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Why did not scientific revolution occur in India?

If one wonders why did not the scientific revolution happen in India some aspects of how knowledge was limited might have an implication. I present here a comparative study of conditions prevailing in the two societies, and how the presence … Continue reading

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The Villain

Can’t but help post this little gem from an eleventh-century Sanskrit author by the name of Kshemendra. This is the first chapter of his book Desopadesa which is a satirical work on different types of base people in the society. … Continue reading

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They Thought They Were Free

In this post we will look at some experiences that people in Germany had during the rise of Nazi Party. Overall the trend is that you make it almost impossible for anyone opposed to your thought as an outcast, and … Continue reading

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Science and questions

Science, they are told and shown, is about answering questions, not asking them. Source

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After Nehru…

Longish quotes from London Review of Books from After Nehru by Perry Anderson To be impressive, however, is not to be miraculous, as Indians and others still regularly describe the political system that crystallised after independence. There was never anything … Continue reading

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Academia Misfitya

1 The problems of academic misfits =================================== Many things are said which might require a background without which they may appear to be incoherent, or is it that they are actually incoherent and background is not required at all? Maybe … Continue reading

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Anonymity and community in the age of RTI

(Draft under work.)   The year 2005 was a significant event in the history of India, as it  saw the introduction of bill for Right to Information. Under this   act any person could request data from government departments  pertaining … Continue reading

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Antilla: The Crowning Glory of Corruption

What you see above is one of the most expensive real estate structures in the world. This is Antilla, the billion dollar building. Apparently the owner of the building Mukesh Ambani spend over 4000 crore rupees on the building. The … Continue reading

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Privatization, Responsibility and Corruption

Privatisation seems to have gone from dynamic ideological choice, to route of least resistance for the state to abdicate its responsibility in a variety of policy areas. Anything difficult and measurable – problem schools; elderly care; waste disposal; big infrastructure … Continue reading

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Cost of environment

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday blamed Congress leader and union minister Jairam Ramesh as being “singularly responsible for shaving off 2.5% of the GDP” by not giving environmental clearance to projects during his stint as the environment minister, … Continue reading

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