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A brief history of sugar

Today, sugar is a ubiquitous substance. The entire world craves for it. But this was not always the case. The spread of sugar is a fascinating study for how products that were once not even necessary have become indispensable today. Here’s a brief history of how it happened – Some sources suggest cane sugar originated […]

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Are increasing life spans a good thing?

Last year, I read a book called Factfulness by Hans Rosling. This book has, to an extent, changed my perspective on human evolution. It has provoked thoughts in me, led me to read up more on where we as the human race are heading, and given me a number that I’m fixated on — The […]

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Learnings from my experiments

Why write this essay?  Since I was in college, I’ve continuously kept myself engaged with one or the other “side project.” So far, these have been writing-related projects primarily, but I hope to expand into other types too.  Though the monetary income from these projects is almost nil, the learnings have been paramount. But what […]