A passage to India

A passage to India

October 31, 2013 |
I recently returned from a trip to India, the tail end of which was spent in a 3 day summit in the lovely setting of Samode Bagh and Palace outside Jaipur, in the company of a hundred or so remarkable… Read more
Pursuit of the Impossible Nothingness

Pursuit of the Impossible Nothingness

October 11, 2013 |
“We have already lost Afghanistan. Why are you fiddling with the edges?” asked a British sergeant in Bagram, Afghanistan while I was waiting to hitch a ride back to Kabul. I had spent the last six weeks embedded with the… Read more
The Beauty of Collaboration – Indiaspora Style

The Beauty of Collaboration – Indiaspora Style

October 3, 2013 |
Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature exactly 100 years ago. Yet his words are more true today than ever:   “… Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening… Read more
India Shining!

India Shining!

September 27, 2013 |
Like many persons of Indian origin living in America I am conflicted.   I am immensely proud of the great philosophical traditions that sprang up and matured in ancient India. There are days when I wander about in a daze… Read more
Hosting President Obama

Hosting President Obama

September 7, 2013 |
This August, the University at Buffalo (UB) kicked off the fall semester in an unforgettable way.  On August 22, over 7,200 people joined us on campus as the 44th President of the United States spoke about higher education challenges and opportunities.  … Read more
The Vision OF PUPIL

The Vision OF PUPIL

September 3, 2013 |
On October 31, 2011 a lady walked into our home in Bangalore,India, sat down and said: “I don’t know who to talk to, but disaster has befallen us. 4500 kids are going to be out on the street as of… Read more