“I think Orwell, without ever having gone to the USSR, really did understand it from the outside brilliantly.”
The best books on Totalitarian Russia, a #readinglist by Robert Service https://t.co/rdqNUhihNf
Aakash Singh Rathore in his “Plato’s Labyrinth” posits that laughter and sexual desire, which are generally considered peripheral to Socratic dialogues, are actually central to understanding them.
Joseph Kahn’s BODIED is now available on YouTube Premium, so I am (once again) re-upping my review https://t.co/JyWD4tW5as
Director Emeritus of @amhistorymuseum, @brentdglass, on the five major themes of American history: "the story of freedom, the influence of war, the impact of innovation & technology, the tradition of diversity, and the influence of the American landscape." https://t.co/N67adee6JF
It’s certainly not easy for women who work in Indian films, not even if you’ve been at the top. My column today, #TheOutsider, about the late #Sridevi & #KalapanaLajmi, and how they struggled to stay relevant. #IFFI2018 #ThePeacock https://t.co/4Ftw5NH5LO
Read about a teacher's fight to remove the #taboo associated with #menstruation in rural #Chhattisgarh and check the drop out of young girls from #school https://t.co/PuEGNzQr1m #MHM @YouthKiAwaaz @teachersofindia @NiliMajumder @dasra @UNICEFIndia @WHO @HDFCBankCSR #ZIIEI https://t.co/7tBnjKOQvz
Hijacked By Elites: Why Is The Indian LGTBQ Movement Fighting A Mythical Enemy? @freentglty
Freud versus Jung: A bitter feud over the meaning of sex https://t.co/6EhqlUWAq5 https://t.co/eSo55C6tim
Just think about it, our brain evolved to stay alert to shocks in a jungle scenario. For e.g. a snake or a snake like creature in the jungle. So shock and stress has huge evolutionary value for us. But here that brain mechanism gets triggered constantly.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers https://t.co/mZE1OzmM6t this book is on similar issues .... constantly in mode of fight or flight response is not good for long term health .....
The city of the future is one with way less parking. Most cities currently dedicate significantly more space to storing cars than they do to housing people. We can choose to flip this. https://t.co/xHUxCBw8jy
#_C_l_a_s_s_i_c_s_ | Sharpening the moderate | @PrasoonJoshi_ : We can’t stay in denial. Are we working to create a uniform society with placid sameness, which doesn’t have edges, doesn’t have granularity, is imposed and not organic?
Justice Katju on flawed Indian parliamentary democracy, stupid masses and ‘gobar’ class intellectuals.
The modern world teems with beliefs in astrology, paranormality, and demonic possession. But that isn't evidence we've left the Enlightenment’s legacy unfulfilled https://t.co/t19mSMKfBv
Arise Arjuna: Sandeep Balakrishna in Conversation with Shri David Frawley (Vamadeva Sastri): https://t.co/GOf1z0NEAL via @YouTube
Peter Heehs' new book, Spirituality without God: A Global History of Thought and Practice is perhaps a comprehensive study on the theme this post draws a thumbnail sketch of. Sri Aurobindo, however, remains the most authentic voice on this ancient debate. https://t.co/KUshVeBA29
PR, journalism, and critical analysis are three different realms and adequate grounding is needed to distinguish them. RW journals turning a clone of each other is hardly useful. Quality and credibility stem from sound criticism and not merely by academic or professional degrees.
If I remember correctly, the then PM said in his speech that Babri Masjid will be rebuilt. This promise has been forgotten and perhaps is considered irrelevant. But that would be the greatest achievement of India if the domes reappear along with cobwebs. #Sabarimala gives hope.
Offices and Institutions created by the Constitution are too distant and intimidating for an ordinary citizen. Those are for those who can influence, mobilise, and organise. Ideas, however, have a trajectory of their own and at times catapult a lay person to large-scale recognition.
Struggle for existence is a reality and achieving easy as well as big success in a complex and competitive environment is a challenge for everyone. Politics, in this scenario, is more of a career than any service motive, owing to compromising with values is a foregone conclusion.
Vacillation and ambivalence are hallmark of RSS which have helped it to survive. (Syādvāda or Anekantavada, of course, are old doctrines reinvented by postmodernism.) The only definite assertion made by Mohan Bhagwat recognising worship of Sai Baba has enough subversive potential.
It might be tempting to characterise certain phenomena with precision but words are insufficient to describe complex and multi-layered reality. Looking for the good side and drawing lessons from the flaws is a more balanced approach than outright vilification and condemnation.
RW commentators never bother about the dynamics of how events occur or possible hidden reasons behind them. What they dish out, day in and day out, is a bland version of out and out materialist account of people. The philosophical approach of looking at history is totally absent.
Odia Film Songs: First five hundred Odia Film Songs https://t.co/a7OfzkWdnl The list is still incomplete and listening all the songs is not possible as yet. Videos, too, are not available in YouTube to watch freely. #OdiaFilmSongs #OldOdiaMovies #IndianCinema #GoldenEraOdiaMusic
Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar have sung only two Odia solo numbers each and they are all gems. Mayuri go tuma akashe & Tumaku parunita bhuli by Rafi and Sei chuna chuna tara & Aji mun shrabani by Lata. #OldOdiaMovies #GoldenEraOdiaMusic #IndianCinema https://t.co/uoC4jFnIAf
No one believed us then, but now many great minds are repeating that Modi is fake. In actuality, Modi is the same and holds up a mirror to others that they are all fake. Everyone is in love with stars and celebrities on TV and Modi exploits this weakness of the people to the hilt.
Three important debates: Triple Talaq, 377/LGBT, and #Sabarimala unfolding during the Modi regime have far reaching effects. Apart from the claims on economy and development, these social sector churning are surely outstanding feathers in Modi's cap. Obviously, no fakery here.
By firmly positing rising to the next level of Evolution as the target Sri Aurobindo alerts us to present imperfections. While rejection of what is wrong is necessary aspiration for the good qualities is primary. Both however must proceed in an attitude of surrender before Grace.
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - since 2005): Selfie and conforming to conventions of beauty https://t.co/xZnZG9XAbQ Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra @NathTusar at November 27, 2018 Location: Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201014, India #SriAurobindo
[PDF] The Mystery and Magic of the Here and Now Some speculations on what makes Process Work/ABS Labs work
… It is connected as well to the collective consciousness (that includes the collective unconscious). In Sanskrit, this is the Jivatma. Sri Aurobindo talks of the over mind and the super conscient mind. Tagore talks of …
[PDF] Gandhi, Aurobindo and a New Social Vision
“He (Mahatma Gandhi) professed the philosophy of Hindu Universalism, which maintains that all religions contain truth and therefore worthy of toleration and respect. It was articulated by Gandhi:... Gandhi believed that at the core of every …
[PDF] Engaging Advaita: Conceptualising liberating knowledge in the face of Western modernity
P Odyniec - 2018
… 1870s. Prominent among the writers are Bankim Candra Caṭṭopādhyāya (1838-1894), Vivekananda (1862-1902), Aurobindo Ghose (1872-1950), Mohandās Karamcand Gandhi (1869-1947), and Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) …
[PDF] ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN PROMOTING ETHICAL BEHAVIOR AMONGST EMPLOYEES & EMPLOYERS OF INDIAN ORGANIZATIONS: A STUDY
D Chakraborty, W Biswas
Page 1. Special Issue for International Conference on Emerging Role of Leadership, Values and Ethics in Organisational Development, KIET School of Management, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, UP, India. International …
Living Yoga: The Value of Yoga in Today's Life
S Satchidananda, S Keshavadas, RJ Gelberman… - 2018
https://t.co/xfsw7XaRc3 cc @Bodhisatvaa my favourite Tamil sridevi song . chk it out.
Made my day. What a rendition of a classic #Tool song, and from #Bangalore. Just great! #Tool #cover #acoustic #10000days
Right in two (Tool cover) - Beard of Harmony ft. Yann Phayphet (Live rec... https://t.co/D1Cns9hUDu via @YouTube