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Capitalist within

Views:312 | Author:Vithal C Nadkarni | Posted on November 7, 2010

On Dhanteras wealth is worshipped. All that gold, silver and precious stuff is to be laid out, to entice the Goddess of Wealth to shower greater prosperity on the house as she supposedly flits in and .. Read full story

On a wing and a prayer

Views:307 | Author:Mukul Sharma | Posted on November 5, 2010

British-American literary pundit Christopher Hitchens needs little introduction.Besides being an author and journalist for over four decades, writing on subjects as varied as literature, politics and .. Read full story

Capitalist within

Views:328 | Author:Vithal C Nadkarni | Posted on November 4, 2010

On Dhanteras wealth is worshipped. All that gold, silver and precious stuff is to be laid out, to entice the Goddess of Wealth to shower greater prosperity on the house as she supposedly flits in a.. Read full story

Liberation by light

Views:327 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on November 3, 2010

Pre-Diwali nights have been largely untainted by the din of fireworks.
The calm will no doubt be shattered once the festival of the lights starts.
It wasn’t always so.
In the d.. Read full story

Through the past, darkly

Views:288 | Comments:1 | Author:Mukul Sharma | Posted on November 2, 2010

If you ask anybody when was the last time they did something which was morally dishonest, they would either say it was something very minor or that it happened many years back. (Incidentally, this .. Read full story

Consistency should also go with focus

Views:284 | Author:K Vijayaraghavan | Posted on November 1, 2010

Consistency,the state of sacred,substantial,never fading bliss,when accompanied also by focus,brings about that awesome combination,where manifestations of supreme excellence would flower forth.
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Androcles and the cat

Views:335 | Author:Mukul Sharma | Posted on October 29, 2010

Long ago, the mice had a general council to consider what measures they could take to outwit their common enemy, the cat.
Some said this, and some said that; but at last a youthful mouse got up .. Read full story

Nirvana shatters

Views:463 | Author:Vithal C Nadkarni | Posted on October 28, 2010

In 1884, a British schoolmaster wrote a book called Flatland, a romance in many dimensions.
The author coyly called himself ‘a square’ but was the mathematician and novelist Edwin Ab.. Read full story

The cloning controversy

Views:296 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on October 27, 2010

THE birth of Dolly the cloned sheep reminded bioethicist Leon Kass of William Blake’s poem. Like all her fluffy predecessors, Dolly had the “softest clothing, woolly and bright”. As .. Read full story

The myth of the day-to-day life

Views:297 | Comments:2 | Author:Mukul Sharma | Posted on October 26, 2010

What's so great about living life one day at a time? Besides being obvious — since there’s no other way we can live — it also favours a completely arbitrary division of a lifetime to.. Read full story


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