All posts by Shivprasad

Round Up: 2011
December 31, 2011, 5 Comments

1. Ramanujan, Ramayana and Censorship In his essay, Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Transla ...

The Greatest Philosophical Problem?
July 14, 2011, 7 Comments

  “Gnothi Seauton” Know Thyself. Inscription on the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi What if I we ...

What the Tortoise said to Achilles: An Interview with the Prime Minister of Akrasia
March 27, 2011, 7 Comments

The Tortoise is the Prime Minister of the Perfectionist Republic of Akrasia.  In his former avatar he was a scholar ste ...

Be not Blinded by the Smell of Jasmine
February 2, 2011, 1 Comment

Guest post by Suchindran B.N. Advocate, Madras High Court The Jasmine revolution in Tunisia and the domino effect it has ...

Inception and its Inspirations: Escher, Dali and Yoga Vasistha
February 2, 2011, 22 Comments

‘He stole the idea from my subconscious.’ Just the sort of proposition you would have expected on the lips of a char ...

Journalism of the Dubious Kind
November 27, 2010, 8 Comments

If your primary source of information on the goings on in the world is the mainstream Indian English electronic media, y ...

The historicity of Rama- should it really matter?
October 24, 2010, 13 Comments

Speculation about the historicity of Rama is a flourishing industry in India. Some are convinced that there was a histor ...

Religion, Terrorism and Language
September 16, 2010, 4 Comments

The recent exchange between the Home Minister Chidambaram and Digvijay Singh over the use of the phrase ‘saffron terro ...

Zero: A philosophical history of an Indian Idea – II
August 27, 2010, 36 Comments

 The Men Who Knew Infinity  Zero and infinity are curious beasts; they defy our logical understanding of the world. Tr ...

Zero: A philosophical history of an Indian idea – I
August 20, 2010, 1 Comment

This post is the first of a trilogy, where I will be revisiting a somewhat hackneyed topic: the Indian roots of Zero. Ho ...