An unromantic approach to love

Since the commencement of this majestic trail of human civilization, primitive humans developed a sense of attachment to each other. Psychological othering brought a sense of faith within the small communities. Stephen Oppenheimer’s evolution theory suggests human migration was eastward to India and further due to the presence of Neanderthals. Neanderthals were hunter-gathers where our…

Captain America!

As someone obsessed with action genre series and sometimes geopolitics, I find something interesting about the Captain America and Iron Man characters in an odd way. Cap’s story unfolds like: a physically weak guy who found his way to serve his country through a secret program where he got subjected to chemical experimentation and got…

Random thoughts on consumerism

I guess the best marketing campaign ever done is to make people believe they “need” a regular cup of Joe early in the morning every day, even before a glass of water, with an “I’m powered by caffeine” mug. People can’t even stay awake without caffeine regardless of how much they’ve slept. Some even depend…

Kapila in folk memory

This week I loved reading a Tamil epic ‘Manimekhalai’ which records the princess-turned-recluse Manimekhalai’s trips to learn about different religious sects. Canto twenty-six revolves around the protagonist’s mother highlighting her own past life. During the course, she narrates that in Kalinga province there happened to be two kingdoms Simhapura and Kapila ruled by two rival…

Updates

Things that helped me so far in recovering from neuroticism: Little more privacy. Making most of my personal life away from social media stories. It indeed sweetened my relationship with those people to whom I actually matter. Why do acquaintances I met once or twice in life deserve to know what I am up to?…

State taming Religionists

Back in 2008, an interesting trend commenced in India. A state leader for the first time in India summoned the demolition of temples in a Hindu majority state and still remained undefeated in state politics. Leaders made the mass believe that their intention in doing so is different from the Islamic iconoclasts they encountered in…

My ideal woman goals

Greetings of Women’s Day to all the pretty ladies reading me! First of all, I want to say I don’t like to name myself feminist since I have basic differences in contemporary feminist waves that denies the absolute biological differences in both the sexes, just submit to be exploited by capitalist gender essentialism, derogatorily replaces…

Age of Discord: Neo-Malthusianist rhetoric of the overproduced pseudo-elites

In the year 2018, 3700 PhD and 28,000 post-graduate degree holders only in one state of India applied for grade D job that requires minimum eligibility of Class V. In another state Maharashtra, Mphil and postgraduates applied for menial jobs alongside school dropouts in 2016. On other hand, a cut-throat contest for high-end civil services…

Historical Negationism and Sanitized Image of Ashoka and Buddhism in India

Divyavandana is the earliest source from which Indian neo-Buddhists claim massive prosecution of Buddhist monks by a king identified as Pushyamitra belonging to Brahmin lineage who usurped the last Emperor of Chandragupta’s Maurya dynasty. Later exaggerated narrations of our time assert Hindus went on some kind of killing rampage that wiped out Buddhism from the…

Threshold of Expertise

I love to learn two sides of the coin. What if my opinion is wrong? How much I have grasp over the subject? Out of many labels, Political Left and Right are kicking around everywhere on the internet, with more and more radicalization, even in everyday life. Very interestingly I observe people who identify themselves with a…