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Read: London Burnt, Paris Stood Still, Madrid Marched, and Delhi Yawns

I have written one article for Probinglens.com, which talks about numbness of Indian mass for social and political issues. Excerpt: The headline speaks of my frustration and anger over the over-placid Indian masses. We have learnt to lament the demise of TV Bahus, and get angry over the dismal defeat of the Dare Devils. We have learnt to live in blips, in Jameson’s “Perpetual Present”. We have learnt, and yet we have to master the art. In the week that ended on India’s Independence Day eve, the world saw the haughty flame bursting out of the Carpet Right building in Tottenham, and licking the London air with a fiery tongue, the dropping saliva of which spoke volumes about London burning. Read the complete article on...

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My Response to Life after capitalism on Aljazeera

I have posted the following in the reply to a discussion on Aljazeera.com about capitalism. I thought to share it with the readers who do not read Aljazeera. The article titled Life after capitalism was written by Robert Skidelsky. You can read Life after capitalism by clicking on the link. My Response: Indeed, there is a need for revolution, and as many people have said the revolution does not need to be violent one. I also do not want communism or Marxism to replace capitalism. They are too flawed, and too idealistic to be adopted as a working model. In my view, we should move towards more inclusive approach. I, as many others, will also term is “Inclusive capitalism” where the bottom 40% of the world poor is included in the system, which gives them opportunity to cement their social standing. The work, on this front, has already started. Look at the Micro credit system, which is helping many poor families in the hinterland of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and several other companies. Or you can look towards Brazil, where CEMEX has started its own form of micro-credit which helps people build their own houses, brick by brick. These systems do not have altruistic motive. It’s only the profit motive which is helping poor people join the mainline economy. The profit motive part could be a matter of argument, but I am happy with the result it produces. But before all this happen, I think the present banking system needs to be demolished, and so does supply side free trade. Instead of free trade, we should incorporate principles of fair trade with government intervention (or may be direct public intervention). When I say fair trade, I mean supply side free market should co-exist with demand side free market with no barrier on import or export of goods and services, which is selectively practiced by all rich countries. I think there are some pre-condition of existence of post-capitalist economic system, or of inclusive economy. Demolish the banking system in the present form. Aldo do away with IMF, World Bank, and other international finance organization. Set an artificial limit on the speculative capital present in any economy, putting a cap of 20% max of total yearly GDP. This will cut the share market and currency trading to size. It will result in no bubbles and no burst. A cap on richness should be set. Instead of allowing anyone or any family to amass as much wealth as it can with exploitation of natural and manmade resources and human beings, a cap on how much you can amass should be fixed. We may face small things like black money and...

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Cia and polo Video 2

Cia and polo Video 2

Another video of Cia and Polo....

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Cia and Polo Eating Tomato

Cia and Polo Eating Tomato

Video 1 of my lovely bunnies  

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My Reply to Abusive Commenter on Nitish Kumar – A Monkey Business

My Reply to Abusive Commenter on Nitish Kumar – A Monkey Business

By writing post titled, It’s All Monkey Business for Nitish Kumar, I think I have agitated quite a few Nitish Kumar Supporters. I have received abusive comments on the post, which I duly marked spam. I would request you to read the following declaration before writing any more abusive comment: I have no business with Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav. I know what he has done for Bihar, and I also do not want him to be back in power as much as you do (or even more), but I know the decency to not be abusive in comments. The kinds of abuses you have thrown at me show the kind of people you are surrounded with, so we should better use some kind words to reflect our good upbringing. At least mine is good one. Does Nitish Camp has any decent person to start healthy discussion on the topic? By not being in favor of MR. Lalu Yadav does not make me a Nitish Pro. Nitish is no better, at least in terms of failed promises. I am not willing to buy into the “Bihar development and his being honest” propaganda spread by his own PR team (I hope those who wrote abuses know what PR firm does). I think, instead of being pro this and anti that, you need to think on the terms of development in the state and condition of people in the state. Go and find the data and do a comparative analysis of things that has changed, and how Mr. Kumar has used laws to cover up for his incompetence. We need a competent CM, not someone who cannot do anything. The image of Mr. Kumar that you have now is PR generated. Why don’t you exercise your mind and see what is right and what is not? Don’t fall for PR campaigns. It will do not any good to you or society. I definitely do not want RJD or Mr. Yadav, but it does not mean I am stuck for Mr. Kumar only. Be it Nitish Kumar if that is only option we have. But do not give up before exercising your...

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