Author Archives: Ra

About Ra

Software Engineer (worked in corporations to healthcare start-ups), Geek, Musician, Artist, Fellow Human - living in the covergence space of healthcare, software, interaction design, the quantified self and genetics, music and spirituality

Affluence and dental issues in India

I went to the dentist for some root canal work and it cost 12k+. i though then that it would be impossible for poor ppl to pay this amount. In this case I mean the working poor… But then, further … Continue reading

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Spaces for playing

In today’s world with urbanization, kids have lost all open playing spaces.   As a result, there is less of a community aspect and also the kids don’t get that exercise and lead a sedentary lifestyle and play video-games at … Continue reading

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Instant divorce (Triple talaq) legal ruling in India

Divorce law in India used to be different for Hindu families and for Muslim families. I don’t know why this was,. This illogical practice is very old. Like, 1400 years old. This is not any religious thing and is not … Continue reading

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Automation and work in India

Like the world over, India will be largely affected by automation.   Don’t think of automation as only of large machines, robots, etc., but also of simple things like washing machines, dishwashers, etc. Lots of people in India will lose … Continue reading

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Communication

In the US, a lot of the communication is done via email and short messages are made via Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts or Skype (on Computer). Whereas, in my experience in India, people use Whatsapp or SMS or Facebook Messenger … Continue reading

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Sound pollution in India..an analysis of a few…

As you might know, sound pollution is very high in India. Sound or noise pollution causes not only discomfort, but also adverse physical effects, including hypertension, anxiety, etc. (Image found on the web)   So, I want to take few … Continue reading

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Industrial agriculture and monoculture

Developed countries have something known as industrial agriculture (or farming) is used to raise large quantities of a crop. Thanks to our consumerist culture, large quantities of a product are consumed and many times, in case of a food item, … Continue reading

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