In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.
It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.
They drink a lot. Alcohol Consumption in India - details Daily chart: Boozing it up | The Economist.
How the dictator of a dystopian society with grey, clouded skies can be such fodder for humor is food for thought for hegemony watchers. Meantime there is more Un goodness here.
An interviewer approaches a variety of scientists, and asks them: "Is it true that all odd numbers are prime?"
By Bill Watterson
Pink eraser: I never fall apart because I never fall together. Also - "Everybody should like everybody," and "The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting,"
I must be the the last one to see this. it's odd but fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Dear Yosemite is burning inside a rim of fire, the ash may reach San Francisco, it may not. Fire is only a symptom. Where are tourists swamping now?
Manmohan Singh just sitting there, out of touch with reality.
Because rather than big events, we have focused on big patterns. And while we disagree on a lot many things here - political, cultural, developmental, social, and personal, I hope we all agree that Kerala got it mostly right in the past 55 years. Because Kerala is the No.1 state in India, here we go, and as always we would like to hear your thoughts.
Some cheap fun, to keep me entertained till Prime Minister ManMohan Shameless decides to quit. My top5 viral. this one is just in, it has like 7 MM views. So [...]