Niall Ferguson for all his conservative follys has taken History to the Wall Street and now to Silicon Valley with the ‘Square and the Tower’ with mapping networks. When History is conversing with Neural Networks and Social Media, we know interdisciplinary thinking has moved STEM to the Humanities. Power, Digital, Fake News, Networks, Reformation, Enlightenment, … More History meets the Silicon Valley via Networks Narrative
It would be interesting to imagine how historians would write about fake news and alt facts, and these digital algorithms impacting electoral discourse, as democracy in mainstream politics revolves around the ritual called elections. Brexit and Catexit were elections too.
Some exciting reads are out to read up: Blind Spot by Teju Cole The Bengalis by Sudeep Chakravarti The ants among elephants Tishani Doshi book of poems Dr Parthiban Muniandy book on Migration in Malaysia Satya Nadella’s Book Sudeepa Chakrabarti’s book of essays Suggestions welcome in this crowd sourcing exercise to curate titles!
While sipping Karak Chai this evening in the midst of a cool breeze, feeling the gulf winter; something struck me as I watched something eerily familiar on a large projector screen, usually utilised for watching soccer games. It was a Lebanese eatery, and the projector was screening an Arabic channel from the Levant. The only … More Bollywood with Arabic Subtitles
Speak For all the lives, spent in the rat race Race for survival The numbers The mute images These images silently make Late capitalism run its wheels Images are lives spent In making cafes clean Run smoothly While the MacBook Elite Sip artisanal coffees Life’s though are not that straightforward Lived at intersectionalities Class, Caste, … More Speak Up/Write Up
Happy National Day Oman! As a second generation migrant/expat who grew up here, attending ISM and did college at Waljat Colleges of Applied Sciences and have worked in the country’s premier environmental firm at different nodes over the past decade and a half. Oman for me is an emotion, far more than a location which … More Happy National Day Oman
Was an honour to speak as an Alumni of the BE Biotechnology program at BIT Muscat centre/Waljat Colleges of Applied Sciences today morning to young undergrads as an invited speaker. It felt like a full circle in a decade since I graduated, as I shared on my non linear journey across geographies. It was pretty … More Paying it Forward
As the dusk was setting in next to the runway of the Muscat International Airport, a training centre was lit up with a packed auditorium on a weekday evening to inform and network on Fund Raising:’Funding Your Business’ . Knowledge Oman, the catalytic community platform founded by youth pioneer Mr. Tariq Al Barwani has led … More An Entrepreneurial Evening: Learnings On Fund Raising in Oman
Read to inform Read to replenish Read to create a buffer Google also needs the right keywords I read to cleanse the soul I have read the way to now Reading is the update our brains need Reading reflects desire But, reading requires the drive Which no one can buy #thursdaymusings #spokenwordpoetry
Developmental Modernity has it’s obvious limits. Air pollution is a complex, multi layered matter with no immediate need for political trigger as it is a regional matter. Delhi breathes poison for three months a year, then forgets it like the urban homeless deaths during winter. I was there last year and nothing has changed. Only … More ‘Choke Slam’: Delhi Breathes Poison (again)