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Why “White Privilege” Doesn’t Make Sense

Even though I'm not Caucasian, the term "white privilege" pisses me off. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I believe deeply that asking an entire section of people to watch themselves or "check their privilege" is insulting. It groups white people … [Continue reading]

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Challenging an “Islamist” to Kill Me :D

Everyone these days is afraid of the scary Islamists. Well, here's a big "fuck you" from my end. (Click to enlarge)   I will not be intimidated. … [Continue reading]

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Raghuram Rajan – Some People ARE Indispensable!

Ever since the controversy over Raghuram Rajan - the governor of the RBI, I've been hearing a lot of statements like this: "No one is indispensable" "India has lots of talent. Replacing Rajan is easy" "The RBI will survive anyone's exit" "No … [Continue reading]

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The biggest difference between Americans and Europeans, is that the Americans strive for convenience, and are not willing to simply accept life's difficulties. To my mind, that is praiseworthy. <br><br>Image Credit: http://kirity-kitty.deviantart.com/art/Only-in-America-132177826

Why I Admire Convenience Loving Americans

The differences between Europeans and Americans hit me hard during my time in France and Iceland. By far, the biggest one is that Americans chase after convenience more than any ¬†other country in the world. While a typical European traveler will … [Continue reading]

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Fluency in a language requires immersion. You can't learn Sanskrit sitting in classroom if no one around you speaks it. You need constant exposure and hundreds upon hundreds of hours of listening time. Sanskrit is a dead language for a reason. You cannot just revive it for over a billion people out of thin air, no matter how badly you want to wax nostalgic over some imaginary glorious past.

Smriti Irani – Classroom Sanskrit is Useless

Does Smriti Imrani really think that you can become fluent in a language by formally studying it in a classroom without real world exposure? If only it was so simple! Millions of us have studied languages in school - Sanskrit, French, Tamil, German, … [Continue reading]

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When someone challenges your ideas, don't just brush them off. Decades of dismissing the right wing, calling them imbeciles, idiots, racists, and bigots is what has led to this sudden outburst of

You HAVE to Engage the Right – Not Dismiss Them

The world watches in bewilderment, the sudden outburst of rabid patriotism in India. At the Trump phenomenon in the US. At the threats to Turkey's traditional secularism. But you know what? We're the ones who are responsible. Who is "we"? "We", … [Continue reading]

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Spoof! This is What Fake Patriotism Looks like :D

This video was used a year ago to make fun of the Apple MacBook 2015. Here it is re-purposed for the "Nationalism" debate! Subtitles should be enabled by default. If not, click the "CC" button¬†to show … [Continue reading]

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If you are truly patriotic, you will never use violence against mere words. The TRUE

Only Anti-Nationals Proudly Use Violence

I don't care whether Kashmir is part of India or not. For me, the only value is military. If it makes India less secure to have Pakistan or China control that area, then keep it. Otherwise I could give a damn whether it stays with us or not. Same for … [Continue reading]

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This is what my fridge looks like now. After 33 years of struggling to cook, clean, and eat, I've finally found the solution to the inconvenience of hunger! Now when I go out to eat, it's because I WANT to enjoy a social experience. It's not because my stomach is making demands of me.

How I Escaped the Tyranny of Food with Soylent

Food has always been an inconvenience to me. Yes, I love the taste and I love eating - but it's always been outweighed by the drudgery of cooking, and washing up. For years now, I've essentially lived off various frozen foods. But even those take … [Continue reading]

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Billu and the National Anthem

If you try and interfere with someone who is peacefully sitting and eating their popcorn while the National Anthem is playing, YOU are the criminal. You can condemn them verbally on social media - that is your freedom of expression. But you have … [Continue reading]