Category Archives: Sociology

Checked Out Characters.

I have this remarkable young friend who keeps stumping me with singular insights and terminology that sometimes zaps me. We were discussing some personalities yesterday and he came up with a description of two people I know as Checked Out … Continue reading

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We Are Getting Dumber!

I am not being facetious. I quote “……….it could be argued that humanity is on course to become collectively less smart. I personally have been feeling that I am less smart than most of the people that I either meet … Continue reading

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Road Manners.

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What is the most dangerous place in the world today? 2 on 1 # 9.

It is a measure of the times that we live in that it is the most difficult question to answer with one definite place. If I choose one, the chances are that within 24 hours there will be a mass … Continue reading

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Mumbai’s Local Trains.

This is a video of my God son Nitin and his wife Ragini dancing away at a get together last weekend at a club in a Mumbai suburb. There is a unique story behing the get together which is so … Continue reading

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Karma In Indian Politics.

Two days ago, I was in a car going to watch a movie with my friend, his cousin and the latter’s wife.  The cousin, a very highly qualified practicing physician, citizen of the USA, is visiting India to check on … Continue reading

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Life Without Social Media.

I cannot for the world of it remember what made me come up with this topic for our LBC Friday posts. Having come up with it however, I find it quite a challenge to write something about it. Moreover, when … Continue reading

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Media Bias.

And why would some people say this? “Media includes every broadcasting and narrowcasting medium such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone, fax, and internet.” My understanding of this activity was that the people involved in the media … Continue reading

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Sanctity Of Life.

As has happened so many times in my life, synchronicity strikes again. I read about an assault on a gynaecologist in this morning’s newspapers. Abortion is legal in India incidentally, but only under specified circumstances. This is an adjunct to … Continue reading

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Behavioural Science.

The problem with Pravin, who has suggested this week’s topic, is that he is very much younger than I am and his touch with Behavioural Science is of a more recent origin than mine. I acquired my Masters degree in … Continue reading

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