Among all the illusions that we human beings suffer from, I believe that the illusion of us possessing free will is the most pervasiv...
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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...Read More
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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