The Library of Babel

Lockdown Reading. Last year, a few of my 7th grade students made a request to allow them to sit in one of my philosophy classes. I warned them that they might not enjoy it as much as they presume. S - "No sir, please let us sit with you". M…

Lockdown Notebook

Sharing learning resources and readings during the COVID-19 lockdown. There is no coherent structure to this. It will be a bunch of links put together. Hopefully, it is useful to some.…

Indian higher education

Let's acknowledge the problem, so we can get working A couple of years ago I wrote in a dejected Facebook post that I spend more of my time in authority appeasement then on creative work. While I have learned to refrain from making caustic remarks, what remains true is that…

The Blue City Sufi

Mohit Patel खुसरो दरिया प्रेम का, उल्टी वा की धार। जो उतरा सो डूब गया, जो डूबा सो पार।। खुसरो बाजी प्रेम की मैं खेलूँ पी के संग। जीत गयी तो पिया मो…

Post Cards from Gandhi's Rajkot

The first part of our "By the Window in Rajkot" series is a tribute to one of the greatest leaders of the world, Mohandas Gandhi (known as Bapu). Rajkot is fortunate to have been the home of Mahatma Gandhi in his early days. Bapu graduated from Alfred High School of…

Rainer Maria Rilke

Again and again Again and again, however we know the landscape of love and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names, and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others fall again and again the two of us walk out together under the ancient trees, lie down again and…

My Talk at TEDx (Rajkot)

Here's a talk I gave last year. I am not too proud of the delivery, but I this was my first opportunity to share two of my best programs at the school, Horticulture and Noesis. "We need our kids to be able to find their place in our community and…

Talk at ICOSTART 2019 (RK University)

I have been an entrepreneur (whatever that means, now) since many years. I have rarely spoken about it in public forums. Intentionally. I  don't think I have done much in the conventional sense of entreprenuerhsip. I have not raised VC funds. We maintain 100% ownership of the company. I have…