Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Jockey and The Horse

The recent episode of three shameless Karnataka ministers watching porn in ‘Vidhana Soudha‘ ┬áhas only made explicit what is known to everybody. The truth is that majority of the legislators who also become a part of the executive do not … Continue reading

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The obsession with GDP

‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics’ said Mark Twain. This statement is profoundly true in today’s context where the leaders and ‘economist leaders’ of the country are highly obsessed with increasing the Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading

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Gagging the internet

SOPA and PIPA are the trending words on the internet, the very network of information that these two statutes Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protection of Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) are designed to ‘regulate’. There is a hue and … Continue reading

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Religion and Blasphemy

In the recent past, I have seen and heard a lot about blasphemy. All I can say is that it has taken a lot of valuable time of our intellectuals in debating about an issue which is a kind of … Continue reading

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Uniform Civil Code

For those of you who are wondering what a civil code is, here is the link. A code of conduct is essential to live harmoniously within a pluralistic group and there is no better example of such a multi-cultural, multi-lingual … Continue reading

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Democratic decentralization – What next?

Well thought out concepts and policies are good or bad to the extent that they are interpreted and implemented as such. Democracy is one such concept which has been misinterpreted by people who have huge stakes in allowing the true … Continue reading

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Individual vis a vis Society

Somewhere on this blog, I have written about the profound statement ‘You get what you deserve’. I have also raised this question in the fora of intellectuals and great personalities that society has to be blamed for all the ills … Continue reading

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