Our own country

Our own country

This time around I was in Kannur and Wayanad to bring in 2018 and it is nothing like what I visited before 16 years as a kid. It might be one of the most literate states in the country but the amount of religion propaganda that is ingrained in Kerala tends to escape me. Kerala is a communist ruled state – an extremely failed political philosophy where they try to eliminate the concept of rich and poor rather than enabling…

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Migrants – Aren’t we all ?

Migrants – Aren’t we all ?

One of the largest and most prosperous economies of the world is which is full of migrants has the audacity to call everyone who works in that country a migrant; it sure is not a derogatory term but the bigger questions is – aren’t we all ? How many years do I need to spend in a city or in a country to be called it’s own ? Is it a decade or a few generations ? How exactly do…

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2018 – Book Reading List

2018 – Book Reading List

Will keep this post updated just to track the status I recently put up a brief status message on Facebook about – ‘One of most influential books in your life’ and got these names. Happy to have enough responses so this looks like a realistic goal to achieve, kind of sad to learn that I’ve just managed to finish one book out of the entire list – Tuesdays with Morrie (suggested by Sneha) – it was mind-blowing. I have read…

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Until next time, Bombay

Until next time, Bombay

The city that draws you like a magnet, the city never sleeps and the city that embraces you arms wide open. Often well known for its spirit and its ability to spring back up after a difficult night – this city has something unique for everyone. After spending over a decade in here, even the idea of moving somewhere else seems like a distant one (pun intended) but eventually you got to do what you got to do. From late…

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Reactive mechanism

Reactive mechanism

Stampede ? Let’s build a couple of more overhead bridges Floods ? Ban plastic from tomorrow Earthquake ? You need to make earthquake-proof buildings from now on Communal tension? Disconnect internet for 15 days in that area Doesn’t this sound familiar? For years, our government has had this reactive approach to mitigate difficult situations. I know these incidents/events are beyond our control but that’s exactly the reason why we have something called ‘Disaster Management Cell’ which has been yawning it’s…

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Countless metrics

Countless metrics

With the advent of interactive and detailed dashboards, our tendency to analyze every minute detail is now taking a whole new dimension. If you are someone like me who owns applications like Fitbit, Nike Run, Apple Health etc those colorful dashboards do look intriguing in the beginning and they seem to also invade into your privacy when you realize that Fitbit knows you were feeling restless 6 times between 2:32 AM and 4:36 AM – I mean that is some…

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Quora Answer : What is the most disturbing thing that happens every day in your country?

Quora Answer : What is the most disturbing thing that happens every day in your country?

In my country – people think that every place apart from is home is trash bin. People litter at will in trains, buses, public places, bus stops, inside planes, outside government buildings, inside offices, outside neighbour’s house, inside a bar, on restaurant terraces, in amusement parks and every other place you can think of including cremation grounds which is quite ironic. They litter without a shred of remorse. They litter without blinking an eyelid and they will litter as if…

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