Category Archives: living

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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Wild sparrows in urban India

These are some observations about house sparrows (chimnya in Marathi) in Pune, India, and I am sure that it applies to many urban areas too… I think there are 5 factors affecting small birds and reducing their numbers. Crows —— … Continue reading

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It is human (and natural) to procrastinate, and we all need a dose of that from time to time. Strangely, it seems easier to procrastinate in the US than in India, although instinctively one might think it would be much … Continue reading

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Why packaging will affect your children

I got a few packages delivered to me in India, and it was the worst packaging job ever. So, I took a step back and tried to understand why it is the way it is. I realized that many stores … Continue reading

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Socialism loses to Capitalism?

Socialism is defined as an economic system characterized by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy. “Social ownership” may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, state ownership, or citizen ownership of equity. There are many varieties … Continue reading

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The Myth of Barefoot Running

I have a pair of open-toed shoes made by Vibram (an Italian company) and they have no heel and have a minimal sole and it is like being barefoot but you have a small layer of the shoe. Adidas and … Continue reading

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Thought for the day–Is Philosophy becoming a commodity? As taught by Deepak Chopra, no, my maid.

I take a slight detour from the previous Healthcare posts, and talk a bit about the notion of philosophy. I was made to dwell and think about this when my cleaning lady said she reads Deepak Chopra. On one hand, … Continue reading

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