I vividly remember the moment in all its mundane details. It was the early hours of March 2018, and I was at my room at the Marriot Times Square, New York. I was running through the talking points for the workshop I was to facilitate when I received a call…


Over 1.25 million CBSE students are experiencing stress while waiting for an alternative grading system to take place instead of the cancelled Grade 12 exams. Not to mention the other 10–12 million students in other boards who are waiting to replicate CBSE’s final grading decision. Read to know how deep…


About 2 years back, I came across my first Malayalam movie ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ on an OTT platform. Set against the beautiful backwaters of Kumbalangi district, it was a simple story of four bickering brothers coming to terms with their losses and discovering their long lost bond. By the end of…


For a subtle mind, motorcycling is Tantra. The capacity to see the journey as the destination that never arrives

One of the zen moments. Had to stop the bike to experience the overwhelming joy.

I was two hours into my 14-day solo ride on my Royal Enfield motorcycle to the valley of Gods — Uttaranchal. As per my plan, I should have crossed Ghaziabad but thanks to a flat tyre, I’m yet to escape the maddening traffic of New Delhi. My first halt was…


Private schools is one of the few institutional gems of Modern India. Best way to honour and support its Teacher’s would be to liberate this sector from government overregulation.

Photo Courtesy: VV Biju from Outlook India

Another Teacher’s Day has passed with Teachers eulogised in WhatsApp forwards and Instagram posts. But a sense of irony would not have escaped most private school teachers as they haven’t been paid their full salaries for the last few months due to COVID pandemic. …


“Psychologists aren’t sure exactly how video games affect violence, but many are convinced there’s a link”: Image & Quote Courtesy: pbs.org

The context and content of the video game does have an impact on the player’s future behavior. Research has indicated that playing violent video games does increase “aggressive cognitions, aggressive behaviors and aggressive feelings

The use of video games has rapidly increased over the last several years. Video games are not just played by teenagers but also by young teens and adults. Nearly 88 per cent of children between ages eight to 18 have played a video game (Gentile as cited in Blumberg &…


Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexel

Anthropologist would agree that in the evolution of human civilisation, “for decades, nothing may happen. But in weeks, decades may happen”. This maxim is apt for COVID-19’s impact on K-12 Schools. The past few weeks witnessed tectonic shifts in the way learning was transacted, which till then, only made incremental…


The number of languages we know significantly impacts our brain architecture and its cognitive capacity. Image Credit: Carlton University

It is that time of the year when politicians, depending on which constituency you represent, would argue on the primacy of a certain language over others. The Hindi heartland feels it is best positioned be the ‘One language’ for a utterly diverse nation like India. Other regional languages like Tamil…


Image: Smithsonian Museum. Although the orgins are unkonwn. The Cholas (9th Century CE) perfected the art of Nataraja Bronze statues. It is interesting to see the amalgamation of feminine and masculine features. Possibly to indicate that the Divine is genderless.

Last week, I had the opportunity to observe Mahashivratri — the night of awakened consciousness. The night was spent on ruminating Shiva — the primordial Yogi. Even for the agnostic, Shiva is a metaphor of the nature of our infinitesimal existence in the Cosmos. Shiva (along with his Consort Parvathi…


Ancient Narratives: Popularly venerated in South India, Lord Ayyapan was born out of a same sex union of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu

The Supreme Court’s scrapping of the British era law article 377 is an important milestone not just for the LGBTQIA+ community, but is also a watershed moment in our journey as an inclusive and equitable democracy. The judgment will have overarching ramifications on our national discourse on caste, opportunity, language…

Vishnu Karthik

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