Sun. Aug 25th, 2019

The Seer

Read, Think, Act

Society

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VK Sasikala and the Democracy in Corruption. According to this report by Indian Express, DIG (Prisons)…

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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.

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Shock, astonishment and fear formed a kaleidoscope on his face. Before his vocal cords could flex, he heard another squeal – a high pitched one – the one of death accompanied with the thunderous sound of a vehicular motor. The cogs in their wheel hurried as the cogs in his brain collapsed in a heap – useless and clueless.

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I now know that to trust everyone isn’t an easy thing to do and to trust is not everyone’s thing to do. Although I have no explanation as to why I remembered these seemingly insignificant incidents from my life, I know for sure that these little fragments of thoughts defined the kind of person I wanted to be.

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On the other side is the irony that we have enough technology to get past the gravity and venture into the outer space, but not enough technology to conduct an exam without having to put the students through the discomfort of a mandated dress code. “To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform”, reads the Indian Constitution when it comes to Fundamental duties. Probably the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) needs a refresher on scientific temper so that they stop depending on dress codes to contain cheating in exams.

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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.

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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.

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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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Every single visitor who walked in to the prison through the special entry door paid them a minimum of ₹100. More number of bags meant more notes and extra guests for a single inmate meant notes of different colors and higher denominations too. This continued seamlessly throughout the day as if it was no big deal. The transaction looked as if it was a mandatory step of a thoroughly defined process. In fact, you can walk in there any day and you will get to witness it yourself too. I am sure there would be no need for a sting operation as such.