The latest issue of Current Science has an article by B.K. Sen (pdf) on the current state of science in India. You may not want to read the article (because it's, um, quite terrible), but do check out the first reference: it's to this blog post by Srinivasa Ramanujam!
While there, also check out this syllabus in verse (pdf) for a course on Cognition and Machine Intelligence taught by Prof. Veni Madhavan, a colleague in the Department of Computer Science and Automation. Here's the last stanza:
the answer to creativity?
Does a grammar of thought co-exist
with a grammar of randomness?
And thus shall we reason about,
the ensemble of neuro-transmitters
that excite, inhibit and modulate
a heady brew,
the alchemy of thought.
Is thought(ness)k , k = 0, …, ∞
the transcendence between
thoughtlessness and thoughtfulness?