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Everyday is a new experience. A fleet of new ideas and philosophies. I tried to capture these ideas in time and freeze them into one liners. Many of these lines came up while talking with a friend or chatting with someone. They may have been said by me or a fellow friend or may be a great person somewhere -sometime. I presented them here because they represent some of my viewpoints about the world and society.

A thesis is like a novel which only four people read and that does not include your mother….

The ultimate arbiter of truth is experiment, not the comfort one derives from one’s a priori beliefs, nor the beauty or elegance one ascribes to one’s theoretical models. – Lawrence M. Krauss

Bad news sells because the amygdala, first layer of brain cells, is always looking for something to fear. And “they” are essentially feeding a fiend. – Olive Sen

The difference between science and non-science is the commitment to not believe on something that cannot be measured with reproducible accuracy. – Olive Sen

Men were born to be happy with women, but then the sex ratio got disturbed, paving the way for computers.- Olive Sen

Bankers are smart enough to be greedy but not smart enough to be useful – Chamath Palihapitiya

The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics. – Thomas Sowell

It’s really complex to make something simple – Jack Dorsey

There are infinite ways of getting screwed in life, only some are worth it. – Olive Sen

Life is a celebration of stupidity…-Olive Sen

It’s the fear of losing that binds you. Once you have lost, you feel liberated – Aritra Sen

The communist principle is simple: Equal distribution of poverty.

I didn’t reach the top of food chain to be a vegan….

life without girl is incomplete life without lappy(laptop) is pointless!!

The finest creation of GOD….Chicks and Chickens…

If u ever find a woman who is smart, intelligent, gets things done on her own, drives a car well, has no expectation, is not materialistic n loves u like u are the last man on earth … Please understand that the weed you have smoked is of the highest quality.

It’s funny when people discuss love marriage vs arranged… It’s like asking someone, if suicide is better than being murdered…!!!

Everyone has photographic memory, some just don’t have the film #BeingGhajini

If God made everything, he must be from China…

That which can be asserted without evidence can be refuted without evidence -Christopher Hitchens

We live in an intrinsically irrational world: where caste and kundli get more priority than character and education, tithi is more important than weather forecast, astrology takes up huge media real estate when astronomy is rarely mentioned….we live in a world where beliefs are respected people are not…

Belief: I don’t believe in Climate Change. Consequence: I will make no attempts to reduce emissions.
Belief: I believe I am from a superior race. Consequence: Racism/Castism
Belief: Blasphemy is punishable by death. Consequence: People die
Belief: Homosexuality is immoral. Consequence: Alan Turing et al. lost their life
Belief: Earth is flat. Consequence: I will not wander else I’ll fall the edge
and list continues… Beliefs have realworld consecuence – they should never be respected. Beliefs must be questioned people must be respected

Such is the power of science and reason. They are the impartial pursuit of an answer to a question, not the search for supplements to a predetermined answer. – Dr. Jason Long

Materialist thinks happiness lies in the physical, dualist thinks happiness lies beyond the physical; truth be told happiness lies in the brain….the real question is how do one convince the brain to be happy?

You can safely assume that you’ve created god in your own image when it turns out that god hates all the same people you do. – Anne Lamott

The true horror of religion – It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions what only lunatics can believe on their own : Sam Harris

Religion is like a copyright agreement… Most people just scroll down to the bottom and click “I Agree”

A statistician is a person who stands in a bucket of water, sticks his head into an oven and says: ‘On an average I feel fine’

If P = NP, then the world would be a profoundly different place than we usually assume it to be. There would be no special value in “creative leaps,” no fundamental gap between solving a problem and recognizing the solution once it’s found. Everyone who could appreciate a symphony would be Mozart; everyone who could follow a step-by-step argument would be Gauss…
— Scott Aaronson

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time….

Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost – Taleb

Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, beneath this mask there is an idea – and ideas are bulletproof – V for Vendetta

An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain, it’s almost impossible to eradicate it. – Inception

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity – Henry Van Dyke

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. – Steve Jobs

Photography demands eyes to see, mind to think, heart to feel…

Karma is the expectation of life, Luck is the standard deviation…#StatisticsAndFaith

Religion is a cage, But worse, you get born into it and it is super hard to escape, and if you manage, your fellow prisoners try to kill you

Its much interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that are wrong – R. Feynman

Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our triumphs are complete and that there are no new worlds to conquer.― Sir Humphrey Davy

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

The world will look better when you stop expecting from others and start giving…

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too

Today’s Fortune – Every idiot has his day, today is yours.

the toes you step on today may be attached to the ass you will have to kiss tomorrow

Coz all that matters is result, success is communal failure is your own!

There are only two motivations to work – Bamboo or the carrot

when one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion – Richard Dawkins

It is time that we admitted that faith is nothing more than the license religious people give one another to keep believing when reasons fail. – Sam Harris

The glass is neither half empty nor half full…it’s simply bad engineering…

Everyone is selfish what differs is how one defines self.

Thanks to cheap insect squatter, “ghar baithe makhi maarna” is a literal term now!

I want a 6 month break… Twice a year.:) – Mayank Mishra

My simple rule of life – stay away from the spices (of life); they may taste good for now but tomorrow morning when you wake up you’r gonna regret…

Changes are never good or bad, It is our perspective of looking at ’em…

fun is where friends are…

KGP me har dusra aadami STUD aur teesra adami GOD hota hai

Real is just a matter of perception…

Sentiments pe tampon lagao unhe behne na do…StayFree…

That’s life, where’s the fun if you get what you want so easily?

They say nothing is impossible. By that logic, I have been doing the impossible my entire life – A fellow KGP friend

Love is the glue that holds us together and makes life worth living…

TOEFL is like pooping; eat today poop next day…

Life is like a GRE, you f*ck up first few questions and it fu*ks you back…but its ok to make mistakes later on….

Sympathy you can get anytime, jealousy you have to earn it!

Saina & Sania;Now you know order matters. Flip a few input variables and the outcome is completely different…

win7 vs Ubuntu…its like having two wives one Anjelina Jolie and other Aishwarya Rai you can be with any one at a time!

How to fuck up your life?? There are over a million ways…getting married is arguably the easiest one.

Americans will always do the right thing–after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives. –Winston Churchil

We’re not a poor country, just our people are poor – Khamba

Every day is special in the east…the west just named them coz theirs ain’t that special…

Mamata Banerjee is resposible for WASTE BENGAL!

If you think no one cares if you live, stop paying your loan installment and credit card bills and see!

Ghoda bech ke sona – the act of selling your horses for the sake of your ass…

India is such a hot place that hot kuddis are a rare sight…although to compensate there are enough of cool dudes

Global warming is good for winters – Lalu Prasad Yadav

There is a better heaven than where you are and there is a worst hell than what you have seen. The trick is to ignore the better heaven and consider the worst hell – then you are always in a good situation and there is no reason to be unhappy 🙂

I don’t use BING – (B)ecause (I)ts (N)ot (G)oogle

There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

I’m a morning person. But not before 11:00 AM.

There is a little bit of Sheila in everybody’s wife

If you observe closely, for every situation there is a “Bayesian point of view”

I was born intelligent, then I cleared JEE – Abhinav Prasad

Why should a financial engineer be paid 4~100 times more than a real engineer? A real engineer builds bridges – a financial engineer builds dreams and when these dreams turn out to be nightmares other people pay for it – Andrew Sheng (Chief Advisor China Banking Regulatory Commission)

some men are attracted by a woman’s mind and others are attracted by what she doesnt mind. – Lazy Rizu

I am not sick. My nose is overflowing with awesomeness – Barney Stinson

IITs are like public toilets; those who are outside are dying to get in, and those inside are dying to get out.

Theology is ignorance with wings. – Sam Harris

In the year 2006, a person can have sufficient intellectual and material resources to build a nuclear bomb and still believe that he will get seventy-two virgins in Paradise. – Sam Harris

We do not know what we will intend to do until the intension itself arises – Sam Harris

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