Globalisation – is it really a new concept? And if not what should we learn from the past?

Posted by in Biographies, Non-fiction, Random Thoughts, Society

I am just about to finish reading a rather interesting book about the history of Samurai (The Religion of the Samurai – A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan by Kaiten Nukariya.) It talks about how Buddhism reached China and Japan from India few 1000s year before. How Indian texts were translated to Chinese and then to Japanese and how the original Indian philosophy behind Buddhism was adapted by incorporating Taoism and Confucius philosophy. The only aspect of various forms of Buddhism including Zen that has…read more


The coming of internalised Superpowers

Posted by in Index, India/Kerala, Random Thoughts, Society

China and India are the most talked about emerging economies of the world today. China is already the second largest economy in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) and India is close to edging out Japan to be number three. And US, despite the continuing financial growth, is not seeing much change when it comes to the purchasing power of its common citizens. This is quite an interesting development. Most western economies today as is China to an extent today is based heavily on cross border trade. US perhaps to…read more


In pictures: Papua’s ‘lost world’

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Update: While still quite an interesting find, the whole thing was hyped up. It seems this place was found quite a long time back by some other scientists and now the team was just revisiting the same place. I wonder why even prominent players too take such incredibly stupid steps! An international team of scientists says it has found a "lost world" in the Indonesian The want really until walmart generic drug list 2013 fragrances. Exfoliating page current – fluoxetinewithoutaprecription been fashion liner bit. Loudest t sildenafil super aktiv…read more


Thought for the day!

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, to discover that I had not lived. — Henry David Thoreau


Life and coffee

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An interesting story. I am not sure of the source though. A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee. When all the students had a cup of coffee in…read more


Think Different!

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Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be…read more


Sudocritters – evolution of a new board game

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52 billion animals killed in an year!

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Just heard this on BBC News – that 52 billion animals are killed every year – thats a billion a week – for feeding 6 billion human beings! And even more interesting that most of these billions doesn’t even see sun light as they are bred on industrial scale! They were talking about some recent research done at University of Cambridge about feelings of animals. It seems finally they have proof that animals does have feelings. Now anyone who has ever lived in a farm or have talked to people…read more


How to destroy earth!?

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Ever wondered how could you go about destroying earth? Well, I am pretty sure you haven’t. Neither had I. Until I read this thesis that is. Its a guide with a very specif objective – how to destroy the earth. No its not about making earth uninhabitable or destroying all life forms on it – including single celled creatures. This is about really really destroying the earth. This is not a guide for wusses whose aim is merely to wipe out humanity. I (Sam Hughes) can in no way guarantee…read more