Wednesday, May 16, 2018

All States of India must be granted nationhood

Assorted tweets for general information:

Mark the dates: 8 to 10 June, 2018
Indic Teen Fest is not an ordinary educational programme that parents and teachers force you to attend. This is an opportunity to discover hidden talents and be your best self. More details below

Dharma does not entail reverting to an abstract preconceived symmetrical condition somewhere in the past but being a part of the dynamic “Prakriti”, whose essence “Shakti” involuntarily forces every cognitive agency, be it human or animal to grow in time.

#Sufi thought ever since its inception right into the modern times does not adequately dissociate itself from orthodox #Islam, especially #Sunni Islam

There is a huge misconception that humanity knows more today then many years ago. But about what? Pulsars and black holes? The fact is that a huge body of everyday knowledge has been lost in the process of "scientification" of society for commercial reasons. @nntaleb @yhazony

"Have we reached the ultimate stage of absurdity where some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, while other people are not held responsible for what they themselves are doing today?"

Liberalism in #India – a reading list #liberty Posted by 
S.P. Aiyar wrote perhaps the best article on Indian liberalism that I’m aware of: The Concept of Liberalism and its Relevance for India (I published it online at the India Policy Institute around 20 years ago).
Liberalism is the ONLY revolutionary ideology. All others are reactionary.
Liberalism in #India before independence – an article by Ray Smith #liberty

With 79,400 votes, Swaraj India makes a mark in its first electoral foray. #KarnatakaElectionResults2018

Whatever the results are, I admired Siddaramaiah for his response to Hindi imposition and federalism, and his firm stand on these. I wish you good luck sir @siddaramaiah and you will always be remembered by the people who understands the Hindi imperialism and it’s evil effects.

Karnataka Election results prove that the Constitution of India has become infructuous. All States of India must be granted nationhood and spare people of outsiders campaigning in alien languages without much concern for local issues. Overpopulation warrants abolition of Centre.

Scotland’s parliament votes against giving consent to UK's EU withdrawal bill

"The use of religion by political parties is against the spirit of democracy," says APS Chouhan, adding that the framers of the constitution brought liberal democracy to eliminate the traditional, feudal order of Indian society. #DemocracyInIndia Part 2

Citizens can exercise individual rights and liberties to the maximum in cities, not in villages. Cities offer wider cultures for freedom and democratic rights. #DemocracyInIndia Part 5

Even if the rains were good, the farmer got the seeds for free or changed crops, he will still lose and there won't be money left for the family. "No path leads to a farmer becoming a lakhpati or crorepati (millionaire)," he says. #DemocracyInIndia Part 7

In England, democracy emerged from royalty and government process but became part of people's psyche over hundreds of years. Democracy in India is young and democratic attitudes will permeate into society over coming decades. #DemocracyInIndia Part 9

In #Gujarat -- In 1980, 17 percent of SCs married outside their caste, which rose to more than 25 percent in 2000 and further to over 33 percent in 2010. #DemocracyInIndia Part 10

Gagan Sethi of the Centre for Social Justice in Ahmedabad said: "I think it is very clear saying (to Muslims) that you are second-class citizens. You are at our mercy". #DemocracyInIndia Part 11

The Hindutva-wadis should not make sacrificial lambs of the Bengalis -- Hindu and Muslim -- in their quest for Hindu Rashtra, says @MrSamratX.

#ICYMI | The postcolonial Indian state inherited the categories as well as the technologies of modern governance from the colonial state, especially its foundational discourse, law and order, and its analogous institutions, the legal and penal systems

#CampusPolitik | A good suggestion would be to drop hatred and politics before entering. Our campus hardly has any space for them, writes @writweeter.

Doing some work and astounded again, that so much of the legal progress women have achieved has been lead by @IJaising.

1. "Decolonizing the Hindu Mind", by Dr. @Koenraad_Elst
"This book stands out for its clear focus and clarity of thought on the ideas animating the Hindu revival movement."
Book recommendations from @orsoraggiante 

2. "The Politics of India since Independence" by Paul R. Brass
"a comprehensive study of the major political, cultural, and economic changes in India since gaining independence"
Book recommendations from @orsoraggiante 

3. "India and the United States : Estranged Democracies", by Dennis Kux
Book recommendations from @orsoraggiante 

4. "The Untold Story of India's Partition", by Narendra Singh Sarila
"A meticulously researched, highly readable, fascinating version of the last days of the Raj" - Mark Tully
Book recommendations from @orsoraggiante 

5. "The Tejas Story: The Light Combat Aircraft Project", by Air Marshall Philip Rajkumar
Book recommendations from @orsoraggiante 

6. "The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War", by Yasmin Khan
Book recommendations from @orsoraggiante

In 1981, I had my first few pieces published in newspapers and magazines in Bombay. I was still learning how to write features. One of the first editors to publish me was @DeShobhaa. She suggested I read Tom Wolfe. I did. The New Journalism. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. +
Then I read The Painted Word. The Kandy-Colored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. From Bauhaus to Our House. Later, as a student in America, I read more  - The Purple Decades and the Right Stuff. Later, the novel, Bonfire of the Vanities. And the strange A Man in Full. ++
He had a deliriously delicious way of describing the world he saw. He was irrepressible, his long unending, sometimes onomatopoeic string of sentences, were a revelation. He was one of a kind. He informed and entertained. He will be missed. (ends).

“Jean-Paul Sartre Was the Original Self-Help Guru.” APA member William McBride (Purdue Univ.) is quoted.

Off course: Why the mighty Ganga is moving away from its banks in Patna

#ICYMI | @mantofilm teaser: Watch @Nawazuddin_S as the fiery writer in Nandita Das’s biopic

‘Magical bringing Savitri back to life’: ‘Mahanati’ cinematographer Dani Sanchez Lopez  @Shilparanipeta writes

Marketime: Varna provides an alternative vision to sameness and diversity @NathTusar @nkgrock
This mire must harbour the orchid and the rose,
From her blind unwilling substance must emerge
A beauty that belongs to happier spheres.
- Sri Aurobindo (SAVITRI)

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