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Real and Unsettling Dangers of Digital Dependency

Real and Unsettling Dangers of Digital Dependency

It looked like a surreal scene except that it wasn’t. The family of five, all sitting in the living room and busy with their gadgets, hadn’t uttered a word in the last 30 minutes. It was when this scene was getting repeated several times over the week that Rafi Q Khan...
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...
Sensing Home

Sensing Home

Hmmm… Oh, yes! Aloo- matar today, yay!! Until recently, I didn’t realize that that used to be my routine when I returned from school every afternoon in wintertime. As a young schoolgirl, intentionally I’d slow my steps to inhale the aroma before knocking on the door,...
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...
Dear Elon: Ask Apple or Google to Acquire Tesla

Dear Elon: Ask Apple or Google to Acquire Tesla

Steve Jobs wanted to build an electric car as far back as 2008. In 2014, current Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly funded the project. To date, though, Apple  has had little to show for it, and the rumors are that its electric vehicle will launch as late as 2025 — long...