Some trails

​Bangalore Mountain Festival 29/1/2017 This was a short ride and a short run combo. Rode out this morning for a trail  run outside the city. Early hours, the yellow of the city roads and the engine's rhythm worked up nostalgia of a dozen road trips. Reached the venue after overshooting some 20  km in the [...]

Indian sociology, if there is one

Last week was spent in listening to some of the best Indian minds in sociology during NIAS's annual seminar on nation, community and citizenship in contemporary India. It was also a fitting tribute to M N Srinivas in whose honour a panel discussion was organized. The discussions seemed in-line with his own way - stress-testing concepts and [...]

Roundup 2016

At the end of 2015, I wrote about the unusual solitude I experienced that year. The Walden Pond spirit of that year dissipated in the activity of work, school, university and travel with 2016's - the year soon filled with people, places and activities. It feels remarkable how one set of days can be very different from another [...]