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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.

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.)

Published in The Indian Express

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.

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.

Karnataka crisis: This sham must stop

On horse-trading in the Karnataka state legislative assembly and the state of politics in Karnataka today.

Published in Deccan Herald

Apple Watch Series 4

At last, a smartwatch that would make me look beyond a mechanical timepiece—except for occasions.