Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay

Artificial Intelligence: Boon or Threat?

Artificial Intelligence is a topic which evokes mixed reactions among people. Some consider AI to be a technological revolution which will solve all our problems and transform our planet into a veritable paradise. Others equate AI with robots courtesy of Hollywood movies; not good robots but rather exceedingly intelligent but evil and villainous robots with nefarious plans to wipe out the entire human civilization.


One of the biggest casualties of the current pandemic has been insaaniyat, which is often loosely translated as humanity. Strictly speaking such an equivalence will not be considered a halal interpretation by most purists. Even if we were to use an English equivalent, we should use the term humanism and not humanity. The loss of insaaniyat we are seeing all around today…

History needs to be History ! .. We need an Alternative To History

Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. History as it is In Indian history curriculum, Emperor Ashoka is an important figure, being the only other emperor in India apart from Akbar to have received the honorific “Great”. The following is an excerpt on Ashoka from a typical NCERT history text book used in Indian schools. …

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Unleashing Bharat’s Innate Entrepreneurial Spirit

Global Models The Mumbai-centric RBI believes in the “global” model of lower interest rates. Lower interest rates they say drives growth. The idea is that when interest rates are low, companies will borrow more at lower rates and expand their businesses. More employment will be generated. At lower rates, people will borrow more to buy electronic gadgets, houses, cars and go on foreign…

Soul Is Anitya, Atma Is Not

According to Cambridge dictionary, soul is “the spiritual part of a person that some people believe continues to exist in some form after their body has died”. The word is classified under the category “Souls, spirits & ghosts” and some of the common synonyms and related words associated with soul are: astral plane[i], aura, ectoplasm