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  1. meanwhile India on twitter- web series are corrupting the youth of India also, "remove chinese app. Download chinese app cleanser NOW."
  2. have you tried dates and organic jaggery by any means? also, maple syrup?
  3. this worked. this ACTUALLY worked. it has been working for a real long time for me now. my nightmares are gone. and if there IS something negative or harmful, i AM actually able to stand up for myself. no more screaming or waking up half sweating half crying. @Matt8800 i cannot thank you enough. i owe you, big time. I had to post this here publicly so that everyone actually sees that this works. it really does. People of the forum and @Leo Gura, there's great truth in here.
  4. @Matt8800 in a post of yours, you mentioned that love and beauty is very intimately tied to awakening. can you expand on that? i've heard about love but what's beauty here? what qualifies as beauty? is it purity? i mean, what is this beauty? (and love too?) also, is my question naive?
  5. @modmyth do post; would love to hear <3
  6. it's as if the media and a particular section of society has a set homeostasis of criticising the government regardless of what they do, choosing to see only one side of the picture, completely ignoring the context and want(ing) the country to run in black and white mediums. my friend shared an instagram post which condemned some of the recently passed bills of the Indian Government. The criticism of the post clearly ignores the bright side of the bills. I'm not a BJP fan but these bills have great value to them if seen from a bigger picture perspective. For instance, it was important to do away with Article 370 in India which was otherwise leading to separatist mindset and was fueling vandalism and militant activities at large in kashmir. Or the controversial Citizenship amendment bill has a good side to it too (Since it allows non muslim refugees from the 3 countries with Islam as the official religion so the muslims don't exactly need protection) A public post like this (which influences thousands) states that most criticism of the common man are outright redundant if seen objectively it serves no purpose. Nothing is actually achieved and the central gov does what it wants to anyway (say passing of the electoral bonds i earlier made a post on. the gov completely over rided the decisions of the RBI and EC, two giant independent bodies of the gov) It's partial, it's biased and sometimes it's not even accurate. Most of all, it completely misses the bigger picture and the challenges with the government. It misses context. This also raises the question of whether the common man should be allowed to vote at all since he can be so easily influenced. Socrates hated the idea of democracy to a good extent saying that the common man can be very easily influenced and lacks the needed knowledge to make conscious decisions.
  7. You can blame me Try to shame me And still I'll care for you You can run around Even put me down Still I'll be there for you The world May think I'm foolish They can't see you Like I can Oh but anyone Who knows what love is Will understand
  8. If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is. -Charles Bukowski
  9. And we laugh into the microphone and sing With our sunglasses on, to our favorite songs And we're laughing in the microphone and singing With our sunglasses on, to our favorite songs Nothing's gonna hurt you baby Nothing's gonna take you from my side
  10. learning, curious, seeking
  11. Electoral bonds- BJP’s way of laundering money (An extremely regressive scheme) BJP’s government introduces electoral bonds as a way to ensure “donations” to political parties in its 2017 finance budget. Think of these as promissory notes that can be bought by companies or individuals from banks which can then be “donated” to political parties to fund elections. You’re “showing your support this way” It does so in an unconstitutional fashion by introducing it as a “money bill”. Alright. But here is when the government has made it real dirty now. Up until now, the donors and their identities were available to public. Now, the donor will be completely anonymous AND the amount they’re donating will remain disclosed. Opens up the possibility of big giants like Facebook and google setting up a shell company in India whereby through anonymous banking channels they can easily funds elections (AS MUCH AS THEY WANT. There’s absolutely no cap to it) When persons who donate money are not philanthropists and are commercial profit-making entities, they donate only when there is a more-than-adequate rate of return. So, when a corporation donates money to a political party, there is obviously a quid pro quo, whether it is known or not. If voters do not know whose money a candidate is using to fund his or her election, they won’t know subsequently whether a decision made by the government is based on the interest of the constituents, in national interest, or in the interest of whoever donated the money. they're making the system all the more rigid and opaque. it's sickening. (image sources: ---------------- yup.
  12. Here are two videos that well summarises the Current Indian politics scenario- Maharashtra Election Scandal BJP even got into a huge embarrassment recently with the Maharashtra state elections. Long story short, it didn't stick to it's promise to Shiv sena (the other party it was in coalition with for Maharashtra's governance), teamed up with another party's major member to try to form a majority, used underhand tactics to have their guy elected as the CM but eventually the whole thing backfired on them. The guy resigned because the member they collaborated with was immediately abandoned by it's own party and BJP couldn't prove it's majority. Ended up making a big fool out of itself. That is not to say that congress or the current government in Maharashtra (the coalition b/w Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) is any better. They all have their hands in dirt.