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April 2017

All omens are lucky

By | 2017-04-07T02:06:47+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Good Read|

Aiming therefore at such great things, remember that you must not allow yourself to be carried, even with a slight tendency, towards the attainment of lesser things. Reading The Enchiridion by Epictetus.

December 2015

Keeping up with the Karamazovs

By | 2015-12-04T01:52:31+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Good Read| my opinion miracles will never confound a realist. It is not miracles that bring a realist to faith. A true realist, if he is not a believer, will always find in himself the strength and ability not to believe in miracles as well, and if a miracle stands before him as an irrefutable fact, he will sooner doubt his own senses than admit the fact.

May 2015

True crime: Caffey family murders

By | 2015-05-15T01:52:29+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Good Read|

Like a Russian man who killed over 40 people with deep empathy for a Soviet people who lost their gods and then lost their brotherhood in the post-Soviet era – a people who didn’t believe any more. He believed the people he killed didn’t have a lot left to die.

October 2014

Fear and loathing in America

By | 2014-10-13T15:18:55+00:00 October 12th, 2014|Good Read, Read|

“Superstar politicians and superstar quarterbacks have the same kind of delicate egos, and people who live on that level grow accustomed to very thin, rarefied air. They have trouble breathing in lower altitudes; and if they can’t breathe right, they can’t function.”

December 2013

October 2013

Good read: on education

By | 2013-11-05T02:56:09+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Good Read|

when workplaces valued punctuality, regularity, attention, and silence above all else. (In 1899, William T. Harris, the US commissioner of education, celebrated the fact that US schools had developed the “appearance of a machine,” one that teaches the student “to behave in an orderly manner, to stay in his own place, and not get in the way of others.”)

February 2012

Kerala History: Glimpses from 1956 to 2011

By | 2017-12-19T23:13:20+00:00 February 4th, 2012|Good Read, India, Kerala, Papa Bear, Poetry, Politics, talkies, Trivandrum, Trivia|

Because rather than big events, we have focused on big patterns. And while we disagree on a lot many things here - political, cultural, developmental, social, and personal, I hope we all agree that Kerala got it mostly right in the past 55 years. Because Kerala is the No.1 state in India, here we go, and as always we would like to hear your thoughts.