Thoughts

Posts here are ideas, reflections, theories, and other musings from the mind.

A writing drought

If writing and publishing something on my blog was pictured as a beautiful fresh stream flowing through grassy hillocks and onto forests, then let us say I am right now picturing a drought! I can hardly write a new post. A flicker of an idea or two come; I write them down and work on …

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Books and their private worlds

The other day I came across this wonderful image of S. Irfan Habib‘s hideout (don’t miss the old Apple computer) A stack of books is always more attractive to see than neatly organized bookcases because they remind you of different worlds they allow you to visit and ponder over instead of neatly organized information. My …

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“Remote Work” and some questions in the Indian context

Distributed / Remote work is gaining acceptance because of the COVID-19 lockdown. That is great but there will be some unseen and possibly unpleasant issues cropping up. A lot of young Indians live in joint families or with parents until they graduate. If jobs are in a distributed environment they won’t need to change cities …

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Being Mortal

I discovered this book thanks to a couple of podcasts, I came across. Also a cousin whose taste in books I quite like, highly recommended it. The podcasts had Atul Gawande, sagaciously explain the issues around caring for the old and infirm. Atul Gawande brings in a lot of data, a lot of empathy and …

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Two Voices from the Beyond!

I earn my living as a blogger writing and sharing about technology among other things. When I started my blogging career in 2009, I did not know how far I would go and how much I would actually love writing. But first anyone aspiring to write has to read a lot and that is what …

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Censorship is [redacted]

I was looking through an online conversation recently and realized that many of my friends are completely against online censorship. They do not want anyone policing or controlling what they are consuming. This can range from the types of movies to documentaries to even text that is online. But curiously, something odd is happening with …

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