society • culture

Hunting down the real Aspasia

One of the most intriguing characters in ‘Assassins Creed: Odyssey’ happens to be just as intriguing in real life.

society • world

The case against nihilism

Every generation believes that their own times are harder than any in the past and that inaction is the best path forward.


Leaving home

Reflecting on leaving behind a place we called home for over a decade.


Battling COVID-19

At the start of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic first threw the world off balance, little did I know that in about ten months I would be fighting the disease myself.

lifestyle • personal

Jeep Compass

Experiencing the charm of the Jeep Life.

society • culture

Random acts of kindness

On experiences that give hope in humankind and humility in life.

films • sci-fi

Star Trek: Picard

A wonderful sci-fi series even if not the best of Star Trek. Hope lies ahead.

technology • society • personal

Dispatch from Rhûn

After 100 issues of ‘Briefings’ it is time for newer, better things: an all-new newsletter powered by Buttondown.

photography • art


How a quarantine activity evolved into a newfound love for the tiny genre of photography and art.


The future of our world—II

A key beneficiary of the SARS-Cov-2 virus has been our natural environment. How significant is this positive impact, though? And have we learnt enough to ensure that things do not go bad again once we make it past this crisis?

society • religion

A call for sanity

As our world burns, humans are busy playing the fiddle. It is time we stopped for good.

self-care • health

The art of meditation

A quick guide to the simple habit we all can make use of in these times.


The future of our world—I

The SARS-Cov-2 virus brought our civilisation to its knees. But our downfall started long before this pandemic, and its effects will be felt in all walks of life for quite some time after.

films • art


The french film captures entire lives drawing a fine balance between drama and storytelling, never once going overboard. Spoilers are aplenty.


COVID-19 and the bright side of humanity's capacity for survival

There seems to be barely any good news these days with COVID-19 spreading around the world, but looking at things from a broader perspective may be just the easing we need.

productivity • finance

The trouble with FIRE

Half the idea is sound and the other half feels like a misplaced priority.

productivity • lifestyle

Attention Management

For productivity and a meaningful life, stop trying to manage your time and start managing your attention.

films • sci-fi

Star Trek: Discovery is an operatic nod to TOS and TNG

Revivals of Star Trek are the best things happening to television today, and the one that led the new generation, Discovery, got whatever it got right by drawing on its predecessors.