Author Archives: Anirudh

Utility of Philosophy


This is an awesome passage from one of Michael Sandel’s lecture which I want quote here – Philosophy is a distancing even debilitating activity. One of Socrates’s friends Callicles tries to talk him out of philosophizing. Callicles says that Philosophy … Continue reading

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Is BJP = Cong + Cow?


Some time back, Arun Shourie, one of the very few honest politicians in independent India, disillusioned with the Modi government said that BJP = Congress + Cow. I think his criticism, though not completely lacking merit, might be a bit … Continue reading

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Why ‘Liberals’ are failing


I have used the word liberal in quotes because I believe India has very few real liberals, but a lot of douchebags who roam around calling themselves liberals. And it for this reason that liberals, for want of a better … Continue reading

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Recco List


Kakistocracy Education and DeVos – http://indiauncut.com/iublog/article/the-one-good-thing-you-did-not-know-trump-was-doing/ Booklet App – Nice idea about summarizing non-fiction books as a series of Whatsapp messages. Book collection can be better. Interesting podcast, this and the next one – http://www.dancarlin.com/common-sense-home-landing-page/ http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-59-the-destroyer-of-worlds/ Amazing journalism about how the … Continue reading

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Is it always wrong to discriminate against culture?


Is it always wrong to discriminate against culture? by @jonathankdavis1 Answer by Jon Davis: People will get pissed off by me saying this, but discrimination against culture is the only kind of discrimination we ought to practice. Culture is not … Continue reading

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Republic Day Thoughts


Reading list for the republic day – A fascinating artistic perspective of our constitution – https://storify.com/varungrover/a-fascinating-artistic-look-at-our-constitution Transcript from the debates of our Constituent Assembly when the Preamble was being decided – http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/debates/vol7p6.htm The Directive principles advises the protection of cows and calves as … Continue reading

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Women’s March on Washington is a farce


I just came across a bunch of people taking out a protest march in San Jose. They called it the Women’s March( https://www.womensmarch.com/team/ ), I looked it up once I got home and apparently it is some sort of protest against … Continue reading

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What one sentence can change the world if every human being would live by it?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: “There is no free lunch”. Nothing is free of cost. What one sentence can change the world if every human being would live by it?

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I’m choosing between two PhD advisors. One of the projects is more interesting, but the other advisor is just plain nicer. Who should I p…


Question on @Quora: I’m choosing between two PhD advisors. One of the projects is more interesting, but the other a… A is better funded and more reputable. I’m more attracted to A’s research. But A is a boss, not a … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts


I think I finally figured why I find John Oliver’s eccentricity/stupidity vaguely familiar. He resembles Pinky, from the cartoon Pinky and the Brain, to a great extent. I just picked a random image from the net for the comparison, but you … Continue reading

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