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PM Cares Fund: Time To Change The Narrative Around Donations

One of the moral science stories from my school goes like this – in a Buddhist town, they were set to build a monastery. Every household had to donate a gold coin towards this endeavour. The donated gold coins had to outweigh that of the Buddha’s idol. So volunteers went door to door to seek […]

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Churning of the Ocean: The Universal Template for Social Inequality

Over the last few weeks, across the globe we hear the desperate cries of #BlackLivesMatter. A more sensitive generation, across different races, cultures, varied socio-economic strata are acknowledging the fact that off all human races, the Africans and African origins continue to have the least social acceptance. We need to use this moment of time […]

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Two Visuals of India’s Lockdown: Are they Contrasting or the Same?

In the last many weeks of the lockdown there are contrasting visuals on our digital feed. On one extreme we see migrant laborers walking and cycling 100s of kms and some dying midst their endeavor. Then there are visuals of dalgona coffee challenges and anything that has a little bit flaunt appeal is put out […]

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Inflection points of our failed Humanity

As a species, we are peculiar from all others. All other species eat only for survival; once their hunger is satiated, they stop eating. But not us. Our hunger is intertwined somewhere between the vast extremes of need and greed. As a species, what one capitalist aptly put “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” has been our […]

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Religion – An Annihilator of Revolution

If you believe religion is about Gods, your entire belief is oblivious. Religion is the most successful political structure there has ever been. In its mesmerizing form, it makes you believe that “this” is the epitome of life. You surrender your logical faculties. And before you know it, you are a pawn defined by your […]

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Why Gandhi Belongs to the Future?

Exploring his idea on Power, Plurality and Sustainability The political backdrop against which Gandhi evolved his character is what gets talked about constantly. The progressive mutation of a human spirit that took place in leaps and bounds is completely disregarded. In his 150th birth year, there is a systematic deconstruction of his image being mobilized. […]

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Where History Limits, There Art Liberates.

We all have an obsession about the past. But can history be a reliable source, considering it is usually written by the victor? Also, history has become a chronology of dates and events, completely evaporated of the juices that make a growing (or degenerating) civilization. History has also suffered the massacres of men in power […]

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Anantrika: To find “an” infiniteness within “the” finite!

As a generation, we thrive in a world of great opportunities. Once envisaged, the vision is so much easier to translate today than ever before. We have more than what we ever needed, yet we keep yearning for more. And more we get. And then some more! However, despite being in the midst of overabundance, […]

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Knowledge, Intelligence and Wisdom

The entrapment of education is true for people across the society. For the poor and marginal, the pursuit of English medium education for their kids; for some one slightly better off, getting their kids up to graduation is the aim; for the vast majority of middle class, calling their kids engineers and doctors is an […]

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Alas! It’s Dasharata and not Janaka’s motif of parenting.

King Dasharata of Ayodhya had three wives. But none of them could give him a son. So, he invoked the Gods and was blessed with four sons. Rama being the eldest his entire life was only a preparation to carry on the onus of the dynasty values of dharma. Hence through the entire epic you […]