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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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Charities and Causes


Following are some of the charities and causes I prefer to contribute to. They deal with either education or preserving the environment/wildlife, causes I care about. I try to contribute on the occasion of Yugadi and Deepawali. I am thinking … Continue reading

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Monkey and the Fish


There was once a monkey in a forest, which saw a fish swimming in a pond. It thought the fish was drowning, picked it up, put it on a tree and went around the forest claiming it saved the fish’s … 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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