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Disruptive Innovation and Social Unrest

Disruptive Innovation means an innovation which disrupts systems and replaces old methods with the new. Introduction of computers per se is the biggest Disruptive Innovation till date, followed by the Virtual World — for reasons unknown, I don’t have offline friends and acquaintances; so, nobody can understand this disruption better than me. Of course, Disruptive Innovation brings social unrest; therefore, the guinea pigs are chosen and experimented upon to predict…


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Funding Humanity!

Funding humanity is the most difficult financing possible. The product, i.e. “humanity”, is consumed the most by those who have no money to pay for it in cash and no wisdom to pay for it in kind. Those who have money don’t face any challenge of violation of their human existence because they have money to buy justice from courts, politicians, police, etc. It’s only rarely that the Haves protect…


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New Age Journalism

The internet is going to cause a paradigm shift in journalism is now a banal statement; however, the statement is not out of fashion yet. In fact, I think, this proposition is worthy of a degree of credibility, but not as simple as it sounds. The internet has by far emerged as an excellent medium to share free information first and to build brands second. Whenever one thinks in terms…


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Terrorism

When I google the phrase “terrorism definition”, it throws up the following definition: The unofficial or unauthorized use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. (Emphasis supplied.) The above definition is applicable comprehensively within the territorial jurisdiction of well-recognized soveriegn entities like the US, Russia, the EU, etc. I have deliberately not included India, Pakistan and China in the above definition as these countries don’t have comprehensive…


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Love Jihad

Jihad means upliftment through struggle. External struggle includes fighting for religion and land: it is the most prominently practiced form of Jihad. However, the greater struggle is the internal struggle which leads to self-realisation and character upliftment. “Love Jihad” would mostly be considered as a sacrilege by the religious fundamentalists among the Muslims as they don’t see beyond the love for “God”. But, if the young Muslim boys are actually…