How does a movie differ from real life? And why does present life seem like a movie?

Art follows life, or does life follow art?  This question seems nowhere more relevant than in the case of movies.  Movies are the depiction of life.  The characters in some cases are so relatable, that people have seen themselves on the movie screen.  They learn lessons, find out their own … Continue ReadingHow does a movie differ from real life? And why does present life seem like a movie?

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How the medical myth of drug treatments has created a whole culture?

What is a myth?  A myth is a traditional story consisting of events that are ostensibly historical, though often supernatural, explaining the origins of a cultural practice or natural phenomenon.  The word “myth” is derived from the Greek word mythos (μῦθος), which simply means “story”.   Mythology can refer either to the study of myths, or to a body or … Continue ReadingHow the medical myth of drug treatments has created a whole culture?

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Are there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 2: conflicts

There are people who are peaceable.  There are people who avoid conflicts.  There are people who realize that it is not for one person to solve the problems of another.  Yes, help, hope, and a willingness to listen can be offered.  A kind word of encouragement is also possible to … Continue ReadingAre there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 2: conflicts

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Are there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 1: imaginations

This post is not about technicalities of social networking.  It is not about finding the exact IP address or other analytics data about a person.  This post is not about finding technological features to accurately geo-locate a person.  What this post is about are the limitations of human understanding, the … Continue ReadingAre there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 1: imaginations

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Man-made labels for social convenience and simplification

It is amazing to consider, that a human being would willingly accept a label to define his entire existence.  There are many labels in existence.  People label themselves based on education, profession, family, country, or religion.  With an expanding knowledge, each of those labels proves insufficient and incomprehensive.  So, in … Continue ReadingMan-made labels for social convenience and simplification

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How the Internet has changed leadership, its place, and its functioning

It is no secret that the Internet has changed how human society functions.  There are specific effects that can be observed no matter where one looks.  However, it is the effect on leadership that is most notable.  The way the Internet and its related technologies have developed, leadership is most … Continue ReadingHow the Internet has changed leadership, its place, and its functioning

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Are your beliefs a response to external information?

Beliefs are one of the most fascinating, and some would say, the most significant component of the ideas that a human being holds.  It wouldn’t be wrong to say, there is always some emotional connection to any idea that forms a part of the beliefs of any human being.  When … Continue ReadingAre your beliefs a response to external information?

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What is the individual today, in view of a constantly changing world?

When you close your eyes and shut out the sounds of the outside world, there is a place you can reach with the passage of time. There is a place within you that is worth visiting. Most people have never visited that place. It is much more likely, that even … Continue ReadingWhat is the individual today, in view of a constantly changing world?

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Crisis of democracy – social decline through politicization, and insistence on freedoms and rights

It is easier to answer the question, what is democracy as compared to why is democracy.  Yes, why is democracy favored and touted as the ideal principle for governance, even though its failure was anticipated right from the time of Plato.  As it is practically impossible for all the people … Continue ReadingCrisis of democracy – social decline through politicization, and insistence on freedoms and rights

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Crisis of democracy – the simultaneous rise of individualism and populism through the agency of the Internet

If one were to make a most basic study of the idea of democracy, it would readily be understood that it stands on the principle of transfer of power.  Decades ago and as it happened for centuries, when even the possibility of the existence of the Internet and communication technology … Continue ReadingCrisis of democracy – the simultaneous rise of individualism and populism through the agency of the Internet

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Indian government’s demonetization step – preparing a nation for the future

It has to be maintained that, when history would look back upon the Indian government’s decision of demonetization, factors more significant than political party and economics would be considered.  Did the present Indian government under the BJP have complete and full understanding of the implications, and of the effects of … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – preparing a nation for the future

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Indian government’s demonetization step – rooted in the concept of the divine

Try as one may otherwise, the human mind by necessity needs to have some basic concepts about the world around us.  The concepts we have could be, should be, of a more general nature.  Upon these basic concepts, details are added through observations, experiences, training, and learning.  If the basic … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – rooted in the concept of the divine

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Indian government’s demonetization step – the indomitable idea

As human beings, it is very desirable that we adhere to the principles of reason.  By adhering to those principles we can have a more peaceful life, and the prospect of better relations with others.  At the same time, a realization about living by reason must be admitted: When reason … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – the indomitable idea

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Indian government’s demonetization step – the test of behaviors

It would be the prime accusation that, the Indian government under the current BJP rule was hasty in announcing, executing, and implementing the decision to demonetize 500 and 1,000 Rupee currency notes.  Does this accusation stand to reason?  Yes, it does stand to the reason guided by observation.  There is … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – the test of behaviors

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Indian government’s demonetization step – an object lesson in today’s world

In the life of a nation, there come times when landmark decisions are made.  The decision itself stands to define the future course of that nation.  As it is, we are now part of the global whole and therefore, significant decisions create waves that easily go beyond national borders.  The … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – an object lesson in today’s world

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How personal convictions challenge social peace and justice?

There has to be a necessary coexistence in society for an individual to flourish.  A society is a huge factor in the development of an individual.  There are individuals who can and want to take up social causes, offer practical suggestions, and assist in bringing changes that will bring possible … Continue ReadingHow personal convictions challenge social peace and justice?

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