Please watch this at leisure... A Good Insight on India https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCElrQmsPS8 This is a long video, more than 2 hrs. But do watch it to get some good insights about India. It's not that all of it is ground breaking, but some insights are really good.
I was watching an interview of Kunal Kamra, the young and controversial comedian and writer. He was asked which other comedians he takes inspiration from? Kunal mentioned that he liked the works of Varun Grover, Sanjay Rajoura and Anuvab Pal. I have watched lots of videos, interviews, and stand-up performances by Varun Grover and Sanjay... Continue Reading →
I recently read a book by IIM Bangalore Professor Vaidyanathan called "India Uninc". I am yet to finish the book, but the overall theme of the book is that the so called "unorganized", "marginalized" sector of India is far more crucial than the attention it gets. The "Incorporated" businesses cover only a small section of... Continue Reading →
I love mathematics! I always loved it since I was a kid. I also liked Physics, though not as much as Mathematics. My liking for Physics increased a lot after I left school, and later got introduced to lectures and books of Richard Feynman and few others who made Physics interesting! As a student, I... Continue Reading →
Just read this news that Harvard Prof Sendhil Mullainathan won (along with 5 others) Infosys Prize 2018 for science and research https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/six-professors-win-infosys-prize-2018-for-science-and-research/article25483977.ece I had watched Sendhil's TED talk and had liked it a lot! There are many economists of late who write and talk about behavioral economics, cognitive biases and nudge. This one is also... Continue Reading →
I spend a lot of time on Youtube, much more than I do on WhatsApp and slightly more than Twitter. I primarily watch interesting talks (very few TED talks though), speeches, documentaries and few music concerts, or singing performances. I also watch few training/education contents. Every time I find a new interesting person, I try... Continue Reading →
Recently a total lunar eclipse took place on 27th July 2018. It was not seen in most parts of India because of monsoon/rainy season. However that was a trigger for many myths and superstitions which, now-a-days, get spread far more rigorously over Social Media platforms like WhatsApp. And this is true not only in India,... Continue Reading →
This is too good, and very relevant in today's world of relentless propaganda through Social Media...and increasing tendency of typecasting people and being judgmental about everything.
Dr. Shashi Tharoor could be a controversial person in many sense - he is an accused in his late wife's suspicious death. He is a politician of a party (Congress) that is currently out of fashion and favor. He is a butt of joke on Twitter because of his extremely complex and esoteric use of... Continue Reading →