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The Great Indian Demonetization Circus

“In the long run we are all dead” –      John Maynard Keynes The Prime Minister of India addressing the nation at 08.00 p.m. on 8 Nov 2016 made the historical announcement that from midnight that night the currency notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 denominations would lose its legal tender status except for specified transactions. 86% […]

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“I Was Only Taking Care of Animals”

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” –      Dwight D. Eisenhower “What politics have you?” I asked. “I am without politics,” he said. “I am seventy-six years old. […]

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Can Intelligence Be Injurious To Life?

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein? Introduction   Nature Vs. Nurture Who is a genius? There are no easy answers. But, we generally understand that a genius is someone who […]

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Alert! Your Mind Might Murder You

“For the one who has conquered the mind, The mind is the best of friends; But for one who has failed to do so, His very mind will be his greatest enemy”. –      Bhagavad Gita 6.6     John Hunter, an English Physiologist was a man prone to become extremely angry. He used to say, […]

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Blessed Are the Poor – Really?

   “People are ruined by challenged economic lives. But they are ruined by wealth as well because they lose their ambition and they lose their pride and they lose their sense of self-worth…” –      Malcolm Gladwell (David and Goliath)   An average human being would eat just three meals a day, put on just one […]

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‘Chaai Pe Churcha’ to ‘Gaai Pe Churcha’

“For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.” –      A P J Abdul Kalam Arun Shouri (journalist, former minister in the NDA government and an economist with the World Bank), while participating in a recent book launch function attended among others by former Prime Minister Manmohan […]

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The Day Ahmedabad Burned

“Most humans, in varying degrees, are already dead. In one way or another, they have lost their dreams, their ambitions, their desire for a better life. They have surrendered their fight for self-esteem and they have compromised their great potential… Yet they need not remain in that state…They can each perform the greatest miracle in […]

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The Killer Instinct… (Part: IV – Islam)

“The idea that a country or a people could somehow be ordained by heaven to commit unspeakable acts in God’s name is insane. Unfortunately, history is full of inhuman acts by religious leaders in the name of their dogma or holy war.” –      Zain Winter Introduction On September 11, 2001, nineteen Islamic terrorists boarded four […]

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The Killer Instinct…(Part: III – Christianity)

“Murder, considered a crime when people commit it singly, is transformed into a virtue when they do it en masse.” – St. Cyprian (200 AD – 258 AD)   Introduction Auschwitz, the death camp set up in Poland by the Nazis during World War-II (1939-1945), is considered the largest mass murder site in human history. Precise number […]

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