Tesla: Undoing the patent system

Last week, Elon Musk, the visceral founder and CEO announced that this company, Tesla, a pioneer in electric vehicle technology is making all their patents freely available to the world. Following the announcement, the patent wall at their headquarters was replaced with a giant banner that reads 'All our patent are belong to you' The sign is a … Continue reading Tesla: Undoing the patent system

Vrath, Laddoos and God

I woke up earlier than I am used to. My room window faces east, but the rays of morning sunlight are governed by the vagaries of the swaying Ashoka tree. Today, the house is ablaze with the preparation for the vratham. I wouldn't say our house is old as much as that it has personality. Slowly it creeks … Continue reading Vrath, Laddoos and God

The Art of being Baffled

My father gave me care, nourishment, education, and sustenance, but I never loved him more than the day he got me the Sony Walkman cassette player. This nicely designed metallic rectangle, was exactly what a fourteen year old needed to dive into the lyrical and musical genius of popular music. Looking back now at my tape collection, … Continue reading The Art of being Baffled