Good Read: The Gandhis and The Power of The Second Best

The Gandhis and The Power of The Second Best https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/opinion-the-gandhis-and-the-power-of-the-second-best-choice-1548611852555.html Good read! Few days back I blogged about the power of superfluous option in guiding our preference/decision. This is sonewhat similar. It also explains why Nitin Gadkari is positioning himself as the Second Best Choice

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26/11 Anniversary And The Constitution Day

Today is 26/11. Tenth anniversary of the horrible 2008 Mumbai attacks in which a 10 terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai. More than 170 people died and several got injured.  It was the worst terrorist attack... Continue Reading →

The Curious Case of The Taj Mahal

In recent episode of KBC there was one question related to the currency notes. Don’t remember the exact question and the options, but it went something as follows: Which of the following monuments / symbols is NOT present on new Indian currency notes? A motif of Hampi with Chariotthe Sanchi Stupa The Taj MahalThe Mars Orbiter... Continue Reading →

Happy Gandhi Jayanti

    Today is 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He was one of the early and major influences in my life. I do not totally agree with his philosophy and actions; however, I admire him for clarity of thought and determination. Mahatma Gandhi has been marginalized now to two things: (1) Face on currency... Continue Reading →

Hypocricy Thy Name Feku

How do you spell hypocricy? More importantly, how do you handle it? Rupee touched 72 per dollar today. Petrol is at Rs 86 in Pune (more than half of it is by virtue of taxes) Amazon, Wal-Mart, Ikea et al have started operations in India and expanding... On this backdrop I am repeatedly playing the... Continue Reading →

Namaskar, Secularism and Hindu Pakistan

My sage-like friend, who I respect not just because of his age, but experience and wisdom, sent me below video highlighting the importance of Namaskar (नमस्कार:) in Hindu culture. While I understood and liked the video in principle, I found it flawed at multiple levels, and thought of writing my views because it serves as... Continue Reading →

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