Musings of a locked down Research Scholar

With everyone talking about mental health these days, I thought I would pen down my experience on the subject. Being a PhD research scholar, I have had my fair share of these demons. I have been a good student throughout my life and was accepted to an elite engineering school as a PhD candidate. My…

The Lean Startup

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as…

Castle On The Hill- Ed Sheeran

‘Castle on the Hill’ is a song by Edward Christopher Sheeran (popularly known as Ed Sheeran) co-written by Benjamin Joseph Levin. This single was released in January 2017. In the song, as he travels back to his British hometown- Suffolk, Ed Sheeran shares instances from his growing up years taking you through events and places…

Lockdown Lessons: Discover Yourself

The Covid-19 pandemic has inadvertently created the need to be innovative in all our activities. The prolonged lockdown has given us time to introspect and have a broader vision of life. Watching the poor unable to even manage one meal for themselves makes us realize the value of food. The continuous hard work of medical…

Daughter and Son

A daughter and a son are raised so differently. While a daughter is taught lessons of silence and endurance, a son is taught to fight when his already low self-esteem is hurt. A daughter is restricted, even as a son is left wilding- with the fear that the first might disharmonize the rhythm of this…

Being Alone

The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person –  without possessing the other, without becoming dependent…

പാഠം ഒന്ന്

‘ഉയരെ ‘ സിനിമ അല്പം വൈകിയിട്ടായാലും കണ്ടതിൻ്റെ ആവേശത്തിൽ സ്ത്രീപക്ഷപരമായ ഒരു ഫേസ്ബുക്ക് പോസ്റ്റ്‌ ഇടാനായി വാക്കുകളുമായി മല്പിടിത്തം നടത്തികൊണ്ടിരിക്കുമ്പോഴാണ്  അല്പം  വിഷണ്ണനായിട്ടിരിക്കുന്ന അഞ്ചാം ക്ലാസ്സുകാരൻ മകൻ്റെ മുഖം  ശ്രദ്ധയിൽ പെട്ടത്. കാര്യം തിരക്കി .  ഇ വി എസ് പരീക്ഷയിലെ ഒരു ചോദ്യത്തിന് ഉത്തരം  എഴുതാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞില്ല. അതാണ് കാര്യം. “ചോദ്യം ഏതായിരുന്നെടാ? “. മൊബൈൽ മാറ്റിവച്ചു കാര്യം തിരക്കി. എവറസ്റ്റ് കൊടുമുടി കീഴടക്കിയ ആദ്യത്തെ ഇന്ത്യൻ വനിത ആരാണ്? ‘ബച്ചേന്ദ്രി പാൽ അല്ലെ? ‘…

But Why?

A wise man sat in the audience and cracked a joke. Everybody laughs like crazy. After a moment, he cracked the same joke again. This time, fewer people laughed. He cracked the same joke again and again. When there is no laughter in the crowd, he smiled and said: “You can’t laugh at the same joke…