Wednesday, June 29

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Laugh like others can’t see you
Lifestyle

Laugh like others can’t see you

Laugh Like Others Can't See You! Yes, you read it right! Have you ever laughed so hard, you never realized anything else that's going on around you? You have, haven't you? If you have or haven't, hear me out! There are so many of us, fighting different battles everyday. With so much of changes happening around us, its difficult to cope up with the inevitability. But the easiest thing you can do is, yes you guessed it right, LAUGH! Hang around with people who gives you energy, not drain your energy! Its all about energy, when it comes to being happy! Based on my personal experience, there were few years in my life when I was utterly confused, out of focus & unhappy. Maybe you're going through that phase right now! If you are, you need to change your attitude, your inner ...
My Recommendations of TV Shows & Series!
Lifestyle, Opinion

My Recommendations of TV Shows & Series!

Let me share the best and the most watched TV series out there! Oh no, I am going to share the TV series or what most call it as TV shows out there. Unlike in the early days, our generation is going through a rough time selecting the TV shows to watch, all thanks to Netflix! Netflix has a wide range of TV shows but let me share you the list I love. I’ve practically watched these shows over & over again. One main reason why I love them is because it has the same enthusiasm towards the end of the show as much as it did on the show’s pilot episode. Let me list the top 5 first. Just a heads-up – these TV shows are ranked the highest watched with top ratings ever! Check out my list below! 1. Big Bang Theory WITHOUT a doubt, this series is the best of all!! I have watched t...
What is Russian Sleep Experiment?
History

What is Russian Sleep Experiment?

The sleep experiments during World War II In the late 1940s, Soviet researchers have created a stimulant that they believed can keep a person awake for a long time, which is very useful when you’re fighting a war! Like in the movies which we see about war today, there were a lot of research going on, specially in terms of stimulating the efficiency of the war comrades. In the second world war specifically, the Germans had their version of such a stimulant, which was a formidable methamphetamine called the ‘Pervitin’. This was used by the Nazi Military to increasing the time a soldier was up and running (reducing sleep). This drug also increased energy & reduced hunger, making the perfect soldiers in battle. While the Germans were at it, the Americans and the British were dosi...
Is NATO strong enough?
History, Opinion

Is NATO strong enough?

What is NATO ? North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO is a child of the cold war founded back in 1949 with 12 members which were United States, Canada, Iceland, Belgium, France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands & Luxembourg with a common military and political alliance. But today it has expanded to 30 members in total, 2 in North America and 28 in Europe. NATO’s power center or as we call it ‘headquarters’ is located in Brussels, Belgium. The ultimate goal of this organization is to fight forces against Russia. Why is NATO important? NATO has been built around the principal to provide mutual assistance to counter the risk that the Soviet Union would seek to extend its control of Eastern Europe & other parts of the continent. NATO's main highlight was ...
I’m lost & confused!
Lifestyle

I’m lost & confused!

I’ve always been fond of marketing because it explains how things should be valued & helps you understand any hidden worth to anything in this world. If I am working in a gasification company or a waste composting company & we are to run a newspaper advertisement to collect more garbage, won’t we highlight the benefits of garbage? Won’t we simply say “Garbage that you throw away, will give O2 for our plants to breathe”? Yes, most people are confused and lost and often wonder, ‘what am I doing with my life?’. But ask yourself this question, ‘when did you start thinking about it?’ Did you start thinking about it right after you saw your friend climbing some rock? or recently saw your friend getting promoted again? Did you see a nice family vacation someone has recently go...
The most powerful continent by 2050
Opinion

The most powerful continent by 2050

What countries fall under Asia? Been the largest continent in the world, 48 countries are listed under the Asian continent by United Nations. China, India, Japan, Indonesia are the highest performing GDPs in the continent. Countries such as Russia & even middle eastern countries like Saudi Arabia does fall under the Asian continent. Where were these Asian countries before 2022? Most of these countries were developing slowly even less than an annual YoY rate of less than 5%, but they were growing massively compared to other economies in the region. Increase in GDP is mainly due to increasing in exports in the economy for these Asian countries. Country 2000 ($t) 2005 ($t) 2010 ($t) 2015 ($t) 2020 ($t) United States 9.7 11.7 17.8 18.2 20.89 China ...
Is job hopping acceptable?
Opinion

Is job hopping acceptable?

Job hopping or changing jobs frequently within a few months has been something new, since the early 2020’s. Some often wonder if Covid-19 had its play as it affected everything else. But people were hopping from one job to another even before Covid-19 took over! Before I start explaining if it’s acceptable or not, you should watch this! They want quality of life, not standard of life. Which means, quality of workplace, environment, role, opportunities, learning & rewards. You need to figure out the place you apply is what you want.   You can easily do this, by doing a LinkedIn search of your reporting manager before joining the company. You can also check the career progression of employees in the line of work. This is all the research you need to find out, before you ...
Which bank has the best Credit Card in Sri Lanka?
Opinion

Which bank has the best Credit Card in Sri Lanka?

Which bank has the best credit card in Sri Lanka? Its easy to determine the best of credit card in Sri Lanka when you know exactly the purpose of having the card. You may use the credit card for online shopping, for fueling, to buy things on zero interest installments or even to buy things when you’re completely broke! With contact delivery options readily available after Covid-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, most merchants either in-store or online got along with major banks in Sri Lanka to offer contactless delivery. This created a need for debit/credit cards, mainly amongst the youth! But before you get yourself a credit card, make sure you have at least these minimum requirements A valid National Identity Card / valid driving license Over the age of 18 Minimum salary...
Modern Day Iron Man – Elon Musk – How Rich Is He?
Opinion

Modern Day Iron Man – Elon Musk – How Rich Is He?

Did you know that Robert Downey Jr took character advise from Elon Musk back in 2008 when he was shooting for Iron Man? And do you know that Elon Musk is richer than Iron Man? Yes, that’s right. Elon Musk’s enthusiastic embrace of technology and his pursue the dreams of achieving technological breakthrough made him a close real-world referent for Marvel’s billionaire arms dealer Tony Stark. He appeared in Iron Man 2 as well, but at that stage Robert has stolen the show.       Who is Elon Musk & for what is he famous for? (summary) Born in South Africa in 1971 to an American mother and a South African father, he was always fond of computing (coding). He made his first $500 at the age of 12, selling computer games he had coded for the magazine PC & Offic...
The Birth Of Revolution
History

The Birth Of Revolution

There is a silver line behind every cloud. So, is there a benefit of Covid-19 SARS Virus, which costs millions of lives and losing your loved ones? Towards the latter part of Covid-19, many governments toppled, and many people realized that they are in power. This mostly affected developing nations than developed nations. But is Covid-19 the reason for this or is it human psychology and sociology? source: https://www.flickr.com/fortinbras/Flickr/CC%20BY-NC-SA%202.0 Is revolution the right word for people standing up? The word ‘revolution’ is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system. But did this start recently when people started realizing they were only pawns in the game whilst the 1% of the economy and the whole country was run by rich pe...
The Art of Letting Go & Moving On…
Opinion

The Art of Letting Go & Moving On…

Who said letting go is difficult? The first time you plan to let go, is a bit hard. The second time something happens, its less harder. The third time you let go of that same thing, it will be so much easier! "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times" - Bruce Lee Yes, this quote sounds a bit weird for an article like this. But, if you were to let go 10,000 times, then you become strong, why? because you are now used to it. I am a Buddhist, and according to Buddhism, we must let go of attachment and desires if we are to experience happiness. However, letting go doesn't mean you don't care about anyone and anything. It actually means you can experience life and love fully and openly without clinging to it for your s...
“When Should I Quit?”
Opinion

“When Should I Quit?”

Is Quitting a failure in 2022? Well, let me get straight to the point! That depends if you are planning to quit on what drains the most of your energy or if you are planning to quit your life! (If you are selecting the second option, please feel free to contact me right away! I am just a call away...) There will be so many life gurus and people giving you life advice on what success is and for you not to give-up on life and not quit, but that's not true. For some people success is career growth & for others it could be just going to a café and drinking their favorite coffee while reading a book. It all depends on you! A few moments when I gave it up! Let me share a few experiences so you get an idea what I am talking about. Right after I finished my high school, my paren...
What Is 5-WHY & Root Cause Analysis?
Knowledge Base

What Is 5-WHY & Root Cause Analysis?

What is 5-Why Analysis Analysis & Root Cause Analysis Well, it started with Toyota Production System which is a phenomenal part of the lean production system. 5-Why Analysis is where you ask the question ‘WHY’, 5 times. Isn’t it straightforward? Well that is not it. 5-Why Analysis can help you find the ‘Root Cause’ of a problem or even of a success story. It’s the identification of the initiation of something. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This analysis can be used in any situation, either you’re working in HR, Marketing, Engineering or even farming. Every problem has a solution, and this analysis will help you find it simply. 5-Why Analysis in play: [Finding the reason for not achieving sales target] PROBLEM - Finding the reason fo...
Conversational AI – Chatbots – What Is & How Does It Work?
Knowledge Base

Conversational AI – Chatbots – What Is & How Does It Work?

What is a Conversational AI - Chatbots & how does it work? Conversational AI or what we simply call Chatbots are a set of technologies behind automated messaging and speech-enabled applications that offer human-like interactions between computers and humans. Well, if you're a iPhone user, you must have heard of a 'person' called SIRI? Or maybe "OK Google". Do you think he/she is a conversational AI program? Let's find out! But first, you need to know the history behind Chatbots: Conversational AI or Chatbot is not something that's new. Alan Turing in 1950’s developed the first computer program that could interact with humans, called Eliza, using natural language processing to imitate a psychotherapist’s language. This is the first time when a human-like conversation with a ch...
A Trip to Haputale & Nine Arch Bridge
Travel

A Trip to Haputale & Nine Arch Bridge

Sri Lanka, named as the 'Best Country to Travel in 2019' by Lonely Planet is located a few clicks down-south of India. Even-though I am Sri Lankan, I never travelled across the country as much as I dreamt of. While there are remarkable places in Sri Lanka, central hill is still a mystery in this tropical country.So we decided to travel, a bit far from the long lines of traffic, tuning into the local radio. It wasn't easy for us to decide where we want to go, as you know Sri Lanka has exceptional places to visit, but we decided to head towards the country-side, Haputale, which is approximately 1431m above sea-level. Day 1 - Leaving trafficWe left Colombo early in the morning, around 5AM! Waking up at that time isn't easy, but for a trip, it wasn't easy sleep...
#1 Guest Lecture – SLIIT
Lifestyle

#1 Guest Lecture – SLIIT

SLIIT COMPUTING & SLIIT LECTURERS "To be a guest lecturer" was always my dreams, since I had the privilege of listening to the very first guest lecture for a module I hardly remember back in my university days. Yes, you read it right. While most people had "Bungee Jumping" to "Riding the Mechanical Bull" in their bucket list, I always had "Doing a Guest Lecture" at "SLIIT" as one of my top ten in my bucket list. It happened instantaneously as much as most incidents in my life. At first I hated when everything good or bad happens instantly, but then I started to love the adrenaline rush! How did it come to my bucket list?Honestly, I don't remember the exact date or place, the module or the guest lecturer, but I do remember what he was speaking about. This ...
Working with the Chinese
Lifestyle

Working with the Chinese

It's not accidental that everything you ever come across, is made in "China". There is a reason, why despite any unexpected chaos in the world, China tend to develop while others are stagnant. I had a bit of twisted luck, to work in a Chinese tech company, to learn why they excel and others don't!Here are the 6 reasons why! (The 7th reason, which the Chinese gentleman aren't involved at all, is the scenery from my seat, which gives me a birds-eye view of Colombo).  1. Nap is important!Irrespective of what country or culture they are tangled with, napping is important!. The reason behind this, based on traditional Chinese medication is to keep the harmony within your body & they believe well rested people are productive people. The usual naps are from 30...
Taking Marketing to 830m!
Knowledge Base

Taking Marketing to 830m!

I've heard viral marketing is very risky, but never thought Emirates will take marketing risk to 830m! Kudos to the person/team who came up with this idea and more Kudos to the team who executed it.  There are two things we can learn from this marketing stunt! 1. Marketing Perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQHhYRuaEtM&ab_channel=Emirates With this ad stunt, Emirates single-handedly managed to get the best out of their marketing strategy. Also should we get the free marketing they got? Almost all the mainstream media channels even in developing countries in South Asia made sure they highlighted this stunt during the news sessions better yet many highlighted it as a marketing 'stunt' rather than a marketing 'campaign' With this ad stunt, E...
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