Thank You Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I have been reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder. I have, so far, read Chapters 1-10. I thought I should finish reading the book before I put my thoughts down. But I decided not to wait. Because I have the urge to write this blog as I absolutely and immediately want… Continue reading Thank You Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Towards a promising new dawn!

December 16, 2014. Over 140 people, mostly children, killed in a terror attack on a Peshawar school. When that happened, my heart went out to those innocent young souls whose eyes closed in abject terror. Instead of being open, filled with curiosity and delight over the wonders of life being unfolded in lessons at school.… Continue reading Towards a promising new dawn!

Why the world needs a strong dose of romanticism!

Open the entertainment listings and you are likely to find action packed, machismo films not just dominating but almost ruling the space. Obviously this genre is most in-demand, leading to media firms even launching television channels dedicated to the cause. Forget television channels. Walk into a toy shop and other than a corner or two… Continue reading Why the world needs a strong dose of romanticism!

A Future Tale

We are in the midst of rapid change in the arena of language and communication skills. Several members of the older generation who were brought up with Wren and Martin as their language bible (literally) are finding it hard to decode messages they receive that are more locographic in nature. When they ask for help, the… Continue reading A Future Tale

Worshipping at the Altar of Knowledge

I once had a cassette recording of the Vishnu Sahasranamam. This particular recording also had the famous Bhajagovindam* with an introduction by C. Rajagopalachari (the last Governor-General of India who was also a lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman). I never tired of listening to his introduction because the substance of it was…..well, substantive. I don’t remember… Continue reading Worshipping at the Altar of Knowledge

A Star of Substance, Without a Shadow of Doubt

When I first heard that Dilip Kumar’s autobiography was being released, I was puzzled given media reports that he has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for some time now. Surely it was a biography and not an autobiography? Something amiss here, that’s what I thought. Being an ardent fan of old Hindi movies, I nevertheless bought… Continue reading A Star of Substance, Without a Shadow of Doubt