On democracy

Hallmarks of democracy include the following: Communication is decentralized, with multiple sources of information. Authority and power are constrained by a system of checks and balances. Agendas and goals are established through discussion, not by leader Fiat. There is a reciprocity of influence between leaders and citizens, as opposed to unidirectional influence from elites. Group […]

Epictetus : Stoic philosopher

Epictetus was a Stoic philosopher. He was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability. Like Socrates, he too had not written anything. Some of his students collected his sayings and converted it into an Enchiridion (a book containing essential information on a subject.)I remember Chetan telling me about this book while I was […]

Purpose

Last evening my dear friend asked about the purpose of my life. I told him the purpose is simple: lead a happy and healthy life. Happiness is living my life in accordance with my nature. A healthy life contains a set of good habits, friends and clear thoughts. What do you think is the purpose […]

Random Thoughts: On Religion

Right after birth, society mask comes to you in various forms : name race religion caste sub-caste middle class, upper class or poor I will focus on Religion on this post. I have friends who never miss going to Hanuman Temple on Tuesday for prayers, also some who visits mosque on Friday along with others […]

Random Thoughts: We have stopped being grateful

We are living in a hyper-converged world, smart phones & social media taking more time than family/friends/nature/surrounding. We have enough to feed ourself unlike those laborers working in mine/rail/road constructions. We have enough to commute from one place to another in cab/car/taxi/auto unlike many others who still walk miles barefoot for work. We are free/independent […]

Random Thoughts: On reading Bhagwad Gita.

I finally finised reading Bhagwad Gita,  a hindu holy book which is collection of over 700 verses. It’s a  discourse between Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.  I would strongly recommend almost everyone to read it, it has nothing to do with your race/religion.  We all can relate to one or the other  discourse provided, […]