Taipei

Taipei

I am not a fan of architecture per se, but I can faintly trace my fascination with skyscrapers to late 2005, flipping through an edition of Whitaker’s World Fact-book, there was a list of top 10 tallest buildings in the world, and right there on the top was Taipei 101, the world’s tallest skyscraper in 2005, along with a picture. 509 meters, wow. As a kid, I couldn’t imagine a building half a kilometer high, it sounded incredible. I wanted to see it to be sure. And right there, right then, was my earliest itch to travel. That memory stuck around.

Read more
A Free Energy Solution to Fermi's Paradox

A Free Energy Solution to Fermi's Paradox

“But where is everybody?”

Asked Fermi, in the summer of 1950, while having lunch with fellow physicists Teller, York and Konopinski. He was referring to the absolute lack of extra-terrestrial contact with intelligent life despite the strong probabilistic evidence of their existence in the observable universe. This question garnered fame as “Fermi’s Paradox” and several explanations have been proposed in the last 69 years without scientific consensus on any particular one.

In this short article, I propose another such explanation, loosely based on mathematical fundamentals behind Karl Friston’s Free Energy Principle which models human behavior and brain functions on mathematical grounds of restrained entropy.

Read more
Zero : A Theoretical Overview

Zero : A Theoretical Overview

Abstract

This term paper looks at work done by different eminent researchers towards the understanding of zero – as a price and as a probability, along with our perception of zero. The concept is looked at both from an economic point of view and from a psychological angle. Theories proposed to adjust the standard economic model to better reflect human behaviour and bounded rationality, found experimentally, are also discussed. The mentioned experiments can be repeated on different demographic sections with interesting results, and remain a point of further study. The emergence of neuroeconomics to fill gaps in standard economics theory has also been explored.

Read more
Predictably Irrational - Book Review

Predictably Irrational - Book Review

1
2
3
4
5
6
Book    : Predictably Irrational
Author : Dan Ariely
DoP : 2008
Genre : Non-Fiction
Tags : Behavioural Economics, Neuroeconomics, Decision Making
Rating : 9/10
Read more
Seeing Like A Feminist - Book Review
2018 : Year End Review and 2019 Trends

2018 : Year End Review and 2019 Trends

This article was written while working for T-Hub

We are now at the end of 2018, and it has been an extraordinary year for technology entrepreneurs, and of course, the Indian ecosystem has much to rejoice about. Sure, there were some lows, but the highs outweighed them as the startups made some big moves. Whether it be cutting-edge developments in Artificial Intelligence and IoT, or bureaucratic and industrial standards for data privacy and security, 2018 had it all. Plenty of technologies that were primarily 'buzzwords' in 2017, matured in 2018, with greater stability and broader appeal.

Read more
Winning Customers Online - The Hyperlocal Approach

Winning Customers Online - The Hyperlocal Approach

This article was written while working for T-Hub

The Indian e-commerce space is touted to be worth $200 Billion by 2026. With an immense market potential, it's not a surprise that an unproportionally large number of Indian startups are in the e-commerce sphere. Though a much more dismal fact is that a significant proportion of these startups shut shop within the first few years of starting out. Common reasons cited for these failures include:

Read more
A Psychological Crisis of Extremes

A Psychological Crisis of Extremes

Millennials are amongst the most depressed generations in recorded human history. Don’t take my word for it, search for yourself, but the fact largely stands. Reports published in the BBC, Psychology Today, Vogue and various other sources hold consensus. In this article, I discuss a theory that attempts to explain this rather unfortunate and curious phenomenon. Its called a crisis of extremes.

Read more
The Indian Banking Crisis

The Indian Banking Crisis

This article was written while working for T-Hub

Abstract

This article aims to analyse the current Indian Banking Crisis due to non-performing assets of corporate defaulters, identify the motivation and cause for the gradual increase in the number of defaulters for NPAs in India, and suggest possible remedies and changes to alleviate the present situation.

Read more
An Overview of the AgriTech Sector

An Overview of the AgriTech Sector

This article was written while working for T-Hub

An Introduction to the Agricultural Scene of India

Agriculture has been a very crucial and huge operational space that directly affects more than 250 million cultivators and agricultural labourers. More than 58% of rural population depend solely on agriculture as their means of livelihood. It plays a very important role in India’ economy.

Read more