Category Archives: India
Very extensive set of 16 lectures on most aspects (archaeology, architecture, philosophy, science and technology, arts, economy and ethics) of Indian civilization given by Michel Danino at IIT Kanpur. These are really amazing lectures and highly recommended for anyone interested in knowing about ancient Indian civilization and how it developed, what are its main characteristics, how it influenced both the far East and the West.
Other parts are available on the same channel.
Very interesting talk by Dr. Ajai Sahni on India’s current internal security issues and faultlines, and how well it is prepared to tackle those problems.
Can real journalist ever be objective? I don’t think so. A recent article in nytimes explores real journalist’s identity as being a thin line between journalism and activism, vis-a-vis Glen Greenwald, who broke the story on secret government program on domestic and international phone tapping. Another example of a real journalist (who is not neutral, and rightly so) is P. Sainath. Here is a video where Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at UT Austin, talks about P. Sainath in his journalism class. The documentary, Nero’s Guest, is a summary of Sainath’s work on Indian farmer’s suicides, caused mostly by neo-libral policies adoped by India in late 90s.