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A Weekend with a Modern Guru

A Weekend with a Modern Guru

Sadhguru…does the word conjure up the image of a bearded gentleman sitting in the woods, cross-legged and observing silence? If it does, then you will be right but only partially. This South Indian guru does indeed sport a long, flowing beard but he is also a...
Entrepreneurs Should Use Tech for Humanity

Entrepreneurs Should Use Tech for Humanity

Learn all you can from the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley but don’t become like them. This was my advice to a group of 91 students who are visiting here on a programme sponsored by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. In a talk I gave this weekend, I encouraged...
On Feminism

On Feminism

It has been eight months since I started my MFA at Bennington College. In the last eight months I have cooked half a dozen meals. I pack my children lunches and I clean up the kitchen after my husband when he makes dinner for the family after he comes home from...
Technology is as Addictive as a Casino

Technology is as Addictive as a Casino

Many of us are addicted to social media. Whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter, the technologies’ creators have found ways to keep us coming back for more. Google design ethicist Tristan Harris has called the smartphone a “slot machine in our...
Why Liberal Arts and The Humanities are as Important as Engineering

Why Liberal Arts and The Humanities are as Important as Engineering

Earlier in my academic career, I used to advise students to focus on science and engineering, believing that they were a prerequisite for success in business. I had largely agreed with Bill Gates’s assertions that America needed to spend its limited education budgets...
My Dearly Departed

My Dearly Departed

I do not want To forget you Who passed away To now rejoice the Greatness of your Life or soul But I want to Hold you In the deepest Crevices of my heart Nurture the memories Shed a tear Like a familiar Book whose Reading gave me Great pleasure Now open a page Randomly...