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Citizen’ship

   Are we doing what as Citizens we CAN do? Are we choosing the right MLA, MP? Are we driving correctly? Are we making efforts not to bribe or not to be in a position where we may think we need to bribe? Are we practicing secular thinking as educated individuals in our own lives? … Continue reading

Urban Society – Chakravyu*?

World-wide, urbanisation has been the end product of socio-economic change. It is interesting to remember that it is this end product that most refer to as modernity or development of the human race. Only a few exalted philosophers may dare to disagree. With urbanisation comes one constant – Money! Urbanisation burns money at a much … Continue reading

The Knowledgeable Capitalist – I

We live in a world today that appears to be securely controlled by the Knowledgeable Capitalist (KC)! This is the newest hunk on the deck that is pushing buttons here and there and the starship of our world responds far swiftly than its size would warrant. The only time we are not at the mercy … Continue reading

Civilisation: Is India different?

For sure, India is different! Anyone who has spent some time in India has found it difficult to box the Indians into any of the acknowledged stereotypes. Indians are just Indians, not Asians, Arabians, Americans, Europeans or Latinos. Philosophical Causality For the less travelled and innocent foreigner, the difference is immediately noticed in the diversity … Continue reading

Civil India?

In 1947, a dudish leadership epitomised by Nehru gleefully took over the reigns of independent India. They wore their soft intellectual hearts on their sleeves, a hangover from the freedom struggle led by those like Gandhi who shed his sartorial tastes in empathy with the millions of peasants toiling every day for the landed feudal … Continue reading

Religion & Leadership!

These thoughts jostled in my mind at the end of the big festive season in India. I was peacefully perched on my chair at my balcony, adequately supported by my smiling teapot, an accepting ashtray, fresh evening air and my laptop – what else does a man need when alone with his mind? I thought … Continue reading

AAPka Civilised India!

What do we call people who do not compromise on their principles, their goals, their passions? …undemocratic, non-collaborative, stubborn, apolitical or even uncivilised. Before civilisation started snaring simple humans in its cobweb of civility, man was following his needs and wits to acquire what it needed and nothing more. Gradually, man learnt to create an … Continue reading