The Essence of the Middle Way

The Essence of the Middle Way
Philosophy routinely finds itself charting a course between two seemingly irreconcilable positions, a middle way between extremes. The first update in a new series: a daily reading of Kant and Nagarjuna as two exponents of the 'Middle Way.'

Beyond Secular and Religious

Beyond Secular and Religious
The 21st century is likely to be the most eventful century in human history. This coming decade will set many of its long-term trends and determine whether we thrive as a planet or collapse into ruin. Either way, a new world is about to be born.

Introducing Cosiety

Introducing Cosiety
We spend days, months, even years looking for answers. People who find the answer are celebrated as geniuses, prophets and inventors. The world beats a path to their mousetrap. In contrast, we don’t spend much effort looking for questions.

Caste in Mind

In my previous essay, I introduced the concept of cosiety and suggested it’s a better framework for understanding the ‘pillars of Indian society’ such as caste than the concept of society itself. The first step is to reveal traces of…

Caste Cosiety

Caste Cosiety
There’s just one continuum from the neural to the social. That’s just for starters: give it time and the continuum will go all the way from cells to continents. Cosiety zindabad!

The World of Caste

The World of Caste
Can we say something new about caste as a system? How has it changed as a result of being fully absorbed within the capitalist system?