An avid music lover who loves to learn, talk and laugh !!!

What do I do?

I study. 

I am a graduate student pursuing my PhD in Engineering. More importantly, I consider myself student of everything that has a potential allure to distract me from my profound lack of social life. I am feverishly fascinated by human nature, humor, science, religion, psychology and lastly, philosophy and the way each of those fields can intensify and affect human experience. 
I guess I have always wanted to be a writer but it didn't take long to realize that I suck at it. So, "FLAWSOPHY" is a humble yet candid defiance against my bad writing genes and a persistent attempt to embarrass myself by describing some of the patterns I observed in my time on this planet.

My primary influences

I think creating a list of influences is really unfair because even a bad after-meal movie can teach you to never waste time again without thought. What I mean is that, our world-view is constantly shaped by everything we experience. Generalities aside, two things I most admire in life have to be American Comedy and Indian Philosophy !!!
My interest in philosophy and humor really stems from the same interest  - an interest in the experience of life and living in all its entirety.

I love comedy. Though it's not always possible, it's the only way I really love to look at life. I am a huge fan of all kinds of comedy. My favorite comedians include PG Wodehouse, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Jandhyala, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Chris Rock, Louis CK, Scott Adams and a whole lot more ... a whole lot more ...

Besides, not a day passes for me without thinking of AR Rahman, Indian Philosophy, the works of Joseph Campbell, Woody Allen, Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Clint Eastwood and Richard Feynman.

My World-View

I think the following lines together sums up my world-view :

"I am human, I consider nothing human is alien to me" - Terance (a playwright of the Roman Republic )

"People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point" - George Carlin, Comedian

"Oṃ Śānti Śānti Śānti hi" - translates as "Let Harmony Prevail". This profound thought is so simple. It picks no favorites. It picks no winners and has no judgment. Let the show go on and let nature take it's course. As far as we are concerned, let's remember to have a little fun, little drama and go off to sleep.

Thanks for reading,

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