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And there is more - perception of mind and heart, extended with sharing of others and of accumulated knowledge of world, for example. 
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Rainbows would be nice too - 

Several films and of course billions of people lampoon teachers, all too easy when anyone who can and does teach has lost respect as a non paying profession only for those that cannot make money, but horrors and travails of the profession are familiar to those that were driven out by what it has become meanwhile. 
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Pushpak needs to be known. 
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Lot of pertinent points - re why, it might just be due to perceived solidarity of the community rather than free thought and stands taken against positions or acts that might not be in accord with one's own thinking.

And yes, others too have and do suffer similar perceived grouping. 

http://www.ndtv.com/article/opinion/french-have-my-condolences-not-my-apology-647199
This is not an angry letter, and if you insist it is, feel free to say that, for we seem to have a global consensus on free speech in a long time.
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And yet, cartoons and jokes are the very weapons of those that do not go into physical destruction but resort to mind's arena. Russian jokes during KGB era kept the people sane. No one joked in Germany during the nightmare years on the other hand. 

Sagarika Ghose has written a pertinent little article, but it misses much. From Kishore Kumar to To Kill a Mockingbird, it misses a good many points, the former re humour in India, the latter re the very event of Hebdo killings in the context of the book and the ethics of killing a mockingbird. 
Dastardly, inhuman, numbing: the Charlie Hebdo killings have torn through our lives, reducing freedom of speech itself to a cartoon. Humour is always subversive, in Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose, Benedictine monks reading...
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On the 320th anniversary of Voltaire’s birth, learn 10 things you may not know about one of the 18th century’s most quotable and controversial thinkers.
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Rainbows would be nice too - 

Several films and of course billions of people lampoon teachers, all too easy when anyone who can and does teach has lost respect as a non paying profession only for those that cannot make money, but horrors and travails of the profession are familiar to those that were driven out by what it has become meanwhile. 
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How fragile the belief of an Islamist must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper, says the Slovenian philosopher.
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The bikini in church makes it so clear, most ought to understand - murder is not appropriate, as she points out, but the action was not exactly freedom, either.

On the other hand, To Kill A Mockingbird. 
I would invite those who are invoking the sanctity of free speech and freedom of self expression in response to the shootings in Paris to consider a few things......
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So true! It is as much about French empire still imposing their own including in other countries - try wearing your cultural attire at AF or at CDG, and risk filthy treatment by officials.
I would invite those who are invoking the sanctity of free speech and freedom of self expression in response to the shootings in Paris to consider a few things......
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And yet, cartoons and jokes are the very weapons of those that do not go into physical destruction but resort to mind's arena. Russian jokes during KGB era kept the people sane. No one joked in Germany during the nightmare years on the other hand. 

Sagarika Ghose has written a pertinent little article, but it misses much. From Kishore Kumar to To Kill a Mockingbird, it misses a good many points, the former re humour in India, the latter re the very event of Hebdo killings in the context of the book and the ethics of killing a mockingbird. 
Dastardly, inhuman, numbing: the Charlie Hebdo killings have torn through our lives, reducing freedom of speech itself to a cartoon. Humour is always subversive, in Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose, Benedictine monks reading...
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As for those screaming about Smriti Irani's qualifications, how many of congress or others have been checked for their own academic merit if any? India's beloved first prime minister and other leaders of his time, yes, but later?
The ideal daughter-in-law of ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, mangalsutra sparkling with spunky born-again traditionalism, is now India’s not-so-ideal HRD minister. From soap-opera star to feisty BJP spokesperson, from the youngest member of the...
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  • Thinking, Looking - Reflecting -, present
  • Pondicherry University
    1995
  • Harishchandra Research Institute
    1992 - 1994
  • Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research
    1992
  • Bombay University
    1992
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    1990 - 1991
  • Pondicherry University
    1988 - 1990
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    1988
  • University of California, Riverside CA
    Asst. Professor, 1986 - 1987
  • Tufts University
    Lecturer, 1985 - 1986
  • Brandeis University
    1981 - 1985
  • Northeastern University, Boston MA
    1980 - 1981
  • Bombay University
    1977 - 1980
  • Bombay University
    1976 - 1977
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Introduction
I began to read early and never stopped. It brings the world to you across the boundaries of time and space, and even the lightest often give a lot more information than one might expect.
Education
  • Brandeis University
    Mathematics, 1981 - 1986
  • Northeastern University
    Mathematics, 1980 - 1981
  • TIFR
    Mathematics, 1977 - 1980
  • Bombay University
    Mathematics, 1974 - 1976
  • Delhi University
    Mathematics, 1973 - 1973
  • LSR College, Delhi University
    Mathematics, 1970 - 1973
  • GGHS New Delhi
    Sanskrit, Mathematics, English, Hindi, Economics, 1966 - 1970
  • MES Bhave School, Pune
    1965 - 1966