psychology

Some thoughts on rising intolerance, paranoia and plain irrationality 1

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 Empire is Crumbling: @gupta_milan replies to @desaisantosh with hope.

Guest post by Milan Gupta Yesterday (on 28th December, 2015) Santosh Desai ( @desaisantosh ) published his opinion column titled “2015: The Empire Strikes back” in TOI(Times of India) Delhi edition newspaper. Mr Desai has often expressed optimism in the future of Indian democracy and has been a keen observer of the historical political trends …

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grooming

An attractive person is well groomed. Be neat, tidy and dressed for the occasion, whatever it may be. When in doubt, dress down. If your appearance says that you care about how you present yourself, it adds to your appeal. This need not necessarily mean expensive clothes or elaborate preparations, just an effort to look …

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Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 1

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 This paper closely follows the text of a paper presented at the National Seminar on the contributions of K. P. Chattopadhyay and Iravati Karve to the development of Social Anthropology, organised by The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, September 8-9, 2009. The article hypothesises that the reason for …

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