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My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist - the story 1

My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist – the story

Note: The “covert cerebral narcissist” is not a clinical diagnosis, but the best descriptor I found over the years for the behavior I was subjected to. A follow up post will explain recurring patterns and parts marked as * in this post. This post has now been edited to remove relatively irrelevant details and for …

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How Aadhaar UID verified the identity of an anonymous Twitter handle 2

How Aadhaar UID verified the identity of an anonymous Twitter handle

Something strange came to my attention today. An otherwise anonymous Twitter profile, but it had an Aadhaar UID number in the place of the name. The profile said the person was a IITian, a Brajwasi, Swayamsewak, BJPite, Gaurakshak and slave of the Indian state. Oooookay. After speaking and tweeting and writing critically about the Aadhaar …

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Why black money was never the real goal of #demonetisation

As per Arun Jaitley, the demonetised cash in circulation on the 8th of November was 15.4 lakh crores. The population of India is over 120 crores. (been six years since the census, but we go with this lower number). This averages to 12,833 thousand rupees per Indian. It may seem a lot, but the money …

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Gajendra Singh committed suicide at AAP rally protesting Land Bill

A scream into the void of apathy #GajendraSingh #FarmerSuicide

It was inevitable. The building farmer frustration is ready to explode. If not Gajendra Singh, it would be someone else. The writing has been on the wall. There is torment needing to be heard. A scream in the void. In 2010 Ramchandra Raut composed his suicide note on non-judicial stamp paper, addressed it to the Prime …

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How serious is Modi about the well being of women?

As the election fever hots up, the BJP – seen as the front-runner across most opinion polls – is dishing out a campaign which is a heady cocktail of Hindutva and promises of development. Having comprehensively failed in 2009 when it tried to make the Advani-Manmohan Singh fight a personality, rather than an ideology contest, …

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