Diversity and Segregation in Society

I recently came across an interesting, playable, animation that showed how a small preference for individuals to be among people who are like them will result in a segregated society. The illustration has two types of polygons – squares and triangles. If each square prefers to be in a square majority area and each triangle […]

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The Wisest Way to Invest

Ever since the beginning of civilization, humans have been trying to devise ways in which they can store the results of their hard work for the future. For a hunter-gatherer, since he dealt with perishables such as fruits or meat, the options were limited. His best bet was to share what he got with others […]

Divorce in India and in the West

There is a stark contrast in the attitude towards divorce in India and in the west. This is best understood in terms of an analogy. Consider I want to leave my job for another. I only need to let my employer know and give them an advance notice as specified in our contract. On the […]

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Transience

Dazzling colors and brilliant lights fade away To silence, the clamour of fireworks gives way Only shreds of paper remain on the ground, Smell of gunpowder in the air hangs around. Of pleasures relished for as long as they last, Vague memories remain, like dreams of the past Of a life well lived, after a year or […]

How Feminism follows from Capitalism and Consumerism

What is generally seen as an expression of freedom and empowerment might, in reality, be a case of clever manipulation. One example that I want to bring up today is of women who are driven to seek a job and focus on their career, thereby “empowering” themselves,  “breaking barriers” and “being free”.  I think that this […]