Could Be Worse

Possibly weekly, hopefully irreverent takes on the deeply personal to broadly global. I build products. Previously Amazon, Flipkart, FactorDaily, etc.. A visually stimulated meat-bag waiting for first contact and singularity.
Created 26 Aug 2019
  • Matrix Resurrections
    19 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    The Matrix is back! If you haven’t watched the trailer for the new Matrix Resurrections yet, do that first before you read on. It’s a wonder that in the era of reboots, rehashings and repeat-until-you...
  • Best original soundtracks of the last decade
    12 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    I remember the first time I watched Terminator 2. The word ‘mind blown’ didn’t exist in my vocabulary then but that’s exactly what I was. It was a perfect action movie with amazing stunts and a breath...
  • Raise or Fold
    31 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Hello all, It’s been a long time since the last newsletter dropped. I haven’t been sitting idle though. Unfortunately, all that I wrote has been either monstrous (I am still trying to edit a 7000 word...
  • Let's talk about religion
    08 May 2021 • 8 min read • 3 1
    Hello faithful readers, Religion is a topic that never seems to go out of fashion. After all, only 16% of the world’s population claim to reject or be indifferent to any religion at all. A vast majori...
  • Could be better
    25 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 3 2
    Hi All, This article may be cynical and perhaps a little self-indulgent. If you don’t want to read yet another pointless pontification on India’s Covid crisis, I would recommend skipping right to the ...
  • Now that Deep Fakes are here
    10 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 5 0
    Hello real people, It’s been quite a gap since the last newsletter. Now, I never promised regularity with this newsletter. Or a theme for that matter. That’s consistency. It’s been quite a busy quarte...
  • A travel tale: The Langkawi chase
    21 Feb 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    Hello CbW readers, I’ve crossed a mini-milestone in the number subscribers and feel the extra pressure of expectations. But, I want to keep this fun for me. And so in the grand tradition of CbW newsle...
  • Billionaire Combat League
    23 Jan 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    Hello fellow plebs, This is a slightly different one. It’s silly. It’s long. And it has emerged from pure green jealousy of watching the Billionaire slot machine produce more winning than ever. Happy ...
  • Alphafold2
    16 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Cynicism can be seductive. I veer too much into it at times. In fact, this very newsletter is rooted in a mildly cynical view of things which is my comfort zone. But while cynicism may make for fun re...
  • Ungoals of 2021
    09 Jan 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to 2021. The land of the beyond. We tumbled through the tumultuous wormhole of 2020 and have emerged into the alternate universe on the other side. In this alternate universe that we shall cal...
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