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In praise of drudgery

A few days ago, I saw an old classic (movie), Jiro Dreams of Sushi.  It features one of the best exponents of the art of making sushi in his iconic Tokyo restaurant. Jiro, the sushi chef, is at it, day in and day out, for decades. The result is perfection!

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Interview in Mint

Mint interviewed me on a range of issues during Jaipur Literature Festival. Here’s a short part of it: It’s too soon to

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Jamaica and Alibaug

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I happened to visit a friend’s home in Alibaug. Mumbai residents know of this

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Mapping Ebola

Some of my medical colleagues and I wrote this short piece to illustrate the use of cellphone data in tracking epidemics. We