This house and all others in the neighbourhood are heavily with armed response signs. Half an hour to the center of Cape Town, so we ended up doing quite some driving. But the beach is nice. I like to call the times we live in the Age of Information Leakage. Actually, I don’t like to call it that, but that’s what it is. Looking for a friend’s address online the other day (too lazy to dig out my address book do people have those anymore?), I found it in about a nanosecond in several places alarmingly, because she is very security conscious..
The five phase Jharkhand assembly elections are taking place at an interesting juncture. Despite BJP’s dominance of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 it appears to be losing ground in state elections. The phenomenon can be traced back to Gujarat in 2017 where Congress ran it close and has since then repeated in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Haryana.
There’s a bit of humour, a bit of sentiment, a bit of action, which is what we see in every film but the oldness of content is superseded by newness of form. Here too, as with trailers from Hollywood, we are presented a procession of fast cut images, but these images actually add up to something, and by the end (which contains a charming twist in the tale), that something is what makes us want to watch the film, bask in its vibe. We can only hope that the two plus hour film lives up to these two minutes..
When he squeezed the sweets that Bhago had placed before him, it is said that drops of blood fell from the sweets; but when he squeezed the piece of bread, drops of milk fell forth. The moral of this story could not have been lost on Bhago, or on Nanak’s contemporaries, but the cynic who is witness to the late twentieth century, where immense fortunes are made with the twinkling of an eye, and affluence has little or no relation to the true fruits of one’s labor, might well wonder whether Bhago was as contrite as Nanak’s hagiographies suggest. In the event, it is possible to view Guru Nanak as an early spokesperson of working class people, and to view the revolt he lead not only as a form of dissent against the oppressions of caste and religion, but as a form of class awakening..
“Veterans as a cohort are more likely than others to participate in democracy. That includes not only voting but running for office and getting others to vote,” said Kristofer Goldsmith, chief investigator for Vietnam Veterans of America. He was the first to discover the takeover of Vets for Trump during research for a report to be released Wednesday that documents widespread, persistent efforts by foreign actors to scam and manipulate veterans over Facebook and other social media..