Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Terrorism has always relied on the highly educated

Assorted tweets for general information:

@ArunudoyB This whole baul tradition of undivided bengal, in which Hindu/muslim identities never mattered, only mysticism mattered, is a syncretism of Gaudiya Bhakti Darshan with Tantric Deha Tattva, Kundalini etc. This is the beauty of bengali culture. Divergebnt streams merge here.
@ArunudoyB The song ArshiNagar of LalanFakirShah also refers to the mirror-like state of Atman as seen in Dhyana by the Yogi. And his Moner Manush refers to ChaitanyaDeb in the mood of ShriGauranga, the prince charming of Nabadwip Dham.

The monotheistic religions of #Christianity, #Islam, and #Judaism have been particularly bothered by the problem of evil

I wrote an essay in the May issue of The Caravan on the deepening fault lines between north and south India. And how the Indian Union in its current form may well be untenable.

Be it a row over a ban on jallikattu, Cauvery water dispute or now the NEET controversy, the electronic media in Tamil Nadu is going out of its way to provoke the public and create an anti-Centre sentiment in the state.

Partition Was India’s Greatest Tragedy, Why Shouldn’t Our Children Learn The Truth About It? - @VikasSaraswat - 
Option 1: Avoid uncomfortable truths about Partition and teach children a sanitised version of events. 
Option 2: Engage with the history of Partition as a mature society and face the bitter truths. 
Guess which one did the Indian state choose? via @swarajyamag

Saffron paradox: Hindutva supporters seem determined to prove that Jinnah was right
Pakistan’s founder feared that Muslims in India would be shut out of power. As it turns out, Muslim representation in the Lok Sabha is at an all-time low.

The Polarisation Of Bihar Is A Well-Thought-Out Plan For The 2019 Election
My take on Vigorous ‘Red-carpet preparations’ by communal elements for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 with explanation of Arithmetic of violence by @SankarshanT

@sushantsareen warns against relying on the courts to fight political battles.

Shocking instances of plagiarism in the publications of right-wing think tank, India Foundation via @AltNews

The native informants who praise colonialism are the worst

From Osama Bin Laden to Kobad Ghandy, terrorism has always relied on the highly educated. Islamism is not a Nihilist cause that requires brainwashed foot soldiers. It is complex and requires intellectual legitimacy. Plugging my piece.
Islamist terrorism and Naxal activities in India are both extremely complex pursuits and require a high level of intelligence rather than indoctrinated foot-soldiers. The Islamist movement in Kashmir is no different than what is happening globally. Impoverishment or lack of awareness has nothing to do with such politics. In fact, a heightened sense of awareness and an intellectual legitimisation of the goals could be propelling more educated youth towards terrorist activities. 

Our new columnist @DrShobha explains the citizen-state disconnect in the nation since the British era, which is causing a societal dissonance

The cultural unity of #India was founded on the shared mentality that prevailed and continues to prevail across her length and breadth

#Sanskrit, #Swastika & #SanatanaDharma. Read this engaging piece by @ajaychat . 

How patriarchy and gender roles contribute to mental health issues in Indian women

More power to you @swamy39 for exposing RSS.
Must read article by Subramanian Swamy [Old Article]

Our monuments are in crisis.

A good question:
Of the many controversies surrounding the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus, who died on this day 510 years ago, one of the most intriguing but least discussed questions is his true country of  ...

I think Bengal is the place where ANI-ASI (with Mongol genes as icing on the top) mixing was most constructive. 😀

The words about China's disintegration comes from the conversation between Surendra Mohan Ghosh and Sri Aurobindo in 1950:

If aim of life is Peace , Listen to the silent waves of water in Kolab reservoir on the route to Sunbeda from #Koraput with gratitude to the Grace of #Nature.

Marketime: Deleuze suppressed references to the Platonic tradition @NathTusar
This mire must harbour the orchid and the rose,
From her blind unwilling substance must emerge
A beauty that belongs to happier spheres. ||29.6||
- SAVITRI by Sri Aurobindo

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