From the editors’ laptops

by Vijay Govind Nath. Walter Lord’s ‘A Night to Remember’ is the definitive non-fiction account of the sinking of the Titanic. The book recounts how in the early hours of April 15, 1912, the largest ship to ever set sail, sank into the depths of the Atlantic along with 1,500 Read more…

The Philosophy of Philistines

by Ezat Mossallanejad. In his masterpiece “The Bridge over the Drina”, the Yugoslav novelist Ivo Andric, speaks of a Turkish foreman who orders death sentence by means of horrible techniques of torture against a Bosnian worker due to his alleged attempts at rebellion: “Everything must be made ready so that Read more…

Doing Philosophy with Kids

by Mansi Rathour. In the summer of 2019, the team at Barefoot Philosophers led by Professor Sundar Sarukkai, organized Philosophy Summer Camps for children across various cities in India. The intention of organizing these camps was to introduce children to the practice of critical and philosophical thinking. The first of Read more…

Digitization and Literary Studies

by Kamlakar Bhat. I. Emerging Phenomena of Digital Literature I am ‘writing’ this note on “Digitization and Literary Studies” on my laptop, consulting online resources on my mobile phone. And the reader of this piece may access it through one or the other digital platform. This entire circle of production Read more…

Dissonances: The Myth of Sisyphus

by Kushal Choudhary. An exploration of the ideas pertaining to the 1942 seminal essay ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’ by Albert Camus. The exploration expounds the ideas of what we mean by creating something and what purpose creation of any kind serves. It also alludes to the idea ‘the absurd’ and Read more…

Why So Serious?

by Sahana Rajan. Why should you care about why you do what you do? Kabir and Meera are having a meal at McDonalds. While Kabir works at Nirvana PrivateLimited, Meera is currently a Professor of Philosophy at Avyaktum University. Kabir hasordered a Chicken Kebab Burger with a Soft Serve Hot Read more…

Of Gilead

by Anushka Maheshwary. Margaret Atwood in her book The Handmaid’s Tale spins a tale so gripping that it leaves one gasping for air after being submerged in turbulent waters of the totalitarian state of Gilead. It tells the story of the narrator, a woman whose name is later revealed to Read more…

Ethics of Debate

by Chaitanya Joshi & Sushruth Ravish. In present times of partisan divide, each one of us would have experienced at some point or the other, an impasse in a conversation. This is what the Greeks called aporia – a point beyond which no further dialogue seems to be possible. Each Read more…

Certainty in Everyday Life

by Medi Chaithanya. Why are we so certain about some knowledge claims in our everyday life? How do we understand “certainty” in general and in what way does this understanding help us to do things in our day to day life? I was watching a Telugu movie on TV when Read more…

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