What color is khaki?

I was on the flight from San Jose to New York yesterday. The guy next to me, who had been tapping away furiously at a laptop all through boarding and takeoff, suddenly turned to me and said: “Did you know that ‘khaki’ is a Hindi word which means ‘dusty green’? It’s a British colonial invention.” … Read more

How to become social?

The unfortunate thing is that you can’t really force people to like you. You can encourage them, but how much they care about liking you is up to them. I’m not talking about romantic relationships here, because everyone knows if your significant other loves you it’s because they want to love you. I’m talking about … Read more