Category Archives: Politics

Depravity of Madhwa Matha


Muslims break Ramzan fast in Udupi Krishna temple I think it is a pointless exercise. It was likely initiated by Pejawara Swami and was probably well meaning. But it is very shallow. This kind of reminds me of Congress holding … Continue reading

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The Future of (Digital) Media


The current state of mainstream media(MSM) sucks, not just in India but world over. It is riddled with fake news, biased reporting, and crappy op-eds. Some examples – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/us/politics/donald-trump-narendra-modi-india.html – tries to draw absurd and devious parallels between a “born … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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