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Internet Revolution

Internet Revolution is no less historical an event than the French Revolution. Soon after the French Revolution, there was blood bath, followed by a short First Republic/Directory (1795-99), followed by the First Empire under Napolean, whereafter I don’t think there has been any Republic in its true sense ever. Luckily, no blood bath has happened in the Internet Revolution, but the beneficient Internet Anarchy (the Internet Revolution equivalent of the…


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In Re: Fabindia and Smriti Irani

My Comment: Fabindia can’t escape the blame. This is like strict liability; i.e. when you bring a wild animal home as a pet, you are responsible for the lives of not only your visitors but the public at large. These CCTV cameras are worse because they have the potential of turning men into wild animals. I am surprised how this shop is not shut yet.



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The Concept of Land Acquisition

The most important objective of acquisition of any land is to give a clear title of land to the State, which can then be transferred to the private entities — most of the agricultural land in India is Joint Family Property, which can never be transferred very clearly; so, the business prefers transfer of title through its acquisition by the State. This forced manipulation of ownership of land under the…


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AAP, Not Kejriwal

Today’s election-results are the victory of the AAP, not Kejriwal. Therefore, it would now be interesting to see how the AAP goes on from here: will it standout and take Kejriwal to the PM seat or will it coalesce into the Indian politics? Well…I think no sane person will even think of aligning with any other political party after such a verdict. In hindsight, the AAP seems to have been…


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No Nuke Deal

Today, not only the politicians but also the bureaucracy has defrauded the people. They are saying that the Indo-US deal is done. First, I don’t understand what is the meaning of this Indo-US deal. As far as I understand, two understandings have already been reached between India and the US: The first, in July 2005, in the form of the Joint Indo-US Statement and the second in the form of…


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PK: Lies Are Lovely

Moral of the story: Some lies are lovely, and you learn them only on earth, so stop worrying about Mars, Venus, Pluto and sun; Just Love and Be Loved. Amazing Movie! Addendum dt. 07.01.2015: I find the idea of unapprovingly intruding into the minds of the people abhorrent; I didn’t specify it earlier because I thought it was not the main issue, but, now when the movie has become such…