Regular followers of this blog must have noticed that over the past few days, I have left religion somewhere at the background and instead am focussed on the serial regime changes happening in the Arab world. Read more

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It had to come one day, and today is that day.  I had been pondering for a long time about the name of this blog. It began, as some of its early visitors know, two years ago, at 6.29 pm on January 22, 2009 as a blog that tracked the esoteric domain of Research with Is knowledge stealing our silent moments? Read more

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A sad day for victims, sadder for their families.

Of the 50 million pilgrims who visit the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple every year, 104 passed on yesterday in a needless stampede. Read more

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Last week, with a quiet, low-key announcement, the leadership of a huge organisation changed, when Sri Mrinalini Mata was elected President and Spiritual Head of Self Realisation Fellowship/ Yogoda Satsanga Society. Sri Mrinalini Mata succeeds Sri Daya Mata who died on November 30, 2010. Read more

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I’ve tried hard but failed to understand why anyone would think that what couldn’t be accomplished in 61 years can be done in few days. Read more

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The biggest worry around the September 24 Ayodhya verdict remains violence. After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s appeal to “all sections of the people of India to maintain equanimity and tranquillity in the aftermath of the judgment”, the tension has moved to the states. Read more

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Why do celebrations mean noise? What is this need in the urban Indian that makes him want to show that he’s having a good time? Can a good time be had in silence? Read more

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Since education reforms are back on the radar, it’s time to end all debates and focus on the key issue — our children. The way I see it, all talks of incremental reforms are going to get us nowhere. Such reforms may buy us some time, but what are we going to get by making education more efficient or more flexible, if the basics of what we seek to deliver or what we strive to nourish are flawed? Read more

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This post is going to go national today as your blogger evaluates the six pledges and 38 recommendations that the leaders of G20 signed and what they means for India. As I mentioned earlier, there are more benefits than costs and if we were to look at the big picture, I think India has gained. But 6.4 is a pathetic score for leaders of G20 to get in what was the biggest financial event this world has ever seen. Here’s the break-up: Read more

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Today, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd pressed for a greater role of China in International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a prelude to the G20 meeting on April 2. With this, the first step in reforming this multilateral institution has been taken. That step is to give a greater voice to borrower countries that are poorer than the wealthy nations that lend to the bank. Read more

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