Ignorance in the Information Age

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Columns and Letters

Ignorance in the Information Age

Propaganda to brainwash people: Our parents used to tell us how the British used to reward the traitors amongst the Muslims of India. They used to make them sit on a horse and tell them to ride it till the horse got tired and stopped and all the land that the horse traveled would be given to them for their loyalty to the British Empire. One of the aspects of any warfare is propaganda. So the colonialists started the campaigns of lies and deceit. They used modern technology like radio and television to spread disinformation amongst the people. Newspapers kept printing nonsense and fed it to...

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The Day and Night of the Living Dead

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in Columns and Letters

The Day and Night of the Living Dead

We are living in interesting times. The socioeconomic and political scene is changing all over the world. Our think tank has discussed the current economic crisis and the devastating impact of greedy Capitalism in the past. There are obvious signs of collapse of this system across the world from America to Japan. We also believe that this crisis is only on a temporary hold due to government interventions like stimulus packages etc. The real disaster awaits us in the future. We really wish we could be more optimistic but unless the economic system is radically changed, the cycle of apparent...

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