In the last many weeks of the lockdown there are contrasting visuals on our digital feed. On one extreme we see migrant laborers walking and cycling 100s of kms and some dying midst their endeavor. Then there are visuals of dalgona coffee challenges and anything that has a little bit flaunt appeal is put out … Continue reading Two Visuals of India’s Lockdown: Are they Contrasting or the Same?
As a species, we are peculiar from all others. All other species eat only for survival; once their hunger is satiated, they stop eating. But not us. Our hunger is intertwined somewhere between the vast extremes of need and greed. As a species, what one capitalist aptly put “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” has been our … Continue reading Inflection points of our failed Humanity
Artwork by Ramya Rangaswamy As a generation, we thrive in a world of great opportunities. Once envisaged, the vision is so much easier to translate today than ever before. We have more than what we ever needed, yet we keep yearning for more. And more we get. And then some more! However, despite being in … Continue reading Anantrika: To find “an” infiniteness within “the” finite!
The entrapment of education is true for people across the society. For the poor and marginal, the pursuit of English medium education for their kids; for some one slightly better off, getting their kids up to graduation is the aim; for the vast majority of middle class, calling their kids engineers and doctors is an … Continue reading Knowledge, Intelligence and Wisdom
Raja Ravi Verma's painting depicting Sita swayamvar where Rama breaks the shaft of Lord Shiva's bow. King Dasharata of Ayodhya had three wives. But none of them could give him a son. So, he invoked the Gods and was blessed with four sons. Rama being the eldest his entire life was only a preparation to … Continue reading Alas! It’s Dasharata and not Janaka’s motif of parenting.