We are heading for one party rule. It has nothing to do with Hinduism and everything to do with Muslim appeasement. Nazism in new form. Hindus! Can you find a militant leader to defend yourself?
Hate crimes and moral policing can hurt economic growth, says Indian industrialist: https://t.co/F7kyDEFOgy | I doubt that it's a factor of much concern but sure, no reason to have such incidents happen either
Adi Godrej's remarks on the current state of India are not the first criticism from a corporate leader of what the BJP is doing to India. Some examples follow: 1/n
Skill India is barking up the wrong tree: https://t.co/LdjKIxyk5K | Succinct and lucid piece by @anuraag_saxena, though I suspect the inertia is due to apathy and politics rather than ignorance
Don't believe that caste is dead. It is a dark time to be in India, particularly if you are a woman - @bainjal https://t.co/1Ost4jNXyE
Ananya Vajpeyi reviews A.G. Noorani's new book "The RSS: A Menace to India" in The Hindu: https://t.co/8XBrdgFLI3
Want to spend some time at Chandrabhaga beach sipping coconut water! This b'ful beach is one of the less crowded & cleanest. Join for a cool ride alongwith 4 other sites in Prachi Valley on 21st July 2019.
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The culture of India, like the country itself, is indivisible & timeless. Just like its indivisible geography stretches from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Indian culture too represents this indivisible continuum from the Rishis up to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. https://t.co/7brZOStSMu
Do read today's Indian Express Eye. For a moon lover like me, it's an issue to read and cherish and save for posterity. Poetry, science, film and music. It has everything. Esp precious that I know the effort behind it, @Poojaspillai #IndianExpressEye https://t.co/C7PMpB6Dun
Gulzar-I think I have a copyright on the Moon #SundayReading https://t.co/Oj8ceiYDMD https://t.co/k90JGitfXc
Odyssey, Tempest, Robinson Crusoe, Lord of the Flies..: @nachristakis fascinatingly studied real shipwreck survivors & how some (not all) avoided violence: Good leadership, mild hierarchy, friendship, cooperation. https://t.co/Hn1D4NoPUC
A labour of love, this riveting list of 1150 free films! @openculture is a gold mine. A mix of first prints, ditched releases, debuts, shorts, adaptations, experimental, avant-garde, cult, margin, award-winners, forgotten, failed, real, noir, and surreal. https://t.co/6tSCRAJzxN
Some writers’ works the films are based on: e.e. cummings, Anton Chekhov, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Alexander Pushkin, Vladimir Nabokov, Ray Bradbury, Ernest Hemingway, Anthony Burgess, and Somerset Maugham
The quirky, fearless madness of cinematic genius. An ocean. Waiting.
Name your 5 favourite thrillers you've watched. In any language.
Beautifully illustrated story on Janaki Ammal, Botanist and Cytogeneticist https://t.co/tahQxRVJWD
Baji Prabhu Deshpande's epic last stand inspired many nationalist leaders too. Aurobindo composed a English poem in his honor, while Veer Savarkar wrote a famous ballad on him in Marathi, to rouse the people against British rule.
Sri Aurobindo's powerful poem is the still the best I have read on the heroic sacrifice of Baji Prabhu! https://t.co/hxo5aI2Z8S https://t.co/6DrfKO2Y8g
Indeed. And when we wake up to this glorious poetry of Sri Aurobindo we will find India produced the greatest English poet of the 20th century. It took the English 400 years to discover Shakespeare’s genius so I guess we have to be a wee bit patient...:) https://t.co/0NgrKQWiC0
I will forever appreciate the syncretic culture of India and how Mughal era is part of India’s fascinating history and the art&culture that they introduced India too. But to say they made India rich is a false narrative & white washing a lot of history.
Islam turns its followers into zombies, which makes them amenable to control. One lever to influence millions, especially the uneducated among the Muslims. Congress exploited this, cannily positioning itself as Islam friendly while keeping the Muslims impoverished and uneducated.
Jadunath Sarkar - "The glitter of gems and gold in the Taj Mahal or the Peacock Throne ought not to blind us to the fact that in Mughal India, man was considered vile;"
(Source: A short history of Aurangzeb) https://t.co/potc24aYTo
Sarkar continues "The mass of the people had no economic liberty, no indefeasible right to justice or personal freedom, when their oppressor was a noble or high official or landowner; political rights were not dreamt of.."
60) Hymns 383 - 388 (Verses 3,840 - 3,913): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 05, Sukta 029 to 034 (all hymns addressed to Indra); with #SriAurobindo's words on the true psychological significance of Indra https://t.co/mAbSjSoLSM
Mortal Life and the Pursuit of Immortality, Part 2 https://t.co/TSIPhM70uN
Working through Kumārila on upamāna this past week has highlighted for me just how far the field of Indian philosophy has to go in terms of spadework. Imagine if we had essentially one major English translation of (some of) Aristotle’s works.
The chapter on upamāna (the epistemic instrument responsible for knowing similarity) is intimately connected with discussion about perception, memory, language, inference, and metaphysics. Yet there are just a handful of treatments of it, none comprehensive.
And this is the case for so many other parts of Kumārila’s corpus, as well as so many other thinkers.
Yesterday I offered to share some writing advice that has worked for me, & it garnered a lot of interest! So I'm going to share it here in a thread instead of individually by email because we can all agree that academic writing is HARD! So here we go #phdchat #AcademicTwitter
3-Writing your dissertation or a manuscript is hard because no one has ever been where you are. No one has ever written about it in the way you're going to. It's literally the edge of our collective knowledge or else you wouldn't be writing it. https://t.co/IcFCbzwqQw https://t.co/bntZ79rU1s
Ok, other people to follow for great writing advice - @StephenBHeard, @raulpacheco, @thesiswhisperer are my favorites, but if you have more, please add them here! Another great blog post is - https://t.co/IwwTyv8ttm. Ok Twitterverse, good luck & get writing!
Terrific ongoing talk by Beverley Glover, Cambridge Univ on nanostructures that underlie biological patterns in plants and animals @Beverley_CUBG #hfspmtg https://t.co/y9L1zLOpUe
The word ‘parva’ means a span between two nodes of a sugarcane. Just like the span between nodes in a sugarcane stalk, so also is the role played by the parvas in the Mahābhārata.
Mahābhārata and its Place in Indian Culture – Part 2 https://t.co/GdQ3eEIFSZ
Modi govt is in the right track; trying to be true to Constitution even at the risk of diluting many of party bastion. Such a clear headed policy is admittedly daring and admirably refreshing. Many would suspect carrot and stick but from all appearances, intentions seem genuine.
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