I found this book fascinating and very evocative – by integrating a myriad of narratives nestled in the technology space and research institutes, George Gilder offers crucial insights that are a must to mull over. The realm of technology or the ‘cryptocosm’ – including Blockchain, bitcoin, and other derivatives may be initially challenging for […]
Part 1 The Film Last night, I watched the Netflix film – the Two Popes – a biographical gem adapted from a play, starring Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Price as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who later on succeeded Pope Benedict as Pope Francis. The narrative is very evocative, comprising a series […]
This blog is inspired by Zuboff’s work on surveillance capitalism and seeks to bust two myths that the modern man or woman unconsciously subscribes to, and in this process remains blind to processes of manipulation and tyranny of systems. It exposes the tension between the world of belonging and the world of networks, offering questions and even hope on how we can self-author our individual and collective lives.
This blog is an Ode to Rushdie’s Quichotte and introduces the first layer of the Fourth Prince archetype – referring to the work of Pulin Garg
INTRODUCTION Wild Wild Country is a remarkable and beautifully narrated documentary on Netflix, covering six episodes, each episode covering a milestone of a surreal tale across four years in Antelope, Oregon, USA. The narrative begins in a small nondescript town of 75 odd denizens, living in Orlando USA, who one day discover that a large […]
Ferdinand: A Manna of Hope and Love today … The Context Last night, I saw the 4-D version of Ferdinand – an animated film adaption of a classic story that refuses to die down in a world that is besotted with achievement, success, greed and masculinity. On one hand, there have been a series […]
Anomalisa – A tragicomic search for Intimacy & Meaningfulness Shadows within the Self Obsessed Networked World Introduction This blog explores the dark shadows that lurk within the self obsessed networked world that we may discern around ourselves – comprising of successful, well connected, yet perhaps delusional, paranoid and immensely lonely individuals, […]
Using the film as a resource, this blog raises three crucial double-binds and contradictions that we face today.
In the past few weeks, I have been mulling over the sheer paucity of mono-myths or the hero’s quest that used to energize people – the old, the young, the men and women around me. It is almost as if the inner realm of magical unfolding has dried up, leaving us, at best, feeling […]
Let me begin with a caveat – Udta Punjab is not a Hindi movie – nor is it meant for general audience in India for it cannot be understood lest appreciated by all. It is a dark and intense narrative and yet incredibly funny, that had me chuckling at times or weeping a tear, […]