Founder @garudaprakashan. Author, Meditator, Drummer. Advocacy for plural world, indigenous cultures. Book: The English Medium Myth निज भाषा उन्नति https://t.co/C0URxZthhQ
Jul 28 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Savitribai Phule is a recent 'discovery.' She was created as a propaganda icon in the 1980s, there is negligible references to her before that in books/academic papers.
She was created to support missionary propaganda of "bringing Jesus" and "emancipating Dalits." See spike.
In 1981 in Lok Sabha issues is raised to make a documentary on "great revolutionary" Phule. (Parliamentary Debates, House of the People, 1981 <- where can we find who this is).
At the same time "Savitrabai Phule Foster Parent Scheme" is started in Maharashtra. Who orchestrated?
May 13 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
So, I dug into the Press Freedom Index by RSF.
1. The Index comprises of two parts:
a. A quantitative score based on various incidents against journalists 2. A qualitative score based on a survey and 'opinions' of 'specialists.'
Both are flawed. Why? 1/n twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1. See formula for abuses score. It will be higher (better) if x is lower. (x=0, 100 is perfect score, no abuse).
Now x is calculated by summing the product of the number of instance of abuse (xᵢ) weighted by the kind of abuse (kᵢ), divided by the log of the population. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
May 11 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
History’s parallel experiments. North Korea vs South, East Germany vs West. People voted with their feet to escape communist hell.
Similarly Pakistan vs India is a parallel experiment. Does democracy thrive with a Muslim-majority or a Hindu one?
In all these cases, the people had a similar origin, culture and history: with one difference. It’s as good a scientific test in the real word one gets.
People want freedom over totalitarianism. When will our ‘comrades’ learn?
May 11 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The tragedy of Indian progressives.
For whom getting drunk and doing drugs has been 'progressive' and 'revolutionary.'
If IAS officers are required to learn the language of the state where they are posted, why isn't judiciary?
It's a travesty that Bihar High Court does not allow Hindi in Patna because milords can't stoop to learn it. Can these lords ever provide justice to the common people?
Does the Court exist for the convenience of the judges or for the convenience of the people? Time of lords is over.
They either learn the language or get interpreters for themselves at State expense. Not force people to speak in the lord's language.
For all the mental bots touting divorce as "progressive" they should read the science sometimes.
“children with divorced parents continued to score significantly lower on measures of academic achievement, conduct, psychological adjustment, self-concept, and social relations.”… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Apr 16 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
In colonial intellectual discourse in the absence of "rule of law" there is "jungle raj." What's the worldview behind this?
In Christianity, man's natural state is of a sinner. Nature is to be subjugated. Nature consists of "base passions" that are evil.
Most Indian degrees BA/MA are worthless. They teach nothing, one learns nothing. What useful things has a BA in Political Science or an MA in Sociology learnt that will help them in their life? If anything it can create more deracination and dumbness.
While you will find thousands of books and research papers on "caste discrimination" guess how many of these Indian academics study English-based discrimination which is the biggest axis of discrimination in India today?
I could hardly find any while writing my book. Guess why?
Jan 7 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The “Phule bought education” story is a lie just like “lower caste women in Kerala couldn’t cover their breasts and had to pay breast tax.”
These lies are deliberately created and spread for the conversion agenda.
1. Cultivate friends and family networks who notice and will be there for you. 2. Exercise, go for a walk or run 3. Do yoga and pranayama 4. Learn Sudarshan Kriya which studies have found is as effective as depression medication with far fewer side-effects.
So her husband was cheating on her and she was depressed… and you gave her psychiatric medicines? What medicine did you give the husband?
(And did you get her addicted to the medicines like the husband’s whiskey?)