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A morning bicycle ride on a rainy dawn

It was 5am and there was still work left to do. The weather outside looked lovely – I love the monsoon. So I decided to go for a morning “walk”. I picked up the keys to my bicycle almost before the thought was complete. There is this thing about a bicycle. It is addictive. Regular …

The Gorakhpur tragedy and Nero’s guests

Child deaths due to oxygen cut off at Gorakhpur

As I watch the Gorakhpur tragedy unfold, “Nero’s Guests”, a documentary by P Sainath, comes to my mind. It concludes with Sainath’s speech where he shares a piece of ancient history involving Nero, the infamous emperor of Rome. When Rome burnt and Nero could not control the fire, he decided to throw a party and …