The horror of freedom…

Jainee & me were strolling leisurely on Orchard Street in Singapore – enjoying the Christmas decor, on our anniversary after a fun filled day… and were reminiscing – wondering how our lives had changed… And how neither of us could have predicted or had even aimed for such a life like what we had today…

Full of life!

“Ghar ne disc banavi dese” (she will convert home into a club)… I had candidly described Jainee almost 15 years back to my closest friend after I met her as part of official marriage proposal – and with her I celebrate 14 years of wonderful married life tomorrow… What I meant was that she will…

Everything is true… Nothing is…

Everything is subjective. There is no real purpose or direction of our life. Our universe and everything in it, including our life is transient – nothing about is transcendental, it is ever moving and evolving in chaos and by chance, without a purpose driven direction. It comes out of nothing before like it and goes…

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…