Category Archives: Sociology

Sanctity Of Life.

As has happened so many times in my life, synchronicity strikes again. I read about an assault on a gynaecologist in this morning’s newspapers. Abortion is legal in India incidentally, but only under specified circumstances. This is an adjunct to … Continue reading

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Behavioural Science.

The problem with Pravin, who has suggested this week’s topic, is that he is very much younger than I am and his touch with Behavioural Science is of a more recent origin than mine. I acquired my Masters degree in … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Vs White Collar.

It has not yet come to Vs in India. It is still peaceful coexistence, albeit with a subtext of unease. The Blue Collar population striving hard to get its children move up the social and economic ladder by sending them … Continue reading

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Melting Pots.

melting pot noun a pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed. a place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc. are mixed together. “Toronto is a melting pot of different cultures” I have a number of melting … Continue reading

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The Danger Of A Single Story.

This is a remarkable TED talk by a remarkable lady. I not only enjoyed hearing her talk, I went back and read the transcript too. Please do spend some time listening to her. Well worth the time you spend on … Continue reading

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The Himba People of Namibia

My cousin Shankar who keeps coming up with amazing pieces of information sent this link to me which I want to share with my readers. We have a few such tribes still in existence in India too but they too … Continue reading

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Impatience.

பொறுத்தார் பூமி ஆளுவார். That is a Thamizh adage transliterated as Poruthaar boomi aaluvaar. It means that the one who is patient will rule the world. I belong to a generation of Indians on whom patience was thrust upon. We simply … Continue reading

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The Supernatural.

Please click on the  image to get a larger resolution. I have only one personal experience of the supernatural. It was way back in 1961 when I moved into a room above a garage in a suburb of Hyderabad on … Continue reading

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Radical Empathy.

This is a remarkable article and the documentary at the end is even more so.

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Dangal. (Wrestling Competition)

I spent forty minutes, commuting up and down to the cinema theater, another thirty minutes, parking, walking up to the multiplex in the mall, twenty minutes of advertisement films and finally two hours and forty minutes watching the story being … Continue reading

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