Book Review: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Publisher: Spiegel & Grau, Jonathan Cape Harari has carved for himself a pop-historian and philosopher status with the successes of his books Sapiens and Homo Deus. While Sapiens was an attempt to make sense of humanity’s past, Deus explored what would become of humans in the distant future. With his new offering… Read More Book Review: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Craven & Servile: How The Indian Media Lost The Plot

I’ve a habit of sifting through various news websites every day.  I regularly hop between sites like The Atlantic, Guardian & Indian news sites like Scroll & The Wire.  Since the past four years, I’ve almost given up watching Indian news channels.  Partly because of the substandard shows that simply love to sensationalize every damn… Read More Craven & Servile: How The Indian Media Lost The Plot

Trying Times: The Malaise That Is Nationalism

How to better understand the malaise that’s nationalism?  Consider this; a formerly high ranking minister in one of India’s prosperous state is convicted of inciting & leading a blood thirsty mob across the streets of a slum. What followed was absolute savagery; people were maimed, killed & raped with impunity as the administration turned a… Read More Trying Times: The Malaise That Is Nationalism

The Dying Conscience Of A Nation

There lays a society built upon the perceived scruples crafted meticulously through ages. Slowly but, surely these ‘esteemed’ values mutate into obnoxiously obstinate practices which can at times undermine the very existence of a civilization. Through ages we’ve had numerous instances where nations crumbled under their own weight unable to anchor antediluvian ideas which could… Read More The Dying Conscience Of A Nation