24/7 Information Assault

In the age of Satellite TV, Internet, no one is able to escape the information onslaught. It could be news, ads, propaganda films, documentaries. Every time you turn on your TV set, start enjoying Facebook, some news item hits you and starts an anxiety process. It could be related to personal life, business prospects, political affiliation. Should we harbor daily dose of anxieties?

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Is democracy good for decision making in national interest?

Public at large most of the time is unaware of the true nature of matters that governments need to decide. These may be in the long term interests of the country or may be short term interests of the ruling elites to the detriment of the national interests.  There are always opposing arguments put forward for a decision either genuinely concerned or for some vested interests. Every stakeholder affected by a decision tries to win the position by prevailing the opposing thoughts. In this war, the stakeholders seek majority vote to win their respective positions – a very democratic way.

But what if “YES” vote is in national interest and “NO” vote is against and “NO” wins the majority vote or vice versa.

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The beginning

As Confucius said

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

So here I start my quest for knowledge in the vast expanse of universe. I beg my Rubb to guide me in this endeavor so that I may be among the people on whom

You have bestowed Your Grace and not of those who earned Your wrath, nor of those who went astray.