Learnings Down the Years


As years go by ... 

Vinoba's Thoughts on Education

Why Gandhi travelled 3rd class

The obsencity of displaying ...

The Geeta of the Sardarji 

Bhagavad Geeta ... for all times

Motherhood at its best

What matters most ... 

The search matters ...

Diwali ... 

Ghadwals ... 

Conversations 

Vegetarianism and non-vegetarianism - does it matter ?

First do no harm 

Mindless economics


The Supremacy of Science !

Science and Post Science

FB engagements/ virtual engagements 

FB is not really enough to engage

The urban poor ... their richness and their loss of livlihoods ...

Give up the ego, not the cause ... 

To take it easy but ... to face it clearly ... 

The road to the village

Don't dull the fire of youth ...


Conversation of student with Coca Cola

Only religion can defeat the new barbarians

A Defence of Hindu Ritualism and Superstition

Gangaben - Khadi, Swadeshi 

Gandhi's Choice of Dress
Dhirendrabhai Soneji

Naren 

Naren - by Balagopal

Naren - the state of being

... until a revolution also takes place within the revolutionary

... and the bicycle riders

... all our heartaches - Anand Patwardhan

Mahabharatha 

Co-operation in the wolf pack

Confessions of a wasted youth

We are what there is ... 

Plastics and we 

Plastics and me

Disposable pads and Disposable Lives

The need to look deeper into sanitation  

The rich have a ferocious sense of entitlement

Physician, heal thyself

Personal choices matter

Feminisim - Kodanayaki

Forget Shorter Showers - Derrick Jensen

The arrogance of the educated, and the bus driver's comments.

Awareness of the greys 

Someone wanted to be convinced of the need to act 

The conspiracy theory 

To not 'create' a problem in the village, where none exists

Criminal livlihoods 

Gandhian model of development ... that never was 

A Left-Right perspective

Alienation and Brain Drain and Marx

 We do not matter very much ...

There is no 'final' victory ... the meaning is in the struggle 

Unto each his own ... no. 

Stable family values ... why not ?

Individualism vs. a stable society

True secularism is true religiousness

Sanatana Dharma, and freedom

Save the community - not the knowlege 

The trickle down economy

Importance of Culture

Meaning and Happiness

Karna's generosity

Vivekananada on Mohammedism 

A story of 'giving up love'

The native Americans got wiped out - but ...

Poems 

Poems (Hindi)

Shlokams

Why I am a Hindu

Religion anchors environmentalism in my country

Awesome Questions in IAS examinations

A Story for all Times - Jumping mouse and the Sacred Mountains

Kafka - a story

Aitazaz Hassan Bangesh

The boy and the suicide bomber

Mini, the garbage collector

Sita and Shurpanakha
  Drought Stories

The state of farmers

Current Discussions - on sex education, legalizing prostitution

Class and Classical Music and Sense and Sensibility 

Religion defines a civilization

Maids

Parenting

Parenting (2)

Parenting (3)

Parenting (4)

Old is Gold - Sewing Machine

Ramana Maharishi

Uddhava's Questions to Krishna

The Look of Peace - Ramana Maharishi

Tagore and Villages

Kaaka Muttai

Farmers issues and Tikait

Communities - many and small

The people of my country

Heretical Thoughts on Schooling

Down with Schooling ? 

Literacy and Schooling and Beyond

Thoughts on Society (SN) 

Sabarimalai and Menstruation 

Menstrual products and rural Indian women

Menstruation-Suranya Aiyer 

Sustainable Menstruation - Sinu Joseph

Menstruation Rhetoric - Mythri Speaks

Menstrual Options and Rhetoric

The Nobel Prize farce

The bane of awards - 1

The bane of awards - 2

The bane of medals in schools

Urban legend of the Simple Villager 

Decolonizing India's Education - and a discussion 

Reservations Validated - TN

Local Language protects the community

Local languages and English

Respect Hindu Festivals- 1

Respect Hindu Festivals - 2  

The confused Hindu

 Demonetization Woes (2)

Demonetization Woes (3) 

Demonetization Woes (4) - Women's Savings now in men's hands 

Demonetization Woes (5) - Black, White and Green 

Demonetization Woes (6) - The Grey India 

Demonetization Woes (7) - The many business models 

Demonetization Woes (8) - The working capital needs

Demonetization Woes (9) - Kathiawadi Angadias work around

Demonetization Woes (10)

The first digital-political-financial revolution is Demonetization

Total Wealth of Urban vs Rural 

India's local versions of Capitalism

Understanding the Working Class

Spiritual but not Religious

Theism

Why secularism became pseudo

Enough of aid - lets talk reparations

The green concept

Delhi Elite Culture spaces - Jeyamohan

Jeyamohan - Am I a Hindu

My Religion, Our Religion

The mental slavery of Indians 
 


MUSINGS

Musings (1) - Need for fame

Musings (2) - Class biases

Musings (3) - Personal compromises

Personal Musings - Cycling (1)

Simplicity and non-violence are obviously closely related.  

Buddhist Economics

Sankara, Sruthi and Smriti 

Plastic Surgey And Ganesha 

Rich people should be out of politics






FB DISCUSSIONS

FB Discussions - Handlooms and Weavers

FB Discussions - Handlooms and Issues Therein

FB Discussions - India and multiplicities

FB Discussions - India and secularism

FB Discussions - and McCaulay won ?

FB Discussions - the paths ahead

FB Discussions - Hyper-consumption

FB Discussions - Gilt edged urban dreams

FB Discussions - Affluance and teenage

FB Discussions - Parenting and Nationalisim 

FB Discussions - The Right Questions

FB Discussions - Global Village 

FB Discussions - Bamboo housing

FB Discussions - Rural internet, technology and issues.

FB Discussions - Contradictions in village work 

FB Discussions - Modern freedoms and the small print 

FB Discussions - Od cycles and cliques and Hind Swaraj

FB Discussions - Tribal richness, and monetary poverty

FB Discussions - We need temples and livlihoods 

FB Discussions - Gym

FB Discussions - World Yoga Day

FB Discussions - Pollock, and Indian scholarship, and the modern liberal Indian

FB Discussions - Scavenging

FB Discussions - Lives of the poor

FB Discussions - Gandhi (1)

FB Discussions - Gandhi (2)

FB Discussions - Arundathi Roy and Gandhi

FB Discussions - Open Letter to Arundhati Roy about Gandhi

FB Discussions - Gandhi in these times

FB Discussions - The Lost 'Educated of India'

FB Discussions - The Lost 'Marxist of India'

FB Discussions - Right Livlihoods

FB Discussions - Boycotting Unilever and further

FB Discussions - Farmer subsidies and Corporate subsidies

FB Discussions - Farming, WTO and cabbages.

FB Discussions - WTO and the Kaveri issue and other stories

FB Discussions - Smoky choolas and cabbages

FB Discussions - Brahmin bashing and cabbages

FB Discussions - Brahmin bashing and cabbages (2)

FB Discussions - Is self serving intelligence, intelligent ?

FB Discussions - Jeyamohan's article and discussions on caste.

FB Discussions - Rethinking Caste

FB Discussions - Castes  

FB Discussions - Caste stories

FB Discussions - Castes and Jatis and the changing pictures.

FB Discussions - Castes and Modern Castes and Villages

FB Discussions - Indian questionings of Castes

FB Discussions - Castes and Hindutva

FB Discussions - Marks and Caste and other things

FB Discussions - The Village EGS

FB Discussions - Local languages and WTO

Ashis Nandy - Hindutna and Caste 

FB discussions - on IIT and beyond

FB discussions - on IIT and Other Spaces

FB Discussions - on IIT and further

FB Discussions - 15 year olds, IITs, the irrelevence and relevence

FB Discussions - IITs and IIScs and Democracy.

FB Discussions - on IIT and Modern Science and cabbages (1) 

FB Discussions - the celebration of IIT (1)

FB Discussions - the celebration of IIT (2)

FB Discussions - the Superior Institutes

FB Discussions - Brain Drain(1)

FB Discussions - Brain Drain (2) 

FB Discussions - Brain Drain (3)

FB Discussions - The bane of English 

FB Discussions - English in Curricula

FB Discussions - Modern Science and cabbages (1)

FB Discussions - Modern Science and Menstruation and Impurity

FB Discussions - Menstruation and Impurity (Devdutt Patnaik)

FB Discussions - Ayurveda and Validation in Modern Medicine

FB Discussions - Modern Science and Homeopathy and Other Things

FB Discussions - A Nobel Prize and Homeopathy

FB Discussions - Diefication of Degrees (1)

FB Discussions - The pointlessness of Degrees (1) 

FB Discussions - The pointlessness of Degrees (2)

FB Discussions - The pointlessness of Degrees (3)
 
FB Discussions - Id Sacrifices and KFC.

FB Discussions - Issues with Veganism (1)  

FB Discussions - Issues with Veganism (2)

FB Discussions - Issues with Veganism (3)

FB Discussions - Veganism in perspective 

FB Discussions - Veganism and Jallikattu and Coconuts

FB Discussions - Vegetarianism (1)

FB Discussions - Vegatarianism (2)

FB Discussions - Vegetarianism (3)

FB Discussions - Against Industrial Meat eating

FB Discussions - Caste and Reservations

FB Discussions - Reservations

FB Discussions - Reservations and More

FB Discussions - More on Reservations

FB Discussions - Reservations and the woes of the Privileged

FB Discussions - Reservations, temple entry ...

FB Discussions - Roots (1)

FB Discussions - Roots (2)

FB Discussions - Loss of Roots

FB Discussions - Local Languages and Local Identities

FB Discussions - English Medium Education

FB Discussions - Jallikattu and Far More

FB Discussions - Jallikattu and Local Traditions (1)

FB Discussions- Jallikattu and Village Sense

FB Discussions - Jallikattu (2)

FB Discussions - Jallikattu (3)

FB Discussions - Jallikattu (4)

FB Discussions - Jallikattu (5)


FB Discussions - Jallikattu (6)

FB Discussions - Jallikattu (7)

FB Discussions - Jallikattu (8)

FB Discussions - Jallikattu (9)

Jallikattu - Aparna Karthikeyan 


Jallikattu - Sunny Narang

FB Discussions - Gram Swaraj (1)

FB Discussions - Gandhi (1)

FB Discussions - The disappearing village (1)

FB Discussions - Open Defecation

FB Discussions - The Curse of Drink in Villages

FB Discussions - The gods of the villages and the Wall Street gods. 


FB Discussions - The note that creates resonances

FB Discussions - The price of open sexuality 

FB Discussions - Debunking Ramayana ? 

FB Discussions - Ramayana - For, Against (1).

FB Discussions - Ramayana - For, Against (2)

FB Discussions - Military spending  

FB Discussions - Property is Theft 

FB Discussions - Plastic Surgery in Ayurveda 

FB Discussions -The mantram of modern superstition. 'the infalliable science' ! 

FB Discussions - Agricultural Blues 

FB Discussions - Intolerance of the Educated 

FB Discussions - The purpose of Gold  

FB Discussions - Science and nonscience. 

FB Discussions - Gram Swaraj 

FB Discussions - Village Rituals and Modern Science. 

FB Discussions - Modern Science checks Vedic Rituals

FB Discussions - The word Dalit, the word Harijan

FB Discussions - Sanskrit and its Validity 

FB Discussions - Sanskrit, the knowlege and the politics

Sanskrit and the Clash of Civilizations

FB Discussions - Sanskrit, Identity, and Self Respect 

FB Discussions - English, Local languages, Sanskrit, Colonized inferiorities. 

FB Discussions - Sanskrit and learnings and politics

FB Discussions - Losing Civilizational Moorings

FB Discussions - Sharing wealth, or sharing poverty.  

FB Discussions - Purity and Pragmatisim

FB Discussions - Let them eat cake 

FB Discussions - Livlihoods First 

FB Discussions - Ayurveda and Meat

FB Discussions - Scientific Temper and Faith 

FB Discussions - Disrespect and Respect and Religions

FB Discussions - To kill a community

FB Discussions - Theism in the Vedanta and in the Village

FB Discussions - Irrelevence of the Atheistic Left 

FB Discussions - Village, Caste and Beyond Caste 

FB Discussions - Khadi, Local Occupations, Susutainability

FB Discussions - Institures of Higher Learning

FB Discussions - Identity (1) 

FB Discussions - Atheism and the People

FB Discussions - Manual Scavenging

FB Discussions - The Left and the Right can take a walk

FB Discussions - Gandhi

FB Discussions - Centralization and Localization and Policies

FB Discussions - Khadi, A Metaphor

FB Discussions - Agriculture and Culture and Localization

FB Discussions - Menstruation and Feminism - from a village

FB Discussions - Capitalism and Anarchisim and Villages and Dharmam

FB Discussions - Gandhiji and Myths on Partition

FB Discussions - Local Languages

In Defence of the National Dress

FB Discussions - The place of Religiousness

FB Discussions - Khap Pandhayats 

FB Discussions - Cultural Moorings

Marxism to Gandhism

Ratnakka's Firestove

Why I am not going to buy a computer - Wendell Berry

Domestic Liberals

We sink together - the rich and the poor

Rage

The contexts of Thank You

Free Choices

The Conundrum of Development of a Village

Rural Livlihoods and Urban Demands

The vanishing of the feminists

Greenness in these upmarket times

Malls and the Fall

Caste - Varnas and Jatis

The Fall of the Brahmin (Caste)

The purported supremacy of reading

Posting Truths and Realities

Urban worlds, consumerism, disparity

Religion as a basis in this land

Why India doesnt need the sanitary napkin revolution 

The political myths on vegetarianism

Why the poor dont kill us

When austerity and simplicity ruled ... Hypocrisy of the Green Life

Searches of a Young Friend

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