Perception

Sexual orientations, homosexuality, bisexuality, asexuality and need for dialogue 1

Sexual orientations, homosexuality, bisexuality, asexuality and need for dialogue

Sexual orientations are a complex subject that keeps getting more complex with time. Gone are the days of surprise on hearing someone is gay or lesbian or the word homosexual in a country where “s-e-x” being said openly was frowned on. Then we heard of bisexuality. From there to LGBT was almost instantaneous with many …

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Indian farmers burning stubble

Stubble burning, farm laws and dehumanization of farmers

Mohinder Gulati, former COO of Sustainable Energy for All, which works with the UN to ensure clean energy by 2030 wrote an open letter to Greta Thunberg sandwiching criticism of her support to the Farmers Protest and highlighting the damage from stubble burning in particular in between appreciation for her work. He would hardly be …

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Some thoughts on rising intolerance, paranoia and plain irrationality 6

Some thoughts on rising intolerance, paranoia and plain irrationality

I tend to have very strong opinions, so my contempt for the increasing “stupidification” of India is hardly a secret. This is a cause for alarm, because it is indeed contagious. Political views, gender, caste, class, religion are not barriers to this epidemic. The reason for it is the natural human tendency to reply in …

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The mysterious case of the Prime Minister Modi’s official app

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted from his personal account, a request asking people to vote about the impact of demonetisation on his app. The link provided leads to his personal website page for downloading the app. The profile of the app on the google store however describes it as the “Official app of Prime Minister of India, …

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