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NYT Newspeak

Asylum is for people who are afraid to return to their own country because they fear persecution, unlawful imprisonment or even death because of their race, their ethnicity, their religion, their membership in particular social or political groups, or their … Continue reading

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Déjà vu of déjà vu

I was introduced to the term déjà vu from The Matrix. This is how the scene unfolds: [Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one] Neo: … Continue reading

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On Privacy…

Privacy protects us from abuses by those in power, even if we’re doing nothing wrong at the time of surveillance. Too many wrongly characterize the debate as “security versus privacy.” The real choice is liberty versus control. Tyranny, whether it … Continue reading

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Gaza Blitz hailed?

It is important to keep this in mind given the accusations of “disproportionality” being hurled at Israel from all directions. They are hogwash. The Jewish state cannot be faulted — but rather should be hailed — for investing precious human … Continue reading

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Gadkari Newspeak

“It’s not important how much money has been earned. It’s important how it has been put to use, whether it has been put to good use or not.” via Indian Express. Nitin Gadkari , the incumbent BJP president, is in … Continue reading

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Kafka and Orwell

Two of my favourite authors. Both of them were from almost same era, early part of 20th century. Both of them wrote about bureaucracy, corruption, control, power, and helplessness of individuals in the greater scheme of things. Reading them a … Continue reading

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Irony at its best!

The President (well there is only one President, the President of US of A, rest others are just presidents) said, “In our global economy, we can’t just have a few leaders of the most advanced economies making decisions that touch … Continue reading

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Is this austerity?

Under the terms of the international bailout, the new government must fire up to 150,000 civil servants, slash spending by 11 billion euros this month, sell off a swathe of state-owned companies, improve tax collection and open closed professions to … Continue reading

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In Denial of Fukushima

The arrogance and jingoism exhibited by the Nuclear lobby in India is well known. Even in face of disaster Fukushima, the people in DAE remain adamant that there is no option to Nuclear Energy and also that it is safe … Continue reading

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Self – defence

It seems that the US has redefined the meaning of  word self defense. Look at this statement which came out after the last weeks news of  Obama uh… sorry! Osama raid in Paksitan Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney said while discussing … Continue reading

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