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My musings on some news of the week.

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India’s millennials born between 1981–1996 form 400 million of India’s population it seems. Which means they are a huge vote bank for any politician. Forty percent of them had voted for Modi in 2019 in spite of 45-year unemployment highs it seems. So now a BBC correspondent from his cushy…


In the latest count publicly available, some fifteen provinces in China are suffering from electricity shortages and blackouts. Many companies and factories have been asked to shutdown operations for many hours, and local cities are rationing their power.

Provinces affected by power outages in China

But why is China suddenly facing a power shortage?

The answer given…


In a recent theosophical discussion with a Periava (elderly soul), I started getting impromptu verbal insights into the nature of philosophy, science, and religion. This has been happening often recently where my abstract mental visions and intuitions (Dhi) have condensed into words (Vak) as I get questioned on various subject…


When we hear the word Mesopotamia, we imagine deserts, camels, and an ancient civilization we have read about in history. Those who imagine with maps in their head, may vaguely see the region around present day Iraq. All this imagination is approximately correct about Mesopotamia.

To define it more accurately…


Just kidding, but there’s something interesting out there.

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Recently, I had conversations with a friend who believe they are an alien. They even believe they came from the Proxima Centauri system.

While it has been fun playing along with that story, it surprised me to know they did not know about the news of an earth-like planet possibly…


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When I was in school, I learned about the mole. No, it is not the mole that we find on our skin or the animal that looks like a rat. This is the unit of measure in chemistry and equates to 6.022 …


Whenever someone pays you a compliment or offers love, you want to reject it thinking you are not worth it. If others admire you, you doubt their sincierity. You can’t love or be loved. If things are going well for you, you sabotage yourself.

You drive away people who want…


Chinese PLA soldiers came in large numbers towards Indian positions soon after the start of the pandemic. They stepped into disputed areas, picked up fights, and instigated India to war. Pic source: Newsroom Post

China let a devastating virus out into the world in 2020. You can explain the event whichever way you like — it came naturally from a wild animals market, it was a lab leak; They sent it out either in panic or on purpose. …


A Lorenz Attractor forms

We accept Hinduism as the oldest extant religion in the world today. It is also the third biggest with more than a billion followers. Yet, many, including my own friends who identify as Hindu, do not understand and appreciate Hinduism for what it is. …


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Gravity has been around as long as the Universe itself. But human consciousness has recognized it only for a minuscule period of time. …

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