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Abhinav Agarwal

Abhinav Agarwal

Abhinav Agarwal is a son, husband, father, technologist and an IIM-B Gold Medalist.

Distortions, Errors, Misrepresentations – Devdutt Pattanaik’s Mahabharata
Archives, Indology

Distortions, Errors, Misrepresentations – Devdutt Pattanaik’s Mahabharata

Abhinav Agarwal- August 28, 2019

Going through this excellently produced book, my attention was drawn to one, then two, and then innumerable errors, distortions, misrepresentations of the Mahabharata itself. The ... Read More

Tales from the Mahabharata – Black, White, and Coloured Too
Archives, Indology

Tales from the Mahabharata – Black, White, and Coloured Too

Abhinav Agarwal- October 10, 2018

Stereotyping is an "energy-saving" device that allows us to make "efficient decisions on the basis of past experiences." Therefore, is it any surprise that many ... Read More

Brahma’s Paradox
Archives, Indology

Brahma’s Paradox

Abhinav Agarwal- August 28, 2018

The Ramayana contains at least one instance where we witness a paradox in the making. An impossible situation arises that is averted, and which leaves ... Read More

Book Review: Black Money and Tax Havens by R Vaidyanathan
Archives, Commentaries

Book Review: Black Money and Tax Havens by R Vaidyanathan

Abhinav Agarwal- October 14, 2017

In India, the war against black money is one of the few areas where there seems to be unanimous political consensus on the need for ... Read More

Book Review: Aadhaar, A Biometric History of India’s 12-Digit Revolution
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Book Review: Aadhaar, A Biometric History of India’s 12-Digit Revolution

Abhinav Agarwal- October 3, 2017

Shankkar's book is the one place to go for people wanting to understand the history of Aadhaar, and its progression from an idea, to its ... Read More

Book Review: The Corporation that Changed the World by Nick Robins
Archives, Commentaries

Book Review: The Corporation that Changed the World by Nick Robins

Abhinav Agarwal- August 12, 2017

The review focuses on some of the aspects of the East India Company that relate to India. This is an important book that should receive ... Read More

Book Review: Natural Enmity, by Ashay Naik
Archives, Indology

Book Review: Natural Enmity, by Ashay Naik

Abhinav Agarwal- July 15, 2017

Ashay Naik's book, "Natural Enmity - Reflections on the Niti and Rasa of the Pancatantra [Book 1]", is a fascinating and scholarly commentary on perhaps ... Read More