INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE

INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE

A wise friend of mine once taught me that knowledge is nothing but actionable information. In other words, if an information helps us to act better, it is a knowledge.But I also feel that things keep moving back and forth between the information bucket and the knowledge bucket. A few years back I tried this experiment with some of my friends who are software engineers. I gave them some basic calculus problems that they were really good at when they were in high schools. They all failed to solve those…

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Internet is our Temple

Internet is our Temple

Whenever I visit temples, I see people praying to God. Praying for health of family members, praying for financial prosperity and praying for peace in life. A motivational speaker was delivering a speech in a seminar in front of a large audience. In the middle of the speech, he suddenly took out a hundred dollar bill and asked the audience, who wants hundred dollars? Few hands raised. He waited for a few seconds and again asked, who wants it? Some more hands raised. While this was happening a little boy…

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Everyone has a personal museum

Everyone has a personal museum

It is called memory.I visit my own museum every day. Everyone visits their own personal museums every day, consciously or unconsciously. When I visit, I see my first bicycle that my maternal uncle bought me when I was in first grade. I see our first cassette player that my father brought one day along with a couple of my favorite cassettes. I see the foldable iron bed which I slept in and shared my dreams with when I was in junior secondary school. I see the broken radio (which was…

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A handmade gift touches a soul

A handmade gift touches a soul

My grandmother had a passion for knitting. I can’t count how many sweaters and scarfs and socks she knit for me and my brother when we were growing up. Every time she remembered what colors and patterns we like. I wish I had preserved each and every pieces she made for me with love and passion. Just like everyone else, I received millions of presents and gifts in my lifetime from my friends, relatives, colleagues and sometimes even strangers. But when I look back, I see that it’s the handmade…

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