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Serious about humour.

I have been known for my humour ( in both bad as well as good ways). I have hurt quite a people because of my humour, demeaned myself and many such things have happened. But what hurts me most that people think humour is easy. "Its easy to just say something stupid enough". Trust me, it's not. Over the years I have learned a lot of what humour can do to situations, relationships, meetings, speeches in both positive and negative ways. This piece of writing is dedicated to a serious thought to humour and going into the technicalities. Let me first try and take the reader (that is you...) through all the types of Humour that i know of:

Sarcasm: *


use of remarks which clearly mean the opposite of what they say, and
which are made in order to hurt someone's feelings or to criticize
something in an amusing way.You look at me and you say "Looks like your are really sweating it out in the gym" Thats sarcasm. Can be effectively used in meetings, with colleague…

Who can replace the Big B

In KBC that is..."Who could have done a good job?" .( I love the way I have framed this also says a lot about my take on the current KBC host).

For my favourite alternative had been considered it seems...check out the link.

I would go with the chota B everywhere there is unavailability of the Big B. Not only because he is the son of Amitabh Bacchan, but because he has a personality of a cool, humourous and chilled out bloke. He would have to compete although on doing a good job with some people. Here is my list:

Javed Jafferi (humour+voice+i love him in takeshi's castle)Harsha Bhogle (has a good vocab+very approachable personality ..more than the current host trying to portray himself)Madhuri Dixit Nene (for the same reason as the Big B...thoda jyada ho gaya nahi?..but take it with a pinch of salt)Kay Kay Menon (I dont know gut feeling)My big time No Nos:

All KhansAnyone from Karan Johar filmAnyone from the "K" SerialRekha...hehehe

By the way.…

Short sightedness with disasters

I thought I would be called an optimist for being shortsighted about disasters. But I guess its an important quality in good managers. They always sense what can go wrong in a project.

My mind now a days is dwindling on a big road less plateau. There are people who can always tell you what is going wrong, without knowing what is the right thing to do. How good is such a person? He will tell you everything that can go wrong before you are all charged up to take the big leap of faith. I absolutely agree that you should be taking a informed decision, knowing all the cons especially.

I would like to be such a person, who always knows whats wrong. But unfortunately, I haven't been bought up that way. I only give my opinion, and if there isn't any better solution I can give, I am game for an experiment.

But there is merit, when someone says "Its better not doing something than doing it wrongly and messing up further". May be its more to do with whether you are a thinker or a…

Display in the Brain

reality electromagnetic data storage transfer conversion into display see/hear electronic impulses brain decipher feel store

What happens when we watch a video from a website or on the television? What is the end to end process? Lets take a visual experience as an example.

There is something happening. The light that is bounced off the objects is stored as electromagnetic data. This data is then converted into digital form and transfered through the internet or television signals. The display device at our end converts this data into a visual experience, the light from this display device is then converted into electronic impulses by our eyes (retina or some part like that). These impulses then travel to some part of brain which deciphers it for us to feel and store.

To reduce the loss while converting from electromagnetic to digital, we have developed a technology for recording video in digital format. Why cant we record video in the same format as the one in which eyes do i…