Few of my favorite quotes

  1. Paracelsus, the father of toxicology, once wrote: “Everything is poison, there is poison in everything. Only the dose makes a thing not a poison”.
  2. As said in Hamlet by William Shakespeare, I must be cruel, only to be kind: Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.
  3. Or in the words of Sophocles, “Fortune is not on the side of faint-hearted”.
  4. Or as Andre Gide observed, “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time”.
  5. For a ship that doesn’t know it’s destination every wind is right wind.
  6. Those who don’t make time for exercise must eventually make time or place for illness.
  7. The celebrated inventor Thomas Edison is well known for his statement: “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration”.
  8. Worries and pyre, “One burns the dead while the other burns the living”.
  9. The tree that has the most fruits is the tree that bends to the ground.

Block Randomized Trials

This shiny web app can be used to produce block Randomized trials for research study.

You have to input 3 parameters

  1. Number of cases
  2. Blocks
  3. Number of trials

    You can select in which format you want to export your output.

    For any queries please write to me in the comment box

    Mental stamina

    The information on ‘for how long we can run, walk or do particular physical activities’ tells us about our physical stamina.

    The duration ‘for how long we can control our mind’ tells us about our mental stamina. For how long you can focus on a particular cognitive activity that requires deep concentration? Can you control your senses for 10 minutes, better if you can do this for 1 hour. Just like the physical stamina, the more mental stamina you have better it is.

    You can build your mental stamina the same way you build your physical stamina. Simply by practicing more and more. Running won’t help, you need to do mental work that requires you to focus on a particular thing i.e. breathing. Meditation is an activity that keeps you focused on breathing. You should do it regularly to build up your mental stamina.

    The light torch

    I was in an endless large field where only few people were active others were simply sleeping. It was night time but there was light somewhere. I was half sleepy and half awaken. I wanted to follow the light but without knowing the light source, how can I begin my journey.

    One person who was a kind of prankish personality was trying to do something unusual that caught my attention. He was speaking loudly, at first I thought he has some sleep problems and he wanted others to wake up as well. Soon, I observed a distinct object that person was holding it. That was the source from where the light was coming. It was the instance that made me sure that it was the light source I was looking for so long.

    I wanted to grab it and for that I have to wake up but I wasn’t sure whether I am dreaming or it was reality. I wasn’t sure whether I should wake up or continue sleeping as most of the people around me were doing.

    But sleeping was never fun for me and I’d always believed that there are less differences between a person who is sleeping and one who is dead. So I decided to wake up. I stood up and ran toward the torch, but it wasn’t tangible. I couldn’t touch it, how can I take it then. That person told me ‘How can I get it’. He told me the secret loudly but still few people around me couldn’t hear that. But I was happy because I got the secret.

    I want to tell it back to those people who missed it, before that I felt the desire to first see the light torch in my hand. As per the instructions, I believed that there were lots of tiny mirrors in my mind and since I was looking consciously towards the light torch. Few of those rays were getting inside my mind through my eyes. They were being amplified by my mind mirrors. Now I was feeling that the light was inside me. I no longer needed to look at that torch.

    I thanked that person and started following the path of light and committed to myself that I will certainly give this ‘secret of light torch’ to the people who really want it.

    That’s the secret:

    “First open your eyes to see that light, then look at it until you see that light in yourself”

    My trip to Jaisalmer

    Hi friends,
    I recently had a visit to Jaisalmer to attend my friend’s wedding ceremony. It was an unforgettable experience. I am so excited to share my best moment with you. Although those moments were ineffable, I will explain why my experience is worth sharing.

    The time we arrived sand dunes, there was nothing but placid desert. Soon docile wind started blowing sand and became a nettlesome storm. All the camels that were initially looking imperturbable started moving faster. We felt as if it was the end of our halcyon hour.

    Soon weather turned out in our favor and it started raining. It made our ambiance serene and our demure smile turned into guffaws. We started enjoying camel safari. In my humble suggestion, you should visit this place at least once.


    Can you answer these 5 programming language based questions. (1-2 min.)

    Hi friends,

    Thanks for sparing few minutes. I’ve designed these questions for you, if you want to check your theoretical background in programming. It will take only 1 or 2 minute.

    Find these questions below.

    1. What is the most critical feature of programming languages
      a. Readability
      b. Well-developed library
      c. Robustness
      d. Programmer friendliness

    2. Which of the following is not a client side scripting language
      a. Coffeescript
      b. Javascript
      c. Cold Fusion Markup Language
      d. ECMAScript

    3. Programming is widely used for which of the following purpose
      a. Automation
      b. To solve complex problems
      c. For efficient use of resources
      d. All of the above

    4. Which of the following is oldest programming language
      a. FORTRAN
      b. ALGOL
      c. COBOL
      d. BASIC

    5. Which one of the following is a kind of scientific programming language
      a. C
      b. FORTRAN
      c. Java
      d. Ruby

    You can provide your answers in comment section.


    Sorry – Long time no see

    Hi friends,

    So meanwhile I was writing on Twitter, Quora, YouTube and others. After a long time I am back again on WordPress. This time I have got some advices for better writing. I am going to share these ‘Better writing tips’ for GRE, TOEFL test takers etc.

    Please tell me if this help you by leaving me a comment/reply on my upcoming posts.

    Thank you.

    Never be hopeless – Read how you can get a ray of hope

    Whenever I feel like “There are things I can’t control or I can’t change this or something with more hopelessness like I can’t do this

    I speak to myself

    Is this true ? No. There must be a possibility. Yes there is a possibility. It is possible. If it is possible then I can do it. If I can do it I should do it.

    I find these lines to be hopeful. I think, saying these lines to yourself will also help you a lot.

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