I will scratch your …
I mean your back
You scratch my …
… I mean my back
I will give you a Like
You give me a Like
I will give you a Thumbs Up
You give me a Thumbs Up
Online, offline, be it wherever
These are the rules of the game
I am OK, you’re OK; both healthy
And all is well with the world
Even though losers go on and on
About the problems in the world
We play by the rules, and so
My merit will go up
My credit will go up
Your credit will go…
Moral ambiguity is one of the stocks-in-trade of literary and art criticism. This or that work of art is said to have moral ambiguity to a high degree and it is usually meant to be a compliment. Now moral ambiguity, given the world we live in, is indeed something that perhaps every work of art should possess to some degree. After all, what can be worse, from the artistic point of view, than to sit in judgement over each and every aspect of human life, when human knowledge of human mind or of human relations, let alone of the cosmic realities, is so little that we can only feel humble at our own collective ignorance. We can also feel collectively criminal, given what we have done to the Earth, but that is a digression. Paraphrasing and putting in the reverse order what Pinter said in his Nobel acceptance speech, unlike in real life, where we often have to (and must) say what is true and what is false (or what is good and what is bad), in art one need not do that. The necessary result of such a well advised policy will be moral ambiguity in art, because art is not Moral Science. That applies as much to popular art as it does to ‘high’ or ‘fine’ art. …
Weapon are devices
That can harm people
Can also harm property
But that’s less important
Weapons are technologies
Not necessarily physical
As in the Foucauldian sense
In that sense,
They can also
The very idea of
What humanity is
In the Foucauldian sense, they
Can generate chain reactions
Just like nuclear technologies
And they can destroy humanity
Just like fission-fusion weapons
Weapons or technologies
Are not tied to a particular
Ideology or even a religion
In the Foucauldian sense,
A meta-organization is an organization for organizations, which can implement a specific or multiple specific organizations; use them as necessary; and dissolve them when the aims have been achieved.
Global meta-politics can be thought of as the prime mover behind the globalized politics of today. It gives the impression of political choice where none actually exists. Or a choice like between Coke and Pepsi. Or Coke and Diet Coke.
Where choices actually exist (hopefully), the political organizations implemented by a meta-organization aim to demolish them and replace them with a standard globalized two-party political system, as practiced in the Imperial Headquarters of the 20th and (particularly) the 21st century. The two parties undergo constant changes as and when required. …
Crime and punishment
Are highly correlated
Humanity doesn’t need to live
In the chains of causality
The final frontier for humanity
Causality requires us to understand
The whole continuous bi-directional
Network of effects and their causes
To free humanity from the chains
Of complicated tangled causality
Punishment determines the crime
What was the crime
Based on which
And how much
Was the punishment
In order to reduce crimes, you can
Catch someone: anyone, anywhere
And make sure to punish them well
This can be done: is easily achievable
With near total, complete certainty
If you are someone being…
Sometime after I started this blog, I looked up the stats page to see how was the viewership. I didn’t expect large numbers, but I wanted to check if anyone was reading it at all. It turned out that, at least officially (in a way that would register in WordPress stats), not that many were (except for short periods), considering that even personal Facebook pages or single (personal) YouTube videos can often have very large viewership. At the same time, a lot of people seemed to be aware of what I was writing, because either the content of my posts or the blog itself were often referred to in my conversations with other people. …
Kailash Mansarovar, a geographical as well as a mythological place, now in China (or rather, Tibet), is considered the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva (the Destroyer), one among the many Hindu Gods, albeit a very important one, as he is a part of the triad, or Trimurti, which also includes Vishnu (the Maintainer) and Brahma (the Creator).
You might have come across an ‘artistic representation’ of Kailash, even if you are not familiar with its name. Think of a heavenly place with a lake with swans swimming in it, surrounded by a divine garden.
There was even a South Park episode where a character tries to meditate by thinking of a place like this. Someone from the sub-continent must have suggested that to him. …
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Dead.
L. K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi: Retired.
Haren Pandya: Killed.
Pramod Mahajan: Dead.
Gopinath Munde: Dead.
Manohar Parrikar: Dead.
Arun Jaitley: Retired Hurt.
Sushma Swaraj: Partly Hurt, Partly Retired.
Rajesh Pilot: Dead.
Madhavrao Scindia: Dead.
Vilasrao Deshmukh: Dead.
Y S Rajasekhara Reddy: Dead.
Sonia Gandhi: Semi-Retired.
Manmohan Singh: Not a Politician.
Rahul Gandhi: Character Assassinated.
Digvijay Singh: Character Assassinated.
Shashi Tharoor: Alive, With a Sword Hanging Above His Head.
Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath, P. Chidambaram: ?
Jayalalitha: Dead. (And Conspiracy Theories).
(There is Twitter Comedy Festival to Mark Her Death)
Lalu Yadav: Neutralized.
Nitish Kumar: In a Negative Buridan’s Ass Situation. …