Kanak Sarkar, a proclaimed professor with more than 20 years of teaching experience and a doctorate to his resume, wrote an eyebrow raising Facebook post. Continue reading A professor from Jadavpur University has compared a virgin girl with sealed bottle
As humans, we all succumb to the act of aggression at some point in life. The said aggression might be the cause of a provocation, an act of defense, a reaction, or an inbound frustration (dissatisfaction). Yet, despite knowing that violence is the extreme form of anxiety we tend to bring forth our worst. Depreciating ourselves to the extent of a beast with no restraint. … Continue reading Violence is the last refuge of the incompetence
I flicked through the stream of water as it jittered down the path. The surrounding green plush, the serenity, and the solitude. Heaven on earth or that’s what I thought it to be. Despite the chirping birds and the deer on the lookout crossing my path, the area was surprisingly empty and calm. Probably this is what we label as the calmness post or preceding … Continue reading It was not the river that chose to flow through the cities!
Have you ever thought how nostalgia is played out in the telecom market? Presumably the smartphone market these days. Why the nostalgia market works so well? Apparently, new technologies play their disruptions by recreating familiar things i.e. design cues that evoke old objects inter alia software mimicking the look of the old things it has replaced. Primary examples being the settings icon that looks like a … Continue reading How Companies Feed On Nostalgia?
In a cultural software, where attacking an individualistic mutually approaching romance by the self-appointed moral guardians is a status quo, valentine’s day appears as a way through. Continue reading Our Cultural Software and Valentines Day Pragmatism
In the absence of an in-depth and dynamic three-way engagement between politics, business, and science, we might find ourselves losing ground in the new era of deglobalization and technological transformation. Continue reading The need to bring politics, business, and science together (pun)
In the month of November 2016, the demonetization of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 currency notes in India led common men through troubled times. In the wake of opposition and rising voices of dissent, the government changed its stance from citing black money as a reason to aiming for a cashless society. But the vision’ of people effortlessly swiping away on their smartphones to make … Continue reading The difference between a cashless economy and a cashless- enabled economy
The scourge of renaming streets, avenues, alleys, and cities is not unprecedented, neither is the idea of renaming an airport. Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government in India renamed the Gorakhpur Airforce Station to Mahayogi Goraknath Airport after the founder of the Nath monastic movement; and likewise, the Agra Airport to RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport. This is a common process followed by governments … Continue reading Why naming airports after cities is a bad idea?