Category Archives: Politics

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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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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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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Demonetization


This is what I had written about demonetization back in 2011 when the not-so-good idea was broached by Baba Ramdev – https://anirudhacharya89.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/democracy/ From all the stuff I read in the news, looks like the chaos I had anticipated was pretty accurate. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Proceedings at The Centre for Civil Society Conference


Almost a year back I had watched this video of Rajesh Jain and Atanu Dey proposing the idea of a new constitution for India, of course this was a continuation of the Mission 272 that got the BJP elected in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Trump and Trudeau


10/12/2016 Update – Nitin Pai recently shared a nice parable on his blog, that I tought was relevant to this post – There was a pink rhinoceros at the cocktail party. All the guests saw it but no one talked about … Continue reading

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Organic Food vs Genetic Experimentation in Agriculture


I think genetic experimentation in food agriculture is in general a very good idea, and the importance or merits of organic products are highly overrated. For instance this is what a lot of fruits and vegetables would be like if … Continue reading

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Discussion about Israel and Socialism


Source – https://deeshaa.org/2016/07/12/ask-me-anything-the-sparrow-edition/#comment-29870 Hi Atanu, Israel is a strongly Socialist country( with state controlled economy and conscription etc..), how do you explain the success of this country? They seem to have done well in both social and economic factors, they … Continue reading

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