Thursday, December 30, 2010

Doubt to Freedom


Ubi dubium ibi libertas: Where there is doubt, there is freedom.

- Latin proverb

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Enslaved in Pride


There was a most revealing rule: slaves were to remain illiterate. In the antebellum South, whites who taught a slave to read were severely punished. '[To] make a contented slave,' Bailey later wrote, 'it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason.' This is why the slaveholders must control what slaves hear and see and think. This is why reading and critical thinking are dangerous, indeed subversive, in an unjust society.

Source: The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Human History


The entire human history is about demonification of losers and glorification of the winners.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Faith in Authority


Faith in human authorities is more dangerous compared to faith in non-existent god.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Vellarimala Trek - November 2010


Vellarimala Trek
Location: India>Kerala>Kozhikode District>Thiruvambady
Trek Date: November 27-28, 2010
Trek Organizer: Balaji Seshan
Trek Participants: Ajay, Hari, Karthik, Kali, Naveen, Neelima, Ravi, Uday, Vetri, Vinod.
Details of the trek: Trekwiki
GPX File: Vellarimala Trek

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sakleshpur Railway Track Trek - November 2010


Sakleshpur Railway Track Trek aka Green Route Trek
Trek Date: November 19-20, 2010
Trek Organizer: Aditya Kambhampati
Trek Participants: Aditya, Ananth, Anala, Aswin, Hema, Mohan, Ratnakar, Ravi, Sandeep, Tathagata.
Details of the trek: Trekwiki
GPX File: Green Route (Sakleshpur Railway Track Trek)

Thursday, December 2, 2010



Patriotism is the antonym of freedom and synonym of slavery.