Residua


The first time I had written this story, it was a cathartic tale. To help me resolve a few issues with myself. I had not written it keeping in mind a specific audience. Neither had I tried to make the narration attractive in any way. Any such concerns would have adulterated the sentiments behind the […]

‘Chanakya’ on Truth and Objectivity


Please note: The Devanagari script used in the following post does not render properly in ‘Chromium’ browser, so I suspect same must be the case with ‘Google Chrome’. This problem was not seen with Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers. Long back in the years 1991 and 1992, Doordarshan National channel (click) used to telecast a television serial […]

Ego-Puncture: How not to ‘Propose’ to a Girl!


I have conveyed the existence of feeling of love/quasi-love (infatuation, for the mere lesser mortals) to human female subjects on eight occasions, of which two occasions have been just online. Mind you, all of those instances are not the same as pathetic whining of “I love you, so you must love me back in return, […]

Nazism?


“When he once had captured a fortress inhabited by a tribe of Jews, his judgment was, “The men shall be put to death, the women and children sold into slavery, and the spoil divided amongst the army.” Then, trenches were dug, some seven hundred men were marched out, forced to seat themselves in rows along […]

Counterintuitive Ideas on Career-Choice


Do not make that you are most passionate about, your source of livelihood That is what I have told many people who I interact with online. A few disclaimers are in order, though. I have not yet practically begun my career, so great portion of my analysis is purely conjectural. Also, the above idea if […]

Ethics in Tangents: Part 1 – Lessons on Inequity of Risks and Benefits


In a lecture on radiation safety, the teacher had veered a bit into the ethics of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. He explained that it has to be ensured that those working at nuclear establishments for larger good of the society (e.g., energy production, diagnosis & treatment in medicine) despite facing risks to health & […]

Corrosion


I was born here over 20 years ago. Unlike you, I don’t mind if you step on my toes, for that’s what I’ve inferred the purpose of my life on a railway platform to be. Despite having my feet literally firmly grounded, I’ve seen more humans, their humanity & its complements – indifference, deceit & […]