Bharat

Bharat is an environmental scientist, public policy dilettante and feminist with a gaggle of science degrees who tries to take a “public health” approach to his analysis and writing. This approach involves looking at the systems, institutions and community/population level information that determine what happens in the world, and what he would prefer to happen.

A simple example: Do we focus on bike helmets or safer cycling facilities to ensure safety? Bharat believes that we need both functional big institutions like governments, and involved grassroots activism to make change happen and stick.

He grew up in India, and is interested in many things South Asian. This also plays an important role in his relationship with Canadian colonialism. His views and comfort zones are very much a product of a class-privileged upbringing, and while he tries hard to step out of those boxes, he thinks he probably doesn’t always succeed.

He also loves birds, music, choir, sports and cooking. Bharat’s interest in the environment was sparked by working with the olive ridley sea turtle in India, and has appropriated the lovely turtle for his twitter handle @oliveridley.

Lovely man puts his hand on his head while he thinks, on a stairwell.
Pocket Scraps – Jan and Feb 2018

Pocket Scraps – Jan and Feb 2018

BharatMarch 19, 20184 min read

Clearly, I’ve gotten out of the habit of collecting my thoughts and posting them. I noticed this morning that my FB has been news link free for a few months…

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Dec 3

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Dec 3

BharatDecember 3, 20174 min read

I started using the internet for real in 1997 when I moved to the US, it’s amazing (in case you did not know). It’s also taken me over and changed…

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Nov 24

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Nov 24

BharatNovember 24, 20175 min read

This shall become a weekly thing again, I decree it so. Universal Family Care As millennials have kids and Baby Boomers live longer, we need to create a new, integrated,…

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps 03-Nov

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps 03-Nov

BharatNovember 3, 20175 min read

Savitri Devi: The mystical fascist being resurrected by the alt-right Savitri Devi, a mystical admirer of Hitler and a cat-loving devotee of the Aryan myth, seemed destined to fade into…

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 28

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 28

BharatOctober 28, 20176 min read

I would prefer this to be a weekly thing, but I seemed to have skipped another week, oh scrap! Why Race Is Not a Thing, According to Genetics But when…

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 13

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 13

BharatOctober 14, 20175 min read

Vacationed without my computer last weekend (that’s a rarity), so, two weeks of scraps :) These Ancient Whale Baleen Artifacts Can Now Tell New Stories Solazzo’s suggested method is known…

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Sep 29

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Sep 29

BharatSeptember 29, 20175 min read

This is a series of articles that are US and US racism heavy. Canada has similar racism problems, just a reminder. Flint’s lead-poisoned water had a ‘horrifyingly large’ effect on…

Bharat’s pocket scraps Sep 22

Bharat’s pocket scraps Sep 22

BharatSeptember 22, 20175 min read

Finally getting to The Stone Sky, the exciting conclusion to what I think is the best fantasy series in a long time, N.K Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy, expect to find…

Bharat’s pocket scraps September 15

Bharat’s pocket scraps September 15

BharatSeptember 16, 20173 min read

Was in Australia for the first time most of this week. First impression: Just another white settler state, so I felt right at home. The flora and fauna are different,…