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Life and Trivia

What am I talking about? I speak about the disintegration of the Great Imperial Power into a multi-polar world in the span of just a century, musical zing of bathroom singers to the ultimate composers Shankar Jaikishan, pulling the tail of a tiger from its back to capturing an asteroid into a bag, Zeno’s paradox to Cantor’s explanation of infinity, and of course, anything beyond. – AKR

Lord Shiva and His Boons

Indian ancient literature is full of stories where mortals meditate with great perseverance for different gods to get boons. Lord Shiva is ranked the...

Mahanadi’s Anshupa in Steady Decay

Going upstream on the left side of the river Mahanadi from the outskirt of Bhubaneswar, be a speedster or a trekker or...

2016 – A Year of Faith and Fragility

When Pope Francis signed an Ecumenical Declaration with the leader of Russian Orthodox Churches, Patriarch Kirill, on February 12, it was an...

As Those Turn into Children’s Stories

Deluge that brings scarcity cannot be welcome. But this will not stop the inflow if we do not have a plan to...

Sorrow and Triumph of Pegnitz at Nuremberg

It's a short personal account of the river Pegnitz in Franconia of the state of Bavaria, Germany, flowing through the city of Nuremberg. "I have witnessed a...

Orø – The Pearl of the Isefjord

Tiny rainbows were being sketched and erased repeatedly on the undulating scarf of the Isefjord, a large inlet of the sea in Danish...

A New Normal in Public Discourses

I was listening to an activist of the UK's far right party. I was surprised by her indifference to some gentle interventions during the debate,...

Liberate the Centres of Learning

When I took admission in the University of Hyderabad way back in the nineties, it was considered to be a privilege to...

Startup Juggernaut – Bridging Gaps between Hype and Reality

Startup buzz generates much hype today – not only in India, but also around the world. Whether it is a colour-coated room...

Jallikattu: Fighting Perception

“An ordinance is needed from Central Government revoking ban on Jallikattu,” cried out a tamely-looking man sitting in the glittering newsroom of...