Category Archives: Miscellaneous

No Place is Home

My essay on rootlessness, global citizenship, and a fluid sense of identity in the Business Standard. ——————– No Place is Home Some months ago, a long-time family friend sat me down on the lawn in Bangalore Club and told me … Continue reading

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Colombia’s Beauty Mania: Vignettes from the Curve Lines

Colombia is extraordinarily proud of its women. Before I arrived, every person who had been here (and several who hadn’t), whether male or female, would emit a quiet whistle and say “Colombia! Oh boy, the women there!” What’s the best … Continue reading

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Stripping Off the Straightjacket: How Complexity Theory Provides a Whole New Approach to Making Policy

An essay/book-review in the 2007 edition of the Kennedy School Review. ——————————————– Stripping Off the Straightjacket: How Complexity Theory Provides a Whole New Approach to Making Policy Fritjof Capra, The Hidden Connections, Harper Collins, 2002, 272 pages Mark Buchanan, Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen, Three Rivers … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Gigolo

“A model”, I first thought when I walked in at 10pm after a long day at the office and found him sharing a beer and a cigarette with my host. He had that deadly combination so carefully cultivated by models … Continue reading

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Consequences of an Eelam

An op-ed for Rediff.com on what might happen geo-politically if the Tamils in Sri Lanka are successful in creating their own state.

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