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Newsletter Health Break

Dear readers - due to health issues (have tested COVID positive), I will not be able to send the newsletter this week.  Not sure how long the break will be. Once I get better, I will start the newsletter again. Until then, please do go through the archives and re-read

19 Dec 21 1 min read
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Traveling Hiatus

> “Mentioning the faults of others does not rid us of our own.” ― Suzanne Woods Fisher, Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life [https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/11645898] Subscribe now -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am traveling to somewhere in North-east US. We are currently in the Amish countryside and

19 Apr 21 1 min read
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Discussion - It is much bigger than one account

Here is an interesting video from Jack Dorsey brought out by Project Veritas.  Please share your comments and thoughts in the context of our newsletter yesterday - Issue #224 - The Tech Armageddon [https://www.drishtikone.com/insightful-newsletter-of-drishtikone-050/] > [https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1349853804590579713]

15 Jan 21 1 min read
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Fakery, Facts and the Left

Check this strange connection of the Indian tricolor in Trump supporters’ rally in Washington DC and the blaming it all on the Hindus by a Washington Post journalist! But the guy who waved the Indian Tricolor at the Washington protest rally was Vincent Xavier.  An entrepreneur from Kochi. And a

08 Jan 21 1 min read
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2021 - Happy New Year!

2020 has been a year where we all lived our lives differently and learned that life is about living and not mere accomplishments. 0:00/2:201×2020 showed us the value of each moment.  Each moment carried both life and death with it.  Survival and end waited at every

31 Dec 20 2 min read
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How Communists conquered Bengal

For those who may have missed our last issue, here is a podcast of the main introduction of that issue, that discusses how those who try to conquer a society or a civilization use obnoxiousness as a weapon along with violence.  There is a need to counter it for preserving

30 Dec 20 2 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #202 – Past as a Guide

(Photo by Toni Reed [https://unsplash.com/@trfotos?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/graffiti-art?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] \ Mural by artist Elena Bushan, part of yycbump Beltline Urban Murals Project) > “Life is thickly sown

15 Dec 20 9 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #201 - the Chinese takeover

(Photo byRobert Murray [https://unsplash.com/@fastturtle?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] onUnsplash) [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText]> “Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.” ― Horace -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today is an important day for us as we start the

15 Dec 20 10 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #179 - The Doomed Autogolpe

Image byComfreak [https://pixabay.com/users/comfreak-51581/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1042480] fromPixabay [https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1042480]> “Hatred is always self hatred, and there is something suicidal about it.” ― James Baldwin --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

11 Nov 20 11 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #178 - Chimps or Media?

(Photo by Bruce Warrington [https://unsplash.com/@brucebmax?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ― Aristotle,

10 Nov 20 11 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #176 - Internecine Dues to Settle

Photo by Jon Tyson [https://unsplash.com/@jontyson?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText]> “Every armour has a chink. Beat at it long enough, it'll break.” ― K.S. Villoso, The Ikessar Falcon --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

08 Nov 20 13 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #175 - Conflict and Victory

Photo by Sajad Nori [https://unsplash.com/@sajad_sqs9966b?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] > “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” ― Oscar Wilde -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conflict is

07 Nov 20 12 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #174 - Tantalean punishment

Image byGordon Johnson [https://pixabay.com/users/gdj-1086657/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=5081302] fromPixabay [https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=5081302] \ Engraving [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engraving]byHendrik Goltzius [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

06 Nov 20 10 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #172 - The New Rowlatt

Photo by Marija Zaric [https://unsplash.com/@simplicity?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/graffiti-art?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] > “Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.

04 Nov 20 12 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #167 - 'Sex work' is neither Sex nor Work, its Exploitation!

(Image by ParallelVision [https://pixabay.com/users/parallelvision-15128111/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=5545170] from Pixabay [https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=5545170] ) > “The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always

28 Oct 20 11 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #161 - The Civil War in Karachi

(Photo by Jonathan Borba [https://unsplash.com/@jonathanborba?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.”― Benjamin Franklin --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

21 Oct 20 7 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #159 - Assessing India-China War Situation; Disgusting Tiger Farms

(Photo by fernando bacheschi [https://unsplash.com/@fernandobacheschi?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/carnival?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] \ Chiang Mai, Thailand) > “The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.” ― Lao Tzu,

19 Oct 20 8 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #158 - The Biden tapes and their Geopolitical Impact

(Photo by Renee Fisher [https://unsplash.com/@reneefisherandco?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/graffiti-art?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” ― Richard

18 Oct 20 11 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #157 - The coup d'état and Democracy

> “Devi is like a scream – a madness that is neither insanity nor compulsiveness, but pure ecstasy.” - Sadhguru -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just because you are a remarkably bad doctor doesn’t mean that medical science should be dismantled. You went to a medical school.  Simply that act doesn’t make you the

17 Oct 20 10 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #154 - Liberal Bigotry via Disparagement Humor, Agenda-Setting, and Priming

(Photo by Luis Alfonso Orellana [https://unsplash.com/@alphonzs?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else

13 Oct 20 8 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #151 - The Naxal-ISI plot to destabilize India

(Sandstone formations at Antelope Canyon, Arizona \ Photo by Joshua Wilking [https://unsplash.com/@wilking?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable,

10 Oct 20 10 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #148 - Ways of pre-British Indian Bankers and how India lost

(Photo by Dennis Buchner [https://unsplash.com/@baitman?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are the sum total

07 Oct 20 7 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #146 - Caste is NOT proof of a crime!

(Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona [https://unsplash.com/@theeastlondonphotographer?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.” ― Mark Twain -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The caste of

05 Oct 20 8 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #142 - The Fierce Queen and the Cost of Treason

> “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” ― George Orwell Photo by Daniel van den Berg [https://unsplash.com/@danielvandenberg?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] / Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

01 Oct 20 8 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #140 - Amnesty International: 'Violent Jihad is a Right!'

Photo by Dima Kolesnyk [https://unsplash.com/@dikoles?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] > “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ― J. Krishnamurti -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Information

29 Sep 20 10 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #137 - India as a Conflict Economy and Disruption of Patronage Networks

(Photo by BP Miller [https://unsplash.com/@bp_miller?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “Behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution.” ― Walter Benjamin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revolutions are like straightening the deck of

26 Sep 20 10 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #136 - What is Narco-terrorism - a Detailed Analysis

(Photo by Pascal Bernardon [https://unsplash.com/@pbernardon?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “Like a jar you housed infinite tenderness And the infinite tenderness shattered you like a jar.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100

25 Sep 20 12 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #131 - Constitution and Conversions; Woke Rapist-Feminists

> “You do not consist of the elements - earth, water, fire, air or even ether. To be liberated, know yourself as consisting of consciousness, the witness of these.” ― Ashṭāvakra, Ashtavakra Gita -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The greatest fanatics on the planet always use the argument of fairness, justice, balance, and objectivity to make

20 Sep 20 11 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #128 - The Chinese Hell

(Photo by Zoltan Tasi [https://unsplash.com/@zoltantasi?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/science?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking." "An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”  ― Agatha Christie,

17 Sep 20 9 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #126 - A Schadenfreude Fueled Society

> “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”  ― Pablo Neruda -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Where joy stems from comparative misfortunes, only psychopaths thrive.  Those who keep measuring the degrees between their wretched existence and another’s.  The barometer is a prisoner of someone’s brilliance or dumbness. Your

15 Sep 20 9 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #124 - Was Godhra linked to Operation Parakram?

(On the way to Gaumukh) > “And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.”  ― Adam Weishaupt -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When the entire population is

13 Sep 20 10 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #121 - How was Caste System Installed in India; Tale of Two 9-11s

(Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) / Photo by Charlie Costello [https://unsplash.com/@marilark?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord

10 Sep 20 8 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #118 - Who was S. Radhakrishnan; Denisovans the 18 ft Humans

> “My desire for knowledge is intermittent; but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On 29th September 2008 - the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) led by Hemant Karkare arrested Sadhvi Pragya on the

07 Sep 20 12 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #117 - Perfect Storm of Diplomatic Bigotry; Right to Blasphemy!

(Photo by Aditya Siva [https://unsplash.com/@msaditya9?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] \Chandrashila, Tungnath, India) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Srimad Bhagwata there is a story where a King takes his daughter to the

06 Sep 20 9 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #116 - Tibetan Ninjas; Being worthy of Shivaji!

> “Rulers who destroy men's freedom commonly begin by trying to retain its forms. ... They cherish the illusion that they can combine the prerogatives of absolute power with the moral authority that comes from popular assent.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville, The Old Regime and the French Revolution -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One person posed an

05 Sep 20 9 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #115 - The Chinese Domino; Pagan and Hindu Parallels

> “Never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don't get up for a third.” ― Brandon Sanderson, Steelheart -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Civilizational battles are waged over many generations.  Whether they are to build one or destroy another.  And, they do not happen with any

04 Sep 20 6 min read
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Time to call out Rajdeep Sardesai's Crap

So, Rajdeep Sardesai says: What if my name was Khan, I was an actor and said that being in Mumbai felt like being in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir! Time to call out the rubbish that is being put out only to get attention. 0:00/3:031×Really?  Is that the

03 Sep 20 2 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #113 - Indo-China Clash Dossier; What saves you in impossible times?

(Image by JL G [https://pixabay.com/users/ractapopulous-24766/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1909006] from Pixabay [https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1909006] ) > “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most

02 Sep 20 8 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #110 - Detailed look at Indian Drug trade; Now Norway?

(Photo by Abhidev Vaishnav [https://unsplash.com/@abhidevvaishnav?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] ) > “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The

30 Aug 20 9 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #107 - Social systems & Politics; why this Sushant-Kolaveri di?

> “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When the Europeans landed on the North American shores, the natives here did not suspect them.  They helped them, ironically called Pilgrims, to

27 Aug 20 11 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #106 - Slumdog Millionaire and 'Mother Teresa'

> “We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.” ― Lydia Maria Child -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Domination comes from the Latin word dominus. A dominus is a master.  Master who has slaves.  Romans differentiated between imperium and dominium.Former is domination

26 Aug 20 11 min read
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Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #105 - The Plutonomy and the Rest; Walking marriages of Matriarchy

> “Whoever debases others is debasing himself.” ― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “Aasmaa pe hai khuda, aur zameen pe hum.  Aajkal wo is taraf dekhta hai kam” (God sits in the heavens, while we are on the ground. He rarely watches our plight these days) Powerful rule the rest

25 Aug 20 10 min read