Monthly Archives: February 2012

Marxism, nationalism and martyrdom…

In a modern sense, Nationalists and Communists are soul enemies. The last time a party combined the two and came to power, World War II happened and millions of people were killed. Interestingly, both the nationalists and the communists of India consider Shaheed Bhagat Singh as their hero. And why not? Bhagat Singh was among the few people, who had taken the best of the two ideologies. Continue reading

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A nation can’t run faster than its education

Swami Vivekananda had written this letter to Shrimati Sarala Ghoshal, editor of The Bharati, Darjeeling, on the 24th of April, 1897. It is indeed interesting how, 115 years later, everything written about Indian education in the letter still applies. Continue reading

Twisted Indian media

Media is the new Indian god- deciding the fate and interpreting the world for all, telling us what to dream, what to think, what to debate. The media has forgotten that the masses are always more intelligent than a single intellectual. Read my latest article on the NRI.

Your children are not your children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. Continue reading

How far is Aakash?

Four years ago, Tata Motors unveiled the Nano. India got a unique global recognition of an industrial nation with capability of breakthrough innovation. The world recognized India’s mastery of engineering, manufacturing and management. Soon afterwards, a number of hurdles simply spoiled the show. Tata Motors failed to build on the early excitement surrounding the launch of the world’s cheapest car. Nano didn’t flood the market as expected. Is Aakash also going to meet the same fate? Continue reading