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Friday, February 10, 2012

Community of serious thinking people


Would you please tell us something about you and your site?
Drishtikone.com is my experiment in blogging where I discuss topics of varied interests – from politics to spirituality to sports to arts and science. I wanted a medium to put my interpretation of events that unfold in our lifetime.
The object behind every blog is the attainment of a state of being. Do you agree with this statement?
In a sense, yes. I look at my blog as my outlet for expression. Sharing my thoughts are important. Some may want to agree and some wont. But it helps one to interact at the level of mind as opposed to the level of personality. So, the blogosphere is melting pot of ideas, where ideas interact with ideas. Looks, faces, mannerisms, and “behaviours” become irrelevant.
What do you think is the most exciting or most innovative use of technology in politics right now?
There are many. Blogging, Citizen Journalism, Electronic Voting machines (like India used in the last elections) would be three of the top three things that will help democratic institutions in polity grow.
Do you think that these new technologies are effective in making people more responsive?
I think so. I think democracy is basically the voice of people. And nothing can bring that about more effectively than the blogosphere. Hitherto, only a few journalists had a voice and they could manipulate the national opinion. No more. Every one has thoughts and opinions and they can now get them across.
What are your future plans?
I want to create a community of serious thinking people. Am working on it, it will come out very soon. I will let you know. Drishtikone on February 4th, 2008

Neeta amd Mythili: That is precisely the problem with the Indian citizenry today. They want Govinda style Bollywood trash. Anything that makes people think or work through their prejudices is a candidate for "we should steer clear of it". Such a shallow existence and unintelligent engagement with the society around you is NOT a recipe for democracy.
Please understand - a Democratic society is not a right - but a PRIVILEGE! If you cannot engage on every aspect of your society, you should book a ticket to Saudi Arabia and move there. Because such a mentality - "steer clear of uncomfortable discussion" - is only suited for those societies. Either you move there - or you and more like you will MAKE India an autocracy (which it is becoming with the Gandhi Dynasty).
Remember - a Democracy is not just of and for but also BY the people!!
As for religion - NO it is no longer a "personal issue" anymore. If you could follow the way Evangelists in the US are impacting the demography and - in future the polity of India - you will be SHOCKED. Pakistan is a very good example of how Religious money can kill a country. Wahabi money has all but Talibanized that place. Evangelist and Islamist monies in India will take it to ruin as well.....
... and people like you two - who can't understand beyond their own noses. Regards, -desh. 713.568.5133 Blog: Drishtikone

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