Turning Crisis into Opportunity

The crisis is an opportunity to free humanity from the model that creates and sustains poverty. ― Muhammad Yunus The unprecedented COVID19 pandemic has changed our world entirely and in every respect. It has shattered our perceptions of reality that we took for granted, and has caused terrible misery all around the world, not sparing…

What is Gender Equality?

Happy International Women’s Day 2020!! The theme this year is “An equal world is an enabled world.” Of course, we all agree with that, don’t we? 😉 But, what exactly is “gender equality”? I came across this very lucid and informative article shared by “UN Women” today,  and decided to summarize it. The writer names…

Laughter – The Best Medicine!

Once you know all the proper precautions to avoid Coronavirus, it’s absolutely essential to read “Chapter 1 of Three Men in A Boat by Jerome K Jerome“, to reduce all that stress and rejuvenate your immune system. It’s one of my favorite books, an excerpt below: 😉 🙂 ——————————— There were four of us—George, and…

Coronavirus Precautions

Please take these Coronavirus Precautions that I have compiled with the help of Dr. Rajesh Parwani – a Singaporean scientist: 1. Please remember to wash your hands often and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds each time, especially before touching your face, eyes, mouth, nose or lips. Avoid touching your face as much as possible.…

Generation Equality 2020

Every year, March 8 is “Women’s Day”. Therefore, decided to post on gender issues today. The theme for International Women’s Day this year is: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.” Am again sharing an old post that I had posted three years ago, on March 3, on my FB page 🙂 ———————- Coming to…

My New Digital Blog

Have started another blog exclusively on the current “Digital Landscape and Social Media” – adigitalgenius.com Do check it out if you are interested in that area. Have a Great Day!! 🙂

Let’s focus on Botticelli and Tversky

I was dreading waking up today morning and reading all the terrible news about Delhi riots. But, thanks to a wonderful suggestion on Facebook by a brilliant and thoughtful professor – Dr. Vijayabhaskar Marisetty, at the University of Hyderabad who is a great painter himself, it’s going to be a wonderful day!! He suggested that…

In Whose Interest?

Western powers proclaim to be the paragons of peace and democracy across the world. But does this match up to their actual policies and actions throughout decades? Do watch this informative video that elucidates why we shouldn’t encourage Western countries to interfere in our internal affairs. They don’t necessarily have our best interests at heart.…

“Basics” of International Relations by a Dummy (Me) 

Many times, when I read the News, I get really baffled by what’s going on around me. Therefore, I like to stick my finger into subjects that I don’t have much expertise in and try to analyze them. Simply don’t understand that irrespective of party affiliations, political ideology, ethnicity, etc. why we shouldn’t be on…

Scientific Temper

Nobody is going to pour truth into your brain. It’s something you have to find out for yourself. – Noam Chomsky I feel deeply distressed when I see that condescending and obviously racist articles like this written in the foreign press are shared with great fervor by some Indians without bothering to check for their…

Unconventional Valentine Advice

Wish you all a very Happy and Vibrant ValentinesDay!! 🙂 🙂 However, I’d like to play the devil’s advocate today. Having studied both psychology and marketing, I can’t help being this way 😉 I simply don’t understand why we have to earmark a single day or week in a year for something so exotic and…

On Polarization in India

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, or in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson Irrespective of whether we support the left, or the right, most of us are unhappy with the extreme polarization that we see in India nowadays. So am I. It’s almost terrifying,…

To Jaya Bacchan…

Today’s top headline all over the media is that MP Jaya Bachchan advocates that “the Hyderabad rapists should be brought out in the public and ruthlessly lynched.” While I do empathize with the emotion and the angst behind her suggestion, I wish she would also reflect a bit more deeply on this problem, and come…

Once upon a time…

My recent trip to Jaipur revived my interest in Indian history and got me thinking in many new directions. Sharing a few thoughts today 🙂 When you tour the magnificent palaces and forts in Jaipur and visit the ancient observatory “Jantar Mantar”, it’s very obvious that once upon a time, we were really proficient in the sciences,…

Amber Fort

The Amber experience Recently spent a few days in Jaipur, Rajasthan, visiting all the imperial palaces and forts 🙂 It was a wonderful adventure, going back into the royal ages and trying to relive the grandeur of the past. The Pink City is so enthralling and has so much to offer that the five days I…