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...
Making America Great Again?

Making America Great Again?

Every year NASA celebrates its past glory by inducting an ever-dwindling number of American astronauts to the Hall of Fame at a glittering gala. I had the opportunity to attend the latest one on April 21, 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center, courtesy of Embraer, the...
What Is My Voice? A Poem For Asifa

What Is My Voice? A Poem For Asifa

What Is My Voice? Is my voice the color of my skin; Or the brand of the clothes that I wear? Is it the name of the God I worship; Or that of my gender laid bare?  Is my voice the sound of my music; Or is it the language I speak? Is it the size and shape of my body; Or...
Matching the “Pegs” and “Holes”

Matching the “Pegs” and “Holes”

  In the frenzy that follows a celebrity death or any horrifying end to a well-known personality, the Freuds, Sherlocks and Devi Shettys of society come out of the woodwork to voice their expert opinions. News channels and social networking sites are full of messages...
Don’t Believe the Hype About AI

Don’t Believe the Hype About AI

To borrow a punch line from Duke professor Dan Ariely, artificial intelligence is like teenage sex: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” Even though AI systems can...