Tue. Jul 23rd, 2019

The Seer

Read, Think, Act

Abhishek Jha

5 min read

The Advaita system is nondestructive. This is its glory, that it has the boldness to…

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Headache is perhaps the most dangerous weapon of nature against man. No matter how many nuclear weapons you have made, you still have a headache saving them from hackers. No matter how much wealth you have made selling beer in Aidin, you still have a headache of running around in a court of London. In a way, it is a great leveller. It’s almost like nature knew that she would be screwed up by us human, so she put one of her own in our head – an ache.

8 min read

He spoke of “Joe” and said you were the only real soul who had “attained freedom among us all,” including himself. You could drop everything, everybody and go out without a thought of regret & do your work, that you had attained this through thousands of reincarnations, he had seen it in India & here. No luxury counted, no misery (as in India) mattered – [you were] the same poised soul, etc.

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This diktat has been rolled out after new rules were introduced restricting the size of beards and usage of burqas in public places in Xinjiang province. Apparently there is a consistent rift going on between separatists and the Chinese Government in the Xinjyang Uyghur region. This is government’s attempt to quell Islamic radicalization in the area.

4 min read

There is another set of writers who are plain-lazy. Their strength lies in making a listicle of almost everything. While there are good listicle writers out there, a majority of the writers do listicles to just churn out unimaginable number of articles every day. That is when writers have to meet their targets of x number of ‘viral’ articles per month.

19 min read

The Muslims of the country have always lived in fear. They are targeted selectively and put to long years of torture behind the bars for crimes they have not committed. Isn’t it true that it is easier today to frame false charges against a Muslim than a Hindu? Aren’t they soft targets of all law enforcement agencies? There are Hindutva-forces today who are trying to appropriate Ambedkar forgetting that he left Hinduism to become a Buddhist.

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This kind of dichotomy makes for the perfect soup for an enriching discussion. The event was titled – ‘Ayn Rand and her manifesto’ and there were participants who could talk of Ayn Rand like the crickets sing about rains and there were participants who came to propel themselves into the Randian space. There were also people who had just started to taste the flavors of an Objectivist world.

10 min read

Human beings are wired to remain active throughout their lives. Activity breeds good health, both physical and mental. However, the current social construct forces us to think that the active years of our lives are only till about 50-55 years or at most the age of retirement.