We all deserve to know the truth. In fact, all of the constitutional rights can be subsumed into this alone. The mechanisms of such an exercise is a topic for another time. But here is a quick rundown on that.

The basic needs

Food, clothing and shelter- the basic needs…


The liberals(though they are more conservative in many aspects) love to make traditional practices sound terrible. Borrowing from individualism, communism, libertarianism, corporatism, capitalism, nihilism and so on they have a philosophy to oppose to most practices that are traditionally followed.

One of the many things they oppose to is caste…


Popular media (actually even the not so popular ones too) champion love marriages. Brands love them, many run ads on these themes. Even culturally, in a peer group the ego boost that one gets also seems to indicate that this is what many want.

First, does this term claim that…


For a while now, we have heard about the migrant crisis in the urban centers of India. In fact, it is not just metros but many tier 2 & 3 cities which house traditional and modern industrial centers. …


The modern age, let us say last 200 years has bought us lot of new virtues which we value much more than the more basic ones which have existed for centuries (maybe). I am talking about societal values and not really the personal ones here. Interestingly, the personal ones which…


This article will not elicit any controversy though a few might find the title offensive as it sounds casteist. I am not going to address that in this article as it would need a separate article(s), even books or even deep research to break the myths surrounding it. …


I come from a Madhwa Sampradaya and for us Vayu is the one who manifested himself as Hanuman in Treta Yuga, Bheema in Dwapara Yuga and Madhwacharya in Kali Yuga.

I was just wondering about this today morning and it struck me that the three avataras are very different in…


When I say, Indian, I probably am referring to the age old customs. Some which I hope to find out. I thought I should document them in a series of posts, because many are not being followed.

Meal

Consuming food in a meal has a lot of rules. Today I…


It is ironic that a positive feeling has become hard to catch, when we know for a fact that these feelings are good in any dimensions. Whereas negativity run abound, though we know that is not good for us. Why do we do that? …


In the late 90’s when Doordarshan and newspapers were still the ways to access everyday news, I made it to prime time news. With Prime Minister giving away the Bravery award for acts of bravery. …

Vivek A Desai

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