I like technology. I like doing something with technology. AI and ML (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) seem to have pushed aside just about everything else in the technology world. I tried many a times to immerse my fingers in some AI / ML project. Each time I came away wondering. One reason is the headache… Continue reading AI / ML for Peace, Beauty and Joy?
I came out of my bedroom and discovered there is a new clock on the book shelf. As I sat across it on the sofa, looking at it with no particular concentration or focus, happy and content with my morning time with myself, I realized — that is not an object, it is a creature.… Continue reading There’s A Creature on My Bookshelf
The coronavirus has made all wars between all various names within humanity vanish. What is ours, what is theirs — all that silliness has vanished. Suddenly no dharma needs any upholding, sanaatan or otherwise, because indeed it never did. Yes, now there is a war between one biological organism and another. “Blessed are the meek,… Continue reading From the coronavirus, beyond the One Mind
Flowers abloom outside my office window today. 6th March 2020. Take in the beauty. Let it nourish your heart. Come on, look at the photo just a bit longer, before you read on… And then when you feel a bit stronger (Happier? Peaceful? Its all the same. All forms of strength) by that nourishment, laud… Continue reading From My Office Window
The fundamental thing about science is, to observe. Patiently. With childlike curiosity and fascination. Science is not about analysis, mathematics, logic, problem solving, learning a bunch of theories, learning what is right and wrong. They follow sometimes, naturally, as a result of observing keenly and patiently — but science is not about these fundamentally. It… Continue reading How Science Helps Me Be Spiritual
It happened one morning in Manipal that I was served breakfast by the universe. That morning still lives in me. I sat down on the floor with my glass of sattu, almonds and fruits ― and then this thought stream started ― Thank you Papa for buying this sattu again and again, thank you Mummy… Continue reading Served Breakfast By The Universe
Hindi is my Devaki, English is my Yashoda. Marwari is my grandma, Bengali, my maasi-maa (mother’s sister) — and Sanskrit is my great-grandma. Each of them, in their own way, have nurtured me. They all have a very significant place in my life. All the languages of India, indeed all the languages of the world… Continue reading I Have Many Mothers
Dear Reader, this is an ode to you – *** The body may be hurting but you are as God created you. The Son of God cannot suffer — and you are The Son of God. You are Perfect because Perfection can only create the Perfect. You are Whole because the Whole can only create… Continue reading An Ode To You
When I feel happy, does that happiness caress you as a gentle breeze? When I feel content, does it ease your breathing? When I feel grateful, do your lips curl, ever so slightly, into a gentle smile? When I feel elated, do you sense a twinkle in your eye? When I feel happy, do you… Continue reading Does It Happen This Way?
I share with you 4 lines I came across in Jaishankar Prasad’s Kaamaayani. (Jaishankar Prasad was an eminent Hindi poet and Kaamaayani is a celebrated mahakaavya of Hindi literature). These are the 4 lines, translated by yours truly – We were not gods, neither are they – All cogs in the wheel of change. Yes,… Continue reading Happy Independence Day!