Essay

Vedic/Sanskrit

  Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam (Lets us make this world a noble place to live in)   असतो माँ सद्गमय  (Asato ma Sadgamaya) तमसो माँ ज्योतिर्गमय (Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya) मृत्योर्मा अमृतंगमय (Mratyorma Amritgamaya)   Means – From unrighteousness to righteousness From darkness to light From mortality towards immortality   Sarva Dharma Sambhava   Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Whole …

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Wisdom

  World suffers more because of Silence of good people than the violence of bad people   “It is easy to give power, it is difficult to give wisdom” – Ambedkar    

Work Pressure

  New York Times carried a lengthy report on what it’s like to work at Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer. It was not a pretty picture. Based on interviews with over 100 current and former employees, the article depicts a brutal workplace where people “tear apart one another’s ideas in meetings”, executives weeping is a …

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Subramaniam Swamy

  The way out of the economic tailspin When is an economy in a tailspin? It is when its rudder and Global Positioning System (GPS) malfunction. For an aircraft, it means hurtling down while spiralling to a crash. Such a crash happens very fast and without much notice. For example, East Asian nations such as …

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Swami Vivekananda

  Swami Vivekananda said “If you get 1rs without working, it means someone has worked and not got his 1rs.”   Values that he emphasised – Tolerance and Universal Acceptance Swami ji can be used in essays related to terrorism, IR etc   He began his famous speech with “Sisters and Brothers of America” (Tolerance). …

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Random Quotes

    “Main reason for the evil in world is not the action of evil doer but the silence of good people.    “Whoever controls media actually controls mind and politics”   SAR ZAMIN-E-HIND PAR AQWAM-E-ALAM KE FIRAQUE CARVAN BASTE GAYE, HINDOSTAN BANTA GAYA   (The caravans of people from all parts of the world …

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Random Thoughts

    As far back as fifth century BC, Plato and Aristotle discussed with their students whether monarchy or democracy was better. In modern times, Rousseau first argued for freedom as a fundamental right of humankind. Karl Marx argued that equality was as crucial as freedom. Closer home, Gandhi discussed the meaning of genuine freedom …

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Rule of law

  Rule of Law When John Adams used the historic phrase, “a government of laws and not of men”, what was emphasised was that law and not whimsicality or caprice should govern the conduct and affairs of people.   Another basic tenet of rule of law as articulated by Thomas Fuller and adopted by the …

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