It is said that an artist is never satisfied with reality and thus is born the need to imagine, to create characters and images that do not exist in the real world. Artistic creations are experienced internally within the deeper recesses of our mind. Some may call it a way to escape from the dull throb of […]Read More With Augmented and Virtual Reality we’re on the inside now
This bridge is not taut. Definitely not taut enough for one of the longest in the country. Whenever any automobile bumps over the metal girders that connect any two concrete blocks, multiples of which make up the whole bridge, it shakes and around the middle it wobbles. Once a couple who were standing there for […]Read More Stage Innovator
It’s a fabulous mix- up of various themes. That much is too obvious to need counting off. But there is the obedient camera in there which as a friend of mine once remarked “almost makes you follow the story and its nuances.” It’s for the ‘perpetually distracted’ young people then. (Quotes because following virtual world […]Read More Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virute Of Ignorance) is the new story. Explain?
Tagged as Editor-in-hiding by NDTV, Shirin Dalvi, a Mumbai based journalist and the ex-editor of Urdu daily “Awadhnama” has just become, against her wishes of course, a member of the ‘Offenders of Sensitivities club. She earned the distinction after publishing an article on the Charlie Hebdo attacks where she used a cartoon depicting the most […]Read More Who’s Shirin Dalvi?
In his speech, ‘Why I am not a Christian,’ Bertrand Russell conjured up an image of Earth’s distant future by pointing to the barren surface of moon. Dry and empty of life and all that can possibly give it (life) a new lease. Just a ball of rock swirling aimlessly. Intellectuals agree on this possibility. […]Read More Interstellar: Christopher Nolan’s evolved and Godless version Kubrick’s Odyssey
While European car makers remain adamant on gaining a relatively unrestricted foothold in the Indian market through the proposed EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), under negotiations since 2007, Indian manufactures, mostly of Japanese and Korean origin, remain firmly opposed to any reductions in import duties. India imposes high import duties on assembled vehicles, […]Read More The Chinese way of promoting local companies.
Raghuram Rajan is an eminent economist. Along with the awe-inspiring tags of Harvard and IMF, he is also famous as the man who foresaw the future. It is said that he had predicted the global meltdown: the great recession, much before the associated cascade of events were triggered. A few days ago, at the St. […]Read More Myopia of the elite: Raghuram Rajan’s take on the PDS versus DBT debate.