For decades now, China has been an outlier in international affairs and the Western liberal order. Unlike most other major powers, it...
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Philosophy in the Time of Corona: Advaita, Shankara, and Mother Nature
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For decades now, China has been an outlier in international affairs and the Western liberal order. Unlike most other major powers, it is not a democracy and yet continues to deliver e...In Politics, InternationalAffairs, Economics, Apr 03, 2021
It is excruciatingly hard to educate an American or someone from mainland Europe about the beauty of test cricket. Five days of sweat and blood, surprises and monotony, skills and for...In Cricket, Jan 19, 2021
Geopolitical forecasts, due to their very tempestuous and complex nature, tend to be notoriously misguided. Nobody could predict in 2019 that a small virus would cause unprecedented u...In InternationalAffairs, Jan 18, 2021
The majestic beauty of mountains, especially the Himalayas, is ethereal in a way that no other wonder of nature—oceans, forests, deserts—could match. The multitude of shapes manifeste...In Others, Philosophy, Dec 27, 2020
What if I told you that two days ago was the birth anniversary and thirteen days from now would be the death anniversary of one of India’s foremost founding fathers? I am sure most of...In Biography, History, Dec 11, 2020
The above question has the capacity of sharply dividing public opinion based on sociopolitical preferences and ideologies. It is also a question the answer to which could be biased be...In History, Nov 30, 2020
Before the 1991 economic liberalization, India was used to the so-called “license-permit-quota raj.” Every single industry and every aspect of the industry—production, labor, infrastr...In Economics, Cricket, Cinema, Nov 24, 2020
As a self-imposed rule, I never write about my family members or express my admiration for them in public but let this be an honorable exception. After all, my grandfather who unfortu...In Biography, Nov 17, 2020
I admit that the title of this writeup may seem to be an oxymoron but please bear with me. Global warming, handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement, income inequ...In InternationalAffairs, Oct 31, 2020
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