Al-Jazeera’s Head To Head with Richard Dawkins: Is Religion Good or Evil?

Just completed watching this amazing video on Al-Jazeera’s YouTube channel. Scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins is challenged on whether religion is a force for good or evil in the world. A critic of religious dogmatism, Professor Richard Dawkins revolutionised genetics in 1976 with the publication of The Selfish Gene. He has since written 12 more bestsellers, including The God Delusionwhich sold millions of copies, was translated into more than 30 languages, and catapulted (…) Read more

A Philosophical Look at Planet Krypton from the movie “Man of Steel”

Thanks to my wife, Zeenee, I managed to watch the much-anticipated “Man of Steel” movie. It was brilliant from start to end but that is not why I am writing today. There was a particular scene in the movie where Jor-El (Superman’s father played by Russel Crowe) talks about the legacy of Krypton and its path to self-destruction which really got me thinking. The Scenario As Jor-El narrates in the (…) Read more

Groupon’s Fired CEO Andrew Mason’s Memorable Letter

Andrew Mason, CEO of Groupon who was fired recently wrote a great exit letter to the staff of Groupon. Mason, in his goodbye letter, did not take the occasion to blast Groupon’s board of directors or deep-pocketed investors. Nor did he resort to a face-saving untruth like saying he wanted to devote more effort to music, a subject he had studied in college.  He simply accepted responsibility for what had (…) Read more

Ang Lee: A Never Ending Dream

My wife shared this amazing article written by Ang Lee. Perhaps she thinks that I have somehow lost my inspiration and dream getting too caught up in a 9-5 job. It was really inspiring. Thank you dear. In 1978, as I applied to study film at the University of Illinois, my father vehemently objected. He quoted me a statistic: ‘Every year, 50,000 performers compete for 200 available roles on Broadway.’ (…) Read more

“You’ve got to find what you love” – Steve Jobs

This speech remains one of my all time favourites. A truly inspiring keynote from Steve Jobs back in 2005 in Stanford. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my (…) Read more

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