Monthly Archives: March 2011

Social mobility in 21st century India

Can you imagine that we are living in a country where wealth and social stature was measured in terms of the number of cows that one possessed? In the vedic period, wars were being fought for cows (Gavishti). Whether professions … Continue reading

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Self respect movement for Public servants

At the outset, let me clarify that any person serving the public directly is a public servant.¬† I observed something special during the security check at an airport by a CISF (Central Industrial Securities Force) employee. The person who was … Continue reading

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Time for Indian judicial system to evolve

The law ministry headed by Mr. Veerappa Moily is doing some good job in bringing law reforms in our country¬†and I compliment the minister for the same. What is wrong with the Indian judicial system? Many of the acts that … Continue reading

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Dealing with protests

Government buses, Government offices, Government officers, Government Railways are the most prominent targets for people who are out to vandalize public property in the name of public good. What is the ‘Government’ doing? Nothing. State and Central Governments spend time … Continue reading

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God save Julian Assange, God save whistleblowers

All is not well with our systems. An article in the newspaper today says that the Government had to bribe the members of Parliament to stay afloat. Vow…… Did this news deserve the frontpage? Is it a breaking news? This … Continue reading

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How to choose professions?

Can you actually decide what profession you would like to pursue after senior secondary school? Engineering and medicine seem to be the trend for ‘good’ performers. Again, people may say many things but this is what seems to be more … Continue reading

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Rationality

Of late, I am cursing my science teachers (and teachers in general) for asking me to think rational when the whole world around you is irrational. Most of the times, rational ideas are tagged as impractical even in this scientifically … Continue reading

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Human beings are made to be unequal

Over the past few days, the concept of equality has troubled me a lot :). I say I am troubled when I do not get satisfactory answers for certain fundamental questions even from people who specialize in the analysis of … Continue reading

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The furore of Nature

One good thing that I have noticed about natural disasters is that they do not distinguish between developed and developing nations, democratic and autocratic nations, poor and rich, educated and uneducated, etc. All of us take pride in our technological … Continue reading

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Indian Standard Time

Pardon me if you thought that I am talking about the time zones. I am writing about the colloquial meaning of this term ‘Indian Standard Time‘. Here is a vexed issue that is worth thinking. Why is it that ‘bad’ … Continue reading

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