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Originally published: June 23rd, 2014 The current controversy raging over the Central Government’s directive on the use of Hindi reminded me of an incident that occurred when I was an exchange student in the US. At a huge gathering of exchange students, I ran into a fellow Indian and not knowing what state she was… Continue reading languages

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Current/news, Thinking Out Loud

Whom will you vote for?

Originally published: April 16, 2014 I won’t be making it to Pune to vote for the elections. We are at the cusp of such an important moment in India’s history, and I won’t be participating in it! Urging everyone to vote then, is as much a form of atonement for being an irresponsible citizen as… Continue reading Whom will you vote for?

Political Science, Thinking Out Loud

John Rawls, Justice (and the Meat Ban in India)

Originally published: 5th October 2015 If you were to answer the question, what is the most desirable value that a society should embody, what would you say? Equality? Well no, to cite an extreme example if my hard work is rewarded equally as the sloth of a couch potato, I would have no incentive to… Continue reading John Rawls, Justice (and the Meat Ban in India)