Login

Sign up

OR

Can't sign in? Did you forget your password?

x

Login


If you don’t have an account, click right here


Can't Sign in? Did you forget your password?

x

Please fill in these details

to create your profile


Click on the image to upload your profile pic

x
x

At Awaremonk, I hereby pledge that

I will not troll or abuse any member of the community.
I will be a good listener.
I will check my facts before stating them and attribute them as well.

x

Forgot Password?

Enter your email and we shall mail you the password reset link

x

Reset Password

Enter new password and confirm password

x

Shantanu Karunesh

Inquisitive folk

Seeker [?]

A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 17 2016

Its not Russia because of which Hillary lost, it was the Internet. There is a much needed change in internet’s culture

Tanya had posted

Its not just the Social Media but the media itself. There is so much contradiction in what different Indian media says about the same incident. There is too much power wi


Shantanu Karunesh Inquisitive folk

It's not fake news everyone is worrying about, it's the wrong kind of fake news. They want to keep the monopoly on fake news so that they can sell us another regime change, or whatever next fits the corporate agenda. There's a good article called "Have we ever lived in a pre-‘post truth’ society?" in the morningstaronline about this at the moment.
It's not fake news everyone is worrying about, it's the wrong kind of fake news. They want to keep the monopoly on fake news so that they can sell us another regime change, or whatever next fits the corporate agenda. There's a good article called "Have we ever lived in a pre-‘post truth’ society

A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 16 2016

Making voting compulsory might solve a lot of problems for us

Chakradhar Kumar had posted

Crores of money is wasted during every election and yet the benefit out of the system of election is hardly reached. And when a party comes to power it is found to be not


Shantanu Karunesh Inquisitive folk

There is no point in making voting compulsory in India. It will not do any good to the country. This is because already those who vote do not do so on their free will, but do so due to money and other things that are distributed. The candidates are same no matter what you do. And it is already known who are those and their background. Voting is like giving license to do corruption. I cannot find even a single honest and elligible pollitician in india to whom we can vote. All are opportunistic at best. No need to vote. This is not a democracy at all where people are just voting machines and nothing else. Today you vote for them and tommorrow they will start robbing you. Thats why educated people do not vote because they know what is happening around while others dont. Those who insist on voting are just supporting these corrupt politicians and they are responsible for all they do. Think!!!!!
There is no point in making voting compulsory in India. It will not do any good to the country. This is because already those who vote do not do so on their free will, but do so due to money and other things that are distributed. The candidates are same no matter what you do. And it is already known

A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 15 2016

What should be done to curtail China's aggressive expansion?

Paras Mahikansh had posted

Can India grow its ties with Russia maybe, to intimidate China?


Shantanu Karunesh Inquisitive folk

Chinese economy is in trouble and economy drives military spending. I don't think China will decrease military spending. However China going for armed conflict is nil. They will either employ intimidating tactics like border incursions or employ slaves like Pakistan who are willing to do the bidding for them. China simply has too many things going for them. On the East they have conflicts with Japan. Then there is Taiwan and then there is South China Sea which is contentious issue where armed conflict might occur with 1% probability. Chinese trade and Oil flows through Malacca straits which is a narrow strip. India has unsinkable aircraft carrier which is Andaman and Nicobar islands. China's chink in the armour is its navy. Any war would mean India blocking Malacca straits. They think they can counter this problem with CPEC lol. Nothing could be more delusional than that. Oil and trade flowing through Pakistan is like asking India post to sometimes deliver the package in good condition. India needs to maintain good nuclear deterrence and formidable navy and air force to make Chinese think thrice before under taking any adventure.
Chinese economy is in trouble and economy drives military spending. I don't think China will decrease military spending. However China going for armed conflict is nil. They will either employ intimidating tactics like border incursions or employ slaves like Pakistan who are willing to do the bidding

Shantanu Karunesh posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 14 2016

People in Aleppo are being massacred, are we sure the fight is against ISIS?

Why are these rebels heroes, the government forces are committing all the atrocities and nowhere is there any coverage of the rejoicing in the streets as the army takes over. I am as appalled as anyone by the Assad regime, but faced with an armed insurrection and civil war, what do you think that any government might do? And if the rebel heroes want to save civilians and themselves, why don't they just withdraw from an irrecoverable situation and leave the city?
Why are these rebels heroes, the government forces are committing all the atrocities and nowhere is there any coverage of the rejoicing in the streets as the army takes over. I am as appalled as anyone by the Assad regime, but faced with an armed insurrection and civil war, what do you think that an
A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 13 2016

Buddhist monks are mercilessly killing Muslims in Myanmar, is Buddhism a religion of peace?

Harish Narang had posted

No mainstream religion advocates any type of hatred, animosity, or violence towards any group of people. The same way you feel when you hear the words buddhist and terror


Shantanu Karunesh Inquisitive folk

what is this then:


Shantanu Karunesh posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 12 2016

Can the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act of 2016 create an impact unlike demonetisation?

Tell me one law which was passed without being opposed from opposition, Had BJP been in the opposition they wouldnt have let all these acts come into place themselves. however talking about the current scenario, since they are already there their implementation might not be perfectly possible. These rigid implementation are tough to follow, give it time. There will be a positive impact (even if not as much as promised, it will be positive!)
Tell me one law which was passed without being opposed from opposition, Had BJP been in the opposition they wouldnt have let all these acts come into place themselves. however talking about the current scenario, since they are already there their implementation might not be perfectly possible. These
Shantanu Karunesh posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 06 2016

Despite a known fact about Pakistans military interference in India, why isn't India backing away from Indus Water Treaty?

If I relate our government’s diplomatic move that is 1st provoking Pakistani people to ask about their rights, and then taking a small step of creating some problem for Pakistan by cutting water flow by building some projects on all the western rivers by utilising its full capacity (i.e 20%), of which India is entitled to, can create further anger in Pakistani common people and especially the farmers who are going to get affected agriculturally. Though, it’s not a short term result giving move and it may take several positive and negative turns in future, but as for now, this can be a major shock to Pakistan and even more helpful for India that too when India is trying to isolate Pakistan at global level. This move can make Pakistani people realise failure of their government, be it about welfare of the Pakistan or be it in the case of suppressing terrorism.
If I relate our government’s diplomatic move that is 1st provoking Pakistani people to ask about their rights, and then taking a small step of creating some problem for Pakistan by cutting water flow by building some projects on all the western rivers by utilising its full capacity (i.e 20%), of w
Shantanu Karunesh posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 04 2016

Reward of Rs. 10 lakh to first cashless village, but how can there be a cashless village without Governments Infrastructure?

The purpose of demonetisation was to eradicate Black Money and Corruption, not to create, hence how a state government is offering public money for just following government order. Is this not corrupt ? Is this not a source for creating Black Money? Let the awards/rewards are restricted with honour of certificate. Ban all types of cash or Material awards of any nature. Let every state follow the orders carefully and establish/create a Black Money and Corrupt free village/state at least hereafter.
The purpose of demonetisation was to eradicate Black Money and Corruption, not to create, hence how a state government is offering public money for just following government order. Is this not corrupt ? Is this not a source for creating Black Money? Let the awards/rewards are restricted with honour
Shantanu Karunesh posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 03 2016

"We have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it" Stephen Hawking

The problem is if 7.4 billion people all had a better life our destruction of the planet would only increase. Yes the rich consume more but they can only consume so much. If the other 85% had a comparable life to what an average first works citizen has things would fuck up very quickly.

Around 15% of us live in a developed country. We are causing the 6th mass extinction, resources are running out everywhere and climate change is only going to make things work. It is not possible for 7.4 billion people to have an adequate life on this planet. A better argument for our overpopulation of this planet I cannot think of.

The problem is if 7.4 billion people all had a better life our destruction of the planet would only increase. Yes the rich consume more but they can only consume so much. If the other 85% had a comparable life to what an average first works citizen has things would fuck up very quickly.Around 15% of
Shantanu Karunesh posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 01 2016

Patriotism can never be inculcated by forcing orders like compulsory National Anthem on citizens

As enshrined in form of fundamental duty, Article 51(A) says that “it shall be the duty of every citizen of India — (a) to abide by the Constitution and respect the ideals of the national flag and the national anthem”, which means it is a personal choice and hence cannot be imposed. In SC judgment Bijoe Emmanuel & Others vs State of Kerala & Others SC clearly gave judgment that there is no provision of law which obliges anyone to sing the national anthem hence recent order of court is in violation of its previous order.
As enshrined in form of fundamental duty, Article 51(A) says that “it shall be the duty of every citizen of India — (a) to abide by the Constitution and respect the ideals of the national flag and the national anthem”, which means it is a personal choice and hence cannot be imposed. In SC jud
A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 01 2016

Is 35 the new 25? Or was it always this way

Naveen tripathi had posted

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as y


Shantanu Karunesh Inquisitive folk

My anxiety and depression stems not from being unable to decide what I want, but from the fact that there is nothing to choose from. I had plans for my future, but any rethinking of those plans means that I have to settle for less. I feel like I'm still waiting to begin my adult life but it's not going to happen any time soon working full-time minimum wage jobs.
My anxiety and depression stems not from being unable to decide what I want, but from the fact that there is nothing to choose from. I had plans for my future, but any rethinking of those plans means that I have to settle for less. I feel like I'm still waiting to begin my adult life but it's not go

Shantanu Karunesh posted an opinion to a discussionNov, 25 2016

The practicality of something similar to Minority Report

A computer algorithm that predicts crime is by its nature oppressive. It effectively attempts to target regions where we can restrict liberty is order to forestall potential criminality. In other words, it is the creation of an algorithmic prison, a system for monitoring and controlling people who have not yet commit crimes. It is a form of mass surveillance that like all mass surveillance has terrifying potentials. I can already imagine political parties in the US adapting this kind of ‘predictive policing’ to create more effective voter suppression.
A computer algorithm that predicts crime is by its nature oppressive. It effectively attempts to target regions where we can restrict liberty is order to forestall potential criminality. In other words, it is the creation of an algorithmic prison, a system for monitoring and controlling people who h
A person you follow posted a new opinion on Nov, 23 2016

In this age of surgical strikes, now one on deposit rates of banks.

Rohit pande had posted

And on top of that, they have not allowed people to withdraw it too. Thus people are forced to keep money there against their wish. Only after restrictions are removed, w


Shantanu Karunesh Inquisitive folk

Precisely! Only after the so called 50 days only can there be any comment of Mr. Modi's intentions

Shantanu Karunesh started a new discussionNov, 20 2016

Nearly 98% of Shiv Sena funds in 2015-16 came from Videocon, its high time corporate funding of political parties should stop!

Home appliances maker Videocon Industries appears to be the Shiv Sena's biggest benefactor. The company, part of a $5 billion, Mumbai-headquartered group, accounted for all but a fraction of the donations which the Sena has disclosed to the Election Commission of India.


A total contribution of Rs 86.84 crore was shown as received by Sena from corporates and non-corporates in 2015-16. Of this, a whopping Rs 85 crore came from VideoconBSE 0.53 %, controlled by industrialist Rajkumar Dhoot, who has represented Sena in the Rajya Sabha for three consecutive terms.


Corruption will double with Rs 2,000 notes. As far as stopping corruption is concerned, you are only looking at its demand side.

Home appliances maker Videocon Industries appears to be the Shiv Sena's biggest benefactor. The company, part of a $5 billion, Mumbai-headquartered group, accounted for all but a fraction of the donations which the Sena has disclosed to the Election Commission of India. A total contribution of Rs 86
A person you follow posted a new opinion on Nov, 18 2016

Paytm has a new rule for merchants, they cannot withdraw more than 25% from their paytm account

Chakradhar Kumar had posted

How is it? PayTm is a service provider. The service it is providing will be at its own cost, use it if you like, don't if you don't


Shantanu Karunesh Inquisitive folk

Agreed, however I think what Aditya is saying is it is ethically wrong and not legally. They have created an autonomy and its still working for them

A person you follow posted a new opinion on Nov, 16 2016

AMA with Meera Sanyal on Demonitization of Currency

Meera Sanyal had posted

The entire economy is going to be affected. Undoubtedly those with cash black money will be hurt - but also the entire legitimate economy will slow down with those at the


Shantanu Karunesh Inquisitive folk

Most of the people who were corrupt (got black money from corruption) will get away and the ones who never paid their taxes (the lesser crime) will be impacted more. Isn’t this opposite of what should have had happened?

Similar Profiles

Rohit pande

Have a view on many things but happy to thrash it out through debate / new insights. After all, the whole world is in motion

Vikram Gupta

Exploring, learning, believing

Meera Sanyal

Former CEO & chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland Aam Aadmi Party candidate in 2014 from South Mumbai,National Executive member for Aam Aadmi Party. Former Chairperson of the Indian Advisory Board of AIESEC Non-executive Former Director of NGO Pradan

Sanjay Mehta

Angel & PE Investor

Rajshekhar

student at BITS goa. I am here to learn.

Malik

An engineer turned into a student of conflict resolution.

Alok Mittal

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor. Passionate about Startups and Education.

Khurshed Batliwala

Khurshed holds an M.Sc. in Mathematics from IIT Bombay. He is a Parsi and is fondly called Bawa, a nickname he inherited from his IIT days. More than 20 years ago, he decided he would rather teach people how to meditate and make them happy instead of teac

Harish Narang

BITSian for life and beyond.

Get it on Google Play