In the foreword to Neil Postman’s highly relevant and rigorously constructed tome Amusing Ourselves to Death, Adam Postman argues that it’s not the Orwellian prophecy, but the Huxleyian prophecy that rang true. He writes, “Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required… Continue reading 1984 and Brave New World Revisited
Shakespeare wrote about the acts of man during different stages of life. What about the process of formation of man’s philosophy during these stages? Here is my attempt at answering this question. (Disclosure: I am using the word man to reference homo sapiens) Stage 1: Philosophy Imitation When we are children, we don’t have our… Continue reading Man’s Stages of Philosophy Formation
With a wave of political and societal changes engulfing India, a combination of factors could usher in a golden era of growth in the country. India’s demographic advantage and growing enterprise culture favor its rise. However, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President of the Center for Policy Research in India, argues that “whether India takes full advantage… Continue reading Could a Liberal Arts Education be the Solution to India’s Problems?
This is a fictional story that talks about the problem of the Taliban grooming children suicide bombers and brainwashing young minds
A work colleague mentioned “This bank presentation has the page numbers wrong on the table of contents. They can’t even do the little things right, can I trust them on the content?” This is the typical way people judge other people’s work. For example, if your formatting does not look right, they may assume your… Continue reading Biased Impressions and Energy Management