Category: Food For Thought

Three Faces

The Japanese say that you have three faces. The first you show to the majority of the world, the second is reserved for your loved ones and the third is the one that no one will never lay eyes upon. The last face is a reflection of your ‘truest’ self. A curious concept, though one […]

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Literature, the Arab spring for eccentric “ethno-nationalists”?

It is Friday afternoon, Jumu’ah prayers have begun, and the muezzin’s prayer time calls have come to an end. My Muslim brothers recite “Allah Hu Akbar” – (God is great), little did they know that all don’t consider them, their brothers and sisters. An MSSA rifle then tears down their skin at a rate of […]

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Huawei: Are you in, for Political Theatre?

Have you ever got into dinner table arguments on politics and politicians? As much as these socio-political happenings effect and shape the world as we know it, do we really understand them? Opinion is often touted to be facts while facts evade some of the most literate people I know. Secondly, aren’t facts juxtaposed to […]

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Singapore: Can?

5 Years ago, I received an email confirming my admission at Singapore Management University. My excitement was palpable. For someone who had experienced it through the lens of a tourist, making it to the Merlion city was a dream come true. The broad roads, the well-laid pavements, efficient integrated transport systems, skyscrapers, and malls; all […]

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What is the biggest problem with the World?

I must confess, identifying a single evil that plagues society is a difficult chore. Having spent many a night, listening to documentaries on prostitution, gang violence, corrupt regimes, and refugees, I have plenty of options to choose from. Perhaps, I must talk about the boat people from Myanmar or repeated school shootings in a country […]

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Projective exaggeration – A career mirage?

If I were to take you back to your childhood days, do you remember watching that one character on TV or in a movie and wanting to be just like him or her? As a child, my first thought of ambition was to be a pilot. This was in the late ’90s, and I was […]

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Narrative to Character: Sympathy to Empathy?

I am a connoisseur of English and Hindi language films. Bring me to a theatre, buy me some popcorn and keep me blind folded until the opening credits roll. Irrespective of the genre, I won’t complain. What drives good movies, much like any story across any medium is a good coherent narrative. But off late, […]

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