The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates “समर शेष है, नहीं पाप का भागी केवल व्याध, जो तटस्थ हैं, समय लिखेगा उनका भी अपराध” ― Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' (The battle still remains and the hunter/killer alone is not the sinner, but the time will note the crimes of bystanders as well) Sahbdon
The recent riots in West Bengal and Bihar have got stuck in the gullet of Indian democracy. These riots are disturbing not only as new rituals of violence but as part of the more cynical narratives of electoral democracy. In fact, as acts of violence, they are depressing thrice over as events.
The dictionary meaning of trust is “firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.” The synonyms of trust give fairly broad idea about the meaning of trust. They include confidence, belief, faith, freedom from suspicion/doubt, sureness, certainty, certitude, assurance, conviction, credence and reliance etc. Whether it
The Darwinian “survival of the fittest” principle has guided the society throughout the human history and the industrial and post industrial man also continues with this spirit. The idea of “Survival of the fittest” springs from “struggle for existence” and leads to what we call “competition”, which more often than
In the past, predictions about future warfare have often put too much emphasis on new technologies and doctrines. In the 19th century the speedy victory of the Prussian army over France in 1870 convinced European general staffs that rapid mobilization by rail, quick-firing artillery and a focus on attack would
(A very well researched article on relation between alcoholism and sexual assault written by renowned journalists in prestigious news daily The Statesman is reproduced here for the benefit of students) While widespread concern has been expressed regarding the increasing trends of sexual crimes and assaults, not enough attention has been given
This article throws light on how the values which the society cherishes are difficult to be caught or taught in these difficult times when the very agents and institutions of change offer negative role models. The role of public opinion, legislators and media is very important, but they are seriously