Category Archives: Politics

Views on Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything”

I took up this book few months ago and have been reading it in intervals. Finally I read Part-3 of the book which captions itself as “Starting Anyway”. In second part of the book “Magical Thinking” Naomi Klein had a … Continue reading

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Context for the stream of posts about “Demonetization in India”

Context for the stream of posts about “Demonetization in India”, for my friends outside India. Apologise if I’ve been flooding your newsfeed without providing proper context. Wrote this in response to a friend’s query: Tax evasion and hence unaccounted wealth … Continue reading

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An Apple a day, kills the planet for you

With all my baggage as being a Free Software guy, this post is not only an anti-Apple rant. So, go on read it, even if you are, on an Apple device. Apple is only an example, and the best to … Continue reading

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One, Two, Three – Worlds apart

The parlance used to tag countries as First World, Second World and Third World seemed offensive to me, always. Based on the context in which these terms were being thrown around I was of the opinion that it was a … Continue reading

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Deteriorating political climate

Debates are getting narrower, opinions are attacked, facts fabricated and a framework to crush sensible ideas is getting ready, as if to embrace the peril that is at the horizon. These are symptoms of the ultra nationalism and pseudo patriotism … Continue reading

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The choice between fascists and fools

‚ÄúCasteism, after all is not all that bad. The essence of casteism is something people now are mathematically talking about in Game Theory. Conflicting sections of an entity keep a check on the others, and hence improve performance. Like we … Continue reading

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Strikes don’t strike because of you

What do you do when you have people who don’t stand up for others’ rights? One could brand them as individualists, hurl a few abuses and leave them be at peace. What do you do when you have people who … Continue reading

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The idea of dirt

“Dirt is a thing people make too much fuss about”, writes George Orwell in his book Homage to Catalonia. He says this in the context of war, and moves on, while I immediately am thinking of the profoundity of that … Continue reading

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FSMK Winter Camp, and woah!

Five days, two hundred people, tens of technologies, hundreds of ideas, hours of interaction and abundance of fun, with unimaginable amount of work – all of these coalesced into one of the most memorable experiences ever. This is what FSMK’s … Continue reading

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