Author's opinion on a particular topic.
Swallow it or vomit it: The conundrum around using data-driven technology
In the case of America, there are stricter laws like the Anti-Trust Law and various other mechanisms like summoning the chief of Facebook or Google and asking them to explain their position concerning breach of Privacy or else. But, in the case of India, such action against corporates seems unlikely
Ukraine: how an armed conflict could play out
Julien Théron, Sciences Po Talks between Russia and the west have failed. Moscow has described the situation in Ukraine as “intolerable” and “a matter of life or death”. The US president, Joe Biden, has predicted the Kremlin “will move in” to Ukraine. The impasse was reached when the Russian president,
Should India Host the Olympics? A Cautionary Tale
At the onset, this discussion does not aim to demean the achievements India has made over the past few decades, but seeks to build a cautionary tale by highlighting that the side-effects of organising the extravaganza far outweigh any perceived gains.
Population Explosion and New Zealand's Experiment in Zealandia
Our universe is fast expanding, but our earth is not. By rough estimates, we add over 2,00,000 people to the world population every day, but the resources to support this spurt is limited. According to a UN estimate, by 2050, the world would add 2.5 billion more
MN Roy: How Rasgolla Delivered India Its First Communist
Odisha and Bengal's fight for Rasgolla rights is legendary. Now, who would have thought that a sweet dish would leave such a bitter aftertaste! But, did you know that Rasgolla played an important role in shaping India's revolutionary movement, and also transforming Naren into an ardent communist?
M N Roy: The Making of a Revolutionary Freedom Fighter
The year is 1920. The winter is harsh. The people of Russia are searching for the last vestige of humanity, and warmth, in vain. The situation is tolerable in this plush office, where an old man is closely observing a 27-year-old. What he says next is going to break the
Jallikattu, an interpretation
Man by nature is an animal. Despite the forcible conversion to a relatively peaceful mode of existence, man's propensity to violence manifests in myriad ways, sometimes nuanced, sometimes blunt. It's this bluntness of character that Liju Jose Pellissery carves out from beneath the veneer of sophistication we pass off as