Observing mental health issues brings a different kind of awareness to me. Is it only about chemical reactions in the brain? It seems to me that it is more about boundary lines – boundaries we grew up in, boundaries in which our thought processes were dumped in and locked up. Someone decides to transgress the … Continue reading May – Mental Health Awareness Month
Humans will perpetually look for sources of energy to survive. The social, geographical, economic and political structures we have created restrict access to planet resources. It makes some people rich and others dependent, which leads to conflict or war. Needless to say, invention takes genius and research capacity. But cost determines the end user. Will … Continue reading Energy
My body is too thick and stiff to squeeze into unknown dimensions, but mind is over eager to do so. Wait a minute, why assume that I need to ‘squeeze into’ something? The not-yet-known dimensions may just offer more wiggle room to test new ideas, or a vast, open space to experiment. We can give … Continue reading Dimensional thoughts
Sets, spaces and infinity
Sets emphasize the need for a limited space for relevance and effectiveness. Theories and formulae do not work beyond that. One can see the principle being followed in politics, civic administration and corporates. Lines of authority and command areas are clearly defined. Space is a more flexible term leading to infinity. It indicates the potential … Continue reading Sets, spaces and infinity
Is it only TikTok?
Is it only Tiktok? Politicians and business heads will go to any length to gain power over impressionable minds and build fortunes out of it. The nineties saw five Indian beauty queens win the Miss World and Miss Universe titles in a row. The idea was to open up the huge Indian market for beauty … Continue reading Is it only TikTok?
Conspiracy theories range from attention-seeking behaviour to sinister motives of gaining power by misleading. The difference between facts and opinions gets more blurred every day, as social media oplatforms have maniacs proclaiming they are the ultimate in truthfulness. What perplexes me even more are the followers willing to believe them. At the simplest, it is … Continue reading Conspiracy Theories
We may assume that common sense is acting to achieve a goal, keeping the larger good in mind. The law, religion and etiquette all teach us not to ride roughshod over others in our own interest. Most of us are shocked when we see this basic principle being flouted. Over a period of time, we … Continue reading Common Sense
Gates of history
The future occupies a higher mindshare than the past. There are times I feel history is being raked up only to settle political scores, or justify a stance which is not being accepted. If I could travel on a time machine where would I go? ….to a future I’m curious about. Youtube videos on future … Continue reading Gates of history
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6zunHFtBXlN3fLBSYEqhna I recall the same question being asked in interviews - Why do you want to switch over? Whatever answers I concocted; I knew the truth that I was trying to escape something. Today, I shudder to think that I didn't really want any of the things I spoke about. I would have preferred to … Continue reading Aphorism
Kikimora and Domovoy
Life is such a limiting term, if I think of it as related to the body. In how many forms does energy live on the earth, without a body? Folklore is built by intrigued minds around the unusual experience of a few. Fear is felt by minds that cannot accept the unfamiliar, and their stories … Continue reading Kikimora and Domovoy