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When will girls begin to notice the nice guys?

When will girls begin to notice the nice guys? by Himadri Shekhar

Answer by Himadri Shekhar:

The fact is we already do.

  • We noticed when you dropped us home at midnight. Remember the Thank you?
  • We noticed when you spent hours listening to our incessant talks.You hung up the phone before the Thank you.
  • We noticed when you became our protector. We just want to handle our problems ourselves. But we noticed.
  • We noticed when you saved your pocket money to buy us a gift. Remember the Rakhi sweets? That’s all we could do.
  • We noticed when you didn’t judge us by others opinion. That is the reason we open up to you.
  • We noticed your disappointment when we didn’t get into a relationship. But you see, we are scared of losing out on a friend because of a relationship.
  • We noticed when you didn’t flirt with us. That is the reason we are your ‘bros’.
  • We noticed you working hard for your family. Trust us ,we admire that.
  • We notice when you wanted to get in a relationship with us rather than a hookup. We wanted you to speak up. We are still waiting.

Why didn’t we ever tell you that? We did.

Between conversations, after goodbyes, by that smile. Oh! you want a verbal confirmation?That’s not gonna happen.

What’s the point of revealing your secret, if you want to be the superman in our life.

When will girls begin to notice the nice guys?

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Who are some lesser known characters of Ramayana?

Who are some lesser known characters of Ramayana? by @SaurabhYadav789

Answer by Saurabh Yadav:

1. According to Valmiki’s Ramayana, Lord Rama was an outstanding human being. But in Rama Charit Manas, Tulsidas referred him as god.

Hindus perceive Lord Rama as Maryada Purushottama, the perfect man.

2. Ravana was a devotee of Lord Shiva. To impress god, he sacrificed his head. This happened ten times after which Lord Shiva gave him all those heads.

3. Laxman didn’t sleep at all during the 14 years of exile in an effort to guard Rama and Sita.

He’s known as Gudakesh, the man who’s defeated sleep.

4. In place of Laxman, his wife Urmila slept for 14 years, completing both her own, and Laxman’s, share of sleep.

Urmila is a lesser known character in Ramayana.

5. Hanuman covered himself with sindoor to keep Lord Rama safe. That’s the reason he’s called Bajrang Bali.

6. Sita had broken the shiv dhanush ( Lord Shiva's bow) during her childhood. That’s the reason King Janak put the condition of breaking the bow at Sita’s swayamvar.

7. The white stripes on a squirrel’s body are given by Lord Rama.

When the monkeys were making Ram Setu, a squirrel tried to help them. The monkey’s made fun of it, but lord Rama was impressed with its dedication. Ram patted the back of squirrel and the white stripes appeared as his finger prints.

8. Nandi, the bull, had cursed Ravana. He had said that monkeys will become a cause of your destruction.

Remember the incident in Ramayana when Hanumanji puts Lanka on fire?

9. Laxman killed three sons of Ravana – Meghnad, Prahast and Atikay.

Out of Ravana’s three sons, only Meghnad has been discussed on several occasions in Ramayana.

10. While Lord Rama is known to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, Laxman is considered to be an avatar of

Sheeshnaag, the serpent associated with Vishnu.

11. Kuber, god of wealth, had constructed Lanka for himself. However, he was overthrown by his half brother, Ravana.

12. Sita’s name during the exile was Vaidehi.

Who are some lesser known characters of Ramayana?

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What are some of the best tweets about Indian movies?

What are some of the best tweets about Indian movies? by @sjnitb

Answer by Shantanu Jain:

Brace yourself for some of the EPIC tweets about B..B..Bollywood 😉

  • True story about every Indian mom!
  • Biswatosh completely nailed it..ROFL!! 😉
  • Yup there’s a special emoji dedicated to~
  • Patanjali’s products can do miracles 😉
  • She has a valid point!
  • This is similar to 2MP camera pic vs. DSLR pic 😀
  • Guess what’s the favorite tomato ketchup of Big B?
  • Bombay Velvet’s touch experience!
  • Jackie Shroff trolled 😉
  • This is insane! Sex sofa Advertisement.. xD
  • Two root two, two root two!!
  • Katrina Kaif’s belly had better expressions in ‘Kala Chashma’ than her face!
  • This guy’s a expert in Set theory I guess! 😉
  • What I get – “Do you want to upgrade to Win10?”.
  • Everything is possible in Bollywood movies 😀
  • Funny tweet on Arijit’s songs..

Thanks a lot for reading!!

A very happy Diwali to all 🙂


[1] Funniest Tweets About Bollywood

[2] Tweets Trolling Bollywood

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What are some of the coolest psychological hacks that governments have used to make people adhere to rules and regulations?

What are some of the coolest psychological hacks that governments have used to make peo… by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Answer by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat:

Ever heard of the Wadala Experiment? It was an experiment carried out by the Indian Railways in order to curb deaths related to railway track crossing. The following experiment was the brain child of a firm in Mumbai called Final Mile.

It went on to become one of the most talked about experiments in which psychology and decision sciences were used to implement policies and regulate the target audience. Here it is:

This is Wadala, an area in Mumbai where a large chunk of deaths related to rail track crossing occured. During rush hour usually around 45 people crossed the track in a minute, and the reasons for such a large number of deaths were found to be the following:

  1. Leibowitz Hypothesis : Evolution has primed us in such a way that we tend to perceive a smaller object moving fast towards us as more dangerous in comparison to a larger object moving at the same speed. This is because during our evolutionary phase, smaller and faster moving objects (lions, jaguars etc) used to kill most of the early humans, and not larger objects like elephants and rhinos. Thus over a period of time our brain became more attuned to and conscious of smaller and faster moving objects. This impairment lasts to this day, and thus people were not able to perceive the proper speed of a fast object such as a train, didn't think of it as a threat, and crossed the railway track with complete disregard for the rules.

To counter this, the Railways painted the tracks yellow, so that the brain could use the tracks as a marker, easily register the distance being covered by the approaching train, and make conscious calculations on whether to cross or not.

2. Man can't forsee his death: In a flight or fight response, the brain stops calculating the outcome and thus most often one makes a wrong decision. To add to that, man can never forsee his own death, thus it becomes important that we show a person the eventual result that shall emerge if he instinctively acts according to the flight or fight response.

The Railways made posters of how a person may die if he acts impulsively. Such posters were placed at the exact locations where mishaps recorded were the highest, thus it was able to target the audience at the most vulnerable decision making point.The posters showed a person being crushed by a train, and this image made the crosser more conscious of his death. Hence he acted more carefully.

3. Cocktail effect: Our brain can register only one sound at a time, thus if there are too many sounds, the brain automatically filters out most of them. If the honking of the train is mixed with other sounds closer to the crosser, or with the sound of another train coming from an opposite track, then he shall filter out one of the sounds. In both the cases his decision making is impaired, and that leads to him being callous to the approaching disaster.

To counter this the Railways installed a whistle at the bend. This whistle was a reminder for the motor man to start honking.

The honking had a pattern. The brain calculates the meaning of a sound in between the pauses, so in place of one continous honk, pause was given between two honks. During the pause people became conscious of the distance at which the train was coming as larger intensity of the sound meant the train was nearer and thus the danger was high. This made the crosser to be more conscious and thus evade danger.

Using the psychological tricks, the Indian Railways decreased railway crossing related deaths by 70–75% and saved ₹50 crore (the annual budget to stop railway track related crossing deaths). The whole objective was achieved by spending in thousands and not in crores. The psychological hacks used by the railways stand as a testimony of how the government can use psychology to achieve objectives at a reduced cost.


Mind games to stop death on the tracks…

What are some of the coolest psychological hacks that governments have used to make people adhere to rules and regulations?