We live in a uber-connected world. We are connected through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat and really countless other apps. These technological platforms are changing the ways we access information and news. Social news almost exclusively percolates through the social media. This includes news of friends moving forward in their lives, with new jobs, moving to different cities, getting engaged or married and pictures from their latest adventures and vacations. It is an outlet for our creativity and for sharing the goals, news and opinions which inspire us. With this increased social influence of individuals, the social media have … Continue reading The Age of Individual Celebrities
Scientific research is a challenging endeavor. It requires the adequate knowledge of a subject in terms of both the theoretical foundations as well as practical considerations. While in broad terms scientific progress can often form the bedrock which drives technological … Continue reading Evaluating Scientific Research
After taking a sojourn from writing, I hope to get back onto the horse. In this blog post, I would like to talk a bit about dreams and sharing opinions. Through the passage of time, we change and the world … Continue reading Of Dreams and Opinions
Living things are fascinating. While it can be trivial at times to classify objects into being living or non-living, we have as a civilization been forced to confront the question, “What makes an object living?” for the longest time. Consider … Continue reading Playing with Molecules
Crime shows are engrossing because they exploit a natural human tendency to focus on the bigger picture rather than the details. The best crime shows are successful because even though there are clues throughout the show to identify the true … Continue reading Crime Shows And Science
This past week, several people were talking about a woman’s choice, prompted by this video by Vogue India. But the power of the choices which we have in our control is immense. Far more than what we are taught and what we often imagine. Continue reading The power of choice
What does it mean to ‘Be Alive’ ! Continue reading Being alive!
The thought of two roads diverging in a lonely wood enters the realm of the profound. This is because of the metaphorical significance of these lines; the couplet by Robert Frost is loaded with deep meaning. For the longest time, … Continue reading When two roads diverge in a lonely wood.
R. Mashelkar, in a recent convocation address, points out that the need of the hour is for students to work on problems which focus on creating affordable technology, and in this manner making the lives of millions of people better. I think we should all be dreaming big and not confining ourselves to external expectations. Continue reading Affordable engineering – Not the best advice
When someone mentions an individual, an image of a solitary male elephant props up in my head. Yet, even in a trail of ants moving, each ant is an individual. Continue reading Becoming an individual