Our desires, Our extinction, Our stories…

Yuval Noah Harari believes that humans are moving towards immortality, divinity in the quest for eternal happiness. And this pursuit will result in a completely new species – from current homo sapiens to homo duos. A being so different in its mind, that the current morals, and philosophies will cease to be relevant. What will…

History – The winners account of reality.

Dhrumil was a pampered child as the oldest son of his disabled, but affluent parents. He got all he wanted from birth as such. Though they were rich, his parents were always conscious of their physical disabilities and did not want their child to feel inferior because of anything. Nevertheless, along with the riches, they…

Everything’s a gamble, Everyone a player!

“You will now never go to the casino unless you are just showing it to some tourist… And even then, not play again”, instructed Jainee (my wife) after I lost 300 dollars on a spur of the moment trip to the casino… And her writ is more overbearing then any rules by anyone… I argued…

Kaleidoscope, Heartbeat, Universe…

ost of the things we know of our external universe is just a theory… A theory that is mostly based on proofs by inferences… We observe certain things with the limitation of our senses… Limited mostly by the light waves captured… And then theories made around how those light and other energy wave observations must…

A blink in world’s time…

If our earth was a day old, we humans have appeared in this last 1/4th of its second… think about that for a minute… 4 billion years old earth, human species has been there for only 70,000 years… That fraction is less than a blink of our eye… To make it even more mind boggling,…

Rendezvous over insanity!

There is a fantastic article and video on the experience of a 22 year old Ben Page, who cycled to arctic circle and his near death experience… Its fascinating, realistic, inspiring, philosophical… Simply brilliant… I was telling a couple friend we have in Singapore over a dinner on a Saturday night. They are highly read,…

The basis of everything!

Why are we the way we are? Why we think what we think… The way we think? Why do we want what we want? What do we really want? These are the questions that are fundamentally that interest me… Everything flows from there. And I am starting to believe that every thing flows from the…

Fallacy of Democracy!

Of the people, for the people, by the people… That has been the most popular definition of democracy since Abraham Lincoln said it in 1863. And that process of governance has captured the imagination of the world ever since, after centuries of monarchy before it. It gives or is supposed to give people the feeling…

Persevere or Move on?

In the hindi movie 102 not out, a 75 year old father is shown to have bound himself, his happiness, his purpose of life… To his US based son who is extremely selfish and insensitive… Attempts are made by that father’s 102 year old father to bring him out of that zone and make him…

The Cult – Vaibhav Gandhi

I just finished watching the Netflix documentary “Wild Wild Country” that is on Rajneesh’s commune built in Oregon, USA and the entire story around it. And I did not want the documentary to end… I was in tears for some inexplicable reasons… wanting the speakers at the end to just keep talking… I was shaken…

The Cult – Jainee Gandhi

I am still in that trance zone and unsure of what I saw. Still can’t believe that this was or is the life of many. Still trying to figure out what was that. I came to know about Osho ashram when I was about 18 yrs old and my first cousin got married. Then when…

Wrong applause… Wrong definition…

There was a meme going around on social media, that millennials are offended today with the slightest of things. Compare that to teenagers and young adults of the era before who faced grave challenges and yet lived through it. It eludes to a wrong parenting approach – that of raising pampered kids and entitled teenagers….