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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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The anti-national Sentiment (Audio)

This is the audio form of the post, The anti-national Sentiment. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

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The anti-national sentiment

To me anti-national is a sentiment, not a person and it should apply to any nation and not only India. Nationalistic sentiment can be comprehended only through the lens of anti-national sentiment. Any attempt at definition will result in articulation of one more dogma.

If I cast my mind to the last sixty-eight years of our nationhood and glean when we as a country have been anti national, it has been every time we have made our citizens experience one of the following twelve sentiments. Read more »

The Values Sermon: Pause and Reflect

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.”

― Turcois Ominek

From her book “Masquerade”

The incessant sermons on values made me risk writing this article. Political, Social & Business leaders, TV anchors, columnists and activists of all ilk, tell us about how they are the upholders of values and those they badger are eroding values.

Let us pause and ask the basic question: What are values? I doubt if many of us do this reflection before we hold forth on its virtues or lament its decline. In very simple construct; Values are strongly held beliefs. Values are complex mix of all the beliefs that we accept as universal and those that are specific to certain religion, ethnicity, nationality and social groups. Read more »

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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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