I am watching this old video of myself and feeling yuck.

I have always wondered what is it about the past that makes us nostalgic. Is it the overnight obsession with all things lost to time, or just an emotional journey we must undergo so that we can make peace with the present? None of these make sense to me so when I look back at…… Continue reading I am watching this old video of myself and feeling yuck.

Why would a girl in Norway call herself a Hindu Cowgirl?

Don’t jump to conclusions right away and check this out: https://www.youtube.com/user/HinduCowGirl/videos This is the breathtaking video feed of a lady train driver/engineer who works on the Bergen Line in Norway and shoots stunning videos while driving on the route way from the driver’s cabin. She is clearly smitten by Hindu cows, hence the name. She…… Continue reading Why would a girl in Norway call herself a Hindu Cowgirl?

Video lecture series on Inequality

Economics professors Arjun Jayadev and Branko Milanovic have collaborated on a video lecture series on Inequality – the five vidoes, free to watch, clearly and succinctly explain what Inequality is all about, why you should care and other fundamentals you have been wondering about for long. It’s cut-the-clutter stuff that you shouldn’t miss. Watch here:…… Continue reading Video lecture series on Inequality

Not enough teachers to educate India

Roop Singh Taroke, huddled in the back rows of a damp and congested classroom, drew a blank at the mention of a geometry box and looked to his teacher for help. At the upper primary school in Amazhir village, only 30 students out of the 180 enrolled in classes I to VIII had turned up…… Continue reading Not enough teachers to educate India