I don’t know if I should be guilty of being happy because the mob is rising outside India, or mourn the death of all those victims – humans and crocodiles alike! I just feel humans are de-evolving, degenerating as social beings.
It’s good to party, it’s our right. Yes we, the citizens, have a right to be able to visit the downtown at midnight on New Year’s Eve. But, we, the citizens, should also dutifully not add to the chaos there.
We’ve lost hope one too many times and that makes us cautious about the new-age politicians. We don’t have any choice but to take everything with a pinch of salt, that’s the damage our ‘system’ has taken.
When we, as people and as humans, don’t respect our own lives, the politicians who bathe in money and power day and night are, in fact, being generous in pegging the value of your life to that of a car.
A stage had just been set for another fortnight’s worth of high voltage senseless debates on news channels, allegations, counter-allegations.
“From Darkness, lead me to Light” says a famous line from the Upanishads – a knowledge bank from ancient India. It’s such an irony that Indians are probably among the most superstitious peoples of the world, lost in the darkness with eyes wide open, not wanting to perceive what they see.
Learning languages (or not learning) is a mindset problem. People with one mindset make efforts to learn it. Those with the other mindset don’t.
Will Mr. Kovind leave behind his RSS-BJP affiliation and rise above mediocrity or will he be another president who’ll use public funds to enjoy all the material facilities and perks that the post brings? Time will tell.
Some of us cringe when advertisements on television featuring our favorite actors preach the benefits of building a toilet at home. The middle classes and the rich wonder if the technology savvy India is really that backward! We can place 104 satellites in their orbits with precision but can’t build toilets for half a billion people.
There’s nothing wrong in having a flag dedicated to the state. In fact, I believe every single state in India should be allowed to design and hoist their own flags next to the Indian flag.
The removal of Hindi from signages symbolizes something more than what it seems. It marks the demand for true equality and justice for all languages of India.
A handful of forward thinkers can’t take decisions for the society. We should see if a society is ready for such a change.
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It’s a shame that our censorship mentality has spread like a virus from movies to our daily lives. In fact, I only see the Hindu society devolving into what the western society was in the medieval ages.
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Modi wave has been strong enough to rock these families. When Modi became PM, such ideological differences have led to divorces and marriages being cancelled in the eleventh hour.
The people that matter will continue to call Bhagwan Mahaveer Road as Infantry Road. Basaveshwara Circle is Chalukya Circle. And Sankey Road is well, Sankey Road!
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Modi, Kejriwal, Trump, Salman Khan movies and now Pratham – How societies’ tastes are changing from “class” to “mass”
I strongly feel societies all over the world are losing the value systems they built over millennia. Our tastes are degrading in almost every aspect of life.
We should really take a stock of where we are as a society, as a nation.