I am Siddharth, an Engineer, Computational Neuroscientist, and Writer. I am presently working as a Human-centered Machine Learning Researcher in Microsoft USA after having received my Ph.D. majoring in Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and Control from the University of California San Diego.

My first book Founding Generations has been released recently. Click here to read about the book and the rave reviews that it has received from renowned historians and scholars.

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Hijab in Schools and Kashmir Files Controversies

In recent days, two subjects have gathered much attention in India: the Hijab verdict of the Karnataka High Court and the movie Kashm...

In Religion, Cinema, Mar 20, 2022

Hi there! This is my blog. Views expressed here are personal and do not represent the opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be associated with. To read posts by topic, click here. To know more about me, click here.

Philosophy in the Time of Corona: Advaita, Shankara, and Mother Nature

It is said that an idle mind is the devil’s playground. Perhaps an idle mind is also the philosopher’s playground. Which among the tw...

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Hijab in Schools and Kashmir Files Controversies

In recent days, two subjects have gathered much attention in India: the Hijab verdict of the Karnataka High Court and the movie Kashmir Files. Much has been written about many thinker...

In Religion, Cinema, Mar 20, 2022

Bundelkhand's Multicultural Milieu: Narmada-Jamna Tehzeeb

The Doab region of present-day Uttar Pradesh has for millennia been amongst the most fertile regions in the world. As the Harappan Civilization mostly concentrated along the Indus and...

In History, Culture, Religion, Feb 01, 2022

Walking Behind Rama's Footsteps

India is an old and diverse entity clothed as a young nation-state. Unlike other cultural entities and nations bound by a single language, religion, or race, India houses a multitude ...

In History, Culture, Religion, Jan 03, 2022

The Illusion of Free Will: Reflections Based on Self-experience

Among all the illusions that we human beings suffer from, I believe that the illusion of us possessing free will is the most pervasive and yet inconspicuous. The concept of “free will...

In Philosophy, Oct 10, 2021

Three Contradictions at the Heart of Political Islam: Muslim World and the Taliban in Perspective

The sudden and tragic turn of events in Afghanistan has once again brought Political Islam (that too one of its most virulent variants) under the world’s urgent attention. Twenty year...

In InternationalAffairs, Religion, Aug 18, 2021

Religion and Science in the 21st Century: The Differences and the Meeting Ground of Advaita Vedanta

Religion and Science, often these two words, when they appear together, invoke a feeling of being absolutely contradictory to each other. This is mainly because most of our learning s...

In Religion, Culture, Others, Aug 08, 2021

The Most Socially-Challenged Smart Minds: Pitfalls of Studying Engineering

In India, the road to securing admission to a top engineering college goes through entrance examinations that are designed to test one’s aptitude in various subjects. The nature of th...

In Others, Jul 10, 2021

Why I have Mostly Stopped Reading Op-eds?

कौन-सी बात कहाँ, कैसे कही जाती है

In Others, Jun 30, 2021

On Vegetarianism, Religion, and Morality

It is interesting that though one’s choice of food should only be based on preference, habit, and environment, religion (especially in the Indian Subcontinent) has always taken a keen...

In Religion, Culture, Philosophy, Jun 29, 2021

Some Topics Discussed in My Book Founding Generations

In case you have still not grabbed a copy of my book Founding Generations for your next read, here are a few topics from the founding eras of Indian and American Democracies that have...

In Others, Jun 07, 2021

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