War (2020-)

Tiger Shroff or Hrithik Roshan are not the main characters of 2021, a world of divide. Where everyone talks online.

It’s not Tanmay Bhatt, it's not Beer Biceps either, it's you.

The one celebrating their online classes, bumble dates, and zoom parties. Since I am in a good mood even the one posting their virtual onboarding at a consultancy firm.

You are now in the world where everyone talks online, a creator, of content.

I shall use this space to talk a lot more about this later, we shall take a deeper dive into means and modes of creation, discuss economies and where we fit in.

You are part of a private community of Baabae users, i.e community aware of their needs and desires, at a war with themselves, witnessing loss, feeling emotions and time as it passes by with no control of yours on it.

You're finding new things about yourself every day, sometimes it makes you feel alone some times it motivates you to go further but you lack a higher purpose.

You have been at home for two years since you probably last heard about me or Baabae, you've probably even missed everything, how I got removed from Instagram for using a Google Chrome extension to reply to people I did not follow back and haven’t even listened to my trending podcast Essentially perhaps because you are not even sure what essentials are, or perhaps you probably have no idea why you're reading this and can't relate at all. In that’s the case:

Feel free to opt-out.

Otherwise, hello and


Welcome to Khoj,

I am Keshav Rai, and this is Khoj: an independent, subscriber-supported newsletter that summarises the best ideas from across the internet’s spectrum on innovation, society, and soundness.

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While the WHO suspects that the Wuhan leak might not have been an accident,
and to quote a New Yorker article on this battle about the origin of the pandemic.



”The debate about the origin of the pandemic has become loud, contentious, and infused with politics. We need to find real answers.”


While we fight against the virus, the new normal I am reminded of an ancient Chinese curse that I read in a book on Execution by the guy who built Honeywell.

It goes ” may you live in interesting times. “

While seemingly a blessing, the expression is normally used ironically.

Life is better in "uninteresting times" of peace and tranquility than in "interesting" ones, which are usually times of trouble. And despite being so common in English as to be known as the "Chinese curse", the saying is apocryphal, and no actual Chinese source has ever been produced.

At Khoj, lets help and deal with the curse.

Here we'll work together to create, and to create for you.

How would that work?

Well, hold on for the next edition of khoj and till then, remember that we're a community-driven publication that tries to answer the most frankly and effectively.

Getting one on one would take us a long way.

Not just in this warlike pandemic but also in our future.


Spotlight:

Indian Artists and Galleries Respond to Covid-19 Nightmare

Bharti Kher, Algorithm for clarity (2019). Bindis on painted board. 192.1 cm diameter. Courtesy the artist and Nature Morte. ( Dedicated to the fight against Covid)