ஏழு உருண்டை சோறு

First a story: ஏழு உருண்டை சோறு (7 balls of rice) There’s this family: A father, mother & their 5 kids. This family had some good in their last births, so God used to give them 1 ball of rice each for sustenance, 7 in all, every evening. One fine day the mother decided that 1 […]

Federer, yayAti, Gordon Gekko & Greed

न जातु कामः कामानामुपभोगेन शाम्यति | हविषा कृष्णवर्त्मेव भूय एवाभिवर्घते || Desires never die. They are never satisfied by indulgence. By indulgence, they flame up like sacrificial fire with ghee poured in it. यत् पृथिव्यां व्रीहियवं हिरण्यं पशवः स्त्रियः | एकस्यापि न पर्याप्तं तस्मान् तृष्णां परित्यजेत् || If one becomes sole lord of all the […]

Roger Federer & the weak era argument

An unusually perspicacious tweet. Weak era in tennis is the one in which your least favourite player wins most of the titles. — Nakul (@TieBreakBagel) March 28, 2016 One of the oft-repeated theories trotted out to malign the great Swiss maestro’s career is that he won a bulk of slams in an extremely weak era […]