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'It Is Majoritarianism That Needs To Be Contested' | Ather Farouqui

from the NYT

reading readiness

Racism as social science | Tehelka.com

Bill and Melinda Gates

from the nyt, the writing brain

Mary Osborne

Prem Sadasivanada

June 18, 2014, Wednesday "Even as energy is wasted in idle talk and gossiping, so also energy is wasted in entertaining useless thoughts. Therefore, you should not waste even a single thought. Conserve all mental energy. Utilize it for higher spiritual purposes and for meditation and helpful service to humanity. Drive away from your mind all unnecessary, useless thoughts. Entertain only thoughts that are helpful and useful." Comment. The most subtle way of wasting time is thinking unnecessary thoughts. You must have an ideal to follow, a kind of a plan to avert this habit and to create a new habit of cultivation of positive thoughts. Ask yourself, "Do I need to think about this now? Is this the best way to think about the situation?" Train your mind in constructive, positive thinking - thinking that is free from fear, worry, unwise suggestions, obsessive, of failure. This requires a constant daily training.

How to give your child a rich life--without raising entitled kids.

too much artwork..too much writing distracts

shame on you Tavleen Singh

The Ghosts Of Khushwant Singh's Delhi | Amitabha Bagchi

stop bathing so much..

handwriting

a great and honest speech at Harvard Law School