2016 – A Pretty Good Year?

That header, the title above, seems strange to type out and read – saying it and hearing myself say it is even stranger. At this point I have to admit even I’m not sure if I’m being sarcastic or not. But was it really that terrible a year? As horrible as we’re all imagining it?…

CSI: Pokemon GO?

Well so I read a few of these article in quick succession today and the thought that immediately jumped across my mind was: Damn! Pokemon is not only helping save lives but also helping police clear out old cases! Check it out: Pokemon GO player discovers body Woman discovers body while playing ‘Pokémon Go’ Pokemon…

The power of a picture to open minds.

I received this video clip on my phone and in a rare instance, really wanted to share it (originally from Huffpost somewhere/when). A photographer named Platon talks about how a photograph he took without even realising some details about what he was shooting turned out to be not just uniquely powerful, but also showed how…

It’s A Stupider World.

I used to think maybe I was being mean or smugly-smart of a know-it-all or some such – but not so much anymore. Folks like me keep trying to give others the benefit of the doubt. We hope for the the best, we calmly try and discuss, we try and debate and converse and learn…

Thoughts on Devyani Khobragade’s op-ed on Indrani Mukherjea and Feminism

A friend sent me the following article by the previously infamous Devyani Khobragade, she who is/was the India Foreign Service officer accused of unfairness, slavery and such and was poorly treated when she was arrested and held by the American authorities. In this article, she ponders on the unfair treatment of the current leading lady…

West Papua: Another example of a larger failing.

I’ve been reading bits and piece about this for some time and once again, it’s simultaneously remarkable that such actions exist even in todays more connected and enlightened world and that both the media and average people who have the world at their fingertips are either ignorant of it, in denial of it or just…