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 …

Propaganda

It is time for the parliamentary election in India. Every political party and politicians have started working on their vote banks.A vast country like India with varied ethnicity and races winning requires a lot of work. To woo the voters, these politicians are using all the tricks and even hatching propaganda. Creating a divide on …