5 Seats of Power

Sometimes, we all tend to feel like we don't have permission to tell our colleagues what's not working well. But three Saturdays ago, Apoorva and Partha from Quinnergy changed all that for me and a room full of people.

Reality as a Matryoshka Doll

I've come to a grand conclusion that there is exactly one ongoing debate in the world. Don't ask me what I've been smoking. This debate gets reframed to suit different contexts. The ebullient young students debate on "Determinism vs Free Will". The mature social scientists and academics call it "Nature vs Nurture". If neither rings…

Who is a novelist?

A novelist, like every artist, is someone who is yet to make peace with herself. After all, the most striking works of art come from the most wretchedly discontent humans— those who chop their ears or die of poison. She is fully aware of the insanity in labouring about a world that's invisible to others.…

10 Favourite Reads from the New York Times

The Roman philosopher Seneca wasn't talking of the New York Times when he said "Time discovers truth". But, a lot of what I've been reading on the NYT over the years has helped me uncover the many truths of the world, find answers to questions I could never complete framing myself, and as one author…

The Greatest Honour

It's funny that we never know when exactly we gained it but we can exactly pinpoint to what made someone else lose it. I'm not talking about fat. Sunrise looking over Galle Fort, Sri Lanka It's about this precious thing called trust. Trust is as old as humanity itself starting from the barter system. Strangers…