Of Prizes and People

We humans instinctively categorize, especially people. We are amateur primitive set-theoreticians. There are infinite ways to categorize people since humans have a humongous number of characteristics. Consider the categories of people who award prize and people who win prizes. In my view, people who institute prizes belong to the most prestigious set. I order the … Continue reading Of Prizes and People

Ramachandra Guha on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Longings for a Nobel Prize

It's been a while since I wrote a post on SSRS. To remedy that neglect, here's something about the man. Ram Guha wrote a funny entry in his Oslo diary with the title "Nobel Longings." (Thanks to Sushant for the link.) After my talk, a lady comes up and introduces herself as a doctor, and … Continue reading Ramachandra Guha on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Longings for a Nobel Prize

Two letters related to Sri^2 Ravi Shankar

Did you know that this blog features prominently in search results on Sri (repeat n time) Ravi Shankar? Without intending to, I have stumbled upon a subject that simultaneously delights and enlightens. Aside from the usual hate mail, I quite frequently get mail from people who want to share their experience of the Art of … Continue reading Two letters related to Sri^2 Ravi Shankar

His Most Exalted Holiness Sri Maha Param Pujaniya Gurudevji Bhagwanji Sriman Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji Mahadevji, I presume

Time for a little diversion, don't you think? Of late this blog has been too involved with serious matters and I think it is time for something entirely different. Many of you regulars know that SSRS -- a.k.a Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a.k.a Param Pujaniya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankarji, a.k.a His Most Exalted Holiness the … Continue reading His Most Exalted Holiness Sri Maha Param Pujaniya Gurudevji Bhagwanji Sriman Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji Mahadevji, I presume