Category Archives: Politics

A superficial look at national population density and some life history features

Over the years we have repeatedly checked out various collections of data pertaining to the human condition in the same manner as we attempted to apprehend scientific data. We have wondered whether to write on them in any detail. We … Continue reading

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Marching onward in the American spring but where to?

We hear in the news that the students (and whoever else) at the University of California, Berkeley, are in state of ferment. This is unsurprising in itself given that the it has for long been the center of American student … Continue reading

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loka-nīti-carcā

loka-nIticharchA vijaya-nāma mahā-mlecchānām bahuprajāvān bahupatnīvāṃś ca vyāpārī gṛha-krayāc chailūṣa-pradarśanāc ca mahādhany abhavat । sa marūnmattair abhibhṛtāṃ pūrvatana-mleccha-rāja-patnīm atikrāntvā rāja-nirvācanam ajayata । so ‘bhavat mlecchādhipatiḥ । virodhakās tasya+anekāḥ । tasya vijayasya ca paṭṭābhiṣekasyānantaraṃ vṛṣṭy-ante puttikā ivo(u)tplavante bahavaḥ saṃkṣobhakāḥ । saṃkṣobhakeṣu gaṇeṣu … Continue reading

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śūlapuruṣasya vicāraḥ

Somakhya’s cousin Babhru and his family was visiting him during the vacation before they were to join university. After lunch he convinced Vidrum and Sharvamanyu to come over to his house when they got the chance for he thought more … Continue reading

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Nālika-s

The first week of college had ended. Vidrum was returning from an eatery with his new friend Manjukeshi after an early supper. The two of them were rather surprised by the ferocious competitiveness of their classmates. Some refused to discuss … Continue reading

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Turning of the Turkic wheel: unmattābhisaṃdhi, battles won, battles lost and march of marūnmāda

When the Mamluqs controlled the rākṣasālaya-s of Mecca and Medina they were rather zealous about their possessions just like the modern tyrants of Saud. After the Osman sultan Mehmed II had completed an important milestone for marūnmāda with the conquest … Continue reading

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A geopolitical package: July 2016

One often hears of the tale of Śivājī and his men killing the gigantic marūnmatta Afzal Khan in popular narratives. It was certainly an event that captured the imagination of the lay Hindus and continues to do so to this … Continue reading

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