Islam came into the world as a great liberating force, but today it has become an enslaving force.
Today, 20th August is the birthday of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and many people are praising him on social media.
Today, 12th August is International Youth Day, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly.
One day a little girl called Alice was dozing in a meadow when she saw a white rabbit, dressed in a sky blue coat, and walking on two legs. The rabbit kept looking at a watch and said ” My God, I am late ! “, and saying this he ran and jumped into a hole in the ground.
Arthur Schopenhauer, the German thinker has said, “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud of, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”
The Indian portal thewire.in has published several articles recently relating to the Pegasus affair.
There are two aspects to the issue, the legal, and the realistic.
Though the Indian Government has not admitted that it purchased the Israeli cyberware, circumstantial evidence points to the direction that it has. Pegasus sells the cyberware only to governments or their agencies, not private persons or private organizations.
I am not a supporter of democracy, and I want to give my reasons. In his book ‘The Republic’, Plato, the disciple of the great Greek philosopher Socrates, mentions a dialogue between Socrates and a man called Adeimantus about democracy. Socrates compares the country with a ship sailing in a perilous sea, with gales and tides threatening to capsize it.
According to Greek mythology, Bellerophon was the hero who captured the winged horse Pegasus. But is there any Bellerophon today which can check the modern Pegasus, which is snooping by the government on people as a result of the explosive growth of surveillance techniques by today’s modern technology? Edward Snowden’s disclosures show that evidently there is none.