The resemblance between Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian Roman emperors, and Manmohan Singh is more than a passing one. Nero, of course, is infamous for ‘fiddling’ while Rome burned, an act which when compared to Manmohan Singh’s dithering over last few years, may well end up as a lesser historical transgression.
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This is a collection of borrowed wisdom, often masquerading as my commentary on life at large.
Is patriotism morally just? What logic lies in blind loyalty to a nation, whose citizenship you hold only because of a random act of nature? What does it mean to fall in love with India?
Is there a formula for a good life? Are there secret ingredients like some sort of a magical mix of love, work and social connections?
Dear Indian Youth of all Hues and Shades, There’s nothing to suggest that I’m qualified to write a letter to you other than the fact I too was young like you once upon a time and now suffer from a delusion of grandeur which makes me believe that I can write letters to millions of […]
Science and religion share similar aspirations. They both wish to shed light on why things are the way they are. They attempt to explain the mysterious and to help us find our ways through our lives. But, their similarities end there. Science versus Religion Religions, with rare exceptions, take the view that the world was […]
Our lives are shaped as much by our personalities as they are by our genders, ethnic origin and other demographic factors. Introversion and extroversion are the north and the south of temperaments. According to studies, one third to a half of all people are introverts, which is pretty amazing considering how few people would admit to […]
Here's where the rubber hits the road. Can Narendra Modi repeat his Gujarat success on a national scale? Is Modi good for India?
Life in uncertain. Why do we struggle to comprehend uncertainty? What can we do about it?
Is proof required to believe? Or must there belief sometimes before proof can be understood, as in the case of the Pythagoras theorem?
Part 2 of the Maha Kumbh Mela trip report. Ayodhya - the city built by the Gods.
What are the jobs of the future? What sort of a career would you guide your kids to? This is a pretty scary question if you think about it.