I have a feeling that if films had been invented in 15th century, in stead of Shakespeare, it is the lead actor of his plays whose anniversary we would be celebrating. The heroes of ancient times were warriors, kings and gods. The Sanskrit word which can be thought of nearest in meaning to the word … Continue reading the fake heroes of our times
Knowing full well that economic slow down is an inevitable part of debt driven economy, should we blame the government of the day? Should we also create a panic situation by demanding that the patient who is suffering a normal fever be put in an ICU? If we follow Ray Dalio's explanation of economic models, … Continue reading Should we be excessively worried about the economic slowdown?
Yuval Noah Harai, in his book 21 lessons for the 21st Century, gives a beautiful perspective on Nationalism. He says that the nation is basically a story we tell ourselves. No doubt every nation has its geographical boundary. But without those stories, the collective feeling of belonging to a nation would not come. In order … Continue reading understanding nationalism
I would not call article 370 and 35A as special provisions. I would call them protectionist principles. And in this era of globlisation, excess protectionism does not pay. Like many Indians and non-Indians, I too had not expected this. It was only a couple of days back that in my blog post - A trip … Continue reading protectionism does not pay
I do not find any difference between Baba Ramdev's comments on Indian Economics and Amartya Sens's comments on Indian Culture. Both are experts in a particular field. I don't know where do such people get the confident feelings that being an expert in one field automatically qualifies them to be masters of all fields of … Continue reading The Experts of Hindustan
I don't think the saying- those who can, do; those who can't, teach - is universally true. It may be true in certain cases. Even then there is no need to view it negatively. Take the case of sports coaches. Successful sports coaches are people who may find it hard to be successful in competitive … Continue reading the dronacharyas of our times
कहानियों को लेके ही लड़ते हम कहानियां धर्म के नाम पर जाति के नाम पर देश के नाम पर भगवान के नाम पर कहानियों को लेके ही बनते हैं स्वर्ग और नर्क कहानियां इसलिए बनाते हैं ताकि हम लड़ सकें लड़ा सकेबस एक ही शौक है हमें लड़ने का और लड़ाने का कहानियों को लेके किसी को कहते हैं तुम हम में से हो वो अलग है उसे … Continue reading kahaniyon ko leke hi to ladte hai hum