Man-made labels for social convenience and simplification


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Individual, Society

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt 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 order to identify oneself, an […]

December 4, 2017

The vicious cycle of paranoia and extremism


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

Reading Time: 7 minutesDuring times of difficulty and great anguish, the subtlety of human thought suffers.  There is not the attention to detail, and nuance seems only hypocritical.  What a relaxed mind, one at ease in a secure environment can do, a stressed mind cannot.  This is easily understandable.  This understanding should have caused humans to aspire for […]

November 11, 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

Indian government’s demonetization step – the indomitable idea


All Writings, Government, Individual, Society

Reading Time: 8 minutesAs 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 alone becomes the overriding pursuit […]

May 18, 2017

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


All Writings, Government, Individual, Society

Reading Time: 20 minutesIn 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 ideas of governments, their ambitions, […]

May 15, 2017

How personal convictions challenge social peace and justice?


All Writings, Individual, Observations, Society

Reading Time: 12 minutesThere 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 improvements.  The flourishing of all […]

May 2, 2017

Does justice emanate from belief?


All Writings, Individual, Observations, Society

Reading Time: 8 minutesHuman beings are unique among creatures on this earth, for we have even deeper than the conscious, the very instinct of justice.  Even without thought or much deliberation, a human can have the instinct for justice.  This sense of justice brings rivalry among brothers, it brings favoritism, it brings inequality between the genders.  On the […]

April 18, 2017