The God Believing Atheist

I am a god believing atheist. Sounds confusing? Of course it would sound confusing. But it should rather not sound confusing just because I have used an oxymoron but primarily because of the ambiguity involved in what it actually means to believe in God. It is something really hard to define. Continue reading

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FREEDOM

Highly inspired by my college’s Philosophical Society’s (Philosoc) first Panel Discussion on “Censorship and Freedom in India: Philosophical Issues”, I thought about commenting on the notion of freedom in itself through this post. Freedom is a highly discussed virtue in the philosophical word and many philosophical theories have encouraged and motivated the followers on the highly inspirational path of freedom. But what actually is freedom? How does one attain freedom? Is freedom good? Does it come with any conditions? Continue reading

Technology Addiction: Cyber-Medium to Cyber Receivers (Part-5)

While social media is changing the means through which humans interact with other humans, the basis of human relationships is still intact. When we have need of someone to talk to, we turn to our friends or family, although through WhatsApp or Facebook. But with the emergence of artificial intelligence and robots, this last strand of human involvement in the cycle of social interaction will soon be cut out.  Individuals will be completely isolated from human interaction by technology. Continue reading

Technology and Addiction: Questioning our Thinking (Part-4)

Social media provides a platform and the internet the medium and this is more than enough for all kind of content, ideas and information to flow endlessly over the web. It’s nice, isn’t it, to every question there is an answer, to every argument there is a counter argument. To every problem there is a solution. Also, all this so easy, convenient and quick to find and get. Then why should thou think? The “too much information” although leading through a genuine intent and need has lead to a situation where our creativity and originality can be questioned. Continue reading

Technology Addiction: Altering Our Lives (Part-2)

Technology, in a more emphasized form of social media and the internet keeps us connected to the world. It provides a medium for the flow of information and ideas from anywhere to everywhere. It is actually enabling us to expand the horizons of our existence and get a sense of belonging to the world. It keeps us updated and well informed about what is happening around. It helps us attain knowledge, which leads to a sense of well being. But it won’t be wrong to say and question that: Continue reading

Technology Addiction: Redefining Human Norms (Part-1)

Technology is a term so commonly used that it is no longer fully understood. Consider the room around you. What technologies do you see? You may have a smart phone, a laptop, a computer or an AC around you. Look more closely, are there any more? You may say the fan or lights in the room or the watch on your hand. What you didn’t realize is that the chair you’re sitting on or the news paper you might have read in before are also technologies. Continue reading

The Meaning of Diversity

I am sure almost everyone is familiar with the cliché statement (and its reference every now and then) that “India is a diverse country”. What I find hard to understand is why specifically India is referred as a diverse country? What makes India different from the other nations? And why are some people really proud of the so-called-whatever-it-indicates-term “Diversity”.

I would like to answer what diversity really means to me and how it really comes into existence. I would also like to take an ethical stand on whether diversity in its true meaning, is good or bad, important or not, and most importantly why or why not. Continue reading