I work on topics which broadly fall within Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, and Logic. A description of what I am working on in my PhD is available here. Apart from my research, I am interested in topics like the importance of leisure, role of mokṣa in darśana, hate speech, care ethics, and philosophical treatments of love. Looking forward, apart from my academic work, I’ll like to make the tools for self-reflection and critical thinking freely and widely available, e.g. through my writing or teaching.
My hometown is Chittaurgarh in Rajasthan (India), where I was born and brought up. But I spent most of my adult life in Delhi (India) where I moved in 2004 to study Engineering. I worked for a few years with Trimble Navigation Ltd. where I managed distribution of SP/Nikon line of products in South Asia. Thereafter, I managed/executed various civic-utility projects of Delhi Jal Board, NDMC, PHED Rajasthan as a consultant for Aryan Pumps, Aqua-Q, and Predect AB. I switched to full-time Philosophy in 2014.
I had the opportunity to be part of this experiment organized by Prof. Sanil. I like to explore ways of sustaining philosophical conversations outside the academia, but my thoughts about this are still unclear. I am equally interested in Darsana and the many practices associated with it. I got trained in the basics of the Vipassana Meditation Technique in 2013, which I happily recommend to everyone. This organization organizes meditation retreats across the globe. Apart from Philosophy, I like to cook nice Indian Food and watch movies/documentaries on a variety of themes with Neelam.