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5 times Maths didn’t come handy in dealing with life situations

It's ok if you are not ok with Maths

Maths is a study of numbers. Addition and subtraction is used in our daily lives. From buying groceries to cooking a recipe or understanding population growth and making financial plans, maths is of vital importance.

But if you’re inclined towards the stroke of a brush rather than the science of numbers, you will question if calculus and trigonometry will ever help you in solving the mystery of life.

Nonetheless, let’s assume that even if you become a mathematician, here are some situations where trigonometry and algebra might not work.

Check it out:

1. Falling in love
There isn’t a formulae for falling in love. It is the butterflies in your stomach that will make you go weak in the knees. It is the excitement when you see your bae’s text on your phone. It is the warmth of a hug. It is the smile on your face.

2. Reading Shakespeare
“All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages”.

Character A can interrupt B at any point, they will not follow a plan. Art does not involve a plan.

3. Making friends

We do not measure the length and width of a person’s nose or ears or arms or legs before talking to them. We do not calculate the tone of their voice or try to fit their personality in a 90 degree triangle. We just make friends, and some, last a lifetime.

4. Eating yummy aloo ka paratha
While the process of making the aloo ka paratha might need a careful proportion of mixing all the ingredients, the eating requires no such calculation.  

5. Mending a broken heart
Can you calculate the amount of time until your next break up? Not really. Can you calculate when the heart will be totally healed? Not really. All we know is that it takes times, how much, no one really knows.

Hence proved, formulas and theorems do not have any part to play in feeling and emoting.

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5 Recreational activities to pump you up in the time of exams

Keep calm and beat the exam blues with these activities...
Snigdha Teentalkindia Counsellor

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – if the said phrase perfectly sums up your life during exams, then you young guns must do everything possible to keep yourselves from dulling down.

The never ending classes, tests, exams can weigh you down, we get it. While there is no escaping the academic grind, there are ways to make the most of those well-deserved breaks amidst that hectic study schedule.

Here are 5 recreational activities that will pump you up to study harder and focus better...

(The best part is, you can easily accommodate these activities in your study schedule.)


Even though that bus ride or a quick drive seems convenient, cycle your way to school and classes instead. Taking the time to cycle will help you channelize your energies and stay focused. Not to mention the health benefits of a physical activity in between those long sittings to study.

Maintain a plant

If you care about the green inhabitants of the planet then do it for the love of plants, if not then do it for yourself. When it comes to recreational activities, keeping a plant has umpteen benefits.

One, it keeps you grounded and connected to nature. Two, it makes you step out and look forward to something apart from your books. Having a plant teaches patience and perseverance.

Our in-house Psychologist Sheena Kalia advocates these recreational activities as brain-cell boosters; “When you constantly study without taking breaks, the brain stops registering meaningfully after a while. The retention or outcome may then not be as fruitful. This is when these brief breaks to reboot can dramatically improve your concentration thus helping you gather your thoughts and return refreshed to your books”


Play music while you eat

Music is said to have a therapeutic effect on us humans. Music can help you calm your stress levels. It is said to improve your attention span and memory too but most of all, it evokes positivity.

So next time you are taking a break from studying or sitting down for dinner, remember to tune in to your favorite music.  

Phone a friend

When you sit studying for hours together without speaking to anyone, it is very easy to slip into zombie mode. Talking a few minutes out to talk to a friend can help you stay motivated and release the stress.

Discussing your study schedule with a friend will not only keep you updated but will also help you meet personal deadlines.     

Save time for a sport in your backyard or go for a jog

It might seem like a waste of time but saving 15 minutes of your precious study time for a sport or a jog will help you in ways you can’t imagine.

You need a physical activity to keep yourself from rusting and feeling lethargic. A physical activity like a walk or a jog can boost your energy levels thus helping you to study better.



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