In popular perception, micro organisms, especially bacteria and viruses, are often linked to disease. This kind of perception is definitely not without a reason. Pathogenic agents have been responsible for so many deaths over the years that diseases like the plague have shaped the course of human history. But do you know microbes are actually... Continue Reading →
On 9th December 2019 Home Minister of India, Amit Shah, introduced the citizenship amendment bill in the Parliament. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on 10th December and in Rajya Sabha on the 11th. The law that came into effect from 10 January 2020 is the now controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Since... Continue Reading →
1960s and 70s was a period in American politics when Left became Right and Right became Left. I believe a similar inversion is currently going on in India. Read to know more.
You'll come across numerous BJP/Modi supporters on social media who claim labels like Right wing and also mock and try to silence those who advocate equal constitutional rights for the Hindus in India. What explains their hate for the Core Right Agenda. Is there a middle ground? Read on.
Among the 58 ministers of the new Narendra Modi government, there is 1 representative from Kerala. I think that is one too many and Modi is being too generous to a state that has decisively voted against him by electing all 20 MPs from the opposition parties. That I am disappointed is an understatement. Like... Continue Reading →
If you are, like me, frustrated with the targeted, ideologically motivated censorship of ideas by big tech, you might be interested in the open source Twitter alternative called Mastodon. May I introduce you to an application of Mastodon
Despite claims of its supporters of standing up for equality and justice, communist politics has always been associated with violence, repression, authoritarianism and intolerance of dissidence. However, there is a tendency to romanticize and justify communist excesses as a deviation rather than its characteristic. Such exercises are generally supported by popular culture in movies, television and books. As also by politically motivated left-liberal academics. Here is my attempt to counter that propaganda.
I see this kind of behavior from my fellow Indians very often. Probably even I indulge in it sometimes. I call this the Bhagat Singh syndrome. You can hear people exclaim that there will no more be another Bhagat Singh who will sacrifice selflessly for the greater good. But if you challenge them, they'll not want their own kid to be that self-sacrificing Bhagat Singh.
Coffee is among the most consumed beverages in the world. For crores of people around the world, their day begins with a cup of coffee. It is supposed to help people get over their morning blues. It is also supposed to make you feel less tired at the end of a long work day. So, how does coffee work? Apart from a feeling of being energized, it seems to have other effects. What are those? Read on to know more.