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The Great Journalists are all Dissidents

The Great Journalists are all Dissidents. via The Great Journalists are all Dissidents.

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Andre Beteille: Language and civilization

A FEW years ago at a dinner in Tokyo, hosted by the Japanese anthropologist, Prof. Chie Nakane, I said somewhat light- heartedly to a Cambridge academic seated next to me that I did not think the English were a particularly … Continue reading

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Suicides : Durkhiem Types

Egoistic Suicide The cause for lower rates of suicide [among Catholics, Jews compared to Protestant] is to be found within the nature of the religious confession itself. But such an explanation, Durkheim insisted, cannot refer to the religious percepts of … Continue reading

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A point of view of an outsider: Excerpts from first few chapters from ‘Alberuni’s India

The tradition regarding an event which in itself does not contradict either logical or physical laws will invariably depend for its character as true or false upon the character of the reporters, who are influenced by the divergency of interests … Continue reading

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Aam Aadmi Party : A cartoon by Keshav

Aam Admi Party be Keshav

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Desiderata

GO placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without SURRENDER, be on good terms with all persons. SPEAK your truth quietly and clearly; and LISTEN to others, even … Continue reading

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Sudhir Kakar on Indian ancient text ‘Kamasutra’

Contrary to its reputation for prurience, the Kamasutra is a sober little work. Its author, reputedly a celibate, operates very much within the Hindu scholarly tradition. He quotes the opinions of other  scholars on a problem, the weaknesses in their … Continue reading

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