and, new philosophy of course! This is much like graduation, when we start applying our lessons from school in the real world. As the election season looms in India, I believe we are ready to take that leap of faith. There are lot of things that remain unresolved, and even the once which are not- are bound to be challenged, and evolve with better understanding ( if I may be ambitious enough to claim so 😀 ).
But I must, for the sake of clarity, explain the changes- to the best of my abilities.
- The site title and tagline : “सत्यम ब्रूयात…” is the Sanskrit translation of speak the truth. “अवश्यम ब्रूयात सत्यम अप्रियम” means we should definitely say the unpleasant truth– the one which others don’t want to hear. This is inspired from a sacred texts of Hinduism which goes something like this…
But in times like these, we do need to adapt a little. Hence, the modification 🙂
- The Header : We read about the periodic tables back in school days ( and beyond, for the fateful few ). So, every element was represented by a chemical symbol giving information about its mass number, atomic number and charge, if any. This representation of truth, which is an element of our existence, means that the mass is infinite and has no charge: is neutral, or unbiased. Of course, I leeched this image from internet, but it makes perfect sense doesn’t it? We have seen Gandhi and Mandela fight, and win, fights beyond their personal strength ( the mass ). And if you have read their biographies, you know how people like these never made an attempt to hide embarrassing fact even about themselves ( the neutrality )!
I must also, however, admit that this title is used by Justice Katju. He is someone who I have long revered, for his passion to put things the way he sees them to be. He writes here and is probably the most well read person I have met. Should he come around to accuse me of stealing his tagline, it would be fun to talk to someone like him 😀
PS- Changed the design again. Going hyper-minimalistic now 🙂