ICYMI: Cambridge professor @DianeCoyle1859 picks the best economics books of 2018, featuring books by @kaushikcbasu, Robert Sugden, @CC_Rosenthal, Angela Penrose, and Karl Sigmund @basicbooks , @PrincetonUPress, @Harvard_Press, @OUPEconomics #readinglist https://t.co/5X1NruQQ4q
In ancient #India theater promoted the values upheld by the society. De-linking #sacred from theater has done much harm to the art form https://t.co/c7qUOSvtLk
Such a graceful and divine performance of Kathak. From music to minute gestures of eyebrows and fingers...everything is perfect in classical in it purest sense.
If only North Indians could rescue this ancient dance form from the world of mujras...
It's futile. I tried to go through some books. All of them with their heavy leftist agenda claims that dance is no older than 17th century! Only almost forgotten nationalist sources traced it's origin to Mahabharata.
Kathak was hijacked for the mujras of Islamic courts drowned into debauchery. Liberal history asserts that's kathak had no existence before it appeared in Islamic courts. And if it had existence then it is heavily persianized. Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb gugu gaga nonsense.!
Manu Hindus of North then going by this portrayal of Kathak considers it as impure/heavily Islamicized modern dance and hence neglect that heritage.
Also, let's not kid ourselves into thinking it's the selfie that's made people focus on physical appearances. We've been obsessed with establishing and conforming to conventions of beauty for centuries. And hating ourselves for falling short.
“I think it’s important we maintain a sense of proportion and we don’t confuse someone touching a knee at dinner with being raped,” #LionelShriver tells @BhavyaDore https://t.co/29WBKHith4 https://t.co/d13miC4swc
[every woman who watched him felt loved and respected. Women themselves want to be seen as seductive and are totally focused on their physical appearance because that must attract attention. In Rajesh Khanna’s films women were objects of adoration.] -Sunayana Panda https://t.co/B55VahHvKd
[Sunayana, a young, vivacious editor at a leading publishing house, finds herself drawn into a disorienting but compelling liaison with Ashok, a reserved but well-known middle-aged surgeon.] Body Offering (2013), Author: Makarand Paranjape @MakrandParanspe https://t.co/oS4SximDpF
The greatest bondage is not external, but what Hindus have been taught to believe, things like — ‘All religions are equal’. This being taught without context or nuance in our schools and institutions, continues to further the farrago of false equivalence. https://t.co/djKLsikbm0
Dr Iravatham Mahadevan: A Tribute To An Indus Intellectual: he exposed left dishonesty in the case of Ayodhya. https://t.co/GoxkT0LiD2 via @swarajyamag
Yes! Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong. is an excellent book. Highly recommend reading it, especially if (like me) you're a complete dolt on the science front. https://t.co/DXL4nIKNYL
Agree. Can't stress enough the importance of reading #inferior by @AngelaDSaini to debunk some of this science (most of it TBH) that exists to prove male vs female stereotypes
But here’s a question: Was it ever realistic to expect Sandberg to behave differently?
Why do we assume female leaders are inherently gentler and less egomaniacal? With so few examples to draw from, how on earth would we even know? https://t.co/USiBF1pBRv
In recent years, the voices of survivors and activists, through campaigns such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc and others, have reached a crescendo that cannot be silenced any more. #16days of activism #OrangeTheWorld #HearMetoo #Nov25th https://t.co/gR4yn0RbYM
Speaking of motherhood, this article on the changes wrought upon a women's body during pregnancy is an amazing read. https://t.co/uwNSYaDeGe
"Mothers are expected to repress their emotional, hormonal and bodily changes while also bearing the burden of family and career expectations." https://t.co/tTr6Oof5uW
Disregard for women’s consent and misogyny are deeply rooted in our religious, cultural and literary traditions. Several instances can be seen in both #Ramayana and #Mahabharata #MeToo https://t.co/Lnn7jqTkao
Hinduism gives highest respect-rights to Women. Ramayana: A modern independent woman capable of living single after marriage. Mahabharata: A woman given right to have 5 husbands in a society where only men had polygamy. Liberalism? Study vedic rights for women. https://t.co/YPxMflzcZR
Many Mandirs have depictions of homosexuality and unlike any other religion, Hindu religion is fine with all kinds of sexual orientation. These ignorant morons are turning a pride march into a Modi-Mandir thing. https://t.co/GcFjHdyxDT
Which is why RW-LW adds to confusion in Indian context. Let our side be called Dharmic with a capital D. Let them be called Progressive with a capital P - since that is what they seem to prefer and I do not want to demonise their point of view to begin with; only in due course :) https://t.co/WShjgE1zB8
While "fatalism, determinism, and predeterminism are discrete in stressing different aspects of the futility of human will or the foreordination of destiny" "a dramatic change or event happens suddenly and is very noticeable and surprising; is exciting and impressive" #FiveDreams
"In fairness, these studies were observational studies, so they do not prove higher LDL-C directly protected against dementia." https://t.co/GLGEQw6n4B
"But as alluringly action-packed as these analogies are, they remain wholly speculative." https://t.co/z6EXkDNV4q #InSight #Mars
Marx is railed against but remembered for: "Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it." Stephen Stearns pointed out: "the annals of research journals are littered with the corpses of beautiful ideas that were killed by facts"
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Bernard Lewis, Nick Dirks, and Lily Myers https://t.co/gxuP9iDoe3 #SriAurobindo Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra @NathTusar at November 26, 2018 Location: Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201014, India