My cup of tea

During my last visit to India some of my relatives asked me what I missed most from my life in India in the US. I did not have an immediate answer, but thought about that question off and on for a long time.

Electric vehicles

As we navigate the complex landscape of climate change and the urgent need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, there emerges a beacon of hope on the horizon ~ the surge in electric vehicle (EV) adoption.

Sudan’s Crisis

As the sun sets over Sudan, the shadows cast by faltering peace talks and escalating conflict paint a grim picture of a nation teetering on the brink.

Methane Challenge

Ahead of the 28th Climate Summit (CoP-28) at Dubai, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report entitled ~ the Emissions Gap Report 2023: Broken Record ~ Temperatures hit new highs, yet world fails to cut emissions (again).

Tech follies

Evgeny Morozov in his book, To Save Everything, Click Here, states the obvious. The technological solutionism is the romantic utopia of our age. He cautions us against a techno-utopian pipedream.

A Glass of Milk

I saw a remarkable film that reminded me again of Ray’s artistry. South American director Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is a nostalgic, sluggish black-and-white movie about a maidservant in a colonial barrio of Mexico City

Cry, Afghanistan

When the governing idea of a State is proclaimed to be the Sharia, it is to be understood that the notion of modernity does not apply here. Afghan men and women themselves would have to fight for the liberties they had enjoyed under the American occupation. No foreign force can help them in this struggle which the Americans could not prepare them for. For the time being, Afghanistan is lost to the civilised world