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Vishal Kale

Our Actions and Our Nature : Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta Series 5

This article, or rather  -series of thoughts – is based on The Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Chapter 15, verses 5-9 and Chapter 18 verses 56-60; while reading these, some realizations and thoughts came to my mind – on the nature of… Continue Reading →

Book Review : Nehru’s India – Essays on the Maker of a Nation

Nehru’s India : Essays on the Maker of a Nation is a collection of essays on the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, by a series of eminent personalities who have had  personal experience of the great man,… Continue Reading →

Understanding & Acquiring Peace of Mind

One of the most prominent questions in the modern world is the hunt for Peace of Mind, and the worries over Materialism that is fast rising in the developed and developing worlds. One stream of thought states that the real… Continue Reading →

Book Review : Aurangzeb by Audrey Truschke

Rare is the book that causes a sea-change in opinion or perspective; this book – Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth, by Audrey Truschke, is one in that category. A book that quite successfully challenges, at least in my case,… Continue Reading →

Footprints of Humanity

It was late at night – for me anyway. My sleep time stands at around 10-1030; it must have been around that time. I switched off the lights, and was in the Balcony outside my French windows. The Saptarshi Contstellation… Continue Reading →

Understanding Corruption In Depth

Welcome to the never-never land where we discuss how to eradicate corruption… the digital space! Even here, “how to eradicate corruption” is a never-never land, for the Spark platform is one of the few to invite readers and contributors on… Continue Reading →

Hinduism…. And Sanaatan Dharm

There is a rather disturbing trend, currently at very minute levels, of identifying  the rise of a doctrinaire tenet in what we like to call Hinduism. I find this observation surprising at worst, and a sweeping generalisation at best. First… Continue Reading →

Changing Gender Equations in India

Sexual violence in India and its increasingly relevance to the public discourse, that is frankly a comparatively smaller problem in comparison to the major problem facing our society : that of Gender roles, and their redefinition in the changed world…. Continue Reading →

Movie Review – Aamhi Doghi {Marathi}

मी हंपी च्या रिव्यू मध्ये म्हणालो होतो कि “शांतता बोलते” – ते मात्र एका संपूर्ण चित्रपटा बाबत होतं … आजच्या चित्रपटात अर्थात “आम्ही दोघी ” मध्ये पण शांतता बोलते … पण ती फक्त एका उत्कृष्ट अभिनेत्री मुळे : मुक्ता बर्वे… Continue Reading →

  This promises to be among the bluntest reviews I have written; I don’t mean to state I wont do justice to it – that I will, most certainly so. But in this particular book, there is no scope, to… Continue Reading →


This is the first part of an ongoing series on Agriculture – specifically Profits from Farming. This article is the first in the series, and first appeared elsewhere 3plus years ago. This series is targeted at the average Urban Indian,… Continue Reading →

Book Review : The Ruler’s Gaze – A Study Of British Rule Over India From A Saidian Perspective

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