Who Moved my Garbage: Chennai in Action

In India, we’re often satisfied with letting go of bits and pieces of our civic rights. Potholes on roads ? “No problem, we’ll drive around them”! Garbage dump piling up? “We’ll take a walk elsewhere”! Broken footpaths? “Wait, what are footpaths”? Against the backdrop of the far greater challenges that we face, such issues are viewed […]

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Thoughts of a First-Time Voter

Yesterday, I exercised my right to vote for the first time ever! A full 8 years after I gained enfranchisement, I finally cast my first vote during the Tamil Nadu state elections. The experience proved to be quite revealing — here are my thoughts on the matter. Click here to read the rest of this article on […]

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Why I’m Terrified of 2016

New Years is a usually time for optimism. Heading into 2016 though, I’m far more wary than I usually am. A Tale of Four Cities I call four cities/regions of the world home. Here’s a look at what each one of them endured last year: Chennai: Hit by the worst floods seen in decades, the […]

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How We Say Thank You

Walking around San Francisco this afternoon, I was considerably overwhelmed by the contrast between rich and poor. Broke my heart to watch the crowd apathetically glide past the homeless, the deranged and the naked, some of whom were literally screaming out for help. The rumbling construction work, signs of growing wealth, only served to further […]

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Musk-ian Callings

The following quote has always resonated with me: Going from PayPal, I thought: ‘Well, what are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ – Elon Musk How liberating and uplifting: dream as large as you can, […]

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