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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...

Furcate State into Cities

In continuation to my last week’s deliberation, I feel that I should be quite clear about my intent. Why not? People today...

Taxation – Beyond Growth and Welfare

State imposes tax. The imposition is systemic. The earnings of capable individuals go to the State’s coffer. In democracies like India, the...

Swiftness of Invasion

“It was the swiftness,” the cab driver remarked when we were engaged in a discussion on the Vikings and their dominance starting from late...

Buckyballs Wall Rubidium to Levitate into a New State

Buckyballs are all carbon. They are like caged spheroids, yet hollow. A small amount of impurity, pure people call it dope, alters...

Frisker – The Gentleman

At Airport, earlier this week. I was stowing back my photo identity card into my wallet. I had taken it out before the security check....

Choose: Sooner or Faster?

Life is tough in a software project environment. Everybody tries hard within the rigid triangular framework -- scope, time and cost. One deviation from...

In Conflict with Ourselves – in the Kingdom of Intolerance

The US president Barack Obama speaks of the growing incidents of religious intolerance in India. He has done it in India during...

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,...

It’s My Alaka: A River That Is Dead Now

When I see the river Alaka these days, I get a testimony that each one has an end. The river, an integral...

Selected Articles

Annual Reviews

2017 – A Year of Regressive Continuity

The year sneaked in when the world was confronted with many difficult questions about citizenship and national orthodoxy in the face of rapid globalization,...