Constructive use of social networking data through transparency


All Writings

Reading Time: 6 minutesTransparency has taken on a new meaning in our day.  It is not only limited to what a person reveals online, but also how the revealed information is collected, inter-connected, and used to derive conclusions regarding that person.  The ones doing all this work also need to show transparency, thereby revealing their motives and intentions […]

March 20, 2018

Finding belief in moderateness in the nuclear age


All Writings, Government, Individual, Psychology, Society

Reading Time: 8 minutesNuclear technology is not bad in itself.  We have understood the sun and the stars, and in a way, have harnessed the same power to a lesser extent.  We have controlled fission, and are yet to understand ways to control fusion for peaceful purposes.  The insistence on using solar energy to fulfill the requirements for electricity […]

February 3, 2018

Is it possible to have development without taking sides?


All Writings, Blog, Government, Individual, Self improvement, Society

Reading Time: 6 minutesOne would normally consider the taking of sides as being counter-intuitive to the idea of development.  Whatever resources we have, we would want to use them in a planned, organized, and united effort to get the best possible results.  There is any number of examples of this.  In a family, when the father, mother, and […]

January 31, 2018

Why our predictions must move away from utter doom to continuity?


All Writings, Observations, Press This

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe idea of terminal decline is pulling the power of prediction like a black hole pulls light into it.  This phenomenon is not new.  It has happened again and again throughout history.  It has also had its reasons.  It is sufficient to say that people desire achievement and progress.  However, when the price, the sacrifices, […]

January 30, 2018

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


All Writings, Government, Individual, Society

Reading Time: 26 minutesIt 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 to get together and make […]

July 23, 2017

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


All Writings, Government, Individual, Society

Reading Time: 21 minutesIf 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 as we have today could […]

July 7, 2017