March 2016

Watcher in the rye

By |2017-12-02T18:20:11-05:00March 17th, 2016|Trivia|

In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

August 2015


By |2015-08-13T17:10:18-05:00August 13th, 2015|Trivia|

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.

May 2014

February 2014

Dear Leader Un

By |2014-02-10T22:01:13-05:00February 10th, 2014|Trivia|

How the dictator of a dystopian society with grey, clouded skies can be such fodder for humor is food for thought for hegemony watchers. Meantime there is more Un goodness here.

December 2013

October 2013


By |2013-10-19T01:46:59-05:00October 14th, 2013|Poetry, Trivia|

Pink eraser: I never fall apart because I never fall together. Also - "Everybody should like everybody," and "The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting,"

September 2013

March 2012

February 2012

Kerala History: Glimpses from 1956 to 2011

By |2017-12-19T23:13:20-05:00February 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.

March 2011

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