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Ganesh Prasad
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The Quest For A New Australian Flag (And My Part In It)
I've written before about the symbolism of my painting "Terra Australis Magnus" and its roots in my design of a new Australian flag . This post is about the various players involved in that quest. There has long been a movement among Australians to remove t...

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All 13 Star Trek Films Ranked From Worst To Best
I'm deliberately using the exact same title used by Nerdist.com for this blog post because I want people to find both these write-ups together. Nerdist has explained why they've ranked these movies the way they have. I'll explain my ranking in a minute. At ...

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My analysis of the Aadhar data breach from an IT professional's perspective. Conclusion: It's an extremely serious breach, and heads somewhere ought to roll.

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The Making Of "Terra Australis Magnus" - The Why And The How
I explained the symbolism of my painting "Terra Australis Magnus" (Great Southern Land) in another post . Here, I'm going to explain how the idea came about, and how I went about creating it. I'm a member of a Facebook group called "Change the Aussie Flag",...

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"Terra Australis Magnus" (Great Southern Land) - The Symbolism Behind My Latest Painting
[A note on "cultural appropriation": Before I begin, I should point out that I have used an Australian Aboriginal motif in my painting, and I'm sure I'll hear the term "cultural appropriation" sooner or later. I feel I should nip this one in the bud. Of lat...

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Why Were Gandhi And Nehru Not Sent To The Andamans Like Savarkar? Were They British Stooges?
Right-wing ideology never fails to amaze me. It robs even educated people of the ability to see obvious facts or apply simple logic to situations. One of my friends with right-wing sympathies asked me the following question: Why were Gandhi and Nehru never ...

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The Two Cultures (With Apologies To CP Snow)
In 1959, the famous British scientist and novelist CP Snow delivered a lecture titled "The Two Cultures and The Scientific Revolution". It dealt with the dichotomy of contemporary British intellectuals into two distinct camps of The Sciences and The Humanit...

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A Layered Framework To Understand Religion-Based Terror
I was shocked to hear the news of a Hindu man in Rajasthan who hacked a Muslim man to death and set him alight, all the while having the deed and his aggrieved justifications recorded on camera. It was difficult to watch, but also too fascinating to ignore ...

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Wall Art That Is Aesthetically Pleasing And Mathematically Elegant (A Personal How To)
It's done. Two and a half days after inspiration first hit, the finished product is complete. I'm no oil painting myself, but I just created one. I call it "Locutus" . It all started three nights ago on Facebook, when a friend posted a picture of some wall ...
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