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Police reforms in India – a primer

Cover image: Bitter divide. | Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee
Source: Reddit | "Police Reforms - a Primer." | /u/RajaRajaC 

There are two aspects to Police reform – one is the modernisation (which this 25k crore will help with to a certain extent) and legislative and legal reforms which is untouched by any govt since 1861.

Policing comes under the state functions in our constitution and the majority of our state use the archaic British Raj era Police Act of 1861, with a few minor modifications here and there.

The fuck up is, the British saw the police as Continue reading Police reforms in India – a primer

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How the “2G Scam” and Jio ruined India’s Telecom Industry

Source: Reddit | How the “2G Scam” and Jio ruined India’s Telecom Industry | /u/apuw

India’s telecom industry flourished in 2008 when many new players were allowed to operate in the mobile telephony space. The market opened and the stranglehold by a few companies, like Airtel and Reliance, seemed to be coming to an end.

Sometime around next year, it was accused that the new players which have been allowed to operate have been given licenses in an illegal manner. Cases were filed Continue reading How the “2G Scam” and Jio ruined India’s Telecom Industry

Horrific Revelations in Space: Paul W.S. Anderson’s Event Horizon

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Event Horizon. 1997. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Screenplay by Philip Eisner.
Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, and Sean Pertwee. Golar Productions/Impact Pictures/Paramount Pictures.
Rated R. 96 minutes.
Horror/Sci-Fi

★★★★
IllpcThere are some excellent horror films which take place in space. For instance, I’d consider Alien as science fiction, but definitely with a great deal of horror involved. More recently there’s Pandorum, which I enjoy a ton and there are nice horror moments in that one, as well. In the found footage sub-genre, Apollo 18 has lots of creepy sci-fi/horror-ish stuff to offer. Even classics like Mario Bava’s fantastic Planet of the Vampires come into the sci-fi realm crossing with horror.
Of course there’s also terrible stuff like Leprechaun 4: In SpaceJason X, the live-action version of Doom, John Carpenter’s rare misfire Ghosts of…

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Don’t Panic!

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By Pranav Mimani

On November 8, in an urgent move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Demonetisation’ of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes. The swiftness of execution was such that these currency bills were effectively rendered useless within a couple of hours of the announcement. The reasoning behind such a move has been summed up in the official statement. A striking observation to be made out here is the lack of data numbers provided for by the Government and the connection made to national security. Let’s think about this policy action to analyse it to a certain extent.

The entire argument for or against demonetisation, essentially, depends upon the magnitudes of counterfeits and unaccounted cash. In the absence of data numbers as evidence, we lose context which then is substituted by our imagination and/or hearsay.  In case of black economy and counterfeit circulation, guess estimates vary widely…

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There’s no better feeling to getting stoned and listening to Floyd. BUT that feeling and provoked emotion you receive is false. The only true emotions you can feel are the ones induced by your own sobriety. So when people say it’s better to listen to music high just remember everything you perceive under the influence is false and created by the drug. Your sadness and happiness isn’t true but an amplified facade feeding you the “feeling” of certain emotion. I’ve come to realize that for me the path of sobriety and self provoking thought is the most intense and mind opening experience I have ever taken. Learn to use this monotonous world as breeding ground for new ideas and connections.

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The Political Compass

About The Political Compass

In the introduction, we explained the inadequacies of the traditional left-right line.

single left-right axis

If we recognise that this is essentially an economic line it’s fine, as far as it goes. We can show, for example, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, and Pol Pot, with their commitment to a totally controlled economy, on the hard left. Socialists like Mahatma Gandhi and Robert Mugabe would occupy a less extreme leftist position. Margaret Thatcher would be well over to the right, but further right still would be someone like that ultimate free marketeer, General Pinochet.

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Power and Paradox

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The Godfather by Mario Puzo introduces the central character on the back cover, in a very unorthodox and contradictory manner.

Tyrant, Blackmailer, Racketeer, Murderer – his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest Lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather.

The Godfather is an intense portrayal of organized crime. The book explicitly portrays the American Mafia from close quarters. It’s a compelling tale of blackmail, extortion, murder and strict family values. The Godfather is the story of organized crime set in the 1940’s that revolves around the Corleone family and ‘Don Vito Corleone’. The book introduces and details the life of Don Corleone as the head of one of the five mafia-families in America. Don Corleone is identified as a just, reasonable and a very influential man. He is well respected and is equally feared by all…

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The Assam Floods – An Appeal

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | Bengtol, Assam, India

Hastily trodding with the bicycle in his hand and one of the packs of medicines is one of the relatives of the Village Headman.

This is Dababil; one of the most severely affected areas in the district of Chirang. Cut off entirely by the fury of the otherwise meek Aie River, the island has been reduced to almost 60% of its original land area and had suffered near complete inundation within just 3 days.

Assam is in a state of real emergency, having witnessed one of the most devastating floods to have ever occurred. Continue reading The Assam Floods – An Appeal

Mr. Rajkumar’s new movie on rhino poaching

This man here is the single greatest individual in the world of cinemas!

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Mr Rajkumar

The elusive Mr. Rajkumar, who has become a cult figure for an entire generation in Assam, recently announced that his new movie would be based on the burning issue of rhino poaching. “The one-horned rhino is Assam’s pride. If poachers drive the one-horned rhino to extinction, what will remain of the Assamese society. We should be more aware. (Akhingia gor axomor gourab. Jadi sorang sikariye aibur mari khekh kore axomor ki hobo. Aami xojag huwa tu usit),” Rajkumar posted on his Facebook account as he announced the on-going shoot of Animal Hunter.

Mr. Rajkumar, who has made films like Terrorist Enter my House and Criminal Hunter, is a sort of legend amongst the young generation, primarily on account of his uncanny takes on various issues of the day. Incidentally, he is the producer, director, singer, songwriter and lead protagonist all rolled in to one in all…

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