Language – Knowledge or not?

Is language a mere tool or a sign of knowledge? I have heard people saying that language is merely a tool to communicate and the ability to speak a language, according to these people, doesn’t imply that person is knowledgeable. Is that really the case? Shouldn’t one be knowledgeable to a degree to be able […]

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HOPE and its futility

My mind oscillates between hopefulness and its futility I hope the masses become rational and realize their stupidity soon But I don’t see it’s happening anytime soon I hope politicians start doing something to reduce societies’ inequalities soon But I see them favoring inequality all the time I hope parents realize their kids are individuals […]

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zombies

Zombies : Un-dead creatures walking around with no consciousness We are zombies, when we: Stay silent upon seeing school girls stripped of their dignity & education Choose to turn away when people’s homes are razed to ground on mere suspicion Smirk at the rampant hate speech discourses against the “Others” Rejoice at the plight of […]

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individuate, individuate, individuate!!!!!

Remember You’re an individual first & foremost The following laundry list will kill the individual in you if you’re not careful Group thinking Accepting societal norms without questioning Blind faith in Religion/Nationalism/Political Ideology Not realizing you are in a Social Media bubble Staying in confines of familial boundaries Does it mean we should never be […]

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RAMBLINGS IV

I was wondering whether am I silent by choice, or due to external force. Even if it were due to external forces, then am I not making a choice to remain silent? I can defy it and choose to speak. In both the cases I am making a choice, either due to my free will […]

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World made sense

I was drunk as hell that night Suddenly the world made sense: Humans are crazy beasts Worrying about their insignificant lives Running after everything transient Without knowing their own transient being I was drunk as hell that night Suddenly the world made sense: Societies are made up to isolate oneself Beliefs are formed to advertise […]

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Herd mentality

I believe, it won’t be unusual to start with a disclaimer : I am no historian or a political scientist. I am just a lazy fellow who spends time watching You Tube videos and reading news websites. Whatever I am going to write here is purely based on my reading & viewing. I have my […]

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PSA

List of travel advisories from various governments to its citizens in Ukraine. An overview for few countries’ advisories United States : First advisory Jan 23rd Australia : January 25th Japan : January 25th Canada : February 1st Netherlands : February 11th Bangladesh : February 12th (as per news only 500 Bangladesh nationals in Ukraine) India […]

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Language matters

I say “I drink only once a week”You say “I am drinking every week”Same meaning but the perspective matters I say “Party in power or Governing party”You say “Ruling party”Same meaning but the way we understand matters I say “The leader exaggerates”You say “The leader lies”Might mean same but the truth matters I say “I […]

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confine or expand?

Keep your head down and mouth shut : If you want to move ahead At the cost of your conscience If you want to stay out of trouble At the cost of your fellow humans If you want to stay off of the radar At the cost of silencing your own thoughts If you want […]

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