Read essays on society, technology, culture, science, lifestyle and more.
On dynastic politics in India
On why the focus on dynastic politics in India is futile and where else we are better off focusing. (NB Headline was edited by the paper.)
The Indian Express
26 August 2019
On the smoke monster and other elements of ‘Lost’
The brilliant television series ‘Lost’ blends the supernatural with sci-fi in a believable, open, moving and satisfying manner. Nota bene this essay contains spoilers.
20 August 2019
It is time Google turned off AMP
Under the guise of ‘aiming to make the web better for all’ Google is ferociously pushing its pet project AMP to internet users everywhere while taking control away from both publishers and consumers.
7 August 2019
Karnataka crisis: This sham must stop
On horse-trading in the Karnataka state legislative assembly and the state of politics in Karnataka today.
19 July 2019
Apple Watch Series 4
At last, a smartwatch that would make me look beyond a mechanical timepiece—except for occasions.
26 June 2019
Lessons from building my first app ever
There are some subtle lessons one can learn only after having built a real world app.
20 June 2019
Secrets of staying motivated
A bunch of practical ways to stay motivated, plus things that do not work. Fair warning: there is no magic potion in this essay.
24 May 2019
The GitHub experience
On why I moved from Kirby and chose to build a static site with Hugo
29 April 2019
A guide to living in the present
Examining what really works when it comes to living fully and blissfully in the present moment.
29 March 2019
In random conversations with farmers
A drive out to the Indian countryside leads to some interesting conversations with farmers.
28 March 2019
Goodbye, my old buddy.
1 December 2018
What happens when our virtual selves take us over
One need hardly be a crusader against modern technology to realise that, like any tool, it has its good side and its bad. The trouble is that far too few of us are ready to acknowledge and come to terms with this fact.
5 October 2018