How Republicans (America’s “Poor man’s Pakistan Army”) can bring down American Democracy

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Flexible and just systems and societies always have two types of social contract - Laws (that you have to abide by as per the letter) and Traditional Guidelines (that aren't set in letter but abided by in spirit).  Democracy is a system that needs both.  But more than the rigid written laws, it needs all the governing arms to understand and carry on the tradition of the spirit of the foundational social contract.Many a times, a democratic country gets corrupt and bad rulers.  Countries where … [Read more...]

Are CEOs and Entrepreneurs psychopaths? Multiple studies say “Yes”

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Either it is the sign of our times, where success is almost akin to mental sickness, or our generation has a rather unfair share of mentally sick individuals.  Because some of the findings on the world of business seem rather strange.A news research study by Australian School of Business at the University of NSW suggests that psychopathic tendencies can also make for good entrepreneurs.  The behavior of psychopaths and entrepreneurs is not very different.  Their modus operandi seems seems ver … [Read more...]

The Most Transformational Moment: When an abused lady Prostitute walked out on the Promise of Love

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You sometimes come across a personal account that is painful, poignant, humane, as well as full of power.  This answer from Quora on the question "What was the most transformational moment of your life?" by a lady who lives in UK named Sarah Ouellette.  ==========  =========  ========== When I was 8-10 I was raped repeatedly by my neighbor. I also grew up with my father making appearances in and out of my life periodically and so I had a lot of problems - specifically with sex, trust and dep … [Read more...]

Indian and Chinese students sustaining Business Schools during this lean period

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The Indian and Chinese students want to make it big in the world of business and they will do anything to get there.  While most of the MBA school enrollments, specifically in Europe, are falling; the enrollments by students from India and China are increasing.  Specifically India.  This was brought out by the GMAC survey of the MBA students - GMAC Graduate Survey. US B-schools continue to be popular destinations for aspirants from China and India and the overall growth is largely driven by ma … [Read more...]

Hookah vs Cigarettes: Studies show Hookah is better and College women are doing more Hookah in US

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As if slowing the run into things like cancer is something to rejoice.  But then we have a world where such research studies are still done and lapped up by people who would rather place their health and life in someone else's hands.  Apparently, a study has found that Hookah - yes those smoking pipes in the "Hookah Bars" - are better than cigarettes. Smoking a "hookah" may be less harmful than a cigarette as it contains lower levels of four toxic metals, claims a new international study r … [Read more...]

September 11: When a Monk “Invaded” the Consciousness of America 120 years ago

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12 years from now on the early morning of morning of September 11, 2001, 19 Islamic hijackers took control of four commercial airliners (two Boeing 757 and two Boeing 767) en route to California (three headed to LAX in Los Angeles, and one to San Francisco) after takeoffs fromBoston, Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C - are unleashed a terror attack so unprecedented that it has remained the most iconic image in most Americans of this generation.And, with that 9-11 has come … [Read more...]

Is the concern over US Debt paranoia and are we creating permanent unemployment?

To place a lot of importance to the debt that the US has accumulated is to ignore the other strengths from which the US comes to table with.  The impact of debt in case of US specifically is the sum total of its economic, military and political clout.  Fortunately for the US, and unfortunately for the world, debt is not the only thing that plays a role in the debt-dynamics between US and the world.  We saw that in the 1980s as well, when Dollar was the currency for Oil Trade despite an eroding Do … [Read more...]


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