Author Archives: Ra

About Ra

Software Engineer (worked in corporations to healthcare start-ups), Geek, Musician, Artist, Fellow Human - living in the covergence space of healthcare, software, interaction design, the quantified self and genetics, music and spirituality

Communication

In the US, a lot of the communication is done via email and short messages are made via Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts or Skype (on Computer). Whereas, in my experience in India, people use Whatsapp or SMS or Facebook Messenger … Continue reading

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Sound pollution in India..an analysis of a few…

As you might know, sound pollution is very high in India. Sound or noise pollution causes not only discomfort, but also adverse physical effects, including hypertension, anxiety, etc. (Image found on the web)   So, I want to take few … Continue reading

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Industrial agriculture and monoculture

Developed countries have something known as industrial agriculture (or farming) is used to raise large quantities of a crop. Thanks to our consumerist culture, large quantities of a product are consumed and many times, in case of a food item, … Continue reading

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Your microbiome (part 1)

You might have heard about the human microbiome. The microbiome consists of the micro-organisms that are in or on a human body. Things like bacteria, viruses, amoeba, etc. Everybody is talking about this now, and new research shows that many … Continue reading

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Wild sparrows in urban India

These are some observations about house sparrows (chimnya in Marathi) in Pune, India, and I am sure that it applies to many urban areas too… I think there are 5 factors affecting small birds and reducing their numbers. Crows —— … Continue reading

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Procrastination

It is human (and natural) to procrastinate, and we all need a dose of that from time to time. Strangely, it seems easier to procrastinate in the US than in India, although instinctively one might think it would be much … Continue reading

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Devices and Distractions

With the proliferation of devices nowadays, social, personal, business, etc. behavior has changed. It used to be rude to interrupt a conversation by doing something else; nowadays it is perfectly normal to make a phone-call and talk or text in … Continue reading

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