Archive for October, 2020

Opposition must unite and act to provide an alternative

Opposition must unite and act to provide an alternative

The attempt to stop Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi from visiting to Hatharas by the Uttar Pradesh government might have succeeded when they did not allow the convoy to move ahead of Greater Noida and detained both Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi who have been taken to Buddha circuit, a world class facility made by Ms Mayawati when she was the[Read More…]

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Machines Are Not Bodies

Machines are not bodies. A body knows how it feels, a machine does not. The goal and purpose of life for humans and other living beings is to create and contribute to the peace and harmony in our environment so that we can be in touch with the feelings in our bodies and in those around us. To be happy[Read More…]

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Why Older Persons Matter Today?

Why Older Persons Matter Today?

“No one should be alone in their old age,” Santiago, the protagonist in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea reflects in despair. Fisherman Santiago’s sorrows speak volumes about how loneliness is terrible, yet Hemingway sends the message that there are umpteen ways of coping with the sorrows of loneliness. The lesson in the novel is that no one[Read More…]

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Crisis Management: Post Pandemic – With a System of Justice (Part – III)

Crisis Management: Post Pandemic – With a System of Justice (Part – III)

In previous article (Crisis Management Part (II)), (Read Part I) I have started discussing the concept “Interest Free Loan” which will be an important alternative Banking Principle to be discussed and implemented in a country whose GDP is -23.9% due to lockdown and the downfall of its economy was in discussion from couple of years. Interest Free Loan is the[Read More…]

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Troika of Imperialist Projects From NATO, Quad to D-10

Troika of Imperialist Projects From NATO, Quad to D-10

The colonial and imperialist powers have imposed bipolar world order after the Second World War by establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The idea was to destroy every alternative like USSR experiments and establish capitalism as the only political and economic ideology. The hegemonic world politics emanating from it during 1945 to 1953 had created conditions for the growth of[Read More…]

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How Has The Pandemic Reconfigured The Social Mindset

How Has The Pandemic Reconfigured The Social Mindset

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. -Marie Curie The COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy of potentially biblical proportions and has convulsed societies like never earlier. Even as the world remains gripped in the fright of an invisible threat, Mother[Read More…]

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Assange’s Seventeenth Day at the Old Bailey: Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning and Proposed Kidnapping

Assange’s Seventeenth Day at the Old Bailey: Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning and Proposed Kidnapping

September 30.  Central Criminal Court, London: Today will be remembered as a grand expose.  It was a direct, pointed accusation at the intentions of the US imperium which long for the scalp of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.  For WikiLeaks, it was a smouldering triumph, showing that the entire mission against Assange, from the start, has been a political one. [Read More…]

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Netflix’s The Social Dilemma tells only half the story

Netflix’s The Social Dilemma tells only half the story

If you’re wondering what the hell is going on right now – the “Why is the world turning to shit?” thought – you may find Netflix’s new documentary The Social Dilemma a good starting point for clarifying your thinking. I say “starting point” because, as we shall see, the film suffers from two major limitations: one in its analysis and[Read More…]

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We are in a Constitutional Rama Rajya, not the Manuvaadi rule

We are in a Constitutional Rama Rajya, not the Manuvaadi rule

Is there any doubt that Rama Rajya is here? One by one, all the promises made by the ruling party are being fulfilled. The acquittal of the Ayodhya rioters is the acknowledgement of the Service to Rama’s cause, along with a blessing by the arbiters of divine justice. Territorial unification is rapidly progressing. Caste-policing is regaining its heights. Welcome to[Read More…]

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Not symbolism but embodying Mahatma Gandhi in our lives is vital: Medha Patkar

Not symbolism but embodying Mahatma Gandhi in our lives is vital: Medha Patkar

It is high time to move beyond mere tokenism when we commemorate Mahatma Gandhi, and begin truly embodying Gandhian values in all aspects of our lives. This rallying call was given by Medha Patkar, who is among the most respected development justice activists today. She was among the keynote speakers of the ongoing Valedictory Week to mark 150 years of[Read More…]

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Hatemonger – Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda

Hatemonger – Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda

Hatemonger – Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda. Jean Guerrero. William Morrow/HarperCollins, New York, 2020. While browsing the History/Politics section of a local bookstore the number of works devoted to the many aspects of Donald Trump was quite amazing, but considering his impact on current events domestically and globally probably not truly surprising. Unable to decide which[Read More…]

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 The Insanity of Sustainability

 The Insanity of Sustainability

“Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War” – Plato. This wisdom is as valid today as it was 2,500 years ago. Wars go on and on. They are exactly the anti-dote of sustainability. Though, they may be the only “sustainability” modern mankind knows – endless destruction, killing, shameless exploitation of Mother Earth and its sentient beings, including humans.[Read More…]

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World Translation Day

World Translation Day

Today, September 30 is celebrated as World Translation Day. Translators can be called unsung heroes and heroines of communication. Even when people enjoy reading translations of great works in foreign languages, we rarely notice the translator’s name and even when we do it is rarer still we register them or know anything about them. So it is good to celebrate[Read More…]

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Period Leaves: Yay or Nay?

Period Leaves: Yay or Nay?

The concept of period leave, like the #Metoo movement is not new. What really happens is people talk about it and then forget it, as some other issue gathers momentum. Then an organization or an individual makes a move and the ball gets rolling thus galvanizing the once much talked about (or not) issue. On 8th of August, Zomato announced[Read More…]

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