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India’s Founding Moment : The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy by Madhav Khosla

I wanted to learn about the conception of the Indian Constitution. I found this book which explored the major predicaments faced by the constituent assembly and the thought process behind the structure of the constitution. It is an interesting book that explores the dilemmas faced by the founding fathers while writing a constitution for a… Continue reading India’s Founding Moment : The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy by Madhav Khosla

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Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar

Annihilation of Caste is a thought provoking book which dissects Hinduism and lays out a sharp, unapologetic critique of it. There were sections of this book where I was laughing at how audacious the ideas were and how offensive the language would have been to a deeply religious Hindu. It is hard to believe that… Continue reading Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar

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Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

I first watched Slavoj Zizek when he debated Jordan Peterson in ‘The debate that was not’. Most of the debate was Slavoj and Jordan discussing their commonalities than actually debating on their differences. Yet as personalities both these individuals are starkly different.   Slavoj challenged a few of Jordan Peterson’s rules, especially about personal responsibility.… Continue reading Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

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Authenticity

One of the least talked about virtues of a person is authenticity. I feel that being authentic goes a long way in being interesting and likeable. Authenticity means being original and having views that are molded by your own personal thoughts and experiences. People on social media tend to be very superficial. Most of the… Continue reading Authenticity

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The People vs O.J. Simpson – A Thematic Review

Promotional Poster I recently watched the short series, American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson. It was an extremely interesting show and the overarching theme stood out and perfectly portrayed the complexity of truth and human perspective. There is one particular line spoken by Marcia to Christopher in the last episode of the show… Continue reading The People vs O.J. Simpson – A Thematic Review