Category Archives: humans

Nothing remains to be held…

” It happens, sometimes, that things are too much. Stacks overflow. Trusses break. I get that. What I don’t get is: how one barrels through. Where does that strength come from? How is it fed? And if it doesn’t appear … 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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From or with?

My place was not with the heroes, but with the rablle, with the men who had been pressed into the ranks by force of arms, or force of hunger, with nothing to fight or work for and little to gain; … 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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Surreal Night!

Yesterday night was *really* surreal. As we were about to sleep at 2ish in the night. We heard aloud crash, with two or three huge blasts. and we saw a tanker rammed against a tree on the side of the … Continue reading

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Public decency and morality

This is what Supreme Court of India had to say when petition was filed to lift a ban in 1964 on Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence: It is convenient to set out s. 292 of the Indian Penal Code … Continue reading

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Love, personal qualities and infection

She said: “It seems to me that everyone has a quality that can get  the better of love. Is stronger, you see. Like pride. Or honesty. Or moral – even intellectual, even emotional – integrity. Take two people in love. … 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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Wikipedia | New Politics Of Knowledge

Professionals are no longer needed for the bare purpose of the mass distribution of information and the shaping of opinion. The hegemony of the professional in determining our background knowledge is disappearing—a deeply profound truth that not everyone has fully … Continue reading

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A self referential post for others

This post is for those who are reading this :Post! When you read this post, you will know it is meant for you! You can fool all people for some time. You can fool some people for all the time. … Continue reading

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