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Individualism and free society

“Despite romantic rhetoric, freedom cannot be absolute. To argue for total choice (a meaningless concept) or total individuality is to argue against any for of community or society altogether. If each person, busily doing this thing, were to be wholly different from every other, no two humans would have any basis for communication. Continue reading

Individualism and free society

“Despite romantic rhetoric, freedom cannot be absolute. To argue for total choice (a meaningless concept) or total individuality is to argue against any for of community or society altogether. If each person, busily doing this thing, were to be wholly different from every other, no two humans would have any basis for communication. Continue reading

Rupees 20000000000000 revenue!

Government of India has earned the aforesaid ludicrous looking but massive revenue of Rupees 20000000000000/- from auction of two resources namely coal excavation rights and spectrum for mobile phones.
It would be interesting to know that the amount earned in these two heads by previous Government was not only ridiculously low but was also struck down by courts as arbitrary and illegal. This auction is second attempt but the revenue earned is unprecedented.
The Congress party which formed previous Government is silent.
Does it owe no duty to explain why this money was not raised earlier?
The bigger question is if this amount was not raised and only a minuscule amount was raised: Who was going to pocket the difference?

Pogo paradox

The silence of Sonia Gandhi ‘owner’ of Congress Party, to the first question answers the second question.
And the answer to second question leads to answer of first question. Which is that no body would self incriminate to answer the question. The deafening silence over the whole matter is too conspicuous an answer.
This is the classic example of pogo paradox in which an event aimed to curtail another event in fact triggers the first event.
Is that right conclusion? Time may tell or may be not.

April fools day 2015.

April fool or 1st April is a day to glorify silly moments in life. The moments when we took a knee jerk reaction as a life changing thought. This day today I dusted up some old Mr. Beans movies and reminded myself of the fact how Mr. Beans is in everyone, at least at some moment, especially when we think we are sure to be intelligent and logical.
Mr. Beans is as logical as one can be. Continue reading

Budget 2015 and unanswered questions.

Budget 2015 misses the important questions:

Budget of India for 2015 passed by Parliament of India with usual rhetoric and careful negligence to important aspects. Opposition which was in power till yesterday is as bereft of constructive criticism as it was out of ideas when in power.

Recovering economy:

Finance Minister called the economy as recovering economy in his budget 2015 speech. That sums up. Like recovering patient, the economy is in hospital and can not do much for others. Therefore it has to be nursed before it can do anything for others. So what the finance minister did? Raise the tax rate for all citizens and reduce the corporate taxes. His logic is that corporations are needed to invest and to revive economy.
Thus except for small matters, this budget is a status quo.

Economic problem of India:

The worst problem for economy is the Government Expenses and Interest payout on borrowings. 98% of revenue goes into these two heads. Continue reading

Godaddy.com: you too Brutus!

This website is hosted on godaddy.com for past few months. It was fine until yesterday but since than I am told that it is down every hour. Jet pack is sending emails about it several times, every hour.
I had thought Godaddy. Com was a serious host. Alas it is not. Like many before, it promised something, that it can not deliver. Only 8 people could land in past 18 hours.
Shame on you godaddy. You too Brutus!

Godaddy is khushbu-e-tashrif:

Today (March 15) I received a warning email that website is consuming resources. I logged in Cpanel and found that yesterday there was IO error by consuming the allocated all the memory of 1024 MB. Today there was no problem but the website is loading slow. Unable to to update plugins and so on.

I have taken a screen shot that there is no resource issue today but yet it took me two hours to edit this page. Does that means that I have bben cheated by Godaddy?

Liars, liars and webhosting providers and there replies/comments (below). This is the screen shot:

godaddy.com hosting resources

Women’s day 2015 and free speech right of rapist.

Ideas, principles and ideology makes a great breakfast or cocktail snacks but serve poor for dinner. To quote from a Hollywood movie Transformer : ‘the problem with every cause is that in the end cause betrays you.’ Here we are at the crossroads where multiple causes have been betrayed. A mob of people lynched an alleged rapist in Dimapur in North East India. Police involvement is suspected. But that is not the subject. Free speech of journalist in an emotive issue is the subject.
Today is Women’s Day. Congratulations to all. At the same time let us find time to celebrate ‘Human Day’ sometime and try to be completely human on that day.
Many things have happened recently.
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Happily married couple from heaven

Enigma of Marriage

Marriage is enigmatic institution as secret of happy marriage remains a secret. What is marriage? Mythological and spiritual explanations are abound. In Christianity marriage is union ’till death do us part’. In Hinduism Marriage is a union ‘for seven life times’. Of course they must also believe in another fairy tale that marriages are made in heaven and performed on earth.
It appears that in past few decades there has been some disorder or some disruption in the routine of heaven. It is getting increasingly difficult to find happily married couple or worse a suitable prospective spouse.

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Living on borrowed mind.

Own mind:

Do you have mind of your own? Great. Because I don’t. I am frequently able to borrow the mind for doing certain tasks but that’s it. Rest if the time, the mind is on its own. Managing body and fluids, heart beat, temperature, blood pressure and God knows what else. It does all the things on its own. It has never, not even once, asked my opinion. Of course it follows my routine. Too much reckless eating or drinking means too much and often abrupt purgation. Too sedentary life style and may be it speaks through the pain but I am not sure. The worst part is constant churning. It churns even when I am asleep. Continue reading

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