Monday, October 31, 2011

A saint in our midst

A saint in our midst: St. Sonia Manio Gandhi

A brilliant review by MD Nalapat

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Three nations, one voice

Three nations, one voice: कलौ: संघे शक्ति: In Kaliyug power vests in associations. IBSA -- India, Brazil and South Africa's grouping -- provides the members clout which individually none would have.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Love and Anarchy - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Love and Anarchy - The Chronicle Review : Emma Goldman, born in 1869, admired Michael Bakunin immensely but did not agree with his view that a revolutionary should not have any other passion. Emma supported sexual liberation, birth control etc.She did not like revolutionaries to be monomaniacal. 

» Anarchism and Al Qaeda Middle East Strategy at Harvard

» Anarchism and Al Qaeda Middle East Strategy at Harvard

www.international.ucla.edu/cms/files/JamesGelvin.pdf

www.international.ucla.edu/cms/files/JamesGelvin.pdf Jihadi Terrorism or what has been called as Islamo-Fascism is different from Anarcho-Terrorism. How are they different? See for yourself.

Monday, October 24, 2011

THE MYTH OF ARYAN INVASION

THE MYTH OF ARYAN INVASION: Aryan invasion of India is a myth, given currency by those who have not taken pains to understand the mainstream Indian view on this matter. Had the Aryans come from outside India they would also have their holy places outside India. All our scriptures describe only the places which fall within the idea of a greater India.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Hindu : News / Resources : Justice Katju interacts with mediapersons

Justice Katju interacts with mediapersons:
Justice Katju seeks guidance from the very people who are accused of bias, misdemeanor and are responsible for much of the defects that is bedeviling Indian polity and society. Hannah Arendt said that access to true information is the sine qua non of democracy, but the media gives us views wrapped as news.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gandhi and South Africa | The Nation

Gandhi and South Africa | The Nation: Martha C Nussbaum is not burdened with truth, objectivity and fair play in describing the unfortunate incidents of Godhara and retaliatory actions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Should gods, goddesses have caste identities? « churumuri

Should gods, goddesses have caste identities? « churumuri:

Many Ramayanas

Many Ramayanas "d0e1254":

Raymond Tallis Takes Out the 'Neurotrash' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Raymond Tallis Takes Out the 'Neurotrash' - The Chronicle Review - Raymond Tallis claims to have the Socratic wisdom of knowing that he did not know, yet rubbishes neuroscience and Darwinism.
1) If you are to provide for a year plant paddy, if you are to provide for a decade plant trees and if you are to provide for life educate.           2)If you invite a person to share fish, he will eat once; if you give him fish he will eat fish the whole day, but if you teach him fishing he will eat whole life.                                                                                                       3) Faintest of ink is more reliable than the sharpest of memory.                                                                          4) If you can't help being raped lie down and enjoy it.                                                                                                                                Chinese Proverbs                                                                                   

Inflation and the Moral Order | History Today

Inflation and the Moral Order | History Today

Inflation and the Moral Order | History Today

Inflation and the Moral Order | History Today

Frederick the Great's Erotic Poem | History Today

Frederick the Great's Erotic Poem | History Today:

Dr.swamy's letter to PM to drop the proposed Communal and Targeted Violence (Prevention) Bill

Dr.swamy's letter to PM to drop the proposed Communal and Targeted Violence (Prevention) Bill:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Why Anna Hazare may fail

Why Anna Hazare may fail: Rajinder Puri, a great cartoonist, shares his views about Anna movement.

Top babus back CAG audit of government policies - The Times of India

Top babus back CAG audit of government policies - The Times of India: Had the Constitution been worked well, institutions been manned by persons of integrity and institutions allowed to perform their assigned functions there would not have been much need for institution like Ombudsman/Lokpal.

Book extracts: Sonia’s story « readiscover

Book extracts: Sonia’s story « readiscover: " When Sonia got angry with a friend she put a hot spaghetti on his head." Can't she control her anger?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

God's soldiers: Pakistan army's ideology

God's soldiers: Pakistan army's ideology: Pakistan was created due to a hate - India mentality. Pakistan is not yet reconciled to the fact that out of the whole India, over which its ancestors have ruled, only a moth-eaten Pakistan was created. Pakistan still considers the business of partition of 1947 as unfinished. People outside Pakistan still do not understand as to who rules Pakistan -- the govt , the Army, the ISI ! The green Book compiled by the Army contains the doctrines, thinking, strategies or what Praveen Sami calls ideology of Pak Army regarding India . The Army believes that there are many vulnerabilities of India and if Pakistan works on those vulnerabilities India is bound to totter and collapse . Praveen Sami in The Hindu has made a brilliant analysis .

Decline of the Left: A Critical Comment

Decline of the Left: A Critical Comment:

Is any thing left of the Left ?

Method in Madness: Urban Data from 2011 Census

Method in Madness: Urban Data from 2011 Census:

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Hindu : Opinion / Lead : To put the Republic back on the rails

To put the Republic back on the rails: We had known A S Appu as an efficient and honest IAS officer . But his contribution in The Hindu raises serious doubts about our own ability to assess people . Appu is not only economical with truth in his description of the present political situation in the country but appears to be heavily biased against the BJP . Appu says that in 1967 non-Congress parties came together only to grab power and make pecuniary gains . He has overlooked the anti-Congressism of the day . The Bharateeya Jan Sangh , CPI , CPM , SSP of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia did not come together only to grab power . Giving such colour to the events of 1967 is to deprive the present generation an opportunity to learn about the period and the turning points of our post independence history . Similarly , Appu says that L K Advani's first Rath Yatra was only to advance his communal agenda . This is far from truth . Advani took the Yatra to foil VP Singh's attempt to divide the Hindu society on caste lines , to stress the need for cultural nationalism  and to rouse public opinion against pseudo secularism . Instead of pleading for a two - party system Appu advises the Left to join hands with the Congress to queer the pitch for BJP .

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The judicial system: The feeblest branch | The Economist

The judicial system: The feeblest branch | The Economist Contrary to popular perception that the US Judiciary is the strongest branch of its government , the author argues that it is the weakest .