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June 12, 2016

The ideas expressed in this article are those of the author only and this website in no way agrees or promotes the ideas. It is being published since the website stands for freedom of expression and leaves the readers to  come to their own conclusions.

The ideology which restricts democratic debates is no more working in disguise, it is coming out as recent incidents show
This question may be answered both in terms of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. But what is certain is the shrinking space for ‘democratic contestations’ and ‘rational argumentations’. The reasons are conspicuous and rooted in the schematic design of Brahminical arrogance.
The ideology is no more working in disguise. It is rather undergoing through ‘coming out’ phase.

April 24, 2016

This article was first published by the author in 23 April, 2016
Countercurrents.org

“What have they done to the earth? What have they done to our fair sister? Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her. Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn. And tied her with fences and dragged her down” ~ Jim Morrison

April 24, 2016

First published by the author in 21 April, 2016
Countercurrents.org

It is a wonderful world we live in. Or it was. Or it could have been. And it still could be.

April 24, 2016

First published by the author in 22 April, 2016
Countercurrents.org

We humans have been in existence for less than 1% of life on Earth – In the short time of our existence, we have impacted everything; every part of our small blue planet. Our home!

March 26, 2016

This article was published by the author in Countercurrents.org             
23 March, 2016

“Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.” Arthur Schopenhauer - the artist’s philosopher - 1788—1860

December 9, 2015

 Article first published by the author in 29 November, 2015
Countercurrents.org

"Magical language is adept at constructing metaphors that establish symbols and link magical rituals to the world "

Development is a magic word that seems to be really working in India for the last year or two!
We love to believe in magic. And even if we don’t, we want to!

December 9, 2015

First published by the author on 03 December, 2015 in
Countercurrents.org


Image Credit: Sundaytimes.lk

November 26, 2015

This article was first published by Pratap Antony in the countercurrents.org on 20th November, 2015
You can read more of Pratap Antony's diverse writings at Pratap Antony: Passive activist/Active pacifist writer on ecology and environment, compassion and humanity, dogs, social justice, music and dance - http://pratapantony.blogspot.in/. Management Ideas and Issues - http://reformcommunications.blogspot.in/

It is amazing how we take sides in a conflict between politicians and people of conscience!

October 27, 2015

This article was published in Countercurrents on 22nd October, 2015. Thanks to both Pratap Antony and Countercurrents for allowing to republish it here.

“It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen”. George E. MacDonald

October 27, 2015

First published in Countercurrents on the 12th of October, 2015 and is being republished here with the permission of the author.

Excuses to Ourselves - Learned helplessness, Willful blindness and Amor fati

September 24, 2015

Thanks to Dr. D. Samarender for sending this piece.

"The present difficulty is that the man thinks that he is the doer. But it is a mistake. It is the Higher Power which does everything and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position he is free from troubles; otherwise he courts them. Take for instance, the figure in a gopuram (temple tower), where it is made to appear to bear the burden of the tower on its shoulders.

June 1, 2015

Sent by Dr. Samarender Reddy

March 17, 2015

 

This work of Hafiz has been sent by Dr. D. Samarender Reddy

I Have Learned So Much

February 28, 2015

Thanks to Dr. D. Samarender Reddy for sending this pithy piece.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

February 12, 2015

THE PRISONERS OF IDEAS
Men tend to be prisoners of their ideas, and women of their emotions ... Speaking historically, and generally, with due apologies to all exceptions...
Modern life and education have inflated the role and place of the intellect. Modern intellectuals suffer from an overdominance of intellect, irrespective of their gender ... For this reason, the walls of their prisons are very strong, and difficult to breach ...

February 12, 2015

This work of Wayne Dyer (courtesy Uday Udapachar Sangam) made available by Dr. Rahul Shastri.

May 17, 2014

The notion of politics and policy have a powerful and very often a contentious meaning. Politics is essentially a power relation between people and political groups. It is that part of our governmental system where different political parties vie for the acceptance and votes of the constituents in their respective regions. Political parties are discrete organizational entities, contesting votes and seats, articulating and aggregating prevailing divisions in society.

March 24, 2014

When the term ‘Plagiarism’ is stripped of the meanings it has come to represent with recent applications of the word and when the dictionary meaning of the word is considered in isolation, it simply means ‘the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person’ (as defined on Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary). According to this simple definition there are two criteria for the application of the term ‘plagiarism’ to any sort of work. First, there has to be an instance of a borrowed concept or idea.

February 23, 2014

This seems to be an appropriate article to publish at a time when the Congress party is in a disarray in Andhra Pradesh after the death of Y S Rajashekhar Reddy, who was responsible for bringing it to power not once but twice.

The tragic death of the Chief
Minister
of Andhra Pradesh (AP),
Y S Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), along
with four others, in a helicopter crash in
the forested hills of Nallamalla on 2 September
has suddenly altered the political
landscape of the state and has left the major
players in AP politics unsure about its
fallout. The media blitzkrieg about the
search for the missing helicopter helped
build an emotion-laden hysteria among
people, which surely contributed to the

November 14, 2013

I have not been posting for a while because of some personal problems and also because I thought things will be repetitive. So I kept away from the blog even while the agitation for United Andhra Pradesh was on for more than two months. I told myself that there is no need for commentary on the filth that was taking place in the name of politics.

November 11, 2013

Hindi version published in Srote Science and Technology Features, April 2008

Identity politics has become the hallmark of our times and emphasizing cultural identities does have some advantages in multicultural societies. However, it also encourages us to generalize about groups. The terrible effects of painting an entire community with one brush are to be seen in many ways. One instance is that of a teenaged girl who commited suicide in Bhopal some weeks ago. It was chance that she was born into the Pardhi community.

April 3, 2013

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