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Vijay Arur posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 03 2016

Germany is about to come up with a Nuclear FUSION reactor. Can it be economical and practical?

I would prefer to rely on that fusion reactor located 150 million kilometres away. It cost nothing to design and build, costs nothing to operate, repair and service, doesn't send energy bills, doesn't keep jacking up its prices to keep its shareholders and executives happy, will keep providing free energy for another 5 billion years or so to every place on the Earth's surface. Why the hell don't we concentrate on making full use of that fusion reactor first before spending a gazillion dollars building, operating and maintaining a machine that might last 50 years if we are lucky?

I would prefer to rely on that fusion reactor located 150 million kilometres away. It cost nothing to design and build, costs nothing to operate, repair and service, doesn't send energy bills, doesn't keep jacking up its prices to keep its shareholders and executives happy, will keep providing free
Vijay Arur posted an opinion to a discussionNov, 15 2016

A true poll of the shifting national mood

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A person you follow posted a new opinion on Nov, 07 2016

When will Army get the OROP it deserves?

aarth dhar had posted

Implementation of OROP is non empowering in nature. It is imp for govt to implement what it has promised, it must rather start empowering these retiree into an asset. Not



One Rank One Pension Scheme is a salute to the services provided by the ex-servicemen of our armed forces. The soldiers who fight for our nation to save us and they often devote their last breath for the service of nation as in the previous cases of Uri attack, Gurdaspur attack etc. It must be implemented as it will serve as a material and needful tribute to the soldiers who have given their service.It is the matter of not merely making the ex-servicemen economically stable but also of his dignity and prestige.We can not restore the life of the martyrs but by implementing the O.R.O.P Scheme, we can pay them a real tribute which is their right.

One Rank One Pension Scheme is a salute to the services provided by the ex-servicemen of our armed forces. The soldiers who fight for our nation to save us and they often devote their last breath for the service of nation as in the previous cases of Uri attack, Gurdaspur attack etc. It must be imple

Vijay Arur disagreed with a discussionOct, 20 2016

life spirit

जीवन तो अपने दम पर जीई जाती है,
दूसरों के दम पे तो जनाजे हीं उठते हैं।।
Vijay Arur started a new discussionOct, 05 2016

Should India embrace the expelled artists or was it right in expelling them?

When I first heard about Fawad Khan's journey back to Pakistan i felt sympathetic, thinking it shouldn't have been done. What have the actors done? Why are they being punished. However when i read an open letter by an Army officer it suddenly hit me, its true, why should only the army of both countries hate each other? An army of a nation represents its country which means its people, so why only army, why can't the rest of us unite and take a stand. Have the citizens not elected their government which is creating such incidents, if they know this and are sitting quietly condemning then thats wrong too, they should stand up and raise the voice to get rid of such a government.

When I first heard about Fawad Khan's journey back to Pakistan i felt sympathetic, thinking it shouldn't have been done. What have the actors done? Why are they being punished. However when i read an open letter by an Army officer it suddenly hit me, its true, why should only the army of both countr
Vijay Arur posted an opinion to a discussionOct, 01 2016

Visiting Mars and having a colony there are two very separate dreams, Settling there seems to be a story for the investors not a vision

The human species needs visionaries. Even if not successful, he will, by raising awareness and enthusiasm, and delving into the tough engineering problems associated with spaceflight, play a part in the eventual evolution of man into a space-faring species. We'll get there sooner because of guys like him, even if he doesn't take us all the way.

The human species needs visionaries. Even if not successful, he will, by raising awareness and enthusiasm, and delving into the tough engineering problems associated with spaceflight, play a part in the eventual evolution of man into a space-faring species. We'll get there sooner because of guys lik
Vijay Arur started a new discussionSep, 27 2016

One reason Indian Colleges are not the best in the world is the immense focus on Politics

Students should always be focusing on their rights but instead, they are manipulated by politicians of all parties and fight the fights of their political masters. Indian politics is a dirty reality. Do we want this dirt to pile up in our haloed educational institutions? They may be disturbed by all the agitations around them but they are absolutely powerless. The silent majority of students who just want to focus on their education and career are hijacked by the political minority who call the shots.

Students should always be focusing on their rights but instead, they are manipulated by politicians of all parties and fight the fights of their political masters. Indian politics is a dirty reality. Do we want this dirt to pile up in our haloed educational institutions? They may be disturbed by all
Vijay Arur agreed with a discussionSep, 26 2016

A manager's role in football is over-hyped.

With Mourinho, Guardiola, Klopp, Conte and Wenger the Premier League has without a doubt become the most competitive and watchable league in the world. But when you see the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Dortmund during their games, the gulf in class is almost embarrassing. The Premier League teams are nowhere close to that level. With such teams being managed by far less experienced managers such as Luis Enrique, Zidane and Tuchel, one can't help but wonder how big really is the role of a manager? Maybe it's just having a good enough personality to act as an enabler between great players in a squad.
With Mourinho, Guardiola, Klopp, Conte and Wenger the Premier League has without a doubt become the most competitive and watchable league in the world. But when you see the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Dortmund during their games, the gulf in class is almost embarrassing. The Premier League t
Vijay Arur posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 25 2016

Has Mr Modi's speech today already replied to Pakistan's aggression or is it just a PR rehash

Kozhikode conclave of the BJPee acquired significance and was imparted a great spin and tremendously hyped by the Media on the back of Uri attack and it was believed would be giving some stern message to Pakistan, but it ended even without a whimper with Modi turning the conclave merely into a development strategy for the party in the State in line with Amit Shah's road map for the growth of BJPee in the virgin States to make up for anticipated losses in its strongholds. All those who were hoping for some coherent strategy on the military front ended up with rotten eggs on their faces.

Kozhikode conclave of the BJPee acquired significance and was imparted a great spin and tremendously hyped by the Media on the back of Uri attack and it was believed would be giving some stern message to Pakistan, but it ended even without a whimper with Modi turning the conclave merely into a devel
Vijay Arur posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 23 2016

International Seminar | Damming Crisis in Tibet: Threat to Water Security in Asia

China has never consulted lower riparian states before undertaking dam construction upstream, although dam-building is considered a trans-border water issue. China has not ratified the UN Convention on Non-Navigable Use of International Watercourses (1997). In rejecting this 1997 United Nations convention that lays down rules on shared water resources, Beijing asserted its claim that an upstream power has the right to assert absolute territorial sovereignty over the waters on its side of the international boundary or the right to divert as much water as it wishes for its needs, irrespective of the effects on a downriver state.

China has never consulted lower riparian states before undertaking dam construction upstream, although dam-building is considered a trans-border water issue. China has not ratified the UN Convention on Non-Navigable Use of International Watercourses (1997). In rejecting this 1997 United Nations conv
Vijay Arur agreed with a discussionSep, 21 2016

Exploitation of resources in Tibet will affect India badly in the future. Nationalist Indians should fight for Tibet to protect their own interest.

Supporting Tibet is in India's interest. The Chinese have been building dams over rivers that flow down to India; openly supporting Pakistan and opposing India in international forums.

By bringing Tibet to limelight like Balochistan, India can play a masterstroke.

Vijay Arur posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 19 2016

Will a world without work be utopia or hell?

We already know how society treats those who offer no monetary value, we only have to look around at the world as it is right now. The working poor are completely marginalized, to say the least, their needs ignored by governments, treated mostly as an irritant that distracts them from what they're really concerned with: protecting the interests and wealth of corporations. The non-working poor? The homeless? They're treated as non-citizens, almost non-persons. All over the world, no matter where you look, you see examples of governments, local and national, granting massive tax relief to corporations and the wealthy, while simultaneously closing down programs to feed, clothe and house the ever growing ranks of non-working homeless. I say non-working homeless, because in recent years it's become increasingly common for fully employed people to find themselves homeless because they are unable to afford the insane rents that wealthy landlords are allowed to seek.

We already know how society treats those who offer no monetary value, we only have to look around at the world as it is right now. The working poor are completely marginalized, to say the least, their needs ignored by governments, treated mostly as an irritant that distracts them from what they're r
Vijay Arur posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 18 2016

Pakistan knows that international pressure won't mean much till China is with them. And that's all that India can do #UriAttack

We have lost seventeen precious lives because of cross border terrorism. One could not help wondering why the world leaders are apathetic about India's pain on account of this Pakistan sponsored cross border terrorism. Does not China unabashedly plead for an NSG seat for Pakistan if India be given such a seat ? This kind of heavy loss of lives of our brave soldiers by intolerable sneaky militants invariably calls for a war with Pakistan and in case of such a war China will try to derive maximum gain by siding Pakistan and if India is lucky to get the support of any of western super powers, the world will be plunged into a terrible nuclear world war. Why not either the UNO or other world leaders intervene timely in this kind of cross border terrorism and prevent an apocalyptic world war ?

We have lost seventeen precious lives because of cross border terrorism. One could not help wondering why the world leaders are apathetic about India's pain on account of this Pakistan sponsored cross border terrorism. Does not China unabashedly plead for an NSG seat for Pakistan if India be given s
Vijay Arur posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 17 2016

Please raise your hand if you are with the Doval doctrine in Kashmir

A lot of what Doval says is correct. One can't negotiate from a position of weakness nor when the other side has limited incentive to talk. Agra was followed by the parliament attacks.

Vijay Arur started a new discussionSep, 16 2016

Home schooling should be encouraged in India to provide better education to children

A somnolent 50 years or so after Independence, India woke up to its primary school deficit. Since then, the quantity problem in primary education is being tackled. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)—a household survey—put out by Pratham is a consistent and excellent source of information on the quantity and quality of primary education in India. It has been conducted annually since 2004, and covers more than 90% of India’s districts in a statistically rigorous manner. The ASER trends-over-time report that covers the period 2006 to 2014, points to a decline in children not enrolled from about 4% at the beginning of the period to about 2% now. It shows a steady increase in the number of children enrolled in private schools from about 20% to a little over 30% over the period. The trends in quality measured in reading, arithmetic and English are disconcerting. For instance, children in Class III who can read at least a Class I text has dropped consistently from about 50% to about 40% and children in Class III who can do at least subtraction has dropped from 40% to 25%.

A somnolent 50 years or so after Independence, India woke up to its primary school deficit. Since then, the quantity problem in primary education is being tackled. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)—a household survey—put out by Pratham is a consistent and excellent source of informati
Vijay Arur agreed with a discussionSep, 13 2016

Dictatorship failed because of people who came to power not because it is flawed as a concept.

Usually when I hear about a dictator I think of someone that's power hungry and always ends up hurting the people in some way. Has there ever been a dictator that was somewhat nice or made really good decisions that benefited the people?

Vijay Arur agreed with an opinion onSep, 13 2016

Tibetan Struggle- it's time we become more than just good hosts

Ashima Singh had posted

Though I do agree that the Indian government has done all that it could have, my focus is on us- the people. With our Internet presence, the least we can do is regularly



Vijay Arur started a new discussionSep, 11 2016

Like it or not, Apple really does have the 'courage' required to dump obsolete technology

It isn't as if Apple is removing the headphone jack from the iPhone you have in your pocket.

A person you follow posted a new opinion on Sep, 10 2016

Liberalism and the Freedom to Insult Religion

Vikram Sethi had posted

Political philosopher systematically deconstructs the liberal sounding arguments used in support of blasphemy: Freedom from Harm; Anti-discrimination; State Neutrality; a



Is it? All of these arguments are not only pretty weak, but presuppose a very specific set of "liberal" values. Wells is trying to sell us a narrow monolith of liberalism, and the arguments which rest upon that pillar are as precarious as would be an actual structure with a single spindly stilt for a foundation. Wells's arguments are really only going to convince the kind of people who believe that promoting individual autonomy comes before all else, and they already agree with his position anyway. It's not really a coherent philosophical defense so much as a self-righteous (or at least self-centered) assessment of who is and is not a true scotsliberal. As someone generally more sympathetic to his position than the converse, I found his arguments not just passively unconvincing but actively de-convincing.

Is it? All of these arguments are not only pretty weak, but presuppose a very specific set of "liberal" values. Wells is trying to sell us a narrow monolith of liberalism, and the arguments which rest upon that pillar are as precarious as would be an actual structure with a single spindly stilt for

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