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Gadsisar sagar, Jaisalmer

Biology in Free Verse

I return to writing poetry after a long time, and I turn to biology for poetic inspiration mostly because I know a little bit about it, having studied it for three years, but also because biology, even as an empirical field of study has to account for the randomness and complexity of life by incorporating … Continue reading Biology in Free Verse

I think, therefore I am confused: A critical look at Descartes’ proposition

Introduction ‘Cogito, ergo sum’ or, ‘I think, therefore I am’ is a phenomenal proposition that Rene Descartes advances in his book Meditations on First Philosophy. This proposition has now come to have a fundamental role in Western philosophy. Its vast cultural recognition is attested to by the popularity that it enjoys even in the non-philosophical … Continue reading I think, therefore I am confused: A critical look at Descartes’ proposition

Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas

Basava (ಬಸವ), born in 12th century Karnataka, was the progenitor of the Lingayat tradition within Shavism - Veershaivism, an independent egalitarian movement that sourced its inspiration from the larger and much older frameworks of Bhakti traditions in South India. This new revolution was as much social as it was spiritual, and along with Brahminical rituals … Continue reading Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas