How this relates to everything in life!

If you want it for free, you compromise with quality.

If you pay for it, you ll get the quality, but maybe you compromise with your needs & your wish for how you exactly wanted it.

And the best is If you yourself do it, there is no compromise at all! You learn, you improvise & you CREATE!!  Hence, you build the same thing, yet very different and you know it because nothing else satisfied your need! 

#Winners don’t do different things! They do things differently!

 PS: Bing has beautiful lessons to teach!

Déjà vu


Mumma Papa at back!

Some days, I feel very beautiful! Beautiful inside out.

December 6,2016 was one such day. Could not help but looking at myself! :p

After so many years, I shopped a good shopping. It was all like a Déjà vu. Everything on repeat. Escalators, Try Rooms, Food court, the whole ambience…Perfect! I did my last ‘mall’ shopping in 2011 I remember,when I got admission in UIET, Panjab University. Since then, I have been wearing kurtas and all! And then this day! On parents’ anniversary. Thanks to papa’s alumni meet, I had a reason good enough to shop.

Fun Day It Was!!

#FeelingThankful  #FeelingBlessed