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  • Sumanta 5:14 PM on February 16, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: hope, opportunity, Thoughts   


    DSC_0236Opportunity an eleven letter word is one of the most cherished words for humans. Who doesn’t hunt for it? Probably we all are looking for better opportunities at all times for different purposes. From a better-paid job to a better place to live, people look for opportunities in various sort of things. Even non-humans species look for a better opportunity to increase their chance of survival in the earth, for example, a tiger waits for the perfect timing to attack its prey otherwise the latter might become alert about the approaching carnivore and flee.

    Therefore, opportunity seeking is something universal in living beings. But the question is should humans always take an opportunity by any means. The answer of this author is that one must use their own morals while availing an opportunity. One should not access it intentionally by causing harm to another person. Opportunity in the sense of a competition or examination must be available to all eligible candidates and the best deserves should be gifted.

    When it comes to basic human needs, like air, water, food, shelter etc., every human should get equal opportunity irrespective of their age, sex, race, ethnicity etc.

  • Sumanta 8:38 AM on November 14, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , anesthesia, essay, , , , similar, Thoughts   

    Doctors who put us into sleep are alike airline pilots 

    pexels-photo-685311.jpegDoctors who make people sleep during a surgery are called anaesthetists. Besides sedating they also make attempt to decrease consciousness of the patient or numb a particular body part during surgeries. They anesthetise people by various methods like giving anaesthetic gases through our inhalation path or by giving some anaesthetic drug through the veins. Here in this discussion we will be primarily talking about an anesthesia known as general anaesthesia, in which the anaesthetist puts the patient into a deep sleep like state so that the later can’t perceive any pain during the surgery. In contrast, local anaesthesia is different where a particular body part is anesthetised and the patient is generally awake.

    That was a brief introduction about anesthetists, now let’s talk about airline pilots. Obviously, I don’t need to spend many words to explain who are they, as most of us know about them. Airline pilots are those professionals who fly an aircraft.

    Have you ever noted any similarities between these two set of professionals i.e. the pilots and the anaesthetists. Interestingly, this author feels they have a similar type of working style, although they work with completely different stuff at a totally dissimilar environment.

    During surgeries under general anaesthesia the anaesthetists work like a pilot in a disciplined and steady manner. Like a pilot who checks all necessary equipment’s before taking off, the anaesthetist too crosschecks different instruments and parameters he will need throughout the surgery.

    Before take-off, a pilot will also try to acquire information about the weather conditions he might be facing while the aircraft will be in the sky. An anaesthesia doctor also does a similar type of job, like knowing the type of surgery, possible risks that might be involved during the operation, any special precautions if needed etc., so that the surgery flows smoothly.

    Once the aeroplane is in the air the autopilot takes care of most of the things and unless the ride is too bumpy or difficult one. Similarly, in the current time anaesthetists depend on certain automatic machines partly and sometimes almost totally to take care of parameters like blood pressure, heart rate etc. and drive the surgical procedure cool like an autopilot of an aeroplane (however not always, sometimes surgeries also goes arduous).

    Finally, an aeroplane has to land to complete the journey. Believe it or not, if you have ever visited an operation theatre the feel of completing the anesthetic care after a general anesthesia is remarkably same as landing an aircraft. Just as pilots prepare for landing including turning seatbelt signs on for passengers, anaesthetists too prepare themselves in a similar way when the surgery is going to end. Anaesthesia doctors will start giving certain medications and interventions to return the patient to awake, alert and oriented state.

    Anaesthesia doctors are a real boon for human life since they serve as an armour of the surgeon to take care of their patients on operating table. Likewise are the airline pilots who stay alert and vigilant to take us to reach us to our desired destination safely. Through this post let’s show our gratitude to both types of these professionals for serving the mankind daily, silently.

  • Sumanta 10:21 PM on November 8, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , Mind, race, Thoughts   

    Is it bad to have thoughts racing in our mind? 

    motorcycle-racer-racing-race-speed-39693.jpeg‘Racing of thoughts’ is a typical phrase used by medical professionals like doctors especially those dealing with the mental health problems of people. It means that a lot of thoughts of various types are coming to and from in the brain very rapidly. The question is if it’s abnormal to have such thought race inside our brain.

    The answer according to this author is ‘no’ unless the high speed flow of thoughts are disturbing our daily working life and social life miserably. Otherwise, it’s unlikely to be abnormal.

    Here are 2 excerpts  from the web  to know it better-

    Racing thoughts refers to the rapid thought patterns that often occur in manic, hypomanic, or mixed episodes. While racing thoughts are most commonly described in people with bipolar disorder and sleep apnea, they are also common with anxiety disorders, OCD, and other psychiatric disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    Source: Racing thoughts – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The phenomenon called racing thoughts is distinct from “hearing voices,” which is a symptom of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, severe mania or other psychotic disorders. Racing thoughts can be a symptom of mania or hypomania, but unlike some other symptoms of these moods, they can also occur with depression or an anxiety disorder. Sometimes racing thoughts are accompanied by a pounding heart or pounding pulses, including drumming in the ears.

    Source: What Are Racing Thoughts ? – Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

    Various individuals may get various types of thoughts rushing in their brains depending upon their profession, social life, thought preferences etc. For example, a receptionist of a hotel who is on his way to his workplace may be preoccupied with thoughts of guests whom he is expecting to meet on reaching his office or the food he is going to have in the dinner or may be the gift which he should present to his girlfriend and so on. It is very hard to predict the spectrum of ideas that can run in a individual’s brain at one time.

    I feel that racing of thoughts occur more at times when we are going through some type of stress or when there is no work to do with the active use of mind.

    During morning hours while I am waiting at a traffic signal anxiously for the signal light to turn green, variety of thoughts start flowing in my brain like a storm and I try to pick some of those to sketch my posts, alike the one you are reading now.

    Most authors in this world , I suppose, get various unique thoughts blooming in their brain at certain times of their life or day and they pluck some of those to write their story or article.

    Therefore, it may be not always bad to have racing of thought inside our mind. May be it’s the dawn of an author’s next best writing!

  • Sumanta 7:16 PM on November 1, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , organic, , Thoughts   

    What is love? A chemistry or biology? 

    It is not uncommon to find people referring love and sex as a ‘CHEMISTRY’ that plays between a couple, which finally leads to the emotional and physical bondage between them. But have you ever wondered if the word ‘CHEMISTRY’ is a misnomer with respect to love and sex.

    When we talk about pure chemistry, technically it means either organic or inorganic chemistry. Inorganic chemistry primarily deals with various raw materials like iron, arsenic, cobalt etc. It’s less likely that inorganic chemistry has any major relation with love, may be organic chemistry might have some relations. Every sex related hormone have some sort of chemical structure, which have chemical bonds. So in this way we may relate love and sex with a branch of ‘CHEMISTRY’ called ‘organic chemistry’.

    However, biology also seems to be important for love and sex. Sensations perceived via various sensory pathways (like visual, auditory, tactile (i.e. touch), olfactory (i.e. smell) etc.) are probably the first few sparks that are required to ignite the engine of love and passion in our brain which finally gears up the reproductive (genital) organs to complete the purpose of mating.

    For the process of love making, two hormones known as testosterone and oestrogen have very important roles. Estrogen give females their lady contour by throwing more fat to specific sites of their body to squeeze out man’s passion. Similar is testosterone, takes care of the masculine features of male which makes women wild.

    For rotating the wheel of love effectively the role of our nervous system can’t be undermined. Our nervous system can actually drive you crazy during the act of orgasm. Male depend solely on this system from erection to ejaculation.

    Hypothalamus of our brain have a structure called septal nucleus which is responsible for our sexual urges. Besides that, we have a system in our brain called ‘limbic system’ which is too responsible for the sexual act.

    One part of the brain, the Limbic System deals with and regulates emotions, memory, and sexual arousal. When it is not working properly, you will have feelings of depression and lethargy.

    Therefore, it does not seem to be totally correct to define love and sex as a chemistry between two individuals, rather it’s more of raw hardcore BIOLOGY amalgamated with organic chemistry.

    Before concluding I would love to leave this job into the reader’s hand to decide if love and sex is chemistry or biology. Whichever it may be, it should probably give us the eternal feeling of liveliness.

  • Sumanta 2:39 PM on October 31, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: bowelmovement, commode, pleaseure, Thoughts, toiletseat, washroom   

    Amazing early morning toilet seat action stories 

    How do you feel about your toilet seat, a dirty place which is only meant for disposing of your body’s excreta or as one of the best places in the universe where you can be free from all forms of tension. Well I have a great respect for toilet seats, and actually now pouring words in this post sitting on my hot seat at my toilet.

    Why should we love our toilet seats?  Toilet seats are the only places where we can trash of our body’s unwanted commodities and rejuvenate our health. As per doctors, while defecating we should seat on toilets calmly and experience  the sense of pleasure so that our bowel gets cleared smoothly, otherwise it may lead to constipation.

    But how to create affection to our toilet seat. Most important requirement in this regard is cleanliness, I suppose. A clean washroom always makes me revisit it whenever I have an urge to empty my bowel or bladder in response to nature’s call.

    Next, we will dip ourselves into today’s discussion about various acts that people prefer to do on the commode seat. Since this is a private place, we will not get to know about every human act that is done while someone is sitting there. However, some people love to share their action sequences that they do during their efforts to get rid of the remnants of their previous day’s meals.

    The list of toilet seat activities humans do range from reading books to having coffee to watching movies to fiddling with certain private parts of ones body to endless other possibilities. I mostly would prefer a five to ten minutes stay on the toilet seat along with my coffee mug or laptop. Going through unread emails or scanning the news around the globe on
    British Broadcasting Corporation is my preference on the laptop.

    During my days of stay in a hostel I made few observations in this regard. One of my colleagues I remember would have particular preference for chatting with the girl whom he was dating for last half a decade, according to him that piece of conversation would ignite her nervous system to spark his defecation reflex. My other friends would opt for some type of ignitors like lightning a cigarette on the commode seat. Few would shout or say slang. Remaining would prefer reading novels or singing songs or even composing lyrics and music. I silently use to observe this amazing human behaviours.

    Finally, I should stop now. That’s too much to write on this topic. Will drop more words on something new on my next post. Thanks for reading!

  • Sumanta 8:25 PM on October 26, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , early, Mood, morning, Thoughts   

    How is your first cup of coffee of the day? 

    ‘Wake up darling, here is your coffee.’- most of us have some feeling of goodness when our spouse wakes us up with such type of phrases.

    Steaming cup of coffee at the early morning boosts our mood to be ready for the new day. But various issues are attached with this early cup of hot beverage, and here we will try explore them with leisure. Make sure while you read this post you are also having a cup of coffee at your side.

    Does it make sense, who is preparing the cup of coffee for you? For some, yes. I prefer to have coffee made by my mother or my spouse if I am accompanied by them. Generally I prefer to have coffee added with milk when someone is preparing it for me otherwise would go for black coffee. Obviously, I never found any cause for this bizarre preference of mine. Most people I have observed love their early cup to be served by someone rather than making it on their own, unless they are bound to do that.

    “Does it make sense, who is preparing the cup of coffee for you?”

    On the other hand, preparing coffee for someone special also leaves you with a warmth feeling. Many of us love to serve coffee to our parents, spouse or children to express our deep love towards them. Those working in hotels or motels many a times prefer to press the doorbell of their guests early in the morning with a good cup of coffee, a gesture of welcoming I believe.

    “preparing coffee for someone special also leaves you with a warmth feeling…..”

    Time of the morning when you are waked up for your coffee also is important. Most of us probably don’t love to get awakened early at 3 am. Timing wise waking from bed between 7 to 9 in the morning is possibly the best since the flavor of morning has already set in by this time and not yet passed away too. My preferred time to wake is 7:30 am, although can’t adhere to this luxury regularly and have to pull myself out of bed at 3 am even.

    When discussing about morning cup of coffee, we must talk about its role in bowel movement, a vital work which many of us try to fix at the time of sunrise for the fresh fluffy feeling. A cup of coffee at those hours can be quite rewarding to make us rush to the commode and undoubtedly a healthier practice than lighting an early morning cigarette. I generally have to rush with in the 30 minutes of finishing my first cup of the day.

    “first morning cup of coffee with my blog is the perfect blend of life and mood …..”

    The list is probably endless to make out what people can do along with their first caffeine beverage cup of their day; office goers might scan their work while others might prefer to read a newspaper or listen to news on the radio and authors like me would probably love trying to write something as in this occasion.

    For me my first morning cup of coffee with my blog is the perfect blend of life and mood to start my day.

  • Sumanta 8:42 AM on January 23, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: Author, , Thoughts,   

    Soaring stats on your wordpress blog 

    If you are an old, experienced and successful blogger, this post might not make much sense to you, however those new in blogging business hopefully will find this post interesting. As a juvenile blogger your most visited page will probably be your stats page where you might want to look for the number of visitors who read your post.  But your stats might not soar initially and just don’t give up easily. Here are my experiences below.

    The blog which you are reading now is one year old. I could’t write much during the initial 3 to 4 months because it took me time to learn blogging and had lot of other jobs so couldn’t arrange enough time to write in the blog.

    I seriously started writing from the fifth month on-wards, and with in the next six to seven months I experienced a gentle Tsunami in my blog stats with maximum 1,555 visits in a day, that’s the max till now. Hope my readers will break it and make it to 2000 someday.

    However, I am not happy with my follower count its just more than 300, over this one year period (may be because everyone don’t like following via email, and follow via RSS, which don’t get reflected as follower count). At the time of this writing, total reading count of this blog is 9,877.

    In my initial few months of my blogging, when I use to read in various WordPress forums that people get 4oo or 600 visits a day in their blogs, I use to feel, either they are lying or I am an inefficient blogger. The internal fight in me always use to continue when I use to get 5 or 10 visitors a day, and in many days there were no one to read my blog.

    So, I will advise, don’t get depressed if your stats are too poor at your initial few months of blogging, you are probably not the only person to experience such and honestly speaking it takes time. So here I will try to list some points which are based on my blogging experience and which I believe will help to soar your stats (although can’t promise it):

      1. When you blog DON’T focus on stats, instead focus on sharing good material that will get your readers interest.
      2. Think, if you were the reader of someone else’s blog, what would you have expected, probably others will expect the same from you.
      3. Focus on your blog’s context. If you are writing for a particular group of people probably your stats will not get flooded, unless your group is too large or group members are too much interested for your blog as they are for Facebook or Google. So, in my opinion writing for a larger group of population will help to increase your readership, but you have to decide about it.
      4. When writing, take care of being generalized. Which means write in common mans language, preferably in a lucid form so that it suits the taste of all sort of readers irrespective to their educational status.

    One suggestion, WordPress staff suggest I found, i.e. to comment on others blog to bring them back to your blog. May be they have tested this theory, however I don’t think it is that important, however you can give a try.

    Grammar droplets!

    1. When you write you really don’t require to have a very good grammar, but take care of it. Try reading your post yourself at least once, if you find the writing has a flow and communicates your views effectively, nothing more is probably required. But spelling error free and grammatically correct writing are in general impressive.

    One more thing you may take care of while writing your post is, to avoid telegraphic message. I think short hands are better avoided, try writing full words. If you read any big journal or website you will see that they use full words instead of casual short forms that we use sometimes for text messaging. For example, it’s better to avoid ‘u’ instead of ‘you’ in your blog post. It makes your post casual, at least to me.

    Furthermore, its important I think, to show respect or honor to your reader. What I mean by that is if someone comments on your blog, try replying them in formal welcoming manner, it honors the reader. When I commented on certain blogs that responded to my comment it helped me to make a bond with that blog and revisited them in hunt of their new content. One good commenting experience I recall on another person’s blog is here – http://lifeshappyrants.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/can-you-guess-what-book-this-is/. But there are some popular blogs which don’t always feel to reply back, not sure why, narcissism or ignorance, I generally don’t visit them back.

    Although you can blog on any content of your wish, adult contents or age restricted stuff are generally less praised in the blogger’s world. Suppose, you are displaying sexually explicit contents or contents related to brutality like chopping a limb video of a man, may be you will have bunch of folks to peep in to that, but less likely such blog will be friendly to most communities or family members. I will definitely not want my child to read it. So be realistic. You can post anything, but it don’t guarantee to create hunger in all.

    Blogging, a reflection of your mood

    Lastly, writing is an art and it flows along with our mood. So instead of sitting to write for the purpose of writing, you may write when you feel the urge to write. For instance, while cooking your daily meal a new thought may click in your brain and you may feel an internal outcry to share that with others, now when you sit to write your writing will burst out with all your internal beauty of expression. That is probably what blogging is all about, freedom of writing with no rule and no boundary (however, please don’t hurt or harm others intentionally).

    Hope these experiences of mine will help you get a better stats. Your stats will flourish with time, just have patience and focus on writing and communicating effectively with your readers. In my opinion, shortcuts don’t sustain long, like frequently liking others posts even without reading them at all  or too many ping backs to bring traffic. You can trick once, not every time.

    So the BOTTOM LINE is that, blogging is all about people, like democracy. As long you respect your readers, no matter how good or bad your writing is your readers will be with you. Honesty matters, everywhere, even for effective blogging.


    • Prinze Charming 8:47 AM on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I completely agree with everything here. Passion in your work will show throughout your posts and in return will engage others to engage WITH others. The best publicity is word by mouth. If you feel the need to make everything personal, like a diary, try to make it professional and interesting. Thanks for sharing.


    • kahyehm 7:18 AM on January 24, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thank you for mentioning my blog, it means so much to me when people appreciate my thoughts, you are right with your pointers, especially not thinking about your stats, because that will come later. Actually, the only thing that I obsess about my stats is where you can see which countries your visitors are from, that one’s awesome, don’t you think?! 


      • Dr. Sumanta Saha 8:12 AM on January 25, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks Kahyehm, for your lovely sharing.
        Yes, the country wise visitor stats is really interesting.
        I see names of few nations which I have never heard of before, and sometimes I take a look in to the map, to see where those nations are located, one way helps improving my geography I believe.


    • Sara Jo Blevins 10:51 PM on April 25, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think you are spot on about honoring content above focusing on numbers. Excellent advice for those of us struggling as we start out. Glad I found this post, I found it encouraging.


    • Nonye (Theperegrine) 7:06 AM on May 2, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You are right about everything especially showing respect to the reader. However stats matter to me more because its encouraging to see that people from different parts of the world have actually read from you. Thanks for this post!


    • cartomancie gratuite 2:24 PM on September 18, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of
      the issues. It was really informative. Your site is very helpful.
      Thanks for sharing!


  • Sumanta 4:32 PM on December 17, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , count, posts, , Thoughts,   

    Should Wordpress add a ‘view count’ button beneath each of its blog posts? 

    Today, WordPress is famous a blogging platform that have won millions of hearts of readers and bloggers. I personally love it too. However, there are certain things which can be done to improve its services for a better blogging experience for its bloggers and their readers. Here in this post this author will try to draw attention to one such feature that this author feels required to be added to the WordPress posts.

    Till the current time, beneath each of the posts that we create in the WordPress sites have following options only sharing, liking, rating, commenting and re-blogging. Most other blogging services too provide alike features. But are this features enough for a alien reader to a particular post to judge how much popular a particular post is among its readers.

    WordPress ‘like’ buttons don’t mean much probably, because it don’t count the logged out users, and not always a word press reader takes the burden to hit the ‘like button’ despite liking a particular post. And at certain times reader can simply like just by seeing fragment of a post in the ‘Reader’ section of the WordPress. Same is for rating system, we don’t always give our time in rating a post, we read and simply move on. Commenting and re-blogging is also a reader specific act, we don’t take part in this features always and even if we do it don’t necessary mean the post if largely popular.

    Finally, are the sharing buttons like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc., which too depend on the mercy on the readers, if they would like to share it with others or not. In the current time sharing feature is misused largely by distributing every small piece of info we find in the web and currently many of us don’t always eagerly hop in to see the latest link shares we received on the social networking sites, unlike the beginning of ‘sharing era’ when Facebook and twitter were born. Therefore, share-count of a post probably don’t mean much in the recent time, at least for blogs. I regularly surf hundreds of pages per day on the web and rarely use share buttons, maximum I would share one or two very interesting or important links via email or by whats-app.

    But how about a ‘view count’ feature after a post (i.e. how many times a particular post was viewed by the readers). Have you ever thought of a feature like that. It is the raw data about a posts popularity and may be an useful tool to get some idea about a post’s popularity. Currently, the statistics of a post is only available to the author or the owner of the blog. It would probably be nice if WordPress team considers adding a small application like ‘view count’ under each blog post, so that the readers can get an direct idea of the popularity of a post. An option should also be kept to disable such a feature for authors/bloggers who don’t want it. This author would vote for such a feature if brought in by the WordPress team. Total stats, only says about the popularity of a blog but not of the individual blog posts.

    Gracious !

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