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They Are Not Us, Yet They Are No Different

A lone mariner of Greece wonders when he sees a new boat at a distance from Lesbos port. He does not think...

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...

Celebrating Victory in World War II as Indians

War seeds the change. The new rules of the victor, new arrangements in different spheres of life - celebration marks the beginning, and reiterates...

Teachings of Terror and Tenuousness

The eve of the Teachers' Day has been painful this year. It is not due to live telecasts and continual media coverage of Indian politicians donning...

Doing Data Science: Connecting Small Dots in Large Number

I was attending a conference on data science earlier today, and thought that it will be relevant to write on this topic....

An Unfortunate Political Regime in Our Neighbourhood

Pakistan has been notoriously peace agnostic since its inception. It has adopted guerrilla warfare against its neighbours, outrageous religious doctrine against its...

Begaani Shaadi Mein Abdulla Diwaana

The rustic charm was evident beyond the window. The music of Shankar Jaikishan was carving tender chords in heart and mind. It...

Disrupt Convention When Technology Disrupts

Earlier during the day, I was in a conference related to Information Technologies. Speaker after speaker went on to belabour the need...

New Art Movement – in a Quantitative Style

When artists and painters across Europe started romanticising about culture of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, many attributed the event to a new movement...

News Media – No Shackles, Yet Not Free

In the morning yesterday, I was browsing through a newspaper from a leading media brand in India. There was a report on...

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,...