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Sanjeev Kumar|संजीव कुमार
Notes on economics, health, identity, and life
Created 18 Mar 2021
  • Angrist, Krueger, and Banerjee
    11 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    I woke up right at the time of the announcement for the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics. The announcement was delayed by around 10 minutes, and my mind found time to wander and started wishing the prize...
  • "Gita yes, Isa no!"
    09 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    After posting the tweet below, I remembered an essay I had written a few years ago on the Isa Upanishad. I am sharing that essay in this note now. A Deceptively Simple Question on Religion Lying inter...
  • Gandhiji in My Mind!
    02 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    Happy Birthday, Bapu! It has become a ritual for me to set aside this day, October 2, to think about one of the most radical ideas that the human mind has bestowed on us: the idea of non-violence. Tod...
  • A Play: Riding the Zero {Draft}
    29 Sep 2021 • 16 min read
    This play is dedicated to all those who came together across the world in support of creating a more equitable society battling a once-in-a-century pandemic in the Summer of 2020. Preface I don’t know...
  • The Baby Bride {Draft}
    18 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    After A Seminar in New England Ram was not arguing in favor of child marriage practices in India. He was merely sharing his results that the practice of child marriage seemed to be strongly associated...
  • On This Day in 2001
    11 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    On this day in 2001, I was at Penn State pursuing my graduate studies and living in a studio near the university campus. I woke up late, around 9ish, and went out to attend a class around 10-10:30. On...
  • 3 (Draft)
    29 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    The nurse left work at 5:00 o’clock in the morning.1 While walking to her Volkswagen Jetta, she could not stop thinking about the patient who had just died, leaving her in tears. With so many dying ar...
  • "Dude, Whatever"! (Draft)
    07 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    The Stink Before there was a currency named Euro, Ram had created one around him. He had started to endearingly call Ralf, Euro. Ralf’s personal history was so mixed that it was hard to locate him any...
  • Socrates' Hemlock in American Backyards (Draft)
    03 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    A Morning Walk It was a regular walk and Pontiff loved the smattering of plants with white flowers on both sides of the trail. She turned to Sirichai and asked him to take her picture with tiny white ...
  • Ginger Tea for Damaged Souls (Draft)
    31 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    It took many years for the damage to manifest itself; at least, that was her doctors’ opinion.1 By the time it became apparent that all the medicines were damaging her even further, it was too late. S...
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