Yin and Yang: the basis of life

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Interestingly, an average healthy male can release between 40 million and 1.2 billion sperm cells in a single ejaculation. On the other hand, women who are on average born with 2 million egg follicles (or where eggs are produced - one per follicle), have only 450 left by the time of puberty. Of the millions - and sometimes billions - of sperms released by a man, only one reaches the handful of eggs that a woman produces.A man produces approximately 525 billion sperm cells over a lifetime, at … [Read more...]

Open Source Human Transformation: Hinduism’s gift to mankind

This post is part of a Patheos Symposium exploring the "Good" of each of our various traditions. At the outset, one needs to appreciate that the word "Religion" is related to the Abrahamic faiths more. Eastern spiritual traditions, which find their beginnings in Hinduism, are neither faiths nor religions. Hinduism is an amalgam of various spiritual traditions. The ways are different, the goals are different and the very way of looking at man, divine and life is different. Open Source, … [Read more...]

E-Governance and Modi Government’s Ambitious “Digital India” Program

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E-governance has often defined as the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information communication transactions, integration of various stand-alone systems and services from the Government to its customers, businesses, other governments, and also management of the entire back office processe and interactions within the government system.In India, the e-governance initiative is handled via what is known as the National … [Read more...]

Christian Anti-Hindu Bigot Nandy’s new rant: India should not win the Cricket World Cup!

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Some weeks back we had discussed how political opposition to the ruling Government in India has metamorphosed into Anti-Hindu bigotry in India.  (Delhi Elections: Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism?) Of course, all in the name of a bastardized form of "Secularism".As the time is going on, things are going from bad to worse.  Ashis Nandy, a Bengali Christian and hailed by various bodies as a great Sociologist, who has been in controversies for his u … [Read more...]

When Bella made it all look fine

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It had been a long and rough day.The morning that day started off with a puncture in the middle of a highway on the way to work.  I somehow pulled over and for the first time started to use the instruments and the spare tire to get going.  Setting up the jack was a problem.  I somehow managed it.  Slowly I started working on each nut.  When I was done, I had realized it had all taken 1 hour on the busy highway.  "Shit!!" I muttered to myself, "the business users meeting is in another 30 minut … [Read more...]

Indian rapes and German rapes: a tale of Neo-Imperialism

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We have talked about the unethical ways of the documentary - India's Daughter - made about the Indian girl who was raped brutally in a moving bus.  All sane and normal policies of depiction of death and rape in Europe in general and in particular in UK were jettisoned!  Why was it necessary to provide voyeuristic details of how the entrails of the girl were taken out and then disposed off, for example?  Or how the unrepentant rapist-killer thought she brought it upon herself?  Also pertinent is h … [Read more...]

The time when I defied the odds

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When it cannot be done, it is then that it must be done! In between all those heavy political and spiritual posts, I just wanted to share this one for a change of flavor for a bit. It was way back in 2003 that I had gone to India after long, protacted and very bitterly fought legal battle over the family house that my Grandfather had built.In Indian courts many things happen, and in my case, I had had some bad experiences with incompetent and bad legal advise and representation, until I came … [Read more...]

India’s Daughter: Unethical Journalism Breaching Voyeuristic Limits to “Shame a Nation”

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Days after the launch of the movie "50 Shades of Grey" the world over, where BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) erotic practices are shown - a movie and a story where women are depicted akin to sex slaves to a rich handsome guy, we have in India and the world, a controversy about a documentary "India's Daughter".  A documentary on a young girl who was brutally raped and left to die on the road along with her friend.  This documentary, which hinges on the testimony of one of the rap … [Read more...]


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