Countering Big Tech

2020 has been a dramatic year. And 2021 is turning out to be no less dramatic. I am not even referring to the China originated COVID-19 virus. Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Amazon have established an iron grip over a lot of aspects of our daily lives. There is an interesting…

Beyond the 5 senses

Originally posted on Atypically Yours:
One of the first lessons in kindergarten – the five senses- the sense of vision, hearing, smell, taste and touch. But did we ever go past that lesson, to see if there is more than just these five? Yes, I hear you- The sixth sense. If someone were to compliment…

Swarajya – Battles we should never forget

Battles of the Maratha Empire is book that covers the life and time of Maratha empire and the various states that fought against foreign powers like the Mughals, British and Portuguese. Interestingly, the author Aneesh Gokhale, gives a multi faceted view of those times, where the partnerships between the great powers varied with time. Maratha…

Celebrations and longevity of our culture

Deepavali / Diwali. It is that time of the year again. A time when citizens, politicians, State governments and Central government suddenly realize that the air pollution they failed to control throughout the year, is an imminent problem which needs a solution. But how can we take any steps at the last minute when we…

Why do we care so little about national security?

In the past 1 year, I have read some very interesting and well written books on how India is defended by its soldiers. Watershed 1967 – India’s Forgotten Victory Over China : by Probal Dasgupta 1962 The War That Wasn’t : by Shiv Kunal Verma Kargil – From Surprise to Victory : by General VP…

Gandhi Jayanti and our duty towards nation building

Today is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi ji, father of our nation. Mahatma, the great soul. Today is also the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri ji, India’s 2nd Prime Minister. We remember them every year with a lot of respect and are indebted to them for leading our country into an independent nation.…

Managing our own waste – how we did it

Managing waste is a major challenge for all cities in India. Same applies to Hyderabad as well. Jawahar Nagar dump yard is something we should all be aware of. Now, as individuals, can we simply worry about the situation and do nothing about it since it a challenge that is way beyond our capacity? Like…