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Force of Finance (2)

One of my earliest lessons in Economics is the reason for Economics: limited resources! If everything existed in abundance, there would be no need to study Economics or learn how to allocated resources. When you pluck a flower in the morning, by evening it withers if you don’t put its …

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

“The reason I don’t exercise is that I get tired easily.” The reason you get tired easily is probably that you don’t exercise.The reason I don’t study hard is that I don’t understand my course; the reason you don’t understand your course is probably that you don’t study hard.It is …

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On the march!

In over one month, almost every news piece and writing has been about the devastations and consequences of the Corona Virus. The pandemic will certainly pass, though the risk still subsists. We have practised for more than one month how to live, how to work, how to dress, how to …

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8 or 9 Fingers

A friend told me he perceives Covid-19 will have three seasons. And I responded, “Health crisis, Economic Crisis, and Energy Crisis.” It sounds profound, but that was what my brain could see. Everyone can see the health crisis. Thousands of people die daily as during a major war. In many …

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Healthy Lockdown

Reading this, you are likely locked down, partially or fully. A friend prefers to say locked in. At least, our movement is largely restricted. There have been encouraging effects of the lockdown such as cleaner air in China, dolphins coming to the quays in Italy, and general peace and quiet …

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Work from Home Tips

Courtesy of the Corona Pandemic, many people now work from home. This cuts off the cost of transiting from home to work and back; and it literally adds hours to some people’s days: the hours spent in traffic every day. At the start, you may find yourself spending double the …

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Bimetallic Strip Growth

A bimetallic strip is a contraption of 2 dissimilar metals, say aluminium and brass. Imagine having two rulers, one aluminium, one brass. Glue the two together along their lenghts and you have a bimetallic strip. What is the essence? It is used to measure temperature and get an electrical system …

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The best time to plant a tree

One of the benefits of travel is that history tends to come alive. Of course, that’s only for those who have read that history in the first place. You read a book then visit the town it was set in; you appreciate both the book and the town. You almost …

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