Category Archives: Opinion

Depravity of Madhwa Matha


Muslims break Ramzan fast in Udupi Krishna temple I think it is a pointless exercise. It was likely initiated by Pejawara Swami and was probably well meaning. But it is very shallow. This kind of reminds me of Congress holding … Continue reading

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Formal Education


Nice post on Futility Closet – https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/07/12/never-too-late-2/ The fact that Abraham Lincoln had less than a year of formal education ought to tell how overrated state controlled, regimented public school curricula is. One of the things America gets right is the … Continue reading

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The Future of (Digital) Media


The current state of mainstream media(MSM) sucks, not just in India but world over. It is riddled with fake news, biased reporting, and crappy op-eds. Some examples – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/us/politics/donald-trump-narendra-modi-india.html – tries to draw absurd and devious parallels between a “born … Continue reading

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Is it always wrong to discriminate against culture?


Is it always wrong to discriminate against culture? by @jonathankdavis1 Answer by Jon Davis: People will get pissed off by me saying this, but discrimination against culture is the only kind of discrimination we ought to practice. Culture is not … Continue reading

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What one sentence can change the world if every human being would live by it?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: “There is no free lunch”. Nothing is free of cost. What one sentence can change the world if every human being would live by it?

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Organic Food vs Genetic Experimentation in Agriculture


I think genetic experimentation in food agriculture is in general a very good idea, and the importance or merits of organic products are highly overrated. For instance this is what a lot of fruits and vegetables would be like if … Continue reading

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Discussion about Israel and Socialism


Source – https://deeshaa.org/2016/07/12/ask-me-anything-the-sparrow-edition/#comment-29870 Hi Atanu, Israel is a strongly Socialist country( with state controlled economy and conscription etc..), how do you explain the success of this country? They seem to have done well in both social and economic factors, they … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Grad School


Its been a year since I finished my MS program. I had come to US with the intension of doing a PhD, but a couple of things did not work out for me while in grad school. Here are a few … Continue reading

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What is the difference between an M.Tech from an IIT and an M.S. from a top 50 US university for computer science?


This post was good and relevant to a few things I have to say about the Indian education system, so I thought I would cross post it onto my blog(it has been slightly edited to reflect my views) – This short … Continue reading

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Absurdity of Opposing Dynasty Politics.


I recently came across this blog post about how opposing dynastic politics is not a very sound argument against any political leader. http://www.kumartalks.com/2014/04/dynastic-politics-and-brand-identity.html I completely agree with the article and for the record, here are my comments for that post: … Continue reading

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