Thought Factory

TECHNOLOGY AND THE MEDIA

“Give me liberty to know, to utter and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties”, thundered John Milton in his famous Areopagitica, his essa...

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VICTIMS, WOMEN & THE LANDED VOICELESS

So here?? the thing!

As I entered home this evening, my housekeeper Leela Lhama opened the door, as usual.

She normally takes my laptop bag from my hand and...

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THE RITE OF PASSAGE

“Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains” quoted Jean Jacques Rousseau, the famous French philosopher. The history of mankind has been the history of ev...

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Of Right Words And Persistent Images

‘Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, o...

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Piracy And The Right To Entertainment

Walking through a busy Pali market in Bandra, Mumbai, on Saturdays, it’s almost certain to see ladies haggling over the size and shape of fruits and vegetables with t...

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Abstract Property: Imperialism of Ideas

Science and religion have been polarized over the issue of consciousness since time immemorial. Science attributes this fundamental function of our species to tiny volts of...

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NOW ART FITS TO COLUMNS OF EXCEL SHEETS!

In the last week I happened to spend an evening with relatives who were visiting Mumbai from Jammu; my hometown and the place I took birth in. It’s a no-brainer that ...

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Traditions, Society And Healthcare- Taking A Look At Community Health Issues

It was a cool afternoon in the winter of 1990. We were walking toward a remote village on a dirt road through a forest. It was a voyage of delightful discovery of flora...

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TRADITION - BOON OR BANE

Tradition is a word that almost all Indians have grown up hearing. "India is a land of tradition", "our traditions date back to the earliest forms of civilisation", are jus...

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WILL TRADITION EVER TRANSITION

“Even a stopped Watch showscorrect timetwice a day” bespoke an optimist.

It is a matter of contemplation whether the same holds true for the march of ti...

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Sing GanpatiBappaMorya with Saregama Shakti App

Stay connected with the traditional poojas and vidhis in a contemporary way

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August 22 2017

SIXTH SENSE? That’s Childs play.

When we think of human senses we think of eyesight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell....

August 22 2017

Mosquito Maladies

The days when malaria could be called a fatal disease are past now, but we still have...

August 22 2017