Lord Macaulay’s address to the British Parliament, Feb 2, 1835

I believe he exaggerated. It's just odd to not have thieves and crooks in any society. It certainly conveys his big picture sentiments. "I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this… Continue reading Lord Macaulay’s address to the British Parliament, Feb 2, 1835

Being Selfish

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best:  "Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." People live for others. Their thoughts influenced by fear, and actions governed by apprehensions. "Would my actions be considered appropriate by my parents, friends, neighbours?"… Continue reading Being Selfish

How to make rock solid decisions

Your life depends on your decisions and actions, not your situation - Tony Robbins Since our decisions shape our life outcomes, one would imagine that people think rationally through their decisions. Sadly, that's not true. Few people think more than two or three times a year. I've made an international reputation for myself by thinking once… Continue reading How to make rock solid decisions


Just to be clear: I am not a doctor. Use your brain before following my advice and consult a doctor. Don't kill yourself. Having said that, the following practices are pretty safe and unlikely to kill you. None of the what follows is original research. I am just synthesizing what master researchers tell and I… Continue reading Health

My favourite Bloggers and Podcasts

Bloggers Seth Godin on Business, management, marketing, decision making, life and psychology Anchoring can sink you But that's not what I meant On average, averages are stupid Deconstructing urgent vs. important Getting ahead vs. doing well "I", "We" and "You" Dreams and fears The one thing that will change everything New times call for new decisions… Continue reading My favourite Bloggers and Podcasts

Keep making, keep deleting

For Nitrolearning.com, I compiled everything I had collected from various sources and wrote myself from last 10 years. In the process of determining what made it to the blog, I discarded most of the materials into which I had put so much thought and effort at one point in my life. I deleted paragraph upon paragraph, even though… Continue reading Keep making, keep deleting

Stolen Scribbles

West Bengal lies in the eastern region of India. Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.' - Albert Einstein.!!! Everything Will Be Okay in the End. If It's Not Okay, It's Not the End . STOP EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING!! Think about… Continue reading Stolen Scribbles

Make a decision

If you take nothing else from this chapter, take this – If you just define your goals, learning goals or otherwise, clearly and have them written on a piece of paper which you keep close to you, your chances of achieving your goals increases significantly.  80% of your success comes from defining your goals of what… Continue reading Make a decision


Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. Francis Bacon I am no means an authority in writing or even close. I scored only 6.5 in IELTS in writing and was only an average student. Having said that, I like to learn and have improved over time. Credit goes to… Continue reading Writing

Double your money in 2 months

For every user that comes to teacheron.com, we make on an average, $5 in one month. Acquisition cost for each user is $1 or less. I am looking for intelligent investors who can give $100 or more. We invest this money in advertising on Google ads and Facebook ads to get more users. By investing… Continue reading Double your money in 2 months

What if you start from the top of the pyramid?

A famous psychologist, Abraham Maslow, laid down a list of needs in the order which people go through in their life, starting from the bottom of the following pyramid. Most people intuitively know this pyramid. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Maslow Most individuals follow this pyramid scaling one step after the other in the pyramid. In Made to Stick, Chip and… Continue reading What if you start from the top of the pyramid?

What do you use your mobile for?

Apollo 11, which helped put the man on the moon had less computing power than a pocket calculator today and doesn't even come near to your smartphone which has more than 30,000 times power of Apollo 11 computer. What put the man on the moon wasn't the enormous computing power, it was the willingness to work… Continue reading What do you use your mobile for?

Sending kids out in the world – Risk and Benefits

Indian parents, from the goodness of their hearts, keep the girls from going out, unless it has something to do with studies. Some girls are restricted until they go to a hostel or for overseas studies.  so until they go to college. It's true that more girls are raped than boys are. There is also… Continue reading Sending kids out in the world – Risk and Benefits

Goals, motivation, success digest

Everything below would seem too much work but it takes far less time than you think. It just looks big. Even if you think really hard about this, it's difficult to spend more than an hour on the whole thing. Given that most people who write goals not only achieve them but exceed them, the… Continue reading Goals, motivation, success digest

Happiness Recipe: Treat others like a Dog

Gucci: My Dog I was against keeping any dog. Why would you want that additional responsibility and a potential health risk, however small? Wife insisted for a couple of years, and I finally relented, and we got this Shih Tzu furball. She named him Gucci. We treat our dogs with love, without expecting almost anything in… Continue reading Happiness Recipe: Treat others like a Dog

exif_read_data() not defined – crashes page on linux

I banged my head for more than 5 hours on this one and finally resolved. Hope this helps someone. If your PHP page stops executing or gives a fatal error while using exif_read_data() function or any other exif function, there is a fair possibility that exif is not installed - even though it might show in the… Continue reading exif_read_data() not defined – crashes page on linux


ingesting small doses of psilocybin greatly decreases the chances of blindly marching in lockstep like a bunch of goddamn sheep being led to the slaughter,” said FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb, noting that brain-scan data collected from a double-blind study indicated that a 3.5-gram dosage of psilocybin could greatly enhance the probability of busting open the… Continue reading Psilocybin