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 planning of...

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. It’s a...

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 own people,...

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 was certainly...

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 for adopting...

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 the possibility...

Two New Milestones in Mind and across Matter

Shivu, the brave son of Baahubali, was trying ceaselessly to conquer the sky-high waterfall - he was curious about what lay above. This Baahubali...