The trouble with FIRE

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

Attention Management

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

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.

On quitting Instagram

At the dawn of the ’20s a re-evaluation of Instagram shows it is no longer what it once was and is no longer what I and many like me need it to be.


U and non-U english in the 21st century

Examining the landmark articles by Alan Ross and Nancy Mitford to examine the state of U and non-U english on the world stage in the 21st century

It is time to bring back the wax seal

Despite being surrounded by modern communication, the slow, arguably impractical, process of writing a letter is a great draw for me.

The subtle art of not giving a book

Examining my lifelong reluctance to lend, let alone give, a book to another soul.

On the by-election in Karnataka

Thoughts on how the upcoming by-election in Karnataka is a combination of passive voters, horse-trading without consequences and leaders looking to save their positions within their own parties.

The Indian Express

Tame your tech

Some thoughts on how we can tame our gadgets and the technology we use everyday to enrich our lives.

The iPad-only experiment, redux

With iOS 13 iPad truly becomes a standalone device for everything but the most resource-intensive jobs. As far as mundane everyday tasks are concerned, for most people, laptops are dead.

Random approaches to better living

Knowing what is enough, working on traction, and developing the beginner mindset can enrich our life.

Dispatch From Kozhikode

This coastal town in Kerala, India, is too shy to betray any signs of its rich history or the important role it once played in world trade.