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Ganesh Prasad
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Ten Great Epiphanies Of My Life
I turned 54 today. I've been planning to write down all the things I've learnt in life so far. When musing on these, I realised that while some of them have been gradual learnings, others have burst upon my consciousness in a sudden flash. These latter epip...

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Resistance Is Futile - And Why Would One Resist Prosthetic Implants Anyway?
There has been much shock and horror expressed at Elon Musk's message at the World Government Summit in Dubai last week, to the effect that humans must integrate with machines to remain relevant. The revulsion that many have expressed towards this idea is a...

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The Agnostic Argument - 11 ()
One of my friends pointed me to this philosophical blog post on the existence of God . It deals with Pascal's Wager, which basically says that it's safer to believe in God than not, because the consequences of making the wrong choice are much higher if one ...

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The Fearsome Ghost of Ayatollah Khomeini
The biggest news item of the last week was Donald Trump's phone call to Australia's Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull , in which he ranted about the "dumb deal" that his predecessors had signed with Australia (to accept 1250 refugees from Australian refugee ca...

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Why Intelligent People Can't Find Happiness - Really?
I came across this article recently, which purported to offer six reasons why intelligent people couldn't find happiness. As someone who has scored creditably on IQ tests in the past, I took a personal interest in what it had to say. To cut a long story sho...

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What Are The Second And Third Order Effects Of Demonetisation?
A nuclear explosion releases energy in four pulses - (1) Blast, (2) Thermal radiation, (3) Ionising radiation, and (4) Residual radiation There are reports from all major cities that the queues at banks and ATMs have greatly reduced, and that one can walk u...

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India's Coming Stagflation Shock
On November 8, 2016, Indian prime minster Narendra Modi announced a shock decision that he claimed would strike a blow against "black money" in the economy. He announced at 8 PM that 500 and 1000 rupee notes would cease to be valid by midnight, and that the...

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Some Thoughts On The 2016 US Election
Oh well, so much for my prediction 4 years ago that the Republicans would never again win a Presidential election in the foreseeable future. I was completely blindsided by Trump's victory. I had all but assumed a Clinton presidency post-Nov 8. I guess I was...

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The Art Of Culinary Diplomacy
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of tasting some very good food served by a local caterer. One of the dishes was a wee bit too salty, but the lunch was overall extremely good. I remembered a Tamil phrase that I've heard from older ladies in my family, and i...
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