The headline speaks of my frustration and anger over the over-placid Indian masses. We have learnt to lament the demise of TV Bahus, and get angry over the dismal defeat of the Dare Devils. We have learnt to live in blips, in Jameson’s “Perpetual Present”. We have learnt, and yet we have to master the art.
Now that the dust of the pitched verbal battle that ensued from the ministerial words of wisdom over the lack of ‘world-class’ faculty of the IITs and IIMs has somewhat settled, it is pertinent for us to dig a little deeper and weigh Jairam Ramesh’s observations in their appropriate contextual measures.
Toronto. February 12, 2010. God is Not Great (Hitchens), The End of Faith (Harris), and The God Delusion (Dawkins), present religion as a bankrupt enterprise. Progressive Christians (Vosper) acknowledge the crisis but see an honest and useful future for religious belief and practice. Dr. Ian McGregor reviews recent research on the motivational mechanics of belief, [...]
It all looked so Gandhian, so pure in spirit — I do not intend to say Gandhi was pure in spirit, either –, and so pristine. Thanks to an endless series of mindless rattling of Radio Joks (I know RJs call themselves Radio Joks, and in the process are becoming butt of every Joke), a [...]
On the cost of irritating a lot of so-called “socially aware” individuals, I am going to compare Anna Hazare with Prince — the kid who fell in a well and which was so much glamorized by the media to make every mother in India feel if “Prince” was her own child. I hope you have [...]