The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the… Continue reading 2015 in review
For almost a year or more, there have been numerous articles in the newspapers and TV panel discussions about what is called “Crony Capitalism” being present everywhere in Indian polity. The idea of Capitalism, as a principle of social organization, has always been anathema to Indian intellectuals and politicians since independence. The fundamental principles of capitalism… Continue reading Does the Idea of Crony Capitalism Have Anything to do with Indian Polity and Economy?
Two of my previous articles published in this blog were in response to Ramachandra Guha’s very brief intellectual history of India since independence published in The Caravan magazine on March 1, 2015: In Absentia: Where are India’s conservative intellectuals? In this blog post, I would just consider two paragraphs of his article which are an… Continue reading Misunderstanding, misconception and Misinterpretation of Ideas of Capitalism, Socialism, Fascism, and Secularism By Indian Intellectuals
Ramachandra Guha’s article, “In Absentia: Where are India’s conservative intellectuals?” in “The Caravan” magazine published on 1 March 2015, as a brief intellectual history of India since independence, is much more significant in many other ways as a barometer of the current state of Indian culture than what the author identifies as the paradox: The lack of conservative… Continue reading A Critique of Ramachandra Guha’s Brief Intellectual History of India Since Independence
Ramachandra Guha’s very long article (17 pages), “In Absentia: Where are India’s conservative intellectuals? in “The Caravan” magazine published on 1 March 2015 is significant in many aspects as a brief intellectual history of India since independence, the least of which is what he considers as a paradox of Indian public life or Indian culture. The… Continue reading How To Resolve Ramachandra Guha’s Paradox About Lack of Conservative Intellectuals in India?
Ayn Rand is the inventor of a new philosophy called Objectivism which in essence means that the world exists independent of man
I am an Indian who discovered Ayn Rand around the age of 25 in late 1970s. I had definite political and economic views in my early years and I used to discuss my ideas with a communist friend of mine. I usually defended United States of America against the Soviet Union at that time, but… Continue reading About Me