Ikigai – Or why I wake up in the morning

Background Some time ago I did an update with just this Ikigai diagram and now I can see that it has over 100 likes and over 80 shares so I was inspired to write about it again. “Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.” ―   Mandy…

Has Bollywood influenced Indian Male Behaviour?

Anti-mimesis is a philosophical position that holds the direct opposite of Aristotelian mimesis. Its most notable proponent is Oscar Wilde who in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying said that, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. That raises a very important question for us. If Indian cinema is…

Did Bollywood make us the world’s biggest whisky drinkers?

India’s drinking patterns differ significantly from any other market in the world. Much has been written about how India is the world’s largest whisky market. Unfortunately most of what we drink is technically rum since it is made from cane rather than grain. A little whisky flavouring to…

Why I resent Indian immigrants who publicly criticise India

There are a lot of people I know who have spent the better part of their life in India.  But when they immigrate their first reaction is to denigrate India, just because of their new found home in another country. Somehow  I find it distasteful.  It offends my…

Will we ever see a New York Bandh? Or a London Bandh?

Somehow a Bandh seems to be a very Indian problem.  Even as a young teenager in the 60s I remember Bandhs.  And I always wondered what sense it makes.  Last night I was at a neighbour’s flat and I could see their children who were between ten and…

Is Amazon just competing with the next e-commerce company?

  When I read the local newspapers today about who is bigger, or who is mightier, or other companies simply disputing Amazon’s growth rates, I was wondering if public at large really think that Amazon is just competing with the next e-commerce company? First of all Amazon wasn’t…

Namaste Sophia! Welcome to India.

  When Sophia visits the TechFest at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, in less than a week’s time, India will also get a flavor of this already sensationalized artificial intelligence. Developed by Dr. David Hansen of Hansen Robotics, Sophia is a great example of bringing artificial intelligence…