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No doubt, Gotama ‘Buddha’ Siddhartha was a brilliant, articulate man, a remarkable missionary & an inventor of a new monastic order. He successfully repackaged some of the pre-existing tenets of what he understood as Dharma & made it his lifelong mission to propagate his version. He is one of the many Gems that Bharat has produced & kind of continues to produce to this day. Read the rest of this entry »

A forward, a few instances of which, I received in the past few months:

“Dr. Mumin Ali Ph.D. in Politics, New York University Mar 23 2022

Is there any unbiased source to refer to to learn more about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits?

Originally Answered: Is there any unbiased source to refer to to learn more about the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits?

It was not genocide as per Shar1a and it is the way to ensure peace. In the area where we are the majority, we must force others to either convert to our belief or purge them as per our holy book. Kashmir was a non-believer state once, but people of our religion migrated there, with a high birth rate they became the majority. Then conversion started. Only those who did not convert were killed as per our prophet’s instruction. Our religion is a religion of peace, so to ensure peace, we must remove any other belief which can contradict our belief. That’s what was done in Kashmir and that will happen as more and more areas where we will become the majority. We have to do that to follow our religion. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool and does not understand us.”

Source

I would say, it is fair. And is, an accurate description/articulation supported by Islamic texts, facts & history. Read the rest of this entry »

Have been having some discussions about the fundamental differences between (mostly) nonsensical ‘Social Sciences’ and that of the real, useful Sciences – especially as adapted & applicable to ‘Tamil discourses.’

+ நம் பாவப்பட்ட தமிழ, அதிசராசரிச் சூழலில் – நாட்டாரியல், திராவிடமாடல், அகழ்வாராய்ச்சி, இனம்-நாடு-‘இனமானம்’ போன்ற இன்பலாகிரி வஸ்துக்கள் ‘அறிவியல் பூர்வமானவை’ எனப் பவனி வரும்போது, ‘இலக்கியவாதிதான் சமூகத்தின் மனச்சாட்சி’ எனப் பிரமைகள் உருவாக்கப் படும்போது (நமக்கு அறிவியல் என்றால் என்ன, அதற்கும் உடும்புத்தைலத்துக்கும் உள்ள சிலபல முக்கியமான வித்தியாசங்கள் யாவை எனத் தெளிவாகத் தெரிவதில்லை – போன்ற) நம் பார்வைக் குறைபாடுகள் துல்லியமாகவும் பட்டவர்த்தனமாகவும் தெரிகின்றன. Read the rest of this entry »

I am not a great/grand advisor to parents/kids nor claim to be a repository of virtues – nor pretend to have achieved anything fantastically significant/useful in my life so far – though I have some plans for the future, oh the hope lies eternal in the human breast; however, I do have some ideas & suggestions that I give based on my (of course limited, but continuously updated) understanding of the Universe, that too, only when approached by forever worried & hassled parents – sometimes directly by the Child even… (initially I was very tentative & reluctant about this coaching/guiding/advising/whatever – but not anymore so, as apparently my attempts seem to be helpful to some of the folks at least!) Read the rest of this entry »

Now, I know that Singapore is a very small, not a very significant, mustard-seed of a nation and we can’t really compare the way it is governed, to our Bharat with its history, geography, social structures & what not.

It is not even the question of a mere Scale. It is massively complicated, across many, many axes – compared to a rather simplistic State of Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »

Though I generally avoid working with Teachers or even other Adults (…erm, Adolts, if you will) these days and hence restrict myself, if at all, to working with young ladies & gents – once in a while, I get to chat with School teachers in small groups; and a few of them happened recently. Read the rest of this entry »

I confess that Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko, the fine ‘Soviet era’ poet has been somewhat of an influence on me, at a variety of levels. Read the rest of this entry »

Our illustrious & lovable Chacha can be blamed for many things, but not for his Balance or Scholarship, leave alone concern for Bharathiyas. Read the rest of this entry »

…also, NO publicity, metrics, engagements, soundclouds, Internet customs, death & the like… apparently. Read the rest of this entry »

That was a fav of mine, Sebastian Junger, reflecting on ‘balance’ to another fav, Tim Ferriss. Read the rest of this entry »

Okay. Apparently an youngman (ym1) has become youthfully angsty – and is annoyed and disappointed with me, because of certain points-of-view expressed on the blog – please check out the comments section too. Read the rest of this entry »

inglourious basterds

April 28, 2021

Amen, despicable men. Praise the Lard.

Hope their end comes early. Honestly. Piss Be Upon Them.

“… …we therefore commit this body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the resurrection [not really, the LeLi scum of the earth should not return, lest, horror, the horror…] to eternal life.’

PS: but I liked the Quentin Tarantino flick, somewhat – though, it wasn’t quirky or qt enough for me.

(This is an appreciation post for that incredible young man, Sachin Tiwari of the ‘measured tone’ – the indefatigable runner, conqueror of the baikal lake & himalayan runs, teacher, experimenter, farmer – & for the imperturbable calmness that he exudes…)

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Apparently so. Read the rest of this entry »

The problem with this Girish is that there are lots of, real lots of, helluva lot of Canards about him. Read the rest of this entry »

நம்மில் எவ்வளவுபேர் இவற்றில் ஒன்றைக்கூடக் கேள்விப்பட்டிருக்கிறோம், சொல்லுங்கள்?

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Now, I know. Read the rest of this entry »

​Thought, I would never have to write about this. But here I am, doing it, precisely. Sigh of the times, what else! :-(

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= empty suit, light weight, lackluster leader, living on family inheritance etc… Read the rest of this entry »