Nidhi Thakur: #Is that really you?

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It is really ironic that the moment I read this topic in  Brunch, I didn’t turn to the 50 people sitting around me at work. Instead, I logged onto my Twitter account and posted a tweet asking a bunch of strangers for their valuable inputs and bounced ideas and theories off them. What is funny is that discussing it with people didn’t even occur to me. Also, before posting the tweet, I didn’t spend a second to decide whether I agreed with the viewpoint or not. But the response I received just endorsed my subconscious decision.

Today we live in an age where a city-wide distance from our loved ones doesn’t hurt us as much as the detachment we feel when we charge our phone and it’s inaccessible. So important has virtual acceptance become, that we do not realise how and when it takes over our real existence.

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John Bingham: I AM A RUNNER

I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far. I AM A RUNNER because I say I am. And no one can tell me I’m not.

 

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People running at the 2007 20 kilometer road race through Brussels. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Bingham, author and runner

 

 

 

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Communication

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after

  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Source: Hindustan Times dated 31 March 2010.

MK Gandhi and Cyril Connolly

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Gandhi on Juhu Beach, Mumbai, May 1944.

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. –Cyril Connolly, critic and editor (1903-1974)

Poverty is the worst form of violence. –Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

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Peter Singer: Ethics and its progress

In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes could be robbed or killed as one pleased. Gradually the circle of protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America, and sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter, and the destruction of wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics. –Peter Singer, philosopher, professor of bioethics (b. 1946)