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I am Siddharth, an Engineer, Computational Neuroscientist, and Writer. I am presently working as a User Research Specialist 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.

I often write about International Affairs, History, Politics, Philosophy, etc. To read my blog, please click here.

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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 variant...

In InternationalAffairs, Religion, Aug 18, 2021

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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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

Easter Eggs 🥚🥚🥚🥚 Hidden in the Book's Cover

One of my favorite memories about publishing the book has been to work with the amazingly talented illustrator Reshma Shinde on the book’s cover. Besides the fact that the cover denot...

In Others, May 18, 2021

Cruising Sans Course Correction: Covid, Caesar, and Catastrophe

Earlier this year, I went on one of my yearly pilgrimages to the Rajaji National Park, an absolutely beautiful getaway near my home and heaven for birdwatchers in the winters. Unlike ...

In Politics, May 08, 2021

Two More Casualties of COVID-19 in India: Morality and Scientific Temper

Two of the lasting (at least most of us thought in our childhood they were lasting) legacies of the Indian founding fathers were the introduction of moral leadership and scientific te...

In Politics, History, Apr 15, 2021

Prime Minister Modi is Steering India Toward the Chinese Road

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

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