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  • Are You an Introvert? - Unreal Blog
    see if you are an introvert or an extrovert Introverts tend to agree with most of these statements So if you get a score of close to 100 you are a confirmed introvert which is not a bad thing You are likely to be a quiet contemplative type with strong family ties and a generally balanced outlook in life On the other hand if you get close to 0 congratulations I see stock options in your future And you are a party animal and believe that life is supposed to be wall to wall fun which it will be for you I m not too sure of those in the middle though Easy Quiz Pro by Unreal These questions are from Susan Cain s best seller Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking and a prelude to my review of it The questions are copyrighted to Cain and are reproduced here with the understanding that it constitutes fair use If you have any concerns about it feel free to contact me Share this Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Voat Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Related Comments introvert life quiet Susan Cain work life balance Post navigation Previous Post Quiet Me Next Post Slow Time Machine with Time Capsule SOLVED Advertisement Subscribe to Unreal Blog Email

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  • introvert Archives - Unreal Blog
    introvert Science Topical Work and Life Are You an Introvert September 8 2012 manoj Here is a simple 20 question quiz to see if you are an introvert or an extrovert Introverts tend to agree with most of these statements So if you get a score of close to 100 you are a confirmed introvert which is not a bad thing You are likely to be a quiet contemplative type with strong family ties and a generally balanced outlook in life On the other hand if you get close to 0 congratulations I see stock options in your future And you are a party animal and believe that life is supposed to be wall to wall fun which it will be for you I m not too sure of those in the middle though Easy Quiz Pro by Unreal These questions are from Susan Cain s best seller Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking and a prelude to my review of it The questions are copyrighted to Cain and are reproduced here with the understanding that it constitutes fair use If you have any concerns about it feel free to contact me introvert

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  • Susan Cain Archives - Unreal Blog
    Cain Science Topical Work and Life Are You an Introvert September 8 2012 manoj Here is a simple 20 question quiz to see if you are an introvert or an extrovert Introverts tend to agree with most of these statements So if you get a score of close to 100 you are a confirmed introvert which is not a bad thing You are likely to be a quiet contemplative type with strong family ties and a generally balanced outlook in life On the other hand if you get close to 0 congratulations I see stock options in your future And you are a party animal and believe that life is supposed to be wall to wall fun which it will be for you I m not too sure of those in the middle though Easy Quiz Pro by Unreal These questions are from Susan Cain s best seller Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking and a prelude to my review of it The questions are copyrighted to Cain and are reproduced here with the understanding that it constitutes fair use If you have any concerns about it feel free to contact me introvert

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  • Science Archives - Page 4 of 4 - Unreal Blog
    My thoughts on non physics sciences like evolutionary biology cognitive neuroscience etc Philosophy Science Zen and Free Will September 3 2008 manoj 2 Comments Neuroscience has a finding that may question the way we think of our free will We now know that there is a time lag of about half a second between the moment we take a decision and the moment we become aware of it This time lag raises the question of who is taking the decision because in the absence of our conscious awareness it is not clear that the decision is really ours This finding has even cast doubt on our notion of free will In the experimental setup testing this phenomenon a subject is hooked up to a computer that records his brain activities EEG The subject is then asked make a conscious decision to move either the right hand or the left hand at a time of his choosing The choice of right or left is also up to the subject The computer always detects which hand the subject is going to move about half a second before the subject is aware of his own intention The computer can then order the subject to move that hand an order that the subject will be unable to disobey shattering the notion of free will Free will may be a fabrication of our brain after the real action In other words the real action takes place by instinct and the sense of decision is introduced to our consciousness as an afterthought If we could somehow limit our existence to tiny compartments in time as Zen suggests then we might not feel that we had free will Ref This post is an edited excerpt from my book The Unreal Universe consciousness EEG free will neuroscience unreal

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  • Anti-Racism Video - Unreal Blog
    up mainly because I didn t want to offend I should not have and I thought I would share the video with a wider audience in an attempt to make amends I was at the receiving end of a similar incident some twenty years ago in Marseille I was walking to the ATM on Avenue de Mazargues one afternoon when a little girl probably about five or six years old tugged on my sleeve and told me that she was lost and was looking for her maman I could barely speak French at that time certainly not in a manner a child could understand Parlez vous anglais wasn t going to cut it I couldn t just walk away from the lost child either So there I was holding the child s hand and desperately looking around for help almost panicking when her mom appeared out of nowhere snatched her gave me dirty look and walked away without a word to me and I suspect scolding the little girl I was more relieved than offended at that time I guess even now I cannot think of a better way out of that situation Well a merci monsieur would have been nice but who cares Photo by Tim Pierce Share this Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Voat Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window

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  • racism Archives - Unreal Blog
    About Unreal Blog About Me CV About My First Book About My Second Book About Supporting Me Contact Advertising Professional PHP Services Tag Archives racism French Parenting Anti Racism Video April 1 2015 manoj I found this short video on Facebook Recently I was confronted with islamophobia from unexpected quarters The person expressing the anti muslim sentiments expected me to share the same feelings I did not but I didn t speak up mainly because I didn t want to offend I should not have and I thought I would share the video with a wider audience in an attempt to make amends I was at the receiving end of a similar incident some twenty years ago in Marseille I was walking to the ATM on Avenue de Mazargues one afternoon when a little girl probably about five or six years old tugged on my sleeve and told me that she was lost and was looking for her maman I could barely speak French at that time certainly not in a manner a child could understand Parlez vous anglais wasn t going to cut it I couldn t just walk away from the lost child either So there I was holding the child s hand and desperately looking around for help almost panicking when her mom appeared out of nowhere snatched her gave me dirty look and walked away without a word to me and I suspect scolding the little girl I was more relieved than offended at that time I guess even now I cannot think of a better way out of that situation Well a merci monsieur would have been nice but who cares Photo by Tim Pierce racism youtube Advertisement Subscribe to Unreal Blog Email address Translations Most Popular Posts Blank Screen after Hibernate or Sleep 20

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  • Creative Archives - Page 7 of 7 - Unreal Blog
    on a poor family The girl was shocked What in the world is a poor family So she asked her mother Mummy mummy you ve got to help me with my composition What is a poor family Her mother said That s really simple sweetheart A family is poor when everybody in the family is poor The rich girl thought Aha that is not too difficult and she wrote up a piece The next day her teacher asked her Well let s hear your composition Here is what the girl said A Poor Family Once upon a time there was a poor family The father was poor the mother was poor the children were poor the gardener was poor the driver was poor the maids were poor So the family was very poor French humeur humor joke poverty Books Creative Philosophy 1984 July 16 2008 manoj All great books have one thing in common They present deep philosophical inquiries often clad in superb story lines Or is it just my proclivity to see philosophy where none exists In 1984 the immediate story is of a completely totalitarian regime Inwardly 1984 is also about ethics and politics It doesn t end there but goes into nested philosophical inquiries about how everything is eventually connected to metaphysics It naturally ends up in solipsism not merely in the material metaphysical sense but also in a spiritual socio psychological sense where the only hope the only desired outcome of life becomes death I think I may be giving away too much of my impressions in the first paragraph Let s take it step by step We all know that totalitarianism is bad It is a bad political system we believe The badness of totalitarianism can present itself at different levels of our social existence At the lowest level it can be a control over our physical movements physical freedom and restrictions on what you can or cannot do Try voting against a certain African president and you get beaten up for instance Try leaving certain countries you get shot At a higher level totalitarianism can be about financial freedom Think of those in the developed world who have to juggle three jobs just to put food on the table At a progressively subtler level totalitarianism is about control of information Example media conglomerates filtering and coloring all the news and information we receive At the highest level totalitarianism is a fight for your mind your soul and your spiritual existence 1984 presents a dystopia where totalitarianism is complete irrevocable and existing at all levels from physical to spiritual Another book of the same dystopian kind is The Handmaid s Tale where a feminist s nightmare of a world is portrayed Here the focus is on religious extremism and the social and sexual subjugation brought about by it But the portrayal of the world gone hopelessly totalitarian is similar to 1984 Also portraying a dark dystopia is V for Vendentta with torture and terrorism thrown in This work is probably inspired by 1984 I have to look it up It is the philosophical points in 1984 that make it the classic it is The past for instance is a matter of convention If everybody believes or is forced to believe that events took place in a certain way then that is the past History is written by the victors Knowing that how can you trust the greatness of the victors or the evil in the vanquished Assume for a second that Hitler had actually won the Second World War Do you think we would ve still thought of him as evil I think we would probably think of him as the father of the modern world or something Of course we would be having this conversation if we were allowed to exist and have conversations at all in German Even at a personal level the past is not as immutable as it seems Truth is relative Lies repeated often enough become truth All these points are describe well in 1984 first from Winston s point of view and later in the philosophically sophisticated discourses of O Brien In a world existing in our own brain where the phenomenal reality as we see it is far from the physical one morality does lose a bit of its glamor Metaphysics can erode on ethics Solipsism can annihilate it A review especially one in a blog doesn t have to be conventional So let me boldly outline my criticisms of 1984 as well I believe that the greatest fear of a normal human being is the fear of death After all the purpose of life is merely to live a little longer Everything that our biological faculties do stem from the desire to exist a little longer Based on this belief of mine I find certain events in 1984 a bit incongruous Why is it that Winston and Julia don t fear death but still fear the telescreens and gestapo like police Perhaps the fear of pain overrides the fear of death What do I know I have never been tortured But even the fear of pain can be understood in terms of the ultimate fear Pain is a messenger of bodily harm ergo of possible death But fear of rats Perhaps irrational phobias existing at a sub cognitive almost physical layer may be stronger than everything else But I cannot help feeling that there is something amiss something contrived in the incarceration and torture parts of 1984 May be Orwell didn t know how to portray spiritual persecution Luckily none of us knows So such techniques as rats and betrayal were employed to bring about the hideousness of the process This part of the book leaves me a bit dissatisfied After all our protagonists knew full well what they were getting into and what the final outcome would be If they knew their spirit would be broken then why leave it out there to be broken 1984 dystopia George Orwell great books metaphysics Philosophy solipsism totalitarianism Creative French Humor Les fermier July 2 2008 manoj English version in pink below Les fermiers aux États Unis ont de la chance ils ont de grandes fermes Ce n est pas le cas en Mexique Mais le Mexicain de qui je vais vous parler était assez content de sa ferme Une fois un fermier texan est venu chez notre Mexicain Ils ont commencé à discuter de leur ferme Le Mexicain a dit Vous voyez Señor ma ferme elle est assez grande Au delà de la maison jusqu à la rue et jusqu à cette maison là Le Texan l a trouvé drôle Tu penses qu elle est grande Notre Mexicain le pensait A t il dit Si Señor et la vôtre est elle si grande Le Texan lui a expliqué Cher ami viens chez moi un de ces jours Prends ma bagnole après le petit déjeuner et conduis la toute la journée dans n importe quelle direction Tu n arriveras pas à sortir de ma ferme Tu piges Le Mexicain a pigé Si Señor je comprends J avais une voiture comme ça il y a deux ans Heureusement un stupido l a achetée In English now American farmers are lucky They have huge ranches unlike their Mexican counterparts But this Mexican farmer of our little story is quite pleased with his farm Once a Texan rancher visited our Mexican and they started talking about their farms The Mexican said You see Señor I got a rather big farm From that house over there all the way to the street and up to that house The Texan found this funny So you think your farm is big aye Clearly our Mexian thought so So he siad Si how about you you got such a big farm The Texan decided to get pedantic My dear friend he said you come to my ranch one day Have a nice little breakfast in the morning take my car and drive Whichever way you like Till evening You will still be within my farm You get it now The Mexican got it Si Señor I understand I had a car like that once Luckily I managed to sell it to one stupido French humor voiture Creative French Humor Les chapatis July 2 2008 manoj English Version below En Inde on mange ce qui s appelle des chapatis C est un peu comme les baguettes en France Une fois en Inde deux amis se sont rencontrés L un a dit à l autre Dis moi combien de chapatis tu peux manger quand ton estomac est vide L autre qui s appalait Ramu a réfléchi un peu Et puis il a répondu Boff je dirais six Tu parles Non tu ne peux pas en manger six Si je peux On parie Cent roupies Marché conclu Le soir ils sont allés au restaurant Ils ont commandé des chapatis Notre ami Ramu avec un peu de difficulté a réussi à en manger six Et il a dit Voilà donne moi mes cent roupies L autre lui a répondu Mais non Tu n as pas mangé les six chapatis quand ton estomac était vide Après le premier il n était plus vide Ramu était un peu bête mais il avait un bon sens de l humour et cette blague lui a bien plu Il est rentré chez lui et il a appelé tout le monde Venez écouter ce qui m est arrivé aujourd hui Je vais vous raconter une super blague Il a demandé a son frère Dis moi combien de chapatis est ce que tu peux manger quand ton estomac est vide Son frère a dit Boff dix Ramu était très deçu Ah raté Si tu m avais dit six j avais une super blague pour vous In English Indians eat a bread known as Chapatis much like the ubiquitous baguettes in France Once two Indian friends ran into each other By way of conversation one of them asked the other Tell me how many chapatis do you think you can eat on an empty stomach The other friend Ramu thought for a moment and said Well I would say six The first guy was incredulous No way man he said no way you can eat six Of course I can Want to put some money on it One hundred rupees With the deal struck our friends went to a restaurant in the evening Ramu started putting away chap atis With a bit a trouble he managed to eat six He then said triumphantly Pay up sucker gimme my hundred rupees The other guy replied Hold your horses cowboy You didn t eat all six of them on an empty stomach After the first one your stomach wasn t empty Ramu had a good sense of humor and enjoyed the joke although it was on him He hurried back home and called everybody Listen guys something really funny happened today I m going to tell you the best joke you ever heard He then asked his brother Tell me how many chapatis can you eat on an empty stomach The brother said Well ten Ramu was crestfallen He said Dammit if you had just told me six I had such a great joke for you French humor Creative Work and Life And the Wind Whispered July 8 2007 manoj This post is my translation of an excellent short story by one of the most gifted storytellers of our time O V Vijayan The translation from Malayalam is a feeble effort because such distant translations are not merely between languages but cultures The untranslatable expressions are marked with asterisks Enjoy Reached Kanjikad from Palghat by Coimbatore street From there on it was unpaved dirt road to the mountains Even the rough taxi Jeep found that hard to take This was Theyunni s second trip here in the last ten years and he had no complaints about the roughness now Ditch ahead Driver said glancing at the dirt road in front If you want to stop here it s okay Theyunni offered I can walk It s about two miles from here Accustomed as he was to the comfort of limousine rides between airports and star hotels the prospect of the hard hike did not discourage Theyunni Nah We ll go slow sit tight Okay The Jeep carefully negotiated the winding mountain road Theyunni glanced at the wild valley as if for the first time The sunshine cooled by the hillside the east winds tunnelled through the mountain passes and roaring towards Palghat The trees are all gone aren t they Driver Theyunni observed All downed Was forests here till about five years ago Elephants used to come down Yes last time when he was here there were huge trees on either side Trees he didn t know the names of There were crickets all around carrying on with their shrill orchestra Theyunni recalled that journey He was coming back to Bombay after a European trip and his wife was at the airport She said There is a letter from home looks like Brother s handwriting Wonder what is happening Didn t you open it Phoebe You know I don t open your letters When the car was moving towards Juhu Theyunni stole a glance at Phoebe s face behind the wheel Like a flawless marble sculpture with golden hair dancing in the wind It was against her culture to open her husband s letters There were many things in her culture that attracted him her confident courage in kissing him in that garden few years ago proclaiming I love you If the relationship were to turn sour in the years to come the honesty and integrity that would make her say I do not love you any more we have to get divorced These were the challenges that inspired him He remembered the journey home to tell Father that he was in love with Phoebe his fellow student at Stanford Father did not say anything against it just smiled his sweet thoughtful smile It was Mother We had Devaki s horoscope looked at Devaki was a distant relative The daughter of some in land farmer Hiding his contempt for horoscopes Theyunni comforted Mother That is not much Mother We didn t give our word Nobody said anything for a while Then Mother said Isn t understanding as big as word It s like Devaki has married you in her heart It s the boy s decision Madhavi Father said Why do you want to say this and that Mother withdrew herself I didn t say anything Don t worry about Mother s complaints Kutta So do you like this Phoebe Theyunni was a little embarrassed Yes Will an American girl like to live in this old family house of ours Kutta Mother inquired Why wouldn t she Father said It s not as though they are going to come live here is it So Father and Son have decided that as well Mother said that they don t want to live here Wherever we live we ll come here first Mother Theyunni saw Mother s eyes well up After blessing Phoebe and wishing Devaki well in her life Mother said I won t ask you to change your mind But will you look after Father Kutta Of course You remember how he used to be His body is getting old Father intervened again with his smile Madhavi why do you say such things and make him unhappy Don t pay any attention to her Kutta Even during the novelty of his love Theyunni could feel Devaki s true meaning in his rustic heart the farmer bride who would sweep the floor and light the evening lamp Mother said There was only one thing on my mind your sister in law is not able bodied If it had been Devaki there was a hope that she would look after your father in his old age Theyunni didn t say anything then Even in the later years he couldn t say anything about that Phoebe who never opened her husband s letters drove skillfully through the streets of Juhu When Father fell sick years after the marriage Phoebe advised Your little town is actually a village Why don t we take him to a good hospital in a city We can easily afford that What Father needed was nearness and touch to die peacefully Theyunni came home alone with those and saw him off Mother also died in the old family house Phoebe was back at Stanford then She sent a formal condolence telegram Devaki s meaning again filled his mind In Juhu Theyunni read Brother s letter I m not doing too well Kutta Just to let you know I won t ask you to take time off your busy schedule and come by these forests Just think of me same effect as seeing Didn t even let Sreekumar know I was worried that he might get anxious and take a trip not easy to come here from Cambridge is it If only your sister in law had been alive Weaknesses of an old heart The Jeep continued it s laborious journey negotiating an occasional ditch and gutter Sorry about the trouble Driver Theyunni tried to comfort the driver Nah just doing my job Must be another mile from here It was after his wife s death that Brother decided to resign from service and move to the high lands Theyunni vehemently opposed that decision Why are you moving to this god forsaken land in Palghat among leopards and wild boars Moreover you could be in service for another 10 years Even after retiring you know that a nuclear physicist can do so many things Brother s reply came There are debts that one owes to one s country one s community one s family I feel that I have repaid

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  • Termination - Unreal Blog
    eBook Buy it now August 10 2013 manoj The last lifecycle event of a trade is of course its termination It can be triggered for a variety of reasons Whatever the reason may be when a trade is terminated it calls for settlements and documentation archival by Back Office In addition it may trigger public disclosures in an aggregate form by Finance and incentive adjustments by Human Resources The common reasons for trade termination and the workflow it triggers are depicted in the figure below Trade Maturity When a trade or an option reaches maturity it gets terminated which is the most uneventful mode of trade termination Option Exercises If the bank or its counterparty exercises an option it gets terminated Exercises can take place any time during the lifetime of a trade or only on specific dates depending on the termsheet description of the product involved Barrier Breaches Barrier options or knock in and knock out options may breach the pre defined barriers and may get terminated generating settlements or new trades Target Triggers Instruments that accumulate toward a target such as range accruals or target redemption forwards may get terminated when the target is reached Trade Novation Novation is the special process by which the trade counterparty changes In effect the original counterparty sells the the trade or the option to another one When a novation happens the original trade is terminated and a new one initiated with special characteristics Share this Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Voat Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to

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