Why mentors and teachers are especially needed to counter extremism?


All Writings, Individual, Psychology, Self improvement, The Young

Reading Time: 8 minutesMentors and teachers are a special gift to the human society.  These cannot simply be understood to be professions or titles, or some kind of a degree that is earned from an institution.  Rather, these are linked to the personal qualities and concerns of the individual.  Even more so, it is connected with how a […]

February 6, 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

An imaginary world built through radio, television, and the Internet challenges reality


All Writings, Psychology, Society

Reading Time: 6 minutesHuman beings have made some amazing achievements.  It is said with a great deal of certainty that, we are living in the time when we can enjoy comforts and achievements unlike any time in history.  If this were true, human beings should be happier, healthier, and more satisfied than ever before.  Do we find this […]

November 25, 2017

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