Monday, November 29, 2010

can you keep a secret?

WikiLeaks has done it again. Last month it released classified Iraq war logs and now it has published classified US embassy cables. US is embarrassed and fuming, understandably so. One does enjoy the high level gossip but one is forced wonder about the 'rightness' of it all. In this age of 'Right to Information', it is rather easy to feel a sense of entitlement. One might argue that the public has a right to know about everything that goes on in the business of government. But it is not that straightforward is it? Governments, not just dictatorships but valid democracies need certain information to be classified. And for reasons that include national security and interest. We enter tricky territory with WikiLeaks style operations.

Simon Jenkins from Guardian dwells on the - is it justified?

Monday, November 01, 2010

the thought that counts...

Every thing about the society is designed to convince us about the axiomatic nature of the existing order of things; centuries of mental conditioning and baggage duly passed down in inheritance don't help either. Every rebellion either of a personal/youthful kind or a wider societal one, must have started with an unsatisfactorily answered WHY.

The philosopher will always be stoned; he is the address of the yet-unknown destination that the brain-washed populace will arrive at only the day after.
It's not for nothing that they say - the most important people of any given era are the philosophers and thinkers.